Laois News

Cheeky snaps will be revealed at launch of fundraising calendar

TWELVE brave women will light up Mountrath after posing as ‘cheeky but classy’ calendar girls. The daring dozen’s identities will remain under wraps until this weekend, when the big reveal will be staged, with RTÉ broadcaster Claire Byrne as special...

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Laois well represented at men’s shed gathering in Monasterevin

The largest-ever gathering of men’s shed members in Laois and Kildare – judging by the size of the crowd –...

Thursday, 19/09/19 - 1:20pm Read More

Wind farm gets go-ahead to erect 11 giant turbines

RESIDENTS of Spink and Ballinakill will consider seeking a judicial review following An Bord Pleanála’s decision to approve planning permission...

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Walk of hope will remember Laois victims of suicide

LOVED ones lost to suicide in Laois will be remembered in Stradbally this weekend at the third annual Giving Light...

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Former priest Tom Phelan will talk about his new book at Abbeyleix Library

THE story of a Laois man’s childhood during the harsh years of the 1940s and 1950s will be explored in...

Wednesday, 18/09/19 - 1:49pm Read More

National News

‘Irish citizenship through birth or descent’ the most visited document on Citizens Information website

Citizens Information had more than 13 million users last year with ‘Irish citizenship through birth or descent’ the most visited document. The information body has unveiled its annual report for 2018 which highlighted the most visited documents on citizensinformation.ie. The...

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2019 Ploughing is the best-attended championships since they began in 1931

The 88th Ploughing Championships have broken all attendance records. 297,000 people attended the event in Fenagh, Co. Carlow over the...

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Taoiseach to meet British PM in US next week; Brexit deal ‘will not happen at 5am’

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar giving ploughman Colman Cogan from Sligo a hand during the Special plough horse class on the...

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Man, late 70s, in hospital with ‘serious injuries’ following collision with coach in Dublin

A man in his late 70s is in hospital following a collision with a coach in Dublin. The incident occurred...

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Taoiseach to meet Johson in New York next week as Donohoe welcomes UK Chancellor in Dublin

The Taoiseach has been in contact with the British Prime Minister today as Brexit talks intensify. Mr Varadkar spoke with...

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Laois Sport

Nicole is still making the headlines

By Denis J. Croke THREE years ago tomorrow (Wednesday) Portarlington’s Nicole Turner was in the headlines as she was the flag bearer for the Irish team attending the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro. Two years on and Nicole is...

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Clonaslee coast to intermediate final

Laois Shopping Centre Intermediate Football Championship s/f Clonaslee/St Manman’s 2-8 Mountmellick 1-4 By Gavin Cooper CLONASLEE/St Manman’s are through to...

Thursday, 19/09/19 - 9:13am Read More

Chris ensures The Heath’s senior survival

Laois Shopping Centre Senior Football Championship Relegation Final The Heath 1-16 Crettyard 1-8 By Pat Delaney CONDITIONS in Stradbally on...

Thursday, 19/09/19 - 9:12am Read More

Kirsten ensures a place in number nine for Camross

Laois Camogie Intermediate s/f Camross 1-11 The Harps 0-9 By Pat Delaney THIS semi-final at Mountrath was closely contested and...

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Saints dismiss champions and bridge gap of nine years

Laois Camogie intermediate s/f   St Brigid’s 2-11 O’Moores 2-9 By Pat Delaney THIS was a repeat of last year’s...

Thursday, 19/09/19 - 9:10am Read More

National Sport

Cluxton should get footballer of the year award

Anybody fortunate enough to be in Croke Park last Saturday evening, well, anybody from Dublin and the vast majority of neutrals, will have a cherished memory forever, writes Peter McNamara. In years to come, would I get away with telling...

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Tipperary’s Jerome Cahill named U-20 Hurler of the Year

Jerome Cahill has been named the 2019 Bord Gáis Energy U-20 Player of the Year. The Kilruane MacDonagh’s man was...

Wednesday, 18/09/19 - 2:20pm Read More

Muscle problem puts Man City’s John Stones out for up to five weeks

Manchester City defender John Stones will be out for around five weeks with a muscular problem, manager Pep Guardiola has...

Tuesday, 17/09/19 - 4:00pm Read More

Birmingham fined by FA over fan punching Jack Grealish

Birmingham have been fined £42,500 after a supporter ran on to the pitch and punched Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish...

Tuesday, 17/09/19 - 3:50pm Read More

Shane Lowry: ‘I get stopped a little more’ since Open win, but ‘I’ve taken it in my stride’

Shane Lowry says becoming a major winner has not changed him as a person. The Open champion makes his return...

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