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Local Senator calls for ‘urgent change in puppy care’ as she...

Local Senator Fiona O’Loughlin has pledged to support a campaign Justice for Reggie demanding urgent change for puppy's being sold without proper care from...

Student nurses and midwives to receive backdated promised €100 pandemic grant

Student nurses and midwives are set to receive a backdated promised Pandemic Placement Grant of €100 per week by June 1. The payment applies for...

€136,000 announced to support community groups impacted by Covid-19 in Laois

Out of €4.5 million to support community groups impacted by Covid-19, a total of €136,524 will be made available in Laois. So says local Fianna...

More than 1,300 in babies in Laois still waiting on crucial...

The HSE has confirmed that 1,343 babies in Laois are still waiting on their 9-11 month developmental check. According to local Fianna Fail Senator Fiona...

Concern raised over the ‘state’ of railway bridge in Laois town

Concern has been raised in Portarlington over the shocking disrepair of the Railway building at the station. According to Fianna Fail senator Fiona O'Loughlin, the...

Local senator backs campaign to ease Covid-19 restrictions for new and...

A campaign led by a new mum to ease Covid restrictions in maternity hospitals banning partners from the crucial 20-week scan, early labour and...

Over €1 million funding announced for historic Portarlington Market House

Over €1 million in funding has been announced this morning for the historic Market House located in the square in Portarlington. The landmark building was...

Concerns raised over ‘inevitable’ post office closures in Laois

The government is being urged to urgently protect community post offices in the wake of further warnings from the Irish Postmasters’ Union that more...

Gender pay gap legislation to ‘combat the inequities in our employment...

A new piece of legislation will hopefully 'combat the inequities in our employment system'. So says Fianna Fail Senator Fiona O'Loughlin who was speaking after...

Public consultation on future of Student Grant Scheme underway

A public consultation on the review of the Student Grant Scheme (SUSI) is underway. Local Senator Fiona O'Loughlin, as Chair of the Oireachtas committee on...

New group to examine directing more government work to post offices

There could be a boost for post offices in Laois as a new group has been set up to look at sending more work...

Over €125,000 in funding for Women for Election group as local...

Peter Burke, Minister of State at the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, today  announced that he has approved funding of €126,159 for...

Golf and non-contact training could resume in March as new Covid...

Golf and non-contact team sport training could be allowed to resume in March if the government chooses to relax Covid-19 restrictions. So says Tanaiste Leo...

Calls for those with underlying conditions, SNAs, teachers and family carers...

Senator Fiona O’Loughlin has called on Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly to consider revising the Covid-19 vaccine rollout to move certain key groups up...

‘Student nurses and midwives are being taken advantage of’

The Laois man who was Solidarity-People Before Profit candidate in this year's General Election has hit out strongly at the Laois-Offaly TDs that voted...

€38,000 for Youth Work Ireland Laois through LGBTI+ Communities Integration Fund

Youth Work Ireland Laois has received €38,000 through the LGBTI+ Communities Integration Fund. A total of €700,000 has been distributed to 29 projects through Ireland...

Importance of tackling cyberbullying and bullying in school highlighted

This week saw the first ever UNESCO International Day Against Violence and Bullying at School including Cyberbullying take place. The theme for the International Day...

Special measures needed for midlands businesses say local TDs as Laois,...

Laois Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley as well as Kildare and Offaly Fianna Fáil representatives Barry Cowen, James Lawless and Fiona O'Loughlin are calling...

Local Senator to make new school for Portarlington her top priority

Newly elected Fianna Fail Senator Fiona O'Loughlin says that seeing Colaiste Iosagain in Portarlington achieve its new school building is her top priority. The former...

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...

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...

Explained: Who votes and how it works – five local candidates...

There a number of local candidates contesting for a seat in the Senate with nominations now closed and voting to commence later this month. Two...

‘A tough day … but glad to have represented the people...

There have been many shock results in the 2020 General Election but one of the bigger ones has been the defeat of Fianna Fail's...

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...

Talking Politics: Fianna Fail TD Fiona O’Loughlin on constituency changes, her...

Brought to you in association with Midlands Park Hotel In the latest LaoisToday Talking Politics episode - brought to you in association with The Midlands...

Laois parents worried about ‘accommodation crisis’ – O’Loughlin

A local TD and Chair of the Oireachtas Education and Skills Committee has said that university students are facing an 'accommodation crisis' as each...

‘IVF supports should not be limited to those on medical cards’...

Kildare South TD Fiona O’Loughlin has welcomed the news that the government will provide funding assistance for families needing IVF from 2019.   With one...

Students should be wary of rental scams, warns local TD

Chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills Fiona O’Loughlin TD has urged students in Laois to be wary of rental scams. The Fianna...

Decline in Defence Force numbers is a serious cause for concern...

Figures released today show that Defence Force numbers continue to drop despite recent recruitment drives.   There are 100 fewer defence forces personnel now than...