Saturday, January 18, 2020

LISTEN: John Whelan joins us on the Talking Politics Podcast to...

Brought to you in association with Midlands Park Hotel With the General Election now called and the date set for Saturday, February 8, we take...

Remember The Game: DCU topple Laois in 2009 O’Byrne Cup opener

Laois 1-13 DCU 1-14 2009 O'Byrne Cup Round 1 Sean Dempsey's reign as Laois senior football manager didn't start off the way he would have liked...

20 Laois people to watch out for in 2020

There’s any amount of talented young Laois people making strides in various fields and we’ve picked out 20 of them to keep an eye...

Engagements, waking up to grim hashtags and dates in Laois – It’s all in...

It has been a busy Christmas and New Year but we're finally winding down and getting back into the swing of things. That includes, the...

Remember the Game: Shanahoe win Laois minor ladies football title in 2004

Shanahoe 5-7 Timahoe 3-10 2004 Laois Minor Ladies Football Final Shanahoe ladies football club were a coming force in the early part of the 2000s and...

2019 Remembered: Meet the Laois baby with the extraordinary association with the number 19

Anything baby related is heart warming and this story definitely is! A very different kind of story. This really is something that is very unique. Meet...

2019 Remembered: Five prison officers attacked and one ‘stabbed’ in Midlands Prison Portlaoise

This, back in July, was an appalling incident.  A convicted murderer attacked five prison officers and stabbed one of them in an incident at the...

2019 Remembered: Dear Electric Picnic Acts – You are not in Dublin!

During the Electric Picnic, several of the acts mentioned being in Dublin, Laois people were raged by this! 'Dublin, let me hear you make some...

2019 Remembered: Laois hotel probed over accommodating, ‘persons seeking international protection’

According to a local councillor, the status of new occupants at a Portarlington hotel was questioned by local people in June. The status of new...
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to a hit and run

2019 Remembered: Disqualified driver found 10 times over the legal limit of alcohol at...

In May, disqualified driver was found 10 times over the legal limit of alcohol. A disqualified driver has been found 10 times over the legal...

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Best of 2017 – The most coveted list of all. Laois’s 30 Hottest Men!

It was the list that almost crashed the LaoisToday site.  Back in the summer, someone in the office came up with the bright idea of...

Christmas is Coming: A very special season for Imelda Tynan for many reasons

This week I met with the very talented Imelda Tynan for this week's Christmas feature. Imelda Tynan, owner of Tynan's restaurant in the Storeyard in...

Winner announced in LaoisToday’s Butcher’s Block giveaway

We love our competitions on LaoisToday and we love teaming up with great local businesses to give our readers the chance of winning some...

Best of 2017 – Man leaves €132,000 to Portlaoise parish in his will

This story of an extremely charitable parishioner's will from Portlaoise was one of the most popular stories on LaoisToday in October. The parishioner's generous gift...
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New to the Area: From the hustle and bustle of Birmingham to Mountrath

UK native Aaron Birmingham orginally lived in Dublin for nine years, before upping sticks and moving to Laois where he said he found the...

Moment in Time: Great photos from Ballylinan NS play in 2011

There's a great tradition of dramatic productions in the Ballylinan area, one that goes back a long number of years in the wider community. Their...

Remember the Game: Emo see off Mountmellick to claim Division 2 football honours in...

Emo 3-8 Mountmellick 0-7 2000 Laois ACFL Division 2 Final Meetings between Mountmellick and Emo have been rare enough over the years but in the latter...

LISTEN: Success up North, dodgy hair cuts and new rules – our GAA Podcast...

Our first Podcast of 2019 is here and we are back with a bang. With the Allianz hurling and football leagues returning this weekend, we...

2019 Remembered: End of an era as O’Loughlins move on from popular Portlaoise hotel

The famed O'Loughlin's Hotel has changed hands and its old owners went out with a real bang... It was an end of an era in...

Moment in Time: Clough-Ballacolla Dinner Dance 2010

Whatever it is, people love looking back on old photos. This week, for our Moment in Time, we head to Clough-Ballacolla direction as we look...

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