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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...

Camross in mourning for Michéal Lalor

Widespread sadness has greeted the death of Camross man Michéal Lalor. The 48-year-old man is from a well-known family in the area, as his father...

Flanagan selected to contest General Election in Laois once again

Charlie Flanagan has been selected by the Laois Fine Gael party to contest an eighth General Election this evening in Abbeyleix. The party held their...

Deeply unpopular but constituency changes means Laois will be boring no...

Charlie Flanagan says it is "cackhanded", "inexplicable" and "wholly unsatisfactory". Sean Fleming says it is "most unfair" and "unjustified". Brian Stanley says they've "made...

Controversy as Cllr Moran elected municipal chair

There was controversy at this afternoon's Graiguecullen-Portarlington Municipal District meeting following the election of Cllr John Moran as chairman for the next year. At the...

Anger as Cllr King’s reign in municipal chair continues

A war of words erupted this morning when it emerged that Cllr John King is to serve a second term as chairman of the...

Charlie Flanagan backs Varadkar for Fine Gael leadership

Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan has backed Minister Leo Varadkar in the Fine Gael leadership race. Speaking this morning on 'Today with Sean O'Rourke', Minister...

In pictures: Enda Kenny in Laois – the Taoiseach is stepping...

Enda Kenny is to step down as leader of Fine Gael at midnight tonight. He will stay on as acting leader of the party and...

Fears that Brexit could destroy beef farmers like mushroom industry

Fears were voiced that local beef farmers could go out of business just like what happened the mushroom farmers, at a Brexit information meeting...

Door left open for future water charges – Stanley

Domestic water charges could be reintroduced at a later stage due to the wording of the latest proposals, according to the local Sinn Féin...