Laois News

Gearing up to help families in Mountmellick over Christmas

By Joe Barrett Members of the Mountmellick Central Hub are already very busy preparing to assist up to 1,000 local families over the festive period. Now in it’s second year the Mountmellick Central Hub Christmas Appeal is well underway. The...

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Portlaoise is the cleanest town in Ireland

By Joe Barrett The town of Portlaoise is Ireland’s most litter free and cleanest town. That’s according to the latest...

Monday, 18/10/21 - 8:37am Read More

Portlaoise Court: Knife found after row between drunk couple

  A man who was arrested after having a drunken row with a woman in the street claimed that a...

Monday, 18/10/21 - 7:34am Read More

New Laois garda arrests his granddad!

By Carmel Hayes HONORARY Garda Cathail Holohan from Mountmellick proudly received his new uniform today and is busy patrolling the...

Sunday, 17/10/21 - 11:11pm Read More

Laois Labour Party calls for free of charge flu vaccination for all

      By Joe Barrett The Labour Party’s representative in the Graiguecullen/Portarlington Municipal District Eoin Barry is calling for...

Sunday, 17/10/21 - 6:30pm Read More

Living with Long Covid

Tiffany Shannon from Castlecomer, was floored by Covid-19 in March of this year. Six months later she’s still suffering from...

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Obituary: Noel (Chic) O’Gorman

NOEL (Chic) O’Gorman, who died suddenly at Portlaoise Regional Hospital on Wednesday, September 29 was a former prominent clubman of...

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Portlaoise Court: Crashed through toll bridge trying to avoid paying the toll

A motorist who had no cash on him to pay the fee at the toll bridge crashed into the barrier...

Sunday, 17/10/21 - 9:25am Read More

Laois Iarnród Éireann train maintenance centre is hiring craftworkers

    Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail has opportunities in one of its major fleet maintenance centres, in Portlaoise. The national...

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Tempers flare-up over location of houses in Stradbally

  By Joe Barrett THE majority of councillors in Laois voted to allow 26 houses to be developed on a...

Sunday, 17/10/21 - 7:10am Read More

Young women to save €200 annually on contraception, Fianna Fáil TD claims

The availability of free contraception for young women will save them almost €200 each year, according to a Fianna Fáil...

Saturday, 16/10/21 - 5:08pm Read More

Flanagan says Budget 2022 will help economic recovery

      Deputy Charlie Flanagan   By Joe Barrett SPEAKING from Leinster House following the budget announcements last Tuesday,...

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National News

Ship antigen tests to every household to stop Covid this winter, expert says

Experts have questioned why Ireland remains an “outlier” when it comes to the use of antigen testing for Covid-19. Professor of Immunovirology at University College Cork, Liam Fanning, said that shipping antigen tests to every household in the country each...

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Ireland’s dirtiest towns and cities revealed in litter survey

Dublin’s North Inner City, Limerick City South and Drogheda have been deemed the three worst areas for litter in Ireland....

Monday, 18/10/21 - 8:31am Read More

Consulting firm Aspira to create 40 jobs at new Cork headquarters

Consulting and technology firm Aspira will create 40 jobs at its new headquarters in Cork city. The Irish-owned company, which...

Monday, 18/10/21 - 7:46am Read More

School blames ‘serious flaws’ in HSE Covid rules after outbreak of 30 cases

An outbreak of more than 30 cases of Covid-19 has forced a primary school in Co Wexford to close its...

Monday, 18/10/21 - 7:09am Read More

‘People’s poet’ Brendan Kennelly dies aged 85

One of the country’s most popular poets, Brendan Kennelly has died, aged 85. Kennelly’s family confirmed he passed away on...

Sunday, 17/10/21 - 8:38pm Read More

Laois Sport

New Laois senior football management team will rebuild county’s fortunes

THE proposed new Laois senior football management team will bring “a wealth of experience and skills to the county”, in the words of Laois GAA chairman Peter O’Neill. His comments came after Billy Sheehan and his management team of Chris...

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Portlaoise ladies have too much in the tank for Garda

Leinster Women’s League Division 3 Portlaoise 43 Garda 0 By Denis J. Croke A WEAKENED Garda side travelled to Togher...

Monday, 11/10/21 - 6:59pm Read More

Portlaoise turn on the style to get the better of Coolmine

Leinster League Division 2A Portlaoise 37 Coolmine 26 By Denis J. Croke PORTLAOISE 1st XV put in one of its...

Monday, 11/10/21 - 6:55pm Read More

Family present cup to golf club in memory of their mother

THE name of Teresa Cahill is well known in Rathdowney Golf Club and now thanks to the generosity of her...

Friday, 08/10/21 - 4:48pm Read More

USA scholarship for young Portlaoise basketball player

By Deirdre Carroll WHAT a few months it has been for Portlaoise teenager James Phelan. James completed his St Mary’s...

Friday, 08/10/21 - 4:22pm Read More

National Sport

Rory McIlroy claims 20th PGA title with victory in CJ Cup

By Trevor Marshallsea, PA Sport Staff Rory McIlroy put his Ryder Cup pain behind him to join a select band of players with 20 PGA victories with a one-stroke win in the CJ Cup in Las Vegas on Sunday. Starting...

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Newcastle fan who received emergency treatment at game ‘stable and responsive’

PA Sport Staff The Newcastle fan who required emergency medical treatment during Sunday’s game against Tottenham is “stable and responsive”...

Sunday, 17/10/21 - 10:04pm Read More

Newcastle’s new dawn overshadowed by defeat and medical emergency

Damian Spellman, PA What started as a party ended in sombre mood as events on and off the pitch cast...

Sunday, 17/10/21 - 7:18pm Read More

Matt Fitzpatrick responds to Ryder Cup disappointment with Andalucia Masters win

PA Sport Staff Matt Fitzpatrick overcame his Ryder Cup heartbreak in his first event since Europe’s record-breaking defeat as he...

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West Ham end Everton boss Benitez’s perfect home record

Carl Markham, PA West Ham defender Angelo Ogbonna’s header ended Everton manager Rafael Benitez’s 100 per cent home record as...

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