Laois News

Reunion for residents of Station Road was a night to remember

IT’S 70 years since the first families moved into the 14 council houses on Station Road, Portarlington. And to celebrate the occasion, former residents gathered in Finlay’s Pub last week. Three former residents who organised the reunion were Anne Heffernan...

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Camross van run will raise vital funds for Field of Dreams project

THE people of Camross gathered recently to launch their van and jeep run fundraiser in aid of the Laois Down...

Tuesday, 18/06/19 - 1:17pm Read More

Open day at Arles NS celebrates recent success

ARLES NS opened its doors to the community as pupils, families and friends gathered for a memorable open day. The...

Tuesday, 18/06/19 - 11:16am Read More

Paddy’s Day run raises €500 for Down Syndrome

MEMBERS of Portlaoise Athletic Club recently presented a cheque for €500 to the Laois branch of Down Syndrome Ireland. The...

Sunday, 16/06/19 - 3:42pm Read More

Trad musicians bring fleadh to a close with monster céilí

CULTURAL traditions identify the individuality of nations and Irish traditional music, song and dance allow instant recognition of Irish heritage...

Sunday, 16/06/19 - 1:41pm Read More

National News

Thousands face surgery cancellations as 10,000 healthcare workers to strike tomorrow

Thousands of patients could have surgeries cancelled tomorrow as up to 10,000 healthcare workers go on strike. There is still no sign of a resolution between the HSE and hospital support staff. Porters, cleaners, chefs and maternity care assistants are...

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Trauma service for adopted children expanded

A service that helps adopted children who suffered trauma is being expanded. Barnardos’ post-adoption service supports more than 150 adopted...

Wednesday, 19/06/19 - 7:35am Read More

Public calling for radical change to direct provision system

Up to 140 people and organisations are calling for radical changes to Ireland’s direct-provision system. They have written to the...

Wednesday, 19/06/19 - 7:35am Read More

Last year’s social housing delivery was highest on record

Social-housing delivery last year was one of the highest on record, according to the Irish Council for Social Housing. The...

Wednesday, 19/06/19 - 7:35am Read More

Government told lead by example and switch to electric local authority vehicles

All local authorities in Ireland are being urged to switch to using electric vehicles immediately. The Government is being told...

Wednesday, 19/06/19 - 7:25am Read More

Laois Sport

Gaughan’s late free ensures Laois remain undefeated

  Laois 1-22 Westmeath 1-22 By Pat Delaney THANKS to a free in the third minute of time added on from substitute Eoin Gaughan Laois earned a share of the points with Westmeath in the last of their Joe McDonagh...

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Nevin to represent Ireland at European Championships

MICHAEL Nevin, the Portlaoise Senior Elite Middleweight boxer, has been selected to represent Ireland at the upcoming European Senior Elite...

Wednesday, 19/06/19 - 8:33am Read More

Champions extend their lead and send the Heath to the basement

Laois Shopping Centre ACFL Division 1 Rd 10 O’Dempsey’s 3-12 The Heath 0-13 By Pat Delaney WHEN midfielder Barry Kelly...

Thursday, 13/06/19 - 5:55am Read More

The Graiguecullen resurgence continues

Laois Shopping Centre ACFL Division 1 Rd 10 Graiguecullen 1-10 Portarlington 0-11 By Kieran Murphy GRAIGUECULLEN kept alive their slim...

Thursday, 13/06/19 - 5:54am Read More

Strong finish sees Laois over the line against Carlow

Andrew Corden Cup U/20 Football Development League   Laois 1-17 Carlow 2-11 By Kieran Murphy THIS Andrew Corden Cup U/20...

Thursday, 13/06/19 - 5:52am Read More

National Sport

Birmingham ‘part company’ with Garry Monk

Birmingham have parted company with manager Garry Monk, the club have announced. A statement read: “The Board of Directors believe this to be in the long term interests of the club. “We thank Garry for his efforts and we wish...

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Bold move pays off as Circus Maximus wins St James’s Palace Stakes

Circus Maximus showed his adaptability when dropping back in trip to land the St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot....

Tuesday, 18/06/19 - 5:05pm Read More

Cork City, Shamrock Rovers and St Pat’s learn Europa League opponents

Cork City will face opposition from Luxembourg or Wales in their Europa League first qualifying round. Cork City lost to...

Tuesday, 18/06/19 - 3:10pm Read More

Dundalk drawn against Champions League debutants Riga

Dundalk will face Riga FC in the Champions League first qualifying round. Vinny Perth’s side will welcome the first-time Latvian...

Tuesday, 18/06/19 - 2:00pm Read More

Munster announce first all-female staff for women’s squads

Munster’s women’s squads will be coached and managed by all-female staff for the first time. Munster Women’s & U18 Girls...

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