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My Life in Politics: Thomasina Connell on early memories, hectic schedule...

Our latest My Life in Politics interviewee is Portlaoise-based Fine Gael councillor Thomasina Connell. She first arrived on the political scene in 2016 when she ran in...

‘We need to stand up to online bullying’ says Laois politician

Portlaoise-based solicitor Thomasina Connell says that people "need to stand up to online bullying" and that the "constant abuse of elected reps" will turn...

Appeal for bottle banks to be installed on Mountmellick Road side...

With the pubs closed for the last couple of months, there has been an understandable increase in the number of people opting to have...

Mixed views among Fine Gael’s elected representatives in Laois on Government...

There are varied views among Fine Gael elected representatives in this area about the proposed Programme for Government that would see a coalition formed...

New chairpersons elected to Municipal Districts – as Sinn Féin councillor...

Cllr Thomasina Connell and Cllr Aisling Moran have been elected the new chairpersons of their respective Municipal Districts, following the AGMs in Laois County...

REVEALED: Locations in Laois selected for first roll-out of new Broadband...

11 locations in Laois will be the first to receive high-speed broadband after the Government signed the deal for the €3 billion project yesterday. Fine...

Calls to make Lyster Square in Portlaoise safer for pedestrians

A Laois County Councillor has called for safety measures to be undertaken to make one of Portlaoise's busiest areas safer for pedestrians. Cllr Thomasina Connell...

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

There were 31 boxes in the Portlaoise Municipal District - with 22 of them in Portlaoise and the remaining nine spread across a wide...

ELECTED: Thomasina secures major gain for Fine Gael in Portlaoise with...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union Thomasina Connell has secured a Council seat on her first attempt. She was elected on 796...

John Whelan: Savage scrap in store for final seat in Portlaoise

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union There is a savage scrap in store in the Portlaoise electoral area for the last...

Battle for the last seat in Portlaoise set to go right...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union Six of the seven seats in the Portlaoise Municipal District are set to be won...

WATCH: Portlaoise Local Election candidate Thomasina Connell on why she should...

Local Election candidate Thomasina Connell, who is running for Fine Gael in the Portlaoise area, has released a video explaining her credentials and why...

Moment in Time: Remembering Thomasina Connell’s 2016 General Election Campaign

The most recent time the country went to the polls for an election was in February 2016 for a General Election. Locally it saw the...

Unusual political marriage as Portlaoise pantomine begins

Politics has a way of throwing up unusual arrangements and agreements and has done so since the beginning of time. This week, as the Portlaoise...

Political rivalry, departed friends and a new perspective as Fine Gael...

The Fine Gael Local Election selection convention for the Portlaoise Municipal District was held in the Killeshin Hotel on Wednesday night - with the...

No contest needed as Fine Gael select their Portlaoise Local Election...

The late withdrawal of one of the candidates meant that there was no need for a vote at this evening's Fine Gael Local Election selection...

Local election hopeful calls for sexual assault victims to not be...

A Fine Gael candidate running for the Laois County Council elections raised the issue of putting strong measures to protect victims of sexual crimes...

Fine Gael General Election candidate announces where she’ll run in 2019...

In the 2016 General Election, Fine Gael candidate Thomasina Connell polled over 4,000 first preference votes - an impressive haul for a young rookie...

Thomasina Connell shares her thoughts on the recent Fine Gael selection...

Last Thursday, Thomasina Connell, a Portlaoise-based solicitor and 2016 General election candidate for Fine Gael, joined LaoisToday's newest Unlaois'd podcast for a chat about everything from...

LISTEN: Laois’s newest councillor and 2016 General Election candidate on the...

Brought to you in association with Finline Furniture On UnLaoised#2 - the new weekly LaoisToday podcast - Brian Moss and Steven Miller are joined by...

Fine Gael pick their candidates in Laois-Offaly for the next General...

Charlie Flanagan, Marcella Corcoran-Kennedy and John Clendennen will represent Fine Gael at the next General Election following the party’s selection convention in Clonaslee this...

Four candidates in the mix ahead of Fine Gael selection convention

Four candidates will contest for a place on the Fine Gael General Election ticket in Laois-Offaly at the party's selection convention in Clonaslee this...

Fine Gael set convention date as General Election comes into focus

Fine Gael will hold their selection convention later this month as the party sets their sights on fighting the next General Election in the...

Flanagan selected to contest General Election in Laois once again

Charlie Flanagan has been selected by the Laois Fine Gael party to contest an eighth General Election this evening in Abbeyleix. The party held their...

Solicitor opens new office in Portlaoise – and has a great...

Having established a thriving solicitor’s practice in Monasterevin, Thomasina Connell has now opened her second office on the Main Street in Portlaoise. She is...

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...

Anger as new constituency to send almost 10,000 Laois voters to...

Almost 10,000 Laois voters are set to be moved to the Kildare South constituency following the recommendations of the Constituency Commission. Laois-Offaly is set to be...