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Monday, September 28, 2020

What’s it like where you are? Four Laois people living abroad...

The Covid-19 pandemic has been difficult for everybody. Job losses, restricted movement, huge lifestyle changes and a massive level of uncertainty. For people living abroad,...

Talking Sport Podcast: Busy weekend of football, whingeing, moaning and complaining

Another busy weekend and another long list of talking points. Steven Miller and Alan Hartnett may not have a big-name guest to join them on...

The Week that Was: Our most read stories of the past seven days

1 - Coronavirus: 357 new cases as unfairness of Laois, Kildare and Offaly lockdown highlighted When the initial plan of Living with Covid-19 was announced,...

Talking Sport Podcast: Mike Quirke, Eddie Brennan and football championship previews

With the club GAA season heading towards the business end of the championship and the inter-county scene now on the horizon, it's as busy...

Talking Sport Podcast: O’Moore’s triumph again, cup glory for Towerhill and hurling championships take...

The O'Moore's Camogie club won the first county final of this most unusual year on Saturday when they claimed their third title in five...

The Week that Was: Our most read stories of the past seven days

1 - Two Portlaoise students score seven H1s as Leaving Cert results announced Two Laois students scored full marks in the 2020 Leaving Cert results...

The Defence Forces: Laois man in Syria on training, daily routine and missing home

There are more than 7,000 men and women in the Irish Defence Forces - and hundreds of them are serving abroad at any one...

Talking Sport Podcast: Sarah Anne Fitzgerald and Joan Dollard preview the Laois camogie final...

For the first time since 2010, Camross aren't in the Laois camogie final as O'Moore's and St Brigid's get set to do battle in...

Jamie Dowling: Shining a light on suicide in men on World Suicide Prevention Day

Today is world suicide prevention day and I decided to pen a piece about one of the greatest problems in this world - suicide...

Talking Sport Podcast: James Finn, Darren Strong and Portarlington shock Portlaoise

It was another busy weekend of championship action and our Talking Sport Podcast is a bumper edition with two special guests and looks back...

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Moment in Time: 16 years since Helen Gee officially launched G’s Jams

G's Gourmet Jams is one of Laois's real success stories. Owned by Helen Gee, who makes the jam on her own Abbey Farm near Abbeyleix,...

These stunning photos of Laois are just lovely

Paul Moore is a Tullamore-based photographer - but he often strays across the county boundary to take exquisite photos of Laois, usually using just an...

Best of 2017 – The Sunday Interview: The young Portlaoise man with a string...

David Finn is a shrewd entrepreneur whose businesses have gone from strength to strength in the past few years.  Since the time of this interview,...

My Club and I: Portlaoise captain David Seale

David Seale has been ever present in the last number of years, collecting multiple Senior County Club medals along the way. Captaining Portlaoise into this...

In Pictures: The 17 Laois Rose contestants, their predecessor … and the 2017 winner

Brought to you in association with the Manhattan Mixer and Soho late venue The Portlaoise Heritage Hotel was buzzing on Sunday night as 17 young...

The All-Ireland, RTÉ and Penneys Portlaoise – It’s all in our Tweets of the...

We’re back with our Tweets of the Week again this week! Laois Twitter is just the gift that keeps on giving. Check out our selection below: Wise...

Remember 2018 – ‘I feel like we’re only surviving,’ Richie Reid opens up about...

Back in September this year, a documentary called 'The Town' was released by Virgin Media.  It looked at one very special family and the effects...

Moment in Time: Cuisle Centre honours the great Mary Ramsbottom in 2008

For this week's Moment in Time, we look back on a party in the Cuisle Centre in 2008 to honour the late Mary Ramsbottom. Mary...

Good Week, Bad Week: All-weather pitches, acts of kindness and American dreams

As part of our now well-established running series, we bring you this week’s ‘Good Week/Bad Week’. To see who has had a good or bad week,...

Moment in Time: Great colour and atmosphere from Portlaoise St Patrick’s Day parade in...

The St Patrick's Day committee in Portlaoise always pull out all the stops and it was no different back in 2008. What didn't they have?!...

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