Laois News

Ploughing champions from Laois are honoured at gala celebration

THE wonderful achievements of two Laois ploughing champions were celebrated in Durrow, at a gala evening in honour of Pádraig...

Funeral arrangements for Jack Cuddy, Mountrath

Jack Cuddy, 2 Mill Lane, Mountrath, Laois R32 Y3C1 Jack Cuddy, 2 Mill Lane, Mountrath, Co Laois and formerly of...

Thursday, 01/12/22 - 8:23pm Read More

Death of Micheál Delaney, Borris-in-Ossory

Micheál Delaney, Moneymore, Borris in Ossory, Co Laois Micheál died on Wednesday 30 November. Predeceased by his brother P.J., sisters...

Thursday, 01/12/22 - 8:04pm Read More

Death of Liam O’Mahoney, Abbeyleix

Liam O’Mahoney Mountrath Road, Abbeyleix, Laois Peacefully at home in the presence of his family on 1 December. Predeceased by...

Thursday, 01/12/22 - 7:54pm Read More

Death of Teresa Sharkey (née Nicholas), Mountrath

Teresa Sharkey (née Nicholas), Pound Street, Newport, Tipperary/ Cappamore, Limerick/ Mountrath, Laois Teresa died peacefully at St Vincent’s Community Nursing Unit,...

Thursday, 01/12/22 - 4:48pm Read More

Death of Margaret Bergin (née Fitzpatrick), Abbeyleix

Margaret Bergin (née Fitzpatrick), Mill House, Boley, Abbeyleix, Laois Peacefully surrounded by her loving family. Predeceased by her father Johnny...

Thursday, 01/12/22 - 3:05pm Read More

Heroic Miley rewarded for exceptional bravery

  By Elizabeth Lee A TEENAGER who jumped into the River Barrow and saved a mother and daughter from drowning...

Thursday, 01/12/22 - 1:10pm Read More

National News

Emmanuel Macron likes ‘Je suis une baguette’ video on Twitter

James Cox An Irish fan in Qatar went viral on Wednesday when a clip of French television emerged in which...

Gardaí believe deaths of two men in Monaghan are linked

James Cox A man who was found dead in a house in Co Monaghan earlier today had been stabbed, and...

Thursday, 01/12/22 - 9:33pm Read More

Alan Dukes apologises for comments about people from border counties

James Cox Former Fine Gael leader Alan Dukes has apologised for comments he made about people from border counties. They...

Thursday, 01/12/22 - 9:18pm Read More

Man (70s) dies after tractor overturns in Donegal

James Cox A man in his 70s has died after the tractor he was driving overturned in Co Donegal. It...

Thursday, 01/12/22 - 6:40pm Read More

Man who brandished knives while robbing Centra jailed for four years

Claire Henry A Dublin man who brandished two knives while robbing a Centra of almost €1,000 has been given a...

Thursday, 01/12/22 - 5:56pm Read More

Ireland reflects on EU ‘marriage’ as von der Leyen addresses the Dáil

By Gráinne Ní Aodha, PA A visit by Ursula von der Leyen to Dublin has prompted politicians to reflect on...

Thursday, 01/12/22 - 5:45pm Read More

Murdered father-of-two so badly beaten his top was soiled with blood

Ryan Dunne The jury in the trial of two men charged with the murder of Vincent Parsons have heard that...

Thursday, 01/12/22 - 5:38pm Read More

Laois Sport

Squad strength and depth the secret to success as U/15s winning run continues

Waterpark    22 Portlaoise     73 ON a crisp sunny Sunday afternoon in Waterford, Portlaoise U/15s took on the challenge of Ardkeen-based...

Persistent Phelan puts Portlaoise U/18s back to winning ways

Leinster Rugby U/18 League North Meath 5 Portlaoise 44 AFTER a nervous opening 20 minutes in this Leinster U/18 League...

Thursday, 24/11/22 - 12:11pm Read More

Laois Hire sign deal to bring Laois GAA to new heights over five years 

The new look Laois GAA jersey is available online from oneills.ie and from all sports stores. Local sports outlet Colgan...

Wednesday, 23/11/22 - 9:55am Read More

Mighty Quinn ensures more silverware heads to for Heywood

North Leinster Junior Hurling ‘B’ final Heywood CS     1-21 Mountrath CS  2-12 By Pat Delaney EARLIER this year Heywood...

Tuesday, 22/11/22 - 10:17am Read More

Portlaoise U/14 girls advance to Leinster Cup final

Rugby – Leinster U/14 Girls Cup semi-final Tullamore 5 Portlaoise 29 A mighty Portlaoise U/14 girls panel arrived in Tullamore...

Tuesday, 22/11/22 - 9:45am Read More

Rugby – McGuinness the main man as Portlaoise overcome a tough test from Boyne

U/15 Leinster League Portlaoise     32 Boyne 19 PORTLAOISE welcomed Boyne to Togher on Sunday for a noon kick-off on a...

Monday, 21/11/22 - 9:51am Read More

Rugby – Portlaoise outclassed by a talented, young Newbridge side

Leinster League Division 2A Portlaoise     8 Newbridge    17 WORRYING times in Portlaoise rugby club as the men’s seniors fell to...

Monday, 21/11/22 - 9:49am Read More

National Sport

Today at the World Cup: Japan stun Spain to go through as Germany head home

By PA Sport Staff Germany failed to make it out of the World Cup group stage once again as Japan...

Germany knocked out of World Cup despite victory over Costa Rica

By Philip Duncan, PA Germany crashed out of the group stage of the World Cup for the second time in...

Thursday, 01/12/22 - 9:20pm Read More

Uefa probing Juventus as prosecutors request indictments for ex-club president

By Daniella Matar, Associated Press European football chiefs have opened an investigation into Juventus, hours after it was revealed that...

Thursday, 01/12/22 - 8:02pm Read More

Roberto Martinez stands down as Belgium boss following World Cup exit

By PA Sport Staff Belgium head coach Roberto Martinez fought back the tears as he confirmed his side’s 0-0 draw...

Thursday, 01/12/22 - 7:05pm Read More

Go to Antarctica – Tyson Fury eager to embark on a world tour in 2023

By George Sessions, PA Tyson Fury has lofty plans to follow in the footsteps of Muhammad Ali by putting on...

Thursday, 01/12/22 - 6:55pm Read More

Serbia prepare to take game to Switzerland in bid to salvage knockout hopes

By Andy Hampson, PA Serbia coach Dragan Stojkovic has vowed to get on the front foot and attack Switzerland in...

Thursday, 01/12/22 - 6:28pm Read More

Italy’s Juventus: a tale of triumphs, tragedy and scandal

Thomson Reuters Prosecutors in Italy have requested that former Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli, 11 other people and the soccer club...

Thursday, 01/12/22 - 6:21pm Read More