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Laois man set to contest Ógra Fianna Fáil top job

A Laois man secured the nomination from his fellow members last week to contest the position of Uachtarán (President) of Ógra Fianna Fáil. Thomas Foy,...

Laois Fianna Fail to hold meeting tonight as speculation over General...

Laois members of the Fianna Fail party have been asked to attend a special meeting this evening in O'Loughlin's Hotel to discuss the upcoming...

Laois General Election candidate announces name change

Fianna Fáil’s general election candidate has announced that her surname will change from Pauline Madigan to Pauline Flanagan with immediate effect. Madigan is Pauline’s maiden...

John Whelan: Clendennen withdrawal marks another twist in Laois-Offaly general election...

There’s not a sign of a poster, or the hint of a date, much less a vote cast, but the drama surrounding the build-up...

Sadness in Killenard and Portarlington areas following death of Mick Terrett

There was sadness in the Killenard and Portarlington areas this week following the sudden death of Mick Terrett. Mick worked in JJ Behan's, Bord na...

Pauline Madigan upbeat and determined to run for Fianna Fáil

To paraphrase the famous quote, rumours of her political demise have been greatly exaggerated. Fianna Fáil general election candidate, Pauline Madigan, has defiantly confirmed her...

TD hits out at ‘nasty’ online comments about seriously-ill former Taoiseach...

TD for Kildare South, Fiona O'Loughlin, has hit out at 'nasty' comments that surfaced online in the last 24 hours following the news that...

Box by box – how your area voted in the 2019...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union Being strong on your home patch was very much apparent in Graiguecullen-Portarlington Municipal District, where...

Fianna Fáil stalwart Fitzgerald looking forward to getting back to work...

A feature of this year's Local Elections in Laois was that while Fianna Fáil lost a seat and their new candidates failed to make...

Brendan Phelan out for the count and fairly sore with Fianna...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union Brendan Phelan from Rathdowney will long remember the 10th count in the Borris-in-Ossory electoral area...

1979 Election Memories: The men in suits, the dealing in Donoghues,...

Forty years ago in 1979 the first ever direct elections to the European Parliament were held in tandem with the local elections on June...

Ground hurling, the GAA vote and the Rosenallis factor all in...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union One of the puzzling anomalies of Laois-Offaly politics is how villages like Ballacolla and Bracknagh...

PROFILED: The full list of candidates running for Local Election in...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union The people of Laois and Ireland will be asked to vote in the Local Elections this Friday. There...

Graiguecullen candidates in the mix as Carlow set to vote in...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union As the country gets set to go to the polls this week in the European...

Nine candidates in the mix for six seats in Graiguecullen-Portarlington

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union In keeping with the lower number of candidates this year putting themselves forward for election,...

Council candidates do battle with one eye on next general election...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union There is more at stake in Friday’s local elections than the Council seats in Tipperary...

Big changes across the border in this year’s Kildare Local Elections

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union In the final week of the Local Elections campaign, we’re keeping an eye on what’s...

1991 Election Memories: Liam Hyland champion of rural Ireland; Cathy Honan’s...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union ‘Plus ca change, plus c’est la meme chose’, the more it changes, the more they...

Changes on the way in Offaly Local Elections – as women...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union The political interests in Laois and Offaly have almost forever been intertwined, the two counties...

2009 Election Memories: End of the Bertie era, end of the...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union When Bertie Ahern won his hat-trick of general elections and was installed for his third...

1999 Election Memories: The count that ended up in court as...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union If it’s nail-biting drama, excitement and intrigue you are looking for, forget about the Game...

2014 Election Memories: Carnage even before the off, FF and FG...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union In the biggest blow to local government in forty years and the greatest damage inflicted...

1985 Election Memories: A Fianna Fáil landslide, first woman elected, some...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union The local elections of 1985 in Laois were the most significant and dramatic in more...

2004 Election Memories: No TDs, some PDs, a Sinn Féin breakthrough...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union While the country was still basking in the warm afterglow of Bertie Ahern’s second term...

John Whelan: Don’t mind what they say, of course there’s an...

Remember 7 Days? Ok, Today Tonight then? Today Tonight Election Specials with Basil Chubb, Brian Farrell and John Bowman. Now there’s an A-Team of number...

Fianna Fáil add candidate to their team for European Elections

There was a bit of a shock at the Fianna Fáil European Election selection convention for the Ireland South constituency last week when Wexford...

Surprise as Fianna Fail Councillor pips TD to win Euro nomination...

Fianna Fail have chosen their candidate that will run in the Ireland South constituency, which now includes Laois, and it is something of a...

Local Fianna Fáil European hopeful withdraws from contest – for now

Local Fianna Fáil county councillor Eddie Fitzpatrick has withdrawn his name as a candidate to contest the party's selection convention for the European Elections...

Portarlington Councillor in running with five others for European nomination

Fianna Fáil will move this weekend to put in place its final selection of candidates for the forthcoming European Parliament elections. The Party is going...

‘Disappointed’ Ramsbottom intends to run for Fianna Fail in 2024

A simple typing error robbed a Fianna Fail member of the chance of being selected to run for his party in the Local Elections...