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My Life in Politics: Thomasina Connell on early memories, hectic schedule...

Our latest My Life in Politics interviewee is Portlaoise-based Fine Gael councillor Thomasina Connell. She first arrived on the political scene in 2016 when she ran in...

‘We need to stand up to online bullying’ says Laois politician

Portlaoise-based solicitor Thomasina Connell says that people "need to stand up to online bullying" and that the "constant abuse of elected reps" will turn...

No Junior Minister for Laois as Fleming overlooked – but Agriculture...

Laois Fianna Fáil TD Sean Fleming hasn't been included among the party's Junior Ministers following the announcement of those roles today. A TD since 1997...

New Government cabinet announced – but no Laois involvement

Taoiseach Micheal Martin has unveiled his new Government cabinet, an historical appointment that sees six ministerial positions for Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael and...

BREAKING: Ireland set to get new government as Fine Gael, Fianna...

139 days after the country went to the polls to vote in the General Election - it finally looks like we will have a...

Mixed views among Fine Gael’s elected representatives in Laois on Government...

There are varied views among Fine Gael elected representatives in this area about the proposed Programme for Government that would see a coalition formed...

100 years ago this weekend, Laois’s longest-serving TD Oliver J Flanagan...

Elected for the first time at the age of 23, before going on to serve 44 years in the Dáil, this weekend marks the...

My Life in Politics: Aisling Moran on canvassing, helping people and...

Aisling Moran, who is a Fine Gael councillor for the Graiguecullen-Portarlington Municipal District, is the latest to feature on our Life in Politics interview. Though...

Minister Flanagan says Fine Gael and Fianna Fail coming together is...

Laois TD and Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has welcomed the coming together of his own party, Fine Gael, and Fianna Fail in a...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Marcella Corcoran-Kennedy on her time as a TD, a possible Senate...

By the very nature of General Elections, there will be winners and losers. The one that the public see is the candidates themselves. They put...

‘Vicious personal campaign’ didn’t deter Flanagan as he gets elected for...

Outgoing Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan says that the 'vicious personal' attacks that he was subjected to over the last number of weeks did...

ELECTED: Outgoing Minister for Justice Flanagan returned on 10th count in...

Charlie Flanagan has been elected on the 10th count in the Laois-Offaly constituency having been put over the quota by his running mate Marcella...

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...

On the Canvass: ‘Challenging election’ as Flanagan sets to go to...

Saturday afternoon in Portlaoise. A week to election day. It's pleasantly mild for January as Minister Charlie Flanagan parks in the Market Square in the...

Fine Gael rally the troops and point to their record as...

The Fine Gael faithful from across the Laois-Offaly constituency turned out in large numbers in Mountmellick last night as the party launched their General...

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...

LISTEN: LaoisToday Talking Politics Podcast with Minister Charlie Flanagan

Brought to you in association with the Midlands Park Hotel 'May you live in interesting times,' is an old proverb that could be easily applied...

LISTEN: Talking Politics podcast with Laois’s youngest councillor Conor Bergin

Brought to you in association with the Midlands Park Hotel Laois's youngest county councillor Conor Bergin is the first guest on the new LaoisToday Talking...

Government funding of over €5m confirmed for Barrow Blueway

The full funding of €5,067,941 sought by Kildare and Laois County Councils and Waterways Ireland to progress the Barrow Blueway project from Lowtown in...

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...

Laois minister writes to Ceann Comhairle as ‘illegal voting’ controversy continues

Minister For Justice and Laois TD Charlie Flanagan has written a letter to the Ceann Comhairle, Seán Ó Fearghaíl over the "illegality" of the...

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...