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Laois Labour representative calls for school meals to be extended for...

Eoin Barry, Labour Area Representative for Graiguecullen-Portarlington has lent his support to the extension of school meal throughout the summer until school return in...

Mark Wall elected to the Seanad after marathon count

The Labour Party's Mark Wall has been elected to the Seanad after taking the seventh of nine seats for the Industrial and Commercial Panel...

Local Labour candidate Mark Wall in strong position to win Seanad...

Labour candidate Mark Wall is well in the mix to win a Seanad seat following a strong first preference showing. Wall, who polled strongly but...

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...

Seanad Elections: Local Labour candidate bidding to win seat after strong...

Amid the wall-to-wall coverage of the Coronavirus outbreak, it would be easy to forget that there is actually a national election ongoing at the...

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...

Labour’s Noel Tuohy calls on elected TDs to honour promises on...

Labour Cllr Noel Tuohy has called on those who won election in Laois-Offaly at the General Election to honour the promises they made in...

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...

Election Memories from the 1990s – Gallagher rides the Labour wave...

The general elections of the 1990s were in sporting parlance, a game of two halves, with a major incident in the tunnel as the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Labour Youth Conference held in Portlaoise over the weekend

The Labour Youth National conference took place in the Midland Park Hotel in Portlaoise this weekend.  Local Area Rep Eoin Barry gave the welcoming address...