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LaoisToday Election Awards: Spoil sports, unquotable quotes, best dressed and our...

Now that it's all over, we look back on this year's Local Elections - and give out some very unofficial awards as well as...

James Kelly: ‘I’m buzzing but exhausted, if that makes sense. I...

Independent Cllr James Kelly was comfortably re-elected to Laois County Council earlier this week, returning to the Borris-in-Ossory-Mountmellick Municipal District on the 7th count. The...

Fintan Cuddy: ‘You don’t lose your first election – you start...

With the 2024 Local Elections now in the rear-view mirror, the 19 successful candidates will be making all the headlines. But a special space must...

Conor Bergin: ‘People vote over the entire five years. They don’t...

Fine Gael’s Conor Bergin is one of six sitting Councillors who were all re-elected to Laois County Council in the Borris in Ossory/Mountmellick Municipal...

Ollie Clooney: ‘When I saw the Durrow boxes, tears came out...

Independent Councillor Ollie Clooney was re-elected to Laois County Council on Monday after polling extremely well in Durrow. There will be many familiar faces in...

Naeem Iqbal: ‘I didn’t get enough of the transfers … but...

Close but not just close enough. Fianna Fáil's Naeem Iqbal got 624 first preference votes in this year's Local Elections in the Portlaoise Municipal District,...

Joey Kennedy: ‘There’s no point sulking over it. Even though I...

Fianna Fáil are once again the largest party in Laois, having won six of the 19 County Council seats on offer in last week's...

PJ Kelly: ‘I fought the good fight to the end …...

After the first count in the Graiguecullen-Portarlington Municipal District, outgoing councillor PJ Kelly seemed to be in a good position. The Fine Gael man from...

John Joe Fennelly: ‘The biggest achievement in my lifetime was seeing...

Having to wait around through the various counts before being elected was a new experience for Fianna Fáil's man in Abbeyleix, John Joe Fennelly. First...

Aisling Moran: ‘I’m not afraid to say what needs to be...

Independent Aisling Moran was comfortably re-elected in the Graiguecullen-Portarlington Municipal District in the Local Elections. This was Moran's second election to contest but her first...

Marie Tuohy: ‘I’m really proud and I’m proud for Noel because...

For the third election in a row the Labour party have won a seat in Portlaoise in the Local Elections. It was a different name...

Barry Walsh: ‘I don’t see it as a seat it for...

Barry Walsh may have been an outgoing councillor - but he hadn't been elected in his own right before. The Ballyroan man was co-opted to...

Tommy Mulligan: Family ‘all thought I was crackers’ to be going...

The big breakthrough success story of this year's Local Elections in Laois was Independent candidate Tommy Mulligan, who won a seat in the Portlaoise...

Vivienne Phelan: ‘What a weekend … I’d written myself off on...

The story of the 2024 Local Elections in Laois was undoubtedly the remarkable comeback of Fine Gael's Vivienne Phelan. The Stradbally woman was as much...

Fianna Fáil’s Bracken ‘grateful to the people of Mountmellick’ after securing...

The results are in and the the Laois County Councillors to serve from 2024 to 2029 have been elected. Day 3 of the count on...

Local Election Podcast: Mulligan breaks through, Tuohy holds on, Connell loses...

The most impressive breakthrough performance in this Local Election campaign in Laois was that of Independent candidate Tommy Mulligan. He took the third seat in...

Local Election Podcast: Reflecting on the gripping contest in Graiguecullen-Portarlington

There's always one area that throws up an election thriller. And this year it was in the Graiguecullen-Portarlington Municipal District where Fine Gael candidates PJ...

Election Podcast: Looking back on the battle in Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick

Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick have returned the same six candidates to Laois County Council in this year's Local Elections. But there is still a lot to talk about....

In Pictures: All the best images as Day 3 brings Laois...

The 2024 Local Elections for Laois have finally concluded after three mammoth days of counting, checking and sorting. It was a day filled with drama...

Laois County Council for 2024-2029 now confirmed as all seats filled

After three long days in the count centre, the Local Elections for 2024 have come to an end in Laois. It was a day filled...

Massive Fine Gael battle for final seat in Graiguecullen-Portarlington as Vivienne...

There is a gripping battle in store in the Graiguecullen-Portarlington Municipal District for the final seat between Fine Gael running mates PJ Kelly and...

Count by count: The way Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick is playing out

Conor Bergin has topped the poll in the sprawling Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick Municipal District. The Fine Gael candidate from Borris-in-Ossory was first elected in 2019 as a...

LIVE BLOG: Follow all of the updates from Day 3 of...

Day 3 of the Local Election count is here and perhaps, just perhaps, we might manage to get it finished today. We had to wait...

Story of the count: How Graiguecullen-Portarlington is unfolding

We will endeavour to keep the count of the Graiguecullen-Portarlington Municipal District covered in this particular piece. In total, 11,229 votes were cast in this...

Count by count: Working through the candidates in Portlaoise with seven...

After a long wait for a first count, progress is now being made in the Portlaoise Municipal District where 20 candidates were in the...

In Pictures: Day 2 as results start to come as Laois...

We had to wait until just after 7pm - but we finally got a result in the Local Elections for Laois on Day 2...

Portlaoise: Aird tops the poll, Mulligan in business, Connell to lose...

The Portlaoise Municipal District rarely disappoints in terms of drama and storylines. Fine Gael's Willie Aird tops the poll again. Independent Tommy Mulligan set for...

LIVE BLOG: Follow all of the updates from Day 2 of...

Day 2 of the Local Election count is here and this time we will actually do some counting. The 2024 Local Election count got underway...

Election Podcast: Conor Bergin, James Kelly, Ollie Clooney, John Joe Fennelly,...

Day 2 of the 2024 Local Elections in Laois are ongoing and we now finally have a few results. Before the first count was announced,...

Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick: Bergin boosts his vote big time as FF transfers to...

Fine Gael's Conor Bergin has topped the poll in the Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick Municipal District with a massive 1,606 first preference votes, almost 700 more than...