Laois News

Inside this week’s Laois Nationalist

  History was made in Portlaoise on Saturday, as over 360 students from seven schools in the parish received their Confirmation at O’Moore Park. Local Fianna Fáil councillor accuses ESB/EirGrid electrical sub power station protesters of ‘hijacking’ local area for...

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Portlaoise Court: – Drunk man wakes up on train in Portlaoise

The last memory a man had after drinking was getting on a train in Dublin and waking up in Portlaoise....

Tuesday, 21/09/21 - 7:51am Read More

Update on water cuts in Mountmellick

WATER supply has been restored to all properties in Mountmellick but reservoir levels are taking some time to recover, following...

Monday, 20/09/21 - 8:44pm Read More

Local TD calls for the abolition of hospital car parking charges for cancer patients

By Joe Barrett Independent TD for the Laois/Offaly constituency Carol Nolan said she is engaging with the Minister for Health...

Monday, 20/09/21 - 4:04pm Read More

Groups receive funding to promote integration in Laois

By Joe Barrett A total of €22,290 has been allocated to five groups in Laois promoting integration. Welcoming the announcement...

Monday, 20/09/21 - 1:40pm Read More

Gardaí seek assistance finding missing four-year-old boy

Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of a four-year-old boy who has been missing since Sunday...

Monday, 20/09/21 - 12:34pm Read More

The death has occurred of Michael (Mick) Maher

Michael (Mick) Maher, Ross Cottage, Cullohill passed away peacefully in the loving care of the doctors and nurses of Saint...

Monday, 20/09/21 - 12:07pm Read More

Free bulk waste collection for Portlaoise householders

  By Joe Barrett Following on from last week’s free collection of mattresses in a number of housing estates in...

Monday, 20/09/21 - 11:07am Read More

Crisis in Laois forestry and timber industry needs immediate solution says local TD

By Joe Barrett Local Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley says that the crisis in the forestry and timber industry cannot...

Monday, 20/09/21 - 10:35am Read More

World Peace Summit Calling for Concerted Action for Sustainable Peace in the New Normal Era

Sponsored Post On September 18th, 2021, the 7th Anniversary of the September 18th HWPL World Peace Summit was held online....

Monday, 20/09/21 - 9:09am Read More

Portlaoise Court: Garda hospitalised after struggle with local woman

A woman who allegedly put up a struggle while gardaí were carrying out an arrest warrant had her case adjourned...

Monday, 20/09/21 - 7:15am Read More

Death of Liam Young RIP

Liam Young, Meelick, Rosenallis, Co Laois Liam died peacefully at Droimnin Nursing Home, Laois on Sunday 19 September. Predeceased by...

Sunday, 19/09/21 - 7:38pm Read More

National News

New study suggests physical activity could increase chance of heart attack

Digital Desk Staff Physical activity may, paradoxically, hasten your risk of a heart attack, a new study suggests, The Irish Times reports. This is because physical activity may lead to a quicker build-up of plaque, or calcium deposits in the...

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Government at odds over ‘discrepancies’ in health spending

Digital Desk Staff Tensions have mounted within Government over Department of Health spending figures ahead of the budget amid lengthening...

Tuesday, 21/09/21 - 8:31am Read More

Scars of pandemic key threats to recovery of Irish economy

Digital Desk Staff Managing the scarring effects of Covid-19 on the labour market and the financial legacy of the pandemic...

Tuesday, 21/09/21 - 7:52am Read More

Irish Water to be grilled by Oireachtas over ‘unacceptable’ contamination

Digital Desk Staff Irish Water bosses are to face a grilling by “hugely concerned” TDs this Thursday over the “unacceptable”...

Tuesday, 21/09/21 - 6:59am Read More

Protesters who targeted Varadkar’s home to gather outside GP practices

Ministers and public health officials have been given updated security advice by gardaí due to concerns over anti-vaccination activists who...

Monday, 20/09/21 - 10:01pm Read More

Laois Sport

Primary school pupils asked to design a new Laois jersey

Laois GAA, in association with O’Neill’s, is running a competition in partnership with the county’s Primary Schools to design a new Laois GAA kit for the 2022-2023 season. Laois GAA appreciates their young supporters and wanted to do something special...

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Portlaoise U/17’s put long shut down behind them to record a win

Rugby – U/17’s North Midlands League Newbridge 15 Portlaoise 17 IT has been 18 month since these players last played...

Tuesday, 14/09/21 - 7:44am Read More

This week’s GAA Fixtures

TUESDAY JFC ‘C’ Final At LOETB CoE (1): Park Ratheniska v Ballyfin, 7.30pm JHC Group B Rd 2 At LOETB...

Tuesday, 14/09/21 - 7:40am Read More

Heath ladies Minor Cup team win silver medals in the Golf Ireland final

THE AIG Women’s Minor Cup competition commenced for The Heath Golf Club back in early June with home advantage against...

Saturday, 11/09/21 - 1:26pm Read More

Significant game for three young Portlaoise players

Rugby – Leinster League Division 2 Cup Portlaoise 8 Edenderry 29 PORTLAOISE Rugby Club got the new season underway in...

Wednesday, 08/09/21 - 5:54pm Read More

National Sport

Shane Lowry keen for battle since watching Padraig Harrington at 2006 Ryder Cup

By Phil Casey, PA Golf Correspondent Shane Lowry was a promising teenage amateur when he watched Padraig Harrington play his part in Europe’s Ryder Cup victory at the K Club. Fifteen years on he will be part of the European...

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Andreas Christensen to stay at Chelsea after club ups offer

By PA Sport Staff Stamford Bridge seems set to be Andreas Christensen‘s home for a while longer with the announcement...

Tuesday, 21/09/21 - 9:29am Read More

Bohemians and Derry share spoils in stunning 3-3 draw

Digital Desk Staff Bohemians remain a point outside the top-four in the SSE Airtricity Premier Division, after an incredible game...

Monday, 20/09/21 - 10:07pm Read More

Four Dundalk players test positive for Covid ahead of FAI Cup clash

James Cox Dundalk will be severely depleted for tomorrow night’s FAI Cup quarter-final replay with Finn Harps. Four players have...

Monday, 20/09/21 - 9:44pm Read More

Sean Dyche believes Burnley have better squad depth this season

By Ian Parker, PA Sean Dyche believes Burnley are better placed to compete on multiple fronts this season as he...

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