Laois News

Festival bosses target overseas visitors

FESTIVAL organisers from around Laois came together last week to find more ways of developing their events to attract more overseas visitors. Fáilte Ireland arranged the workshop event, which saw representatives from 11 festivals and events gather at The Midlands...

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75 top jobs on the way for Portlaoise

A CANADIAN company is bringing 75 high-quality jobs to Portlaoise. Greenfield Global Inc, one of North America’s largest alcohol and...

Thursday, 18/04/19 - 1:49pm Read More

Unvaccinated kids attending school is ‘bonkers’

A CONSULTANT at Portlaoise hospital has said that unvaccinated children should be banned from schools and crèches. Dr Dominic Rowley...

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Truck run raises vital funds for Cuisle centre

THERE was a fantastic turnout for a fundraising truck run in aid of the Cuisle Cancer Support Centre, which travelled...

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Fine Gael candidate does u-turn over online posts about student nurses

AN avalanche of vitriol directed at a young Fine Gael election candidate who posted comments about student nurses appeared on...

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National News

Lyra McKee: Woman killed in Derry was a ‘rising star of investigative journalism’

Lyra McKee. Photo via Facebook. Journalist Lyra McKee tweeted about the “absolute madness” in Derry in the hours before she was shot dead yesterday evening. Ms McKee, 29, rose to prominence in 2014 after a blog post called “Letter to...

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Gardaí investigating after two ATMs stolen in Co Meath

Gardaí are investigating the robbery of two ATMs from Kells in Co Meath overnight. The cash machines were stolen from...

Friday, 19/04/19 - 8:15am Read More

Gardaí seek assistance locating missing Waterford man

Gardaí in Waterford are appealing for help in finding a 50-year-old man who has gone missing. Leonard O’Neill was last...

Thursday, 18/04/19 - 10:55pm Read More

Four adults and three children rescued after boat ran aground on Lough Derg

File photo. Picture: Facebook An RNLI lifeboat rushed to assist four adults and three children after their boat lost steering...

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Easter Sun-days: Temperatures to reach 23 degrees this weekend

An Orange forest fire alert warning has been issued for most of the country. The Department of Agriculture issued the...

Thursday, 18/04/19 - 10:35pm Read More

Laois Sport

Heartbreak for Knockbeg as junior honours go to St Colman’s College

St Colman’s College 3-6 Knockbeg College 0-14 By Kieran Murphy AN ability to find the net at crucial times proved crucial as St Colman’s battled to a one-point victory over a desperately unlucky 14-man Knockbeg College in the All-Ireland Junior...

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Scoil Chríost Rí are crowned All-Ireland senior champions

Chríost Rí Portlaoise 3-10 Loreto Clonmel 2-10 By Pat Delaney JOHN Locke’s Park in the heart of Kilkenny hurling country...

Thursday, 04/04/19 - 11:55am Read More

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...

Friday, 03/08/18 - 12:29pm Read More

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...

Friday, 03/08/18 - 12:27pm Read More

National Sport

Frankfurt stage second-leg comeback to edge out Benfica

[score] [team1]Eintracht Frankfurt[/team1][score1]2[/score1] [team2]Benfica[/team2][score2]0[/score2] [/score] Eintracht Frankfurt wiped out a two-goal first-leg deficit to beat Benfica 2-0 in Germany and advance into the Europa League semi-finals on the away goals rule. Filip Kostic and Sebastian Rode scored for the Bundesliga...

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Waterford FC will not compete in Europa League next season

Waterford FC manager Alan Reynolds The FAI have confirmed that Waterford have been denied entry to next season’s Europa League....

Thursday, 18/04/19 - 10:55pm Read More

‘It feels like the right time’ – Rory Best to retire after Rugby World Cup

Ulster and Ireland captain Rory Best has confirmed that he will retire from professional rugby when his contract expires after...

Thursday, 18/04/19 - 9:55am Read More

FAI confirm letter from St Pat’s in relation to UEFA Club Licensing

The FAI say it has received a letter from St Patrick’s Athletic in relation to UEFA Club Licensing and they...

Wednesday, 17/04/19 - 8:25pm Read More

One violation in Sport Ireland’s 2018 anti-doping review

Sport Ireland has released their anti-doping review for 2018, revealing that 1,112 tests were carried out last year. The organisation...

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