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Mark Doheny: 20 helpful tips for the Dublin supporters coming to...

For the third year in a row, the Dublin footballers will make a rare trip out of the city for a championship match. They did...

Best of 2017 – WATCH: Flooding mayhem at the Ploughing Championships

Ok, we'll admit that we might be a little bit over the top with this one! But when the Ploughing Championships got flooded in Offaly...

Best of 2017 – REVEALED: We’ve selected Laois’s Top 25 Snapchatters

Back in June, we launched ourselves on Snapchat. Since then, our own audience has grown to in excess of 3,000 followers. We also decided to pick...

Best of 2017 – Laois mother recalls horror Ryanair flight during...

Back in October, the county braced itself to deal with Hurricane Ophelia.  It was Ireland's first hurricane in a long time and in the end,...

Best of 2017 – Man robs shop in Mountrath at gun...

This story in August was a terrifying one for the shop worker - with the culprit then proceeding to crash not one but two...

Photo highlights of 2017: Incredible style at the Scoil Chriost Ri...

Scoil Chriost Ri in Portlaoise was one of the first schools to kick off the debs season this year, and boy did they kick...

Best of 2017- Portlaoise to be sole focus of three-part TV3...

In August, Motive TV were looking for people to film for their three-part documentary series following the lives of people living and working in...

Best of 2017 – 18 of the hardiest men to have...

After the success of the article honouring the toughest men to play football in Laois, we had to do a hurling equivalent. And while there...

Best of 2017 – Stradbally woman leaves almost €18 million in...

David Power reported on this story for us in September.  A Stradbally woman has left almost €18m in her estate, it has emerged this week. Elizabeth Annette...

Best of 2017 – Delight in Clonaslee as 1 in 5...

The Leaving Cert results arrived in the middle of August and all of the Laois schools recorded good results. But the points achieved by those...

Best of 2017 – WATCH: Laois mammy tries weed for the...

We at LaoisToday do not condone the use of drugs in anyway. But this video of a Laois mammy trying weed for the first time...

Best of 2017 – 21 of the hardiest men to have...

In September we published this story on some of the real hard men of Laois football over the last 20 years.  We limited it to...

Best of 2017 – In Pictures: MDA and playground submerged as...

This was a really tragic event which happened in a flash at the end of November. Large parts of Mountmellick were completely flooded following freak...

Best of 2017 – Garda helicopter in Stradbally after van with...

Drama and excitement ensued in Stradbally this November as a Garda helicopter was seen circling around the area.  The Garda helicopter was dispatched after a...

Best of 2017 – Castletown claim Cumann na mBunscol title in...

This utterly bizarre story took place at the end of May. The fall-out from it saw the resignation of the chairperson of Laois Cumann na...

Best of 2017 – In Pictures: Weather fails to dampen the...

November was a terrible month for weather in Laois. We had rain, floods and even snow. But punters braved the rain on one particular day...

Best of 2017 – 20 things you’ll remember if you went...

Another of our school stories which proved very popular. Although some people consider it to be in Carlow, Knockbeg College was home to thousands of...

Best of 2017 – New football manager appointed as Laois look...

The Laois senior footballers endured a hugely disappointing season in 2017 - being relegated to Division 4 for the first time in 50 years...

Best of 2017 – Watch: Serious scenes in Portlaoise as Dubs...

Dublin and Carlow did battle in O'Moore Park in June this year in the Leinster football quarter-final.  Dublin came out victors on the day on...

Best of 2017 – Off licence worker hailed a hero after...

We all love a hero, and this story from April is all about one. An Egan's Off Licence employee foiled an armed robbery back in...

Best of 2017: Watch: Laois band literally bring the house down...

Electric Picnic weekend always throws up some brilliant stories and it was no different this year.  On the Friday night, local band Pogueology played at...

Best of 2017 – This Laois Hen Party with their brilliant...

This Hen Party from Mountmellick went viral after dressing up as the set of the Navitity scene this August.  Mary Rose Melia and her friends...

Best of 2017 – You might remember some of these things...

We're a nostalgic sort in Ireland and that is no different in Laois. And most of us love to look back at our school days. We...

Best of 2017 – 20 things you’ll remember if you went...

These lists proved to be extremely popular when we launched LaoisToday. This one is about memories from Heywood Community School in Ballinakill. Be sure to let...

Best of 2017 – Laois teens go viral for shifting on...

This was just brilliant. In July, two Laois teenagers could find nowhere better for a kiss than outside the Courthouse on Main Street in...

Best of 2017 – Retired Portlaoise couple ready for their new...

Back in February, a popular Portlaoise couple packed up their lives and headed off to South Africa. Jim and Esther McCormack are now living happily...

Best of 2017- Tributes paid as Pat Critchley calls time on...

Laois legend Pat Critchley called time on his 32-year teaching career this summer. Over the past 32 years, he worked successfully as a PE...

Best of 2017 – Watch: Massive blaze as fire erupts in...

In July we brought you news of a dramatic fire at a house in Portlaoise.  Readers contacted us with video footage of the blaze at...

Best of 2017 – Portlaoise slimmer loses 13 stone in 16...

We all love a good news story and this certainly falls into that category. A woman from Portlaoise shed an incredible amount of weight and...

Best of 2017 – Two Broke Divas: Seven bottles of fake...

The infinitely wise Two Broke Divas imparted their knowledge of tanning over the summer.  And as silly season is approaching, this advice is essential to...