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Momentum grows behind campaign for playground in Emo

Momentum is growing behind a campaign to develop a playground in Emo in the parish sports grounds where the GAA club, soccer club and...

Warm welcomes and ‘big boots to fill’ as Laois’s newest Councillor...

There were warm welcomes this morning as Laois's newest County Councillor was officially co-opted. Fine Gael's PJ Kelly replaces Tom Mulhall as the sixth Councillor...

A word of thanks from Tom Mulhall

Since announcing my retirement from Laois County Council on health grounds recently, I have been reflecting on my almost 13 years as a local...

A political convention like no other as Fine Gael candidates make...

In normal times the Fine Gael delegates from around the county would have gathered in a hotel function room or a community hall. There would...

Fine Gael members to have their say as two names confirmed...

Fine Gael members in the Graiguecullen-Portarlington Municipal District will convene on Monday evening for a virtual convention to hear from the candidates in the...

Contest for Fine Gael seat down to two candidates as former...

The internal battle in Fine Gael for the Laois County Council seat vacated by Tom Mulhall has been reduced to two candidates following the...

Three names in the hat as contest expected for vacant Fine...

Three names have emerged as candidates to fill the Laois County Council seat left vacant following the retirement of Fine Gael's Emo-based councillor Tom...

Tanaiste Varadkar and Laois County Councillors pay tribute to Tom Mulhall...

Tanaiste Leo Varadkar and a host of Laois County Councillors have paid tribute to Tom Mulhall as his resignation was officially tendered at this...

Warm tributes as Tom Mulhall calls time on political career

There have been warm tributes paid to retiring Fine Gael councillor Tom Mulhall, who announced his decision on Friday to step down from political...

Laois County Councillor resigns his seat citing health reasons

Laois County Councillor Tom Mulhall has tendered his resignation for health reasons. The Fine Gael politician, who comes from Emo, has stepped down from the...

Laois housing estate set to be taken in charge by County...

The Graigavern Lodge housing estate in Ballybrittas has been taken in charge by Laois County Council - more than a decade after it was...

Warm welcome as Laois County Council secure landmark building in Portarlington

Laois County Council has taken a long-term lease on the landmark Market House building in the square in Portarlington, one that operated as Ryan's...

Warm welcome as IFA representative added to Laois Joint Policing Committee

Laois IFA will have a voice on the county's Joint Policing Committee (JPC) for the first time following the appointment of Brendan Birney from...

Cycle lane could be added to old main Dublin Road at...

A proposal to add a cycle lane to the old main Dublin Road from the Kildare border outside Monasterevin to The Heath is being...

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...

Tempers flare as proposal for a pedestrian crossing in Stradbally gets...

Whether it was the boredom of the past couple of months that was getting to them or the frustrations of lockdown, a right row...

Lucky escape for Laois farmer after machine brings down overhead ESB...

A Laois farmer had a very lucky escape on Tuesday when the machine he was operating got caught in the staywire of an ESB...

Tom Mulhall: Remembering the glory days of the Montague Hotel

This piece originally featured on LaoisToday in March 2018. A couple of weeks ago the LaoisToday team wrote a very humourous piece on Valentine's Day...

Quality of surfacing raised as ‘spending more and more money on...

The state of the county's roads and the never-ending issues of potholes was raised at the recent Graiguecullen-Portarlington Municipal District meeting in Laois County...

Slow progress on facilities for Rock of Dunamaise

Having additional parking, toilet and information facilities at the Rock of Dunamaise has long been an issue with local county councillors in Laois and...

Boost for Portarlington Leisure Centre as €300,000 in funding announced

A total of €300,000 in funding has been announced for Portarlington Leisure Centre under the Government's large scale sports infrastructure fund. The news was announced...

Backing for Laois beef farmers crucial for rural areas, argue Laois...

Beef up beef prices for Laois farmers as rural communities are hugely reliant on farm family incomes for survival. That was the clear and direct...

Death occurs of former Emo primary school principal

The death has recently occurred of Joseph O'Callaghan from Emo, who served as principal of the primary school in the village for many years. Originally...

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...

A Thank You message from Cllr Tom Mulhall following this year’s...

Cllr Tom Mulhall would like to thank all those who canvassed and campaigned with him during his successful 2019 Local Elections campaign. The Emo man...

ELECTED: Padraig Fleming, Aidan Mullins and Tom Mulhall all elected on...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union Padraig Fleming (Fianna Fáil), Aidan Mullins (Sinn Féin) and Tom Mulhall (Fine Gael) are the...

Fleming set to top the poll, Barry shows strongly – but...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union Padraig Fleming looks set to top the poll for Fianna Fáil and take the first...

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...

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,...

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...