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In Pictures: Emotional Willie Aird sets out stall for year as...

Fine Gael's Willie Aird was filled with emotion as he received the chain of office in the County Council Chamber on Friday. Laois's longest serving...

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...

End of an era as Goodwin goes down fighting

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union The Local Elections always bring about a certain number of casualties - and on this...

A Thank You message from Cllr Tom Mulhall following this year’s...

Cllr Tom Mulhall would like to thank all those who canvassed and campaigned with him during his successful 2019 Local Elections campaign. The Emo man...

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...

WATCH: Portlaoise Local Election candidate Thomasina Connell on why she should...

Local Election candidate Thomasina Connell, who is running for Fine Gael in the Portlaoise area, has released a video explaining her credentials and why...

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...

Row erupts between Fine Gael Local Election candidates over posters

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union A row over posters has erupted in the Graiguecullen-Portarlington area between two Fine Gael Local...

Moment in Time: Remembering Thomasina Connell’s 2016 General Election Campaign

The most recent time the country went to the polls for an election was in February 2016 for a General Election. Locally it saw the...

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...

Moment in Time: Remembering Mary Sweeney’s year as Cathaoirleach of Laois...

Ballyroan native Mary Sweeney was first elected to Laois County Council in 1999 - but as she gets set to contest a fifth election...

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...

MEP Deirdre Clune visits Laois as European Elections come into focus

It's not just for Local and General Elections that the constituencies have been re-drawn. The same is the case for the upcoming European Elections, with...

Fine Gael select their team for Europe as Marcella Corcoran-Kennedy missses...

Over 1,000 Fine Gael members gathered in the Minella Hotel in Clonmel on Sunday afternoon for the party's European Election convention for Ireland South...

Election Diary: Launches, big support and a call for help

It was a busy week of campaign launches - but it was really only the start of it. On Thursday night, Renua officially kick-started Dom...

Four candidates for three positions as Fine Gael to select team...

Fine Gael members from vast swathes of the southern half of the country will gather in the Minella Hotel in Clonmel on Sunday evening...

Election Diary: Dumping in Borris-in-Ossory and campaign launches

Election season is well and truly underway and the political stories are coming thick and fast here on LaoisToday. So we bring you the first...

Laois-Offaly Fine Gael TD to seek nomination for European Elections

Laois-Offaly Fine Gael TD Marcella Corcoran Kennedy is seeking the party’s nomination to become an MEP in the Ireland South constituency. The European Elections take...

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...