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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...

Fine Gael shape up to win back seats in Borris-Mountmellick Area

It may have been freezing cold and snowing outside but there was a clear spring in the step of the Fine Gael members who...

Five in the mix at final Fine Gael Local Election Selection...

The last Fine Gael selection convention ahead of May's Local Elections will take place Thursday night in St Fintan's Hall in Mountrath at 8.30pm. And...

New faces on the team as Fine Gael confirm candidates for...

Fine Gael will run three candidates in the Graiguecullen-Portarlington Municipal in this year's Local Elections. The party held their selection convention in the Gandon Inn...

Political rivalry, departed friends and a new perspective as Fine Gael...

The Fine Gael Local Election selection convention for the Portlaoise Municipal District was held in the Killeshin Hotel on Wednesday night - with the...

Last five years the most difficult says long-serving local councillor as...

Cllr Willie Aird has been a member of Laois County Council since 1979 but he says the last five years have been the most...

No contest needed as Fine Gael select their Portlaoise Local Election...

The late withdrawal of one of the candidates meant that there was no need for a vote at this evening's Fine Gael Local Election selection...

Third Fine Gael nomination hopeful in Graiguecullen/Portarlington named

Another new name has come up to contest the Fine Gael Local Election nomination in Graiguecullen/Portarlington for this year. Aisling Moran, who lives near Ballylinan, has...

Four Fine Gael candidates set to contest in Portlaoise in Local...

It looks like Fine Gael will run four candidates in the Portlaoise Municipal District in this year's Local Elections. The party are holding their selection...

Stradbally woman to contest Fine Gael Local Election nomination in Graiguecullen/Portarlington

Earlier this week the news broke that new candidate Conor Bergin was among nominees for the upcoming Fine Gael Local Election convention in Borris-In-Ossory/Mountmellick. He...

New candidate among nominees for Fine Gael Local Election convention in...

A new candidate has been nominated to contest the upcoming Fine Gael selection convention to contest next year’s local elections in the Borris-In-Ossory/Mountmellick local...

Sean Kelly ready for the challenge as Laois moves to the...

2019 will be a year for going to the polls - with both the Local and European Elections scheduled to take place in Ireland...

Remembering the ‘Brawl in the Dáil’ featuring a high-profile Laois TD

Last year the Irish Independent obtained an exclusive extract of the book 'A Century of Politics in the Kingdom - A County Kerry Compendium'. Here, authors Owen...

Local election hopeful calls for sexual assault victims to not be...

A Fine Gael candidate running for the Laois County Council elections raised the issue of putting strong measures to protect victims of sexual crimes...

Fine Gael General Election candidate announces where she’ll run in 2019...

In the 2016 General Election, Fine Gael candidate Thomasina Connell polled over 4,000 first preference votes - an impressive haul for a young rookie...

One of Laois’s longest serving politicians announces plans to retire

One of Laois's longest serving politicians has revealed that he will not contest the 2019 Local Elections. Fine Gael Councillor for the Portarlington/Graiguecullen District John...

Thomasina Connell shares her thoughts on the recent Fine Gael selection...

Last Thursday, Thomasina Connell, a Portlaoise-based solicitor and 2016 General election candidate for Fine Gael, joined LaoisToday's newest Unlaois'd podcast for a chat about everything from...

Fine Gael pick their candidates in Laois-Offaly for the next General...

Charlie Flanagan, Marcella Corcoran-Kennedy and John Clendennen will represent Fine Gael at the next General Election following the party’s selection convention in Clonaslee this...

Four candidates in the mix ahead of Fine Gael selection convention

Four candidates will contest for a place on the Fine Gael General Election ticket in Laois-Offaly at the party's selection convention in Clonaslee this...

Fine Gael set convention date as General Election comes into focus

Fine Gael will hold their selection convention later this month as the party sets their sights on fighting the next General Election in the...

Portlaoise Hospital action committee welcomes positive Varadkar comments

The local Portlaoise Hospital Action Committee says it is no longer practical to downgrade the hospital and has welcomed positive comments from Taoiseach Leo...

Taoiseach addresses issue of Portlaoise Hospital while speaking at Fine Gael...

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he doesn't envisage "closures, downgrades, or a reduction in services" in the Midlands Hospital in Portlaoise. Speaking at a Fine...

Taoiseach to attend meeting and do Facebook Live in Laois this...

Taoiseach Leo Vardakar will broadcast a Facebook Live video from Laois this evening, after he attends the Laois-Offaly Fine Gael AGM in Mountmellick. The Taoiseach...

New to the Area: A young Polish man establishing himself in...

Julian Nagi is a 20 year old Portlaoise man, originally from Poland. He is involved heavily in the political scene in Laois as the current...