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100 years ago this weekend, Laois’s longest-serving TD Oliver J Flanagan...

Elected for the first time at the age of 23, before going on to serve 44 years in the Dáil, this weekend marks 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...

Election Memories 1973 & 1977:  A Minister for Laois, Hall’s Pictorial...

The two General Elections of the 1970s were the first to be really contested in the full glare of the then relatively new-fangled gadget,...

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...

On the Canvass: ‘Challenging election’ as Flanagan sets to go to...

Saturday afternoon in Portlaoise. A week to election day. It's pleasantly mild for January as Minister Charlie Flanagan parks in the Market Square in the...

LISTEN: LaoisToday Talking Politics Podcast with Minister Charlie Flanagan

Brought to you in association with the Midlands Park Hotel 'May you live in interesting times,' is an old proverb that could be easily applied...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Referendum Watch: How Laois voted in 1983 Right to Life Referendum

In just over three weeks, the country will go to the polls for another referendum as we’re asked to vote on the hugely emotive...

Wired with Whelan: Forget about the IDA … they have gone...

I got a job working construction For the Johnstown Company But lately there ain’t been much work On account of the economy (The River, Bruce Springsteen) On June 26,...