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2018 Remembered: Newly-appointed Maryborough NS principal full of praise for the...

In September, LaoisToday met wth Stradbally native Brid-Ann Buggie. We asked her about her new role as principal of Maryborough NS, as well as...

2018 Remembered – Meet the O’Dempsey’s man who traded O’Moore Park...

In the run up to the senior football county final in October, we had a number of great human interest stories.  One which really struck...

2018 Remembered – Laois woman receives People of the Year Award

What a remarkable woman Colette is! Back in April, she was crowned 'Everyday Hero' at the People of the Year Awards. Check out the story in...

2018 Remembered – Courtwood manager Kinsella hits out at ‘Gaels’ in...

The IFC in Laois featured a Gaels team and the manager of the eventual champions was not too happy about it. Courtwood ended up playing...

2018 Remembered – The very sad story of Rafal Filipowicz

This is a very sad story which had a tragic and devastating ending.  Back in March, a Polish man living in Carlow went missing from...

2018 Remembered – New bar and restaurant to open in Portlaoise...

In June, amid Leinster final preparation and the Old Fort festival, Portlaoise town welcomed a new bar and restaurant. Lillie's has went from strength to...

2018 Remembered – End of an era in two Laois schools...

Back in June of 2018, two schools saw the end of an era as their principals retire. Mr O’Neill's retirement was especially poignant as his...

2018 Remembered – Gardai install two permanent speed vans on M7...

When will these M7 works finish? They feel like they've been going on forever.  The stretch between Junction 8 and 11 is a 60km zone...

2018 Remembered – A list of powerful GAA women operating in...

We love a good list here in LaoisToday.  This one was all about the women who make the GAA tick in Laois.  And it went down...

2018 Remembered – WATCH: Young Laois man opens up about recent...

In October, a young Laois man spoke honestly about his mental health in a candid Facebook video. Dean Maher of Stradbally emotionally recalled his attempt...

2018 Remembered – Introducing the 2018 LaoisToday Senior football Team of...

To look back on a truly memorable season, we choose our own senior football Team of the Year. This year we had The Town triumping...

2018 Remembered: Introducing the 2018 LaoisToday Senior hurling Team of the...

In October the Laois Senior hurling team of the year was decided. Camross landed seven spots on the team following their two point victory over...

2018 Remembered – ‘People are coming out in their pyjamas to...

These comments certainly provoked a serious reaction. Back in April, Laois TD Brian Stanley claimed that people were going out to buy drugs in their...

2018 Remembered – A happy ending for stolen Jess the sheepdog...

Over two days at the end of November, the county was gripped by the emotional roller-coaster that was the travails of Jess the sheepdogs...

2018 Remembered: Laois teacher opens up about her incredible weight loss

What an incredible feat this was!  Over a year ago, Moira set out on a course of events to lose weight and ended up changing...

2018 Remembered – Laois mum of three delighted as stolen car...

Back in November, a story of a poor Laois mam having her car stolen reached our ears. But in a positive turn around, the car...

2018 Remembered – In Pictures: 52 brilliant pictures from the Laois...

In May the Laois Rose selection night took place in the Midlands Park Hotel, where Grainne Hogan was crowned the Laois Rose. The LaoisToday team...

2018 Remembered – Warning over ‘scam call’ using Laois number

In April, a man using a Laois phone number attempted to scam people over the phone. The scam caller tried to extort money from people...

2018 Remembered – Key appointments made as Eddie Brennan announces his...

Back in October, Eddie Brennan added Niall Corcoran of Dublin and Limerick’s Dave Moriarty to his backroom team. Since then, Brennan has named the Laois hurling...

2018 Remembered: Kilcruise footballer goes above and beyond to earn his...

David Conway made Arles-Kilcruise proud in August with the brave measures he took to ensure a draw for his club. When playing against Ballyroan-Abbey in...

2018 Remembered – Laois man opens new pizzeria in Dublin

We love to see Laois people doing well - and this lad has certainly done well.  Reg White opened a pizzeria in June and by...

2018 Remembered – In Pictures: Four Laois men among 182 new...

The Gardai have gone on a serious recruitment in the last few years.  And a number of Laois men and women have taken up the...

2018 Remembered: Laois Leaving Cert student has research paper published in...

In March of this year a young Laois man recorded an incredible feat of having his research paper published in a medical journal. Mountrath Community...

2018 Remembered – The best places for Laois people to get...

For last Valentine's Day we compiled a list of places for Laois people to get the shift back in the day.  It was a huge...

2018 Remembered – Electric Picnic and I: Meet the 17-year-old from...

LaoisToday met with Portlaoise musician and Electric Picnic performer Cian Mac Gearailt in August to discuss the festival and his music career. Brought to you...

2018 Remembered – One of the all-time Laois greats made a...

In July of this year, the legendary Brian 'Beano' McDonald returned to the field and was met with high praise. Still doing what he does...

2018 Remembered – Well-known Laois man wins big on Winning Streak...

On the first weekend in November, Ballyroan man Anthony Knowles appeared on Winning Streak.  Anthony's family have become very well-known in recent years due to...

Remembering some of the great Laois people who sadly left us...

As one year ends and the next one begins, we often find ourselves looking back on the people we have lost. Laois lost a number...

2018 Remembered: Family affair as father lines out alongside three sons...

It's not every day that a father and his three sons play alongside each other in a football match. In May, Denis Delaney told...

2018 Remembered – Laois land and farmhouse fetches huge price at...

Laois people love hearing about land switching hands and this certainly caught their attention.  Back in October, a parcel of land in Stradbally went for...