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Camross native to run as Independent in Local Elections

Another independent candidate has declared to run in the local elections in May. From Camross, Ger Hogan will be a first time candidate contesting the...

Labour Party convention selects two candidates for local elections in Laois

Last night's Labour Party selection convention saw two candidates selected for local elections in Laois. Current councillor Noel Tuohy was selected to contest the Portlaoise...

Well-known Laois man opts to run as Independent in Local Elections

One of the county’s most popular and best known community activists has thrown his hat in to the ring for the local elections. It’s no...

Second Renua candidate confirmed for Portlaoise ahead of Local Elections

Renua Ireland has confirmed that they will run a second candidate in the Portlaoise constituency in the 2018 Local Elections. A few weeks ago, well-known community...

Hard border divides Laois community down the middle ahead of Local...

While the country is pre-occupied with the looming prospects of a hard Brexit and its border implications, an electoral boundary review is causing consternation...

‘Hard working’ community man enters election race in Portlaoise as Renua...

Renua will have a candidate in the Portlaoise Municipal District Area in this year's Local Elections, following the decision of well-known community activist and...

Nigerian native and former Mayor of Portlaoise set to run in...

The man who was Ireland's first black mayor is set to run in this year's Local Elections in Portlaoise. LaoisToday understands that the Nigerian-born Rotimi...

New Labour representative seeks nomination for Graiguecullen-Portarlington election

Graiguecullen-Portarlington have a new Labour representative running for this year's local elections. Eoin Barry has announced his intention to seek the Labour Party nomination for...

Fine Gael shape up to win back seats in Borris-Mountmellick Area

It may have been freezing cold and snowing outside but there was a clear spring in the step of the Fine Gael members who...

Peadar Tóibín’s new party Aontú aims to have a contender in...

TD Peadar Tóibín's new party, named Aontú, hopes to have a contender in the upcoming Local Elections in the Portlaoise Municipal District. The former Sinn...

Five in the mix at final Fine Gael Local Election Selection...

The last Fine Gael selection convention ahead of May's Local Elections will take place Thursday night in St Fintan's Hall in Mountrath at 8.30pm. And...

Unusual political marriage as Portlaoise pantomine begins

Politics has a way of throwing up unusual arrangements and agreements and has done so since the beginning of time. This week, as the Portlaoise...

New faces on the team as Fine Gael confirm candidates for...

Fine Gael will run three candidates in the Graiguecullen-Portarlington Municipal in this year's Local Elections. The party held their selection convention in the Gandon Inn...

Political rivalry, departed friends and a new perspective as Fine Gael...

The Fine Gael Local Election selection convention for the Portlaoise Municipal District was held in the Killeshin Hotel on Wednesday night - with the...

Last five years the most difficult says long-serving local councillor as...

Cllr Willie Aird has been a member of Laois County Council since 1979 but he says the last five years have been the most...

No contest needed as Fine Gael select their Portlaoise Local Election...

The late withdrawal of one of the candidates meant that there was no need for a vote at this evening's Fine Gael Local Election selection...

Third Fine Gael nomination hopeful in Graiguecullen/Portarlington named

Another new name has come up to contest the Fine Gael Local Election nomination in Graiguecullen/Portarlington for this year. Aisling Moran, who lives near Ballylinan, has...

Four Fine Gael candidates set to contest in Portlaoise in Local...

It looks like Fine Gael will run four candidates in the Portlaoise Municipal District in this year's Local Elections. The party are holding their selection...

Stradbally woman to contest Fine Gael Local Election nomination in Graiguecullen/Portarlington

Earlier this week the news broke that new candidate Conor Bergin was among nominees for the upcoming Fine Gael Local Election convention in Borris-In-Ossory/Mountmellick. He...

New candidate among nominees for Fine Gael Local Election convention in...

A new candidate has been nominated to contest the upcoming Fine Gael selection convention to contest next year’s local elections in the Borris-In-Ossory/Mountmellick local...

Sinn Fein select three candidates to contest 2019 Local Elections

Sinn Fein has selected three of their four candidates to contest the elections next May to Laois County Council. TD Brian Stanley confirmed the news...

New candidates welcomed into the fold as Fianna Fail target gains...

A high-profile battle, three new candidates welcomed into the fold, TDs from two different constituencies, a selection of their stalwarts from the past, news...

Fianna Fail complete their team for 2019 Local Elections

The Fianna Fail team for the 2019 Local Elections in Laois is now complete following their selection convention for the Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick and Graiguecullen-Portarlington Municipal...

Portlaoise Fianna Fail select three candidates for Local Election

Tonight saw the Fianna Fail selection convention for the local election area of Portlaoise. And there was something of an upset as sitting Cllr Pauline...

Fine Gael General Election candidate announces where she’ll run in 2019...

In the 2016 General Election, Fine Gael candidate Thomasina Connell polled over 4,000 first preference votes - an impressive haul for a young rookie...

Election Countdown: Who’s in and who’s out of the sitting County...

The people of Laois and Ireland will be asked to vote in the Local Elections next year. There's just over six months to go to...

One of Laois’s longest serving politicians announces plans to retire

One of Laois's longest serving politicians has revealed that he will not contest the 2019 Local Elections. Fine Gael Councillor for the Portarlington/Graiguecullen District John...

Changes to areas announced ahead of 2019 Local Elections

The 2019 Local Elections are less than a year away - and the changes to the various areas have been announced by the government's...