Laois News

The death has occurred of Liam Lane – Mountmellick

Liam Lane, Emmet Street, Mountmellick passed away on Monday 26 September. Liam was the son of the late Liam and...

Council is urged to buy Stradbally convent for enterprise hub

By Ryan Dunne COUNCILLORS in the Graiguecullen-Portarlington Municipal District have unanimously agreed that Laois County Council should buy the old...

Monday, 26/09/22 - 8:40pm Read More

The death has taken place of Con Galvin – Mountrath

Con Galvin, Windsor, Coolrain, Mountrath passed away peacefully on Monday 26 September surrounded by his family at the Midlands Regional Hospital,...

Monday, 26/09/22 - 5:18pm Read More

‘C’mon the town’ – Praise heaped on medal winning Zach Tuohy

By Joe Barrett Councillors in Laois, at today’s council meeting, heaped congratulations on 32-year-old Portlaoise man Zach Tuohy on his...

Monday, 26/09/22 - 3:51pm Read More

Laois town launches Christmas tree fundraiser

A FUNDRAISING campaign for a Christmas tree and festive street lights in Portarlington has just been launched by the local...

Monday, 26/09/22 - 3:15pm Read More

The death has occurred of Anne Julian (née Behan) – Ballylinan

Anne Julian (née Behan) Graigue, Ballylinan aged 99 passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family on...

Monday, 26/09/22 - 10:00am Read More

Portlaoise Court: Man with 231 previous convictions has charge struck out

  A man with 231 previous convictions, including 63 for theft, had a theft case struck out after he pleaded...

Monday, 26/09/22 - 8:59am Read More

National News

Budget 2023: ‘Serious disappointment’ at reported €12 increase to welfare payments

By Gráinne Ní Aodha, PA A reported €12 increase in weekly social welfare rates has been labelled as “a serious...

Budget 2023: Publicans call for energy supports and retention of 9% VAT rate

James Cox Publicans have called on the Government to extend the current 9 per cent VAT rate for tourism and...

Monday, 26/09/22 - 6:28pm Read More

Truss urged to attend meeting of Macron’s European club to boost UK-EU trust

By David Hughes, PA Political Editor Liz Truss has been urged to attend a meeting of European leaders by Brussels’...

Monday, 26/09/22 - 5:48pm Read More

Activists spared jail time after owners of Dublin building regain possession of property

Aodhan O Faolain The owners of a disused Dublin building that had been illegally occupied and used by a group...

Monday, 26/09/22 - 4:58pm Read More

Driver (21) accused of damaging cars and injuring pedestrians in Fermoy

Olivia Kelleher A 21-year-old man has been charged with a string of road traffic and criminal damage offences which allegedly...

Monday, 26/09/22 - 3:21pm Read More

Shell pulls out of two Irish offshore wind projects

Ron Bousso, Reuters Shell has pulled out of two wind projects off the coast of Cork and Clare operated by...

Monday, 26/09/22 - 2:58pm Read More

EPA study finds link between common heart condition and noise caused by road traffic

Fiachra Gallagher Noise caused by road traffic accounts for almost 2 per cent of all cases of a common heart...

Monday, 26/09/22 - 2:44pm Read More

Laois Sport

Who will join Portlaoise and O’Dempsey’s?

By Denis J. Croke Last night we were treated to two very different quarter-finals. Portlaoise were simply in a different...

First of the semi-final places up for grabs

By Denis J. Croke The senior football championship gets down to the business end of this this weekend with two...

Saturday, 10/09/22 - 10:28am Read More

Preview IFC s/f – Two cracking games to look forward to

By Denis J. Croke CLAIMING this year’s intermediate football title is going to take some doing. Just look at this...

Friday, 09/09/22 - 5:25am Read More

Memories from one of Killeshin’s most famous GAA sons (Part 2)

By Charlie Keegan Liam admits to having felt greatly let down at the age of 28 by being dropped by...

Thursday, 08/09/22 - 11:49pm Read More

Memories from one of Killeshin’s most famous GAA sons (Part 1)

By Charlie Keegan IT happened, quite by coincidence, to be the 43rd wedding anniversary of Killeshin and Laois football legend...

Wednesday, 07/09/22 - 11:31pm Read More

Town U/11s take up where they left off last year

Soccer – M.S.L. U/11 East PORTLAOISE Town U/11s travelled to St Aengus on Saturday morning for their first outing of...

Wednesday, 07/09/22 - 10:40pm Read More

Maurice Deegan: Social media is killing GAA refereeing

Veteran referee warns of the threat that abusive comments made on social media presents to recruiting and retaining new officials...

Wednesday, 07/09/22 - 6:43am Read More

National Sport

England manage thrilling draw against Germany in Nations League

By Simon Peach, PA Chief Football Writer England head to the World Cup buoyed by a rousing comeback against Germany...

Conor McMenamin returns to Northern Ireland squad after ‘pro-IRA’ video emerged

By Ian Parker, PA, Athens Ian Baraclough welcomed Conor McMenamin back into his Northern Ireland squad before revealing the video...

Monday, 26/09/22 - 9:10pm Read More

Relegation risk and Kenny under cosh – 5 talking points as Ireland host Armenia

By Damian Spellman, PA The Republic of Ireland will bring down the curtain on another difficult Nations League campaign when...

Monday, 26/09/22 - 4:22pm Read More

Watford’s turbulent managerial history under the Pozzo family’s ownership

By Tom White, PA Sport Data Journalist Rob Edwards’ sacking after just 11 games in charge of Watford is the...

Monday, 26/09/22 - 3:54pm Read More

Leinster senior coach Stuart Lancaster named Racing 92 director of rugby

By PA Sport Staff Former England head coach Stuart Lancaster will leave Leinster to become director of rugby at French...

Monday, 26/09/22 - 3:52pm Read More

Everton set a benchmark with West Ham win – Frank Lampard

By Carl Markham, PA Everton manager Frank Lampard has told his players they cannot afford to let their standards drop...

Monday, 26/09/22 - 3:50pm Read More

Player workloads the key issue when deciding on new football calendar – FIFPRO

By Jamie Gardner, PA Chief Sports Reporter Protecting players from excessive workloads must be the starting point for any new...

Monday, 26/09/22 - 2:47pm Read More