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Rory’s Stories on keeping it simple and the dream of teaming...

Rory O'Connor of Rory's Stories says his dream project is to team up with Roddy Doyle to do a film or show on Irish...

LaoisToday Podcast: Rory’s Stories on his Laois links, his own struggles...

In this week's LaoisToday Podcast, presenter Brian Moss chats to Rory O'Connor of Rory's Stories fame. He discusses his family connection to this area -...

Rory’s Stories on kicking points in Kilcavan and Killeshin bouncing castles

Rory O'Connor (AKA Rory's Stories) is the man behind one of Ireland's most successful social media pages with his comedy Facebook account having over...

‘If Barry Cowen shows an interest in becoming leader, he has...

Barry Cowen has "hallmark of a leader" according to John Moloney, former Fianna Fáil Laois-Offaly TD and veteran of the party. Speaking on the LaoisToday...

Future of Fianna Fáil in Laois and nationally at stake, says...

Former Laois-Offaly TD John Moloney says that the "clock is ticking" on Fianna Fáil to prove that they can be "a party for the...

LaoisToday Podcast: John Moloney on life after politics, his admiration for...

On this week’s LaoisToday Podcast, we're delighted to be joined by former Fianna Fáil TD and Junior Minister John Moloney. It’s 10 years this week...

John Moloney on Brian Cowen – ‘He was dealt a hand...

The Moloneys from Mountmellick and Cowens from Clara are two of the old stock Fianna Fáil families - ones that can trace their lineage...

‘I like to have a snoop on Twitter but I’m not...

Twitter can be an unforgiving place at the best of times but for someone in the public eye like RTE presenter and Laois native...

‘Very happy what I’m doing’ – Claire Byrne not thinking beyond...

Claire Byrne's media career has always been on an upward curve but she says she's quite happy with what she's doing at the moment...

LaoisToday Podcast: Claire Byrne on Laois roots, her career rise and...

On this week's LaoisToday podcast, presenter Brian Moss is joined on the line by RTE TV and radio presenter Claire Byrne. In a wide-ranging discussion,...

‘I’m a normal working person … while politics is my passion,...

In every General Election there are countless stories from the hundreds of candidates all over the country. One that really caught the attention in the...

‘We’re always on an election footing … at some point there...

A little over a year ago Laois native Patricia Ryan topped the poll and took the first seat in the Kildare South constituency in...

‘There used to be a vaccine hesitancy, now there is almost...

Local independent TD Cathal Berry has described the atmosphere in nursing homes as "almost celebratory" during the Covid vaccination rollout and says that whereas...

New school, rejuvenated town centre and increase in remote working –...

A new build for Coláiste Íosagáin secondary school, a regeneration of the town centre and capitalising on the increase in remote working are the...

LaoisToday Podcast: Cathal Berry on his first year in the Dáil,...

It’s exactly a year since the 2020 General Election and on this week’s LaoisToday Podcast we catch up with one of the stories of...

Giving the Government a C+ and urging Stephen Donnelly to delegate...

Local independent TD Cathal Berry - one of only two doctors in the Dáil - has said he'd grade the Government's response to the...

Extra Dublin teams at underage level could be a way to...

Former GAA president Liam O'Neill says he would like Dublin GAA to field four teams at underage level in line with the current council...

‘It’s not justifiable that the girls don’t have the same opportunities...

Former GAA president Liam O'Neill says that it's "ludicrous" that the GAA, ladies football and camogie associations aren't part of the same organisation and...

LaoisToday Podcast: Liam O’Neill on his time as GAA president, the...

Part 2 of the LaoisToday Podcast interview with former GAA president Liam O’Neill. In today’s episode, he reflects on his three years as GAA president...

Selling rights to Sky Sports ‘the best decision in the three...

In 2014, the GAA made a decision to sell some of their broadcasting rights to Sky Sports, in a ground-breaking deal that saw games...

‘I thought I could do something for Laois … it didn’t...

The euphoria of being successful in an election provides the triumphant snapshots - but for losing candidates, it's harder to think of a tougher...

‘The more people come in, the more it becomes a known...

The Coronavirus pandemic has effected everything and slowed development in lots areas but anyone driving on the M7 motorway in Portlaoise will have noticed...

From the bleak late 1990s to the boom of the 2000s...

In the late 1990s, Laois GAA was not in a good place. The county teams weren't faring well, O'Moore Park was ageing badly, there...

LaoisToday Podcast: Liam O’Neill on his early years, his breakthrough in...

This week's guest on the LaoisToday Podcast is former GAA President Liam O'Neill from Trumera. In a wide-ranging conversation with presenter Steven Miller, he recalls...

LaoisToday Podcast: John Mulholland on Covid, council challenges, economic development and...

In our first LaoisToday podcast of 2021, we chat with John Mulholland, chief executive of Laois County Council. He chats about the challenges of managing...

LaoisToday Podcast: Bernard O’Shea on growing up in Laois, his new...

In the latest LaoisToday Podcast interview, Steven Miller is joined by well-known comedian Bernard O'Shea who discusses growing up in Laois, his new book,...

‘You can brew the best beer in the world but if...

Growing up in Laois and going to school in Killeshin and Knockbeg, Paddy McDonald could hardly have predicted that one day he'd be brewing...

LaoisToday Podcast: Paddy McDonald on setting up Laois’s first craft brewery,...

In this latest LaoisToday Podcast, we chat with Paddy McDonald, owner of Laois's first craft brewery - 12 Acres in Killeshin. Although he started out...

The ‘surreal experience’ of winning an election during lockdown

When you think of elections and the subsequent count, it's usually the happy scenes of celebration that come to mind first. But for Mark Wall,...

From Con Houlihan to Flight of the Conchords – ‘huge amount...

When a pub on the main street of the county town has been in the same family since the 1860s, it's bound to have...