Laois News

Safety measures will make accident black spot less dangerous

ACCORDING to Laois Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley, progress has been made in the provision of road-safety measures at an accident black spot on the Ballacolla Road. The section of the R443 at Middlemount has been described by public representatives...

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Unprecedented levels of dumping at recycling bank may lead to prosecutions

CCTV footage of the recycling bank in Mountmellick will hopefully lead to prosecutions for those who dumped empty glass bottles,...

Sunday, 19/01/20 - 1:33pm Read More

Mystery Lotto winner gives €300k winnings to her daughter

A €312,000 winning Lotto ticket that was bought in Portlaoise and given as a present was returned to the purchaser...

Sunday, 19/01/20 - 11:32am Read More

€9.4m will be spent on Laois roads in 2020

JUST over €9.4 million of taxpayers’ money is being distributed by the government to maintain and upgrade the road network...

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Prestigious award for Nurse Nicole

A PORTARLINGTON woman received a major award at a recent graduation ceremony at Trinity College Dublin. Nicole Morris, who was...

Saturday, 18/01/20 - 1:18pm Read More

National News

Man’s body found in Co. Louth

The body of a man has been found in County Louth. Gardaí at the scene on the Drogheda/Baltray Road just outside Drogheda today. Pic: Ciara Wilkinson The discovery was made on Baltray Road near Termonfeckin at around 1pm this afternoon....

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Sinn Féin call for review, not abolition, of Special Criminal Court

[timgcap=Sinn Féin justice spokesperson Martin Kenny]MartinKennySinnFein_large.jpg[/timg] Sinn Féin says the Special Criminal Court is dated and not fit to deal...

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Woman arrested as €75k of cannabis seized in Westmeath

Picture: Facebook / An Garda Síochána A woman has been arrested after gardaí seized around €75,000 of what they suspect...

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Election 2020: Women running in every constituency – but activist says bigger parties have to do more

With three days to close of nominations, only 33% of general election candidates are women. New rules require they make...

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Three men arrested following Belfast ‘knife fight’

Three men have been arrested following a knife fight in Belfast city centre last night. Police say the fight broke...

Sunday, 19/01/20 - 11:00am Read More

Laois Sport

Battling Portarlington lose out to Naas

Lalor Cup Final Naas RFC 14 Portarlington RFC 5 By Denis J. Croke IT has been a very tough few years for Portarlington RFC but this season they seem to be turning things around. Perhaps relegation to Division 3 of...

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Under-20s lose out to Kildare in first game

John Kerins Cup U/20 Football Development League Kildare 2-17 Laois 1-7 By Ger McNally KILDARE ran out comfortable winners against...

Friday, 10/01/20 - 3:05pm Read More

Experience sees the Lake men exact revenge

Walsh Cup Rd 3 Westmeath 2-17 Laois 1-12 By Pat Delaney BORRIS-in-Ossory was the venue on Sunday for the meeting...

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Laois have no answer to Meath’s first half goal-blitz

O’Byrne Cup Rd 3 Meath 4-16 Laois 1-15 By Conor McKenna LAOIS footballers were eliminated from the 2020 O’Byrne Cup...

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Portlaoise cast aside underdog status to claim Hosie Cup honours

Hosie Cup Final Portlaoise RFC 17 Clondalkin RFC 5 By Denis J. Croke PORTLAOISE RFC first team have had a...

Friday, 10/01/20 - 3:02pm Read More

National Sport

‘How is that a foul?’ – Roy Keane disputes VAR decision on disallowed Liverpool goal

Roy Keane has said that Liverpool’s first disallowed goal was incorrectly ruled out by VAR, claiming “the game has gone mad”. Liverpool thought they had doubled their lead through Firmino after 25 minutes but, after a VAR check relating to...

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Jim Gavin ‘deeply privileged’ to receive Freedom of Dublin City

By Michelle McGlynn Master Bowyer Jack Pinson with Lord Mayor of Dublin, Paul Mc Auliffe presenting the Honorary Freedom of...

Saturday, 18/01/20 - 11:10pm Read More

Ulster’s victory ensures quarter-final place

By Press Association Picture: Niall Carson/PA Wire [score] [team1]Ulster[/team1][score1]22[/score1] [team2]Bath[/team2][score2]15[/score2] [/score] Ulster secured the home win they needed against Bath...

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Knockaert shoots down Middlesbrough as Fulham climb to third in Championship table

By Press Association [score] [team1]Fulham[/team1][score1]1[/score1] [team2]Middlesbrough[/team2][score2]0[/score2] [/score] Anthony Knockaert struck in the sixth minute to secure Fulham’s 1-0 home victory...

Friday, 17/01/20 - 11:10pm Read More

Ireland U21 international Connor Ronan joins Blackpool on loan

By Press Association Blackpool have signed Wolves midfielder Connor Ronan on loan for the rest of the season. The Republic...

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