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Meet your Candidates: The greatest person of all time in their area

The clock is ticking. General Election 2020 is now just 4 days away. And here at LaoisToday, we have surveyed all of the 26 candidates...

Meet your Candidates: Would they be willing to enter coalitions?

General Election 2020 is just five days away. And here at LaoisToday, we have surveyed all of the 26 candidates who are running in Laois-Offaly...

Meet your Candidates: The politicians they admire most

The clock is ticking. General Election 2020 is now just six days away. And here at LaoisToday, we have surveyed all of the 26 candidates...

Meet your Candidates: Their earliest political memory and dream careers as a child

The clock is ticking. General Election 2020 is now just seven days away. And here at LaoisToday, we have surveyed all of the 26 candidates...

On the Canvass: Cold night but warm reception as Brian Stanley hits the doorsteps...

It's a bitterly cold Tuesday evening in Portlaoise but the reception on the doorsteps for Sinn Féin General Election candidate Brian Stanley is overwhelmingly...

2019 Remembered: Changing of the guard as owners retire from beloved 189-year-old family pub

Back in May, a family-run pub in Ballylinan, Flemings Pub, went under new management. Little can sum up the impact a meeting place has had...

Insurance rip off can’t be ignored any longer, says Laois TD as Consumer Contract...

Laois Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley has said the "Government cannot ignore the rip off in insurance premiums any longer". This comes on the back...

Moment in Time: Great photos from Ballylinan NS play in 2011

There's a great tradition of dramatic productions in the Ballylinan area, one that goes back a long number of years in the wider community. Their...

Our School: Newtown NS – a small, rural school deeply embedded in the Crettyard...

This week for the Our School series we visited Newtown NS where principal Kevin Gorman and staff welcomed LaoisToday to meet the students. Located in...

Sell-out crowd for Slieve Bloom Sean Nós launch at the Deadmans

There were powerful ballads, skips of tunes, rakes of pints, mighty craic and a sell-out crowd in the Deadman’s on Sunday night. It seemed like...

Moment in Time: Some classic photos from the Castletown Vintage Rally in 2009

Tractors, tractors, everywhere! While some people can get understandably frustrated when they're caught behind a tractor, there's a certain fascination with them nonetheless. The recent surge...

In Pictures: Timahoe GAA honour the men of 1969 in style

They came from wide and far to the Killeshin Hotel on Friday night as Timahoe GAA honoured the men of 1969, the last team...

In Pictures: Inaugural Graduation Ceremony for 6th class students at Ratheniska NS

Sixth class students at Ratheniska NS, supported by the Parents' Association, organised a wonderful Graduation Ceremony in Ratheniska Hall on a beautiful summer’s evening...

Changing of the guard as owners retire from beloved 189-year-old family pub

Little can sum up the impact a meeting place has had on an area in the way that Fleming's Pub has had on Ballylinan...

Laois student fresh from representing Ireland in EU Parliament

Laois could be the home to one of Ireland's future world leaders and top debaters. Heywood Community School student Muireann Brophy was one of those...

Kudos for Kieran the consummate Laoisman

You can take the man out of Laois but you can’t take the Laois out of the man, and if Waterford bound Kieran Kehoe...

Ballyroan community to launch book on village and GAA club history at special event

A very significant event is taking place in Ballyroan this Saturday, December 1. A detailed book on the history of the GAA club and village...

High praise at Dublin launch of local author’s new book

Growing Pains and Growing Up the new book by John Whelan and published by LaoisToday is continuing to enchant, entertain and earn high praise. The...

Moment in Time: Electric Picnic celebrating its 10th Birthday in 2013

Brought to you in association with Expert Laois 2013 saw the Electric Picnic celebrate ten magical years of music and memories at Stradbally Hall. It was...

Heritage Week gets off to a stellar start

National Heritage Week got off to a great start this week in Laois, with a great range of events for all ages. The theme of...

Here’s your day-by-day guide to an action-packed Laois Heritage Week

Heritage Week promises to take the country by storm again this year - and there are a host of activities around Laois, beginning on...

Looking Back: Some brilliant photos from the Ossory Show in 2005

The Ossory Show is one of the most prestigious and long-running agircultural shows in the country and it takes place again this weekend in...

Croke Park Diary: TV coverage, Sigerson Cup connections and good Laois showing in 2014...

Brought to you in association with Jeremiah Grant, Bar and Eatery Portlaoise The final countdown is well and truly on. The Laois senior footballers take...

Moment in Time: Some classic photos from Ballylinan NS back in the year 2000

Whoever it was in the Laois Nationalist who decided to send photographer Alf Harvey around to the primary schools in the county for a...

Moment in Time: Ballylinan girl crowned Laois Rose in 2008

It's hard to believe but this time 10 years ago Ballylinan girl Stephanie Farrell was crowned Laois Rose. It was the fifth hosting of the...

Class Sportsfile photographs show young Laois players having a ball in during Go Games...

Croke Park is the Theatre of Dreams for GAA players of all ages and it's a hive of activity this week for the Leinster...

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...

The Sunday Interview: Larry finishes up after over 40 years with Teagasc

Things were very different when Larry O'Loughlin landed a job with the Laois County Committee of Agriculture in early 1978. The Rosenallis native had completed...

It’s Saturday – so here are the week’s top stories

It was another busy week, as ever, in LaoisToday and once again we have really enjoyed bringing you all the important news stories. From serious...
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It’s Saturday – so here are the week’s top stories

As ever, it was another busy week in LaoisToday and once again we have really enjoyed bringing you all the important news stories. From serious...