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

This piece originally featured on LaoisToday on April 22 2019. The local elections of 1985 in Laois were the most significant and dramatic in more...

Local Fianna Fáil candidate Fiona O’Loughlin elected to the Seanad

Former Kildare South Fianna Fáil TD Fiona O’Loughlin has won a seat on the Administrative panel in the Seanad after the 13th count. The results...

Local Fianna Fáil candidate Fiona O’Loughlin on course to be elected...

Former Kildare South Fianna Fáil TD Fiona O'Loughlin should be in the mix for one of the seven seats on the Administrative panel in...

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

This piece by John Whelan originally featured on LaoisToday on April 28, 2019, ahead of the Local Elections. In the biggest blow to local government...

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

This piece by John Whelan originally featured on LaoisToday on April 15 2019 ahead of last year's Local Elections. While the country was still basking...

Seanad Election: Fiona O’Loughlin on losing her seat – and hitting...

One of the shock results of the General Election last month saw Fianna Fáil's Fiona O'Loughlin lose her seat in Kildare South. She was the...

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...

Horse with strong Laois connections scoops €78,000 in Cheltenham

A horse with strong Laois connections scooped €78,000 at Cheltenham this afternoon. Ronald Pump finished second in the Paddy Power Stayers' Hurdle today - the...

Sinn Féin membership surge in Laois following General Election 2020

Sinn Féin have seen a huge rise in membership nationally since the 2020 General Election - a surge that has also been experienced by...

Laois Ogra Fianna Fáil rejects coalition with Fine Gael

The youth wing of Fianna Fàil is opposed to the party entering a government coalition with Fine Gael. A statement by Laois Ógra PRO Jessica...

No regrets as Fianna Fail’s Peter Ormond reflects on election campaign

For Fianna Fail's Peter Ormond, last week's General Election was a new experience. Not only was it his first time going for the Dail, but...

Seán Fleming returned to the Dáil for Fianna Fáil on final...

That Seán Fleming had to wait until the 11th and final count in Laois-Offaly to secure his seat in the 33rd Dáil is testament...

Cowen labels Sinn Fein vote a ‘costly punt’ by voters

Laois-Offaly Fianna Fail candidate Barry Cowen has labelled the huge surge in Sinn Fein support as a 'costly punt'. Mr Cowen, who is well placed...

Election Memories: The turbulent 80s but Laois-Offaly resolutely remains Fianna Fáil...

So you think the political landscape is fragile, fractured and fragmented – well you clearly weren’t around in the 1980s. The 80s, the decade that...

Sean Fleming – Looking for your Number 1 vote in this...

Sean Fleming, from the Swan in Laois, has been a TD since 1997. Educated in the Swan NS and Heywood College in Ballinakill, he did...

Pauline Flanagan reflects on her first ever General Election canvass

Pauline Flanagan, one of Fianna Fáil’s general election candidates in Laois/Offaly today and the only female candidate in Laois, has taken time out to...

On the Canvass: Pauline Madigan and a tale of two Flanagans

Some people will do anything to get elected. Pauline Madigan even changed her name. Pauline, as we all call her anyway, is now Pauline Flanagan. It’s...

On the Canvass: For Seán Fleming’s campaign every day is a...

We’re in Clogh. Clogh, Ballacolla. This is farming country. Fields, cows and sheds everywhere you look. Seán is biding his time. A man in a big...

Pauline Flanagan seeking breakthrough success as she launches election campaign

Pauline Flanagan is seeking a number of firsts in the upcoming General Election - as she bids not only to be the first female...

Big battle in store in Kildare South as Laois and Offaly...

This day three weeks we'll almost certainly be near the end of the General Election count - and from a Laois point of view...

Brian Cowen’s influence still strong as Fianna Fáil launch Laois-Offaly campaign...

It may be 13 years since Brian Cowen last fought a General Election but the former Taoiseach's standing among the Fianna Fáil ranks in...

Laois General Election candidate calls for public debate with fellow contenders

There's most certainly a General Election hanging in the air and with that comes all sorts of calls and claims. And one of the candidates...

Fianna Fáil never agreed to RIC event amid mounting tensions says...

Fianna Fáil never agreed to next week’s event to commemorate the RIC insists Laois-Offaly TD, Seán Fleming who says “Fine Gael have gone off...

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...