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A woman has been hunger strike

Woman in Laois on hunger strike as she battles to receive state pension

A 68-year-old woman living in Laois is in her fourth week of a hunger strike as she cannot get the state pension. Kathryn Nelson, who...
Barney Maher has been named the new manager of Stradbally for 2018

Barney Maher named new Stradbally manager as Murphy departs

Tony 'Barney' Maher has been named as the new Stradbally manager for the 2018. He takes the reins at his native club following the departure...

In Pictures: Wonderful occasion as LaoisToday is officially launched

A crowd of over 500 people packed into the main room in the Midlands Park Hotel on Friday night to celebrate the official launch...

Tributes paid to great Laois Gael Jack O’Brien

Tributes have been paid to the one of the great Gaels of Laois, Kilcavan stalwart Jack O'Brien who passed away in recent days just...

Bruno looking to add latest medal to an amazing collection

County finals are nothing new to Portlaoise, Sunday's clash with Ballylinan in O'Moore Park marking their 11th final appearance in 12 years when they'll...

In Pictures: Trumera celebrate latest county final success in some style

For a small club, Trumera have had quite a lot of county final success in the last 15 years or so. Back in 2004, they...

8 Talking Points after the weekend GAA action

Another hectic weekend of GAA action and plenty of stuff to chew on with county finals and Leinster club games to the fore. We've picked...

‘Very proud of what has been achieved’ as owners official launch the Midlands Park...

A €7million investment, the complete renovation of 110 rooms, helping attract 60,000 visitors to Portlaoise over a 12-month period and an increase in staff...
James Finn of Ballyfin Gaels is the subject of our My Club and I piece today

My Club and I: James Finn (Ballyfin Gaels)

Ballyfin Gaels can become the most prestigious dual club in Laois on Sunday. The title is currently held by Portlaoise who, until a few months...

The Laois Twitter reaction as Dublin deny Mayo and win three-in-a-row

Dublin and Mayo never disappoint when they do battle and this afternoon's All Ireland football final was no different. A cracking game ended with Dublin...

Laois triathlon club in Rotterdam for international event

Twenty two members of the Trilogy Triathlon Club are in Rotterdam this weekend to take part in the World Age Group Championships. With competitors from...
Members of the Laois GAA Talent Academy with People First Credit Union who will sponsor them for another year

Laois GAA announce trial details for a number of squads

Laois GAA have announced details of upcoming trials for a number of their development squads. In football, they will soon be inviting players at U-13...

In Pictures: Smiles all round as new school year gets underway in Rath NS

The students and staff of Rath National School gave the LaoisToday team the biggest welcome on Friday morning. School Principal Ann Garry brought our photographer...

Job Vacancy: One of Laois’s top hair salons is looking to fill a key...

Due to the continued growth of Frankie's Hairdressing and Chatome Ltd a position has become available for a salon Co-Ordination and Chatome Administrator based...

Sadness as popular Timahoe man passes away

Tributes have been paid to Timahoe man Dan Lalor who tragically passed away on Monday. Dan was injured after a fall almost two weeks but...

In Pictures: Behind the Scenes of this year’s Electric Picnic

On Tuesday the LaoisToday team attended the Electric Picnic press launch, and were taken for a guided tour and a sneak peak of whats...
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after all the damage to cars

Armed gardai set to attend Electric Picnic following security fears

Armed gardai will be on site at Electric Picnic this weekend it has been revealed. In a reflection of what has happened around the world...

13 great Alf Harvey photos from the Electric Picnic Press Day

A guided tour of the Electric Picnic site three days before the festival starts is a grand way of spending a Tuesday morning in...

Electric Picnic signs deal for another ten years in Stradbally

Electric Picnic is to continue in Stradbally for another ten years. Melvyn Benn, who is the festival director, informed media at the site this morning...

Disappointment for Laois Rose Maeve as final 32 is announced

There was disappointment for Laois Rose Maeve Dunne in Tralee this morning as she learned that she won't be one of the 32 girls...

10 potential candidates for the Laois football manager’s job

Expect this story to run and run. Peter Creedon has stepped down as Laois football manager and the search to replace him will get...

Sixteen young players to look out for in the Senior football championship

The most important competition in club football in Laois gets underway this week as the Senior championship begins. There are eight games to look forward...

Wired with Whelan: Time to name and shame TDs who condone drink-driving

It was acceptable in the 80s It was acceptable at the time It was acceptable in the 80s It was acceptable at the time (Calvin Harris) I don’t particularly...

Timahoe students the first engagement for Charlie Flanagan in new ministerial role

Friday was a very special day for the students of Timahoe NS, as they had the honour of being the focus of the first...

Laois Athletics summer league to get underway

The Annual Downeys Nissan Laois Athletics Juvenile Summer League commences this evening, Thursday, June 8, at Portlaoise College Track. This programme is aimed at younger...
The renaissance in Padraig McMahon's career has been incredible

The incredible renaissance of Pádraig McMahon

Brought to you in association with DS Sports When Tomás Ó Flatharta told the media in 2015 that Pádraig McMahon had stepped away from the...

Death occurs of Hugh McDonnell, former Cistercian Roscrea principal

The death has occurred of Hugh McDonnell, the former principal of Cistercian College Roscrea. Hugh McDonnell was a long-serving Irish teacher in the school after...

Your guide to today’s Leinster championship clash between Laois and Longford

Brought to you in association with DS Sports The Leinster football championship gets underway this afternoon when Laois meet Longford at 3pm in O'Moore Park. Laois...

Sadness in sporting and farming circles at the death of Mountmellick’s John Challoner

The death has occurred of John Challoner from Mountmellick at the age of 63. John, originally from Mountbellew in Galway, worked as an agricultural advisor...
The Laois Under 21 squad before the Cadbury All-Ireland U21 Football Final against Cork

Looking back: This day 10 years ago the Laois U-21s lost an All Ireland...

Where did the time go? This day 10 years ago the Laois U-21 footballers were beaten in the All-Ireland final by Cork. It's one of the...