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In Pictures: Irish Prison College in Portlaoise receives multi-million refurbishment

It may be a little known fact, but every man or woman who becomes a prison officer in Ireland must do their training in...

Laois band getting ready to rock at home and away

Laois band Cua are getting ready to rock both inside and outside of Ireland next weekend. John Davidson, Shane Booth and Ros O’Meara are three...

Good Week, Bad Week: Ireland’s Fittest Family, one million streams on Spotify and 150...

As part of a running series, we bring you this week’s ‘Good Week/Bad Week’. To see who has had a good or bad week, we...

Mountmellick woman set to wow crowds at Dunamaise show

A renowned singer and musician is coming to the Dunamaise Arts Centre for a special show on Saturday. The show is called 'Saluting the Brave'...

Three goal Byrne fires Camross to U-13 hurling glory

Brought to you in association with Fingleton White Engineering Camross 4-10 Clough-Ballacolla 2-3 Midlands Park Hotel U-13 Hurling Championship Final A Camross v Clough-Ballacolla fixture is always...

Our guide to what’s on at the weekend

Brought to you by Laois Tourism  This weekend it’s all about culture with Culture Night in full force around the county this Friday night with...

WATCH: This campsite at Electric Picnic was left absolutely spotless

Brought to you in association with Expert Laois There was shock and outrage when a video was released on Tuesday of bulldozers attempting to clean...

Chris Conway on ‘Gaels’ teams, challenging Portlaoise and how a move to make one...

Brought to you in association with Finline Furniture Former Laois footballer and long-serving Arles-Kilcruise star Chris Conway has said he is not a fan of...

“I would hope that Pope Francis will make a very bold gesture to the...

As a guest on LaoisToday's latest Unlaois'd podcast, Father Paddy Byrne spoke about his hopes that Pope Francis would address victims of abuse and...

Abbeyleix do enough to book quarter-final place and send Ballyfin Gaels into relegation decider

Brought to you in association with Coolrain Concrete Abbeyleix 2-15 Ballyfin Gaels 1-16 Laois Shopping Centre SHC Group A Round 3 Abbeyleix are through to the quarter-finals of...

In Pictures: Memories of former Portarlington factory come flooding back to life in new...

Long before the current trend for workplace wellness gained popularity, employees at a County Laois factory were enjoying lunchtime concerts, games of ping pong...

Looking ahead to this year’s Laois intermediate football championship

The battle for a spot in the 2019 Laois senior football championship begins this weekend with some enticing clashes down for decision. The Laois intermediate football...

Deer, hens and frogs at risk as Slieve Bloom fire leaves habitats destroyed

There are real fears for a variety of animals who live in the Slieve Bloom Mountains following the devastating fire which has raged there. Deer,...

Seven Talking Points as Laois football season ends with defeat to Monaghan in Navan

Brought to you in association with the Manhattan Mixer Portlaoise LaoisToday.ie Man of the Match - Graham Brody Evan O'Carroll was exceptional and a number of...

Laois Abroad: The Mountrath woman who is now a top lawyer in Washington DC

Roisin Comerford is certainly the definition of a small town girl doing well in the big city. Roisin's mother Ann Martyn owns Centra in Mountrath...
Father Paddy 18 things to remember for summer

17 ways you’ll realise summer has arrived in Laois

It's been so sunny for so long now that when it inevitably goes back to normal, I'm not sure how we will cope! But for...

16 things to keep in mind as Silage Season is upon us

If you see farmers in Laois out frantically watching the weather, it is because Silage Season fast approaching. It can be a time of great...

Fr Paddy: Remove ‘any fear of holiness’

Gaudete et Exultate The third apostolic exhortation of Pope Francis’ pontificate, published recently is a call to holiness—simple and accessible, without being watered down or...

‘Zach was always very determined’ – Marie and Noel Tuohy’s pride at son’s Aussie...

It has been an incredible journey for Zach Tuohy since the heart-wrenching scene when his father watched his young son board a plane on...

Remember the Game: Laois’s last trip across the Irish Sea in 1993

Laois 1-19  Lancashire 2-6 1993 Junior All-Ireland Football Semi-Final Laois head to London this weekend to take on London in Division 4 of the Allianz Football...

This is what I’m studying: Meet the Camross lady studying in UCC

This week for our student series we meet with20 year old student from Camross Meagan McGlynn. Meagan is in her second year in UCC and...

Top Tweets and Facebook Comments of the Week

All of this week's Top Tweets and Facebook comments were about the same thing - we hardly need to mention the Beast from the...

School of Food recruiting Laois candidates for an introductory Commis Chef programme

The School of Food, a community led initiative in County Kilkenny which serves as an educational food hub has announced details, in association with...

This is what I’m Studying: The Stradbally girl training to be a primary school...

This week I met with Paula Hennessy from Stradbally, who is studying in St Patrick's College in Dublin to be a Primary School Teacher. Paula...

Manager Sugrue very impressed with debutantes

Laois manager John Sugrue gambled with his team selection against Limerick on Saturday night and it worked. The Kerry native gave league debuts to six...

Our guide to What’s On at the Weekend

This upcoming weekend in Laois is filled with events and will definitely shake off the last of that January slump! FRIDAY 26 JANUARY Portarlington Dinner Dance Portlarlington...
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Mountmellick basketball star on making a new life in Alabama

Mountmellick student James Gormley made the big move to America to pursue his dreams in a career in basketball in 2017 - and the...

Wired with Whelan: ‘Shop local’ is not just for Christmas you know

How much is that doggie in the window? The one with the waggly tail How much is that doggie in the window? I do hope that doggie's...
Football General

Prepare for a mad new scenario if Laois and Westmeath can’t be separated in...

The O'Byrne Cup in January is never to be taken too seriously but it should be a good occasion today in Stradbally as Laois...

Best of 2017 – 16 things to keep in mind for Silage Season

It may be far from silage season now but when this story first went up in May, it spread, well, like silage.  Read on to...