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Weekend Read: Connacht, Covid and career memories – Tom Daly and...

This evening in Galway, Connacht will play Munster in the Pro12 a week on from their first win over Leinster in 19 years. Connacht sit...

Weekend Read: Inside the yard of the Laois trainer making huge...

Kieran Cotter's rise in the horse racing game in the last 18 months has been nothing short of meteoric. The flat racing trainer - who...

Sporting Memories: Chris Conway on minor success, 2004 disappointment, highs, lows...

There's not too many Laois footballers with as many hard-luck stories as Chris Conway. The Arles-Kilcruise man made a huge contribution to the Laois jersey...

Explained: Everything you need to know ahead of the General Election...

There has been so much election coverage over the last couple of weeks that it’s easy to become overwhelmed by it all. Here we attempt...

Weekend Read: Pumphouse problem pauses progress in Laois village

Any future development, housing or investment in a popular Laois village is at a standstill due to a bizarre problem over the status of...

Weekend Read: 10 reasons to be positive in Laois as new...

In this age of social media - and the constant negativity that goes with it - it would be easy to think that the...

John Whelan: Local elections 2019 an interesting appetiser for general election...

In an age of political flux, 2020 as it approaches, is highly unusual with the degree of certainty it already offers. The political demon that...

John Whelan: Fine Gael now at the mercy of Murphy’s Law

Murphy’s Law states that anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. Add in to that mix Verona Murphy, Eoghan Murphy and Dara Murphy and...

Weekend Read: A beautiful day in Navan – remembering Laois’s win...

At the time Meath were the bluebloods of Gaelic football; they were revered, feared and respected and had not only scaled the peak once...

Weekend Read: New faces, departures and a crazy count – reflections...

Brought to you in association with People First Union At 10.30pm on Monday evening last in a warehouse in Kea Lew Business Park in Portlaoise...

Box by box – how your area voted in the 2019...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union On close examination of the tallies for the Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick Municipal District, there's one set of...

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...

From Rathdowney to PayPal and on – the incredible story of...

It’s a Friday evening in Glebe House, the Phelan family home at Donaghmore just outside Rathdowney and a number of members of the extended...

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...

Weekend Read: A campervan conversion is not just for Easter

Easter traditionally marks the start of the new camping season. The evenings are longer, the weather is improving and the campsites which had been in...

Weekend Read: Remembering the classic three-game minor saga between Laois and...

Brought to you in association with Cllr Brendan Phelan Laois and Westmeath have played out many big battles over the years but the one that...

Weekend Read: Strikes, hype and never-ending drama – how the Limerick...

Brought to you in association with The Brewery, Rathdowney Tonight All Ireland hurling champions Limerick roll into town. While the Laois and Limerick hurlers have...

Pat Critchley: Remembering the Portlaoise Fire Brigade from back in the...

The members of the Fire Brigade are unsung heroes of our community. Dad and Uncle Jack, the Barbender, were in Portlaoise Fire Brigade back in...

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...

Minister to visit Eirgrid site in Laois after ‘fraudulent’ claims

The government minister with responsibility for Eirgrid and ESB Networks has said in the Dail that he will visit Coolnabacca, the site of the...

Looking Back: Who fears to speak of ’86?

It will never be forgotten. No matter what happens on Saturday evening, no matter what way this year plays out for Laois or what...

The Sunday Interview: Paddy O’s story – from his mother’s kitchen...

When Paddy O’Connell was a student in Dublin, studying auctioneering in DIT, he went on a J1 summer of a lifetime to Hawaii. Always one...

The Sunday Interview: The young Portlaoise man with a string of...

At just 30 years of age, Portlaoise man David Finn is a serial entrepreneur who has built up a string of local businesses without...

Education is changing but Cistercian Roscrea must be saved

Last Thursday night I attended an information meeting in Portlaoise where the vision for the town’s new secondary school was laid bare to a...

The Sunday Interview: A new challenge for Aileesh after life in...

Having established what has been dubbed ‘the world’s best hotel’ at Ballyfin Demesne, Aileesh Carew has moved on to become sales and marketing director...

The Sunday Interview: Meet the man behind the Mountmellick business exporting...

When Gary Cobbe set up his own plastics recycling business - Irish Polymer Extrusions (IPE) - in 2013 the workload was heavy and the...