Laois News

County council backs Gemma O’Doherty in presidential race

LAOIS County Council made history yesterday morning (Monday 24 September), when its councillors became the first in its 120-year history to formally nominate a candidate for the presidential election. On the proposal of Independent cllr Ben Brennan, seconded by Sinn...

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Abbeyleix retains Tidy Town gold medal status

ABBEYLEIX retained its Tidy Towns gold medal for the fourth year in a row when the eagerly awaited national results...

Thursday, 27/09/18 - 3:15pm Read More

Homeowners will have to pay half the cost of flood barriers

FLOOD barriers for the front doors of homes and businesses hit by last winter’s floods in Mountmellick will cost €600...

Thursday, 27/09/18 - 3:18pm Read More

Hero’s welcome for world champ

TJ DOHENY was given a hero’s welcome in Portlaoise on Friday evening. The local boxer was paraded through the town...

Thursday, 27/09/18 - 3:17pm Read More

International swimmer Nicola honoured at her school in Portarlington

NOT content with just taking on the best swimmers in the world, Portarlington teenager Nicole Turner also set herself a...

Thursday, 27/09/18 - 3:22pm Read More

Laois Sport

Meaney strikes late to ensure Arles Kilcruise win opener

Laois Shopping Centre Senior Football Championship Rd 1 Arles Kilcruise 2-15 Stradbally 2-14 By Denis J. Croke WITH the clock approaching the 65th minute the opening game of this year’s senior football championship looked set for a replay. Then Fran...

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First step in retaining title comfortably achieved by Portlaoise

Laois Shopping Centre Senior Football Championship Rd 1 Portlaoise 3-22 Ballyfin Gaels 2-8 By Denis J. Croke AND so it...

Friday, 03/08/18 - 12:28pm Read More

Inspirational Walsh leads Ballylinan to opening round victory

Laois Shopping Centre Senior Football Championship Rd 1 Ballylinan 1-12 Crettyard Gaels 1-10 By Denis J. Croke BALLYLINAN have a...

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