Laois News

The death has been announced of Carmel Murphy (née Ward), The Square, Durrow.

The death has occurred of Carmel Murphy (née Ward) Erkinville House, The Square, Durrow, Laois Carmel Murphy (nee Ward), The Square, Durrow, Co. Laois (formerly Rahaval House, Redcross, Co. Wicklow) – 15th May 2021 in her 91st year peacefully at...

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Laois students get creative with beautiful new book

CREATIVE Laois students are putting their thoughts into verse for a beautifully illustrated book of poetry. Transition students at the...

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Jack & Jill charity boutique reopens in Portlaoise tomorrow, Monday 17 May

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Obituary: Fr Pat Gaynor was a much-loved parish priest of Clonbullogue

  THE death on Monday 26 April of Fr Pat Gaynor, retired parish priest of Clonbullogue, Co Offaly, has evoked...

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Thunderstorm alert for 23 counties and sun for others, Met Éireann says

Met Éireann has issued a thunderstorm warning for 23 counties, while forecasting sunny periods elsewhere on Sunday. Under the status-yellow...

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Portlaoise teenagers complete colourful mural on Main Street

By Carmel Hayes ARTISTIC Portlaoise students have brought a splash of colour to Main Street, lifting the spirits of post-lockdown...

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Portlaoise hospital cancels some appointments after massive cyber-crime attack

By Carmel Hayes ALL routine radiology appointments have been cancelled at Portlaoise hospital, following the major cyber-attack on the health...

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The death has been announced of Liam Anthony Walsh, Rathdowney

The death has occurred of Liam Anthony WALSH The Old Rectory, Rathdowney, Laois   The late Liam Anthony WalshDied 13th...

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Summer walkin’ to kick-start musical society’s fundraising

The cast of Portlaoise Musical Society’s award-winning production of Ragtime   TEMPERATURES are set to soar in Portlaoise as award-winning...

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HSE cyberattack: Thousands of procedures and appointments cancelled

Thousands of medical procedures, appointments and scans scheduled for next week have been cancelled following a cyberattack on the health...

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Laois school wins big prize at national enterprise awards

By Carmel Hayes BEAUTIFULLY crafted candle holders shone a light for Laois at the National Student Enterprise Awards. The ‘O.Glo’...

Friday, 14/05/21 - 8:36pm Read More

Milestone day in Portlaoise as new school keys are handed over

A MAJOR milestone was marked in Portlaoise this week with the handover of keys to the new St Francis School....

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National News

President Higgins leads national commemoration of Irish famine victims

Sarah Mooney President Michael D Higgins has led the national remembrance of victims of the Irish famine on Sunday. The National Famine Commemoration was marked at Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin, with capacity limited for the second year running due to...

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Chief whip says vulture funds bulk-buying housing estates ‘totally unacceptable’

By Michelle Devane, PA The practice of vulture funds bulk-buying newly built housing estates is “totally unacceptable”, the Government chief...

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Covid: 802 cases confirmed following HSE cyberattack delay

The Department of Health has confirmed 447 new cases of Covid-19 have been notified as of midnight on Friday, and...

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Garda Covid hotline in Donegal expected to be wound up shortly

Stephen Maguire The controversial phoneline at Letterkenny Garda station to report breaches of Covid-19 restrictions, set up almost two weeks...

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Claddagh Records delves into its massive archive of Irish talent to relaunch label

Muireann Duffy Claddagh Records is planning a major relaunch courtesy of its massive archive of works by some of Ireland’s...

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Laois Sport

‘If we get the best out of ourselves, we’ll be happy’ – Mike Quirke

By Denis J. Croke IT would probably be an understatement to say that Mike Quirke is chomping at the bit for football action to get back up and running. And now he has next Sunday and Clare to look forward...

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Kieran may one of the longest serving players but he’s as enthusiastic as ever

By Denis J. Croke AS one of the elder statesmen of this crop of Laois footballers Kieran Lillis would have...

Saturday, 15/05/21 - 3:03pm Read More

Evan knows competition for places will be tough but he’s prepared to battle

By Denis J. Croke FOR Evan O’Carroll it is the disappointment of losing to Dublin last year that has spurred...

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Cheddar goes with the same 15

By Denis J. Croke LAOIS manager Seamus Plunkett has named an unchanged team from that which lost to Wexford last...

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Quirke makes four changes from team lost to Dublin – Donie Kingston returns

By Denis J. Croke FOR Laois’s opening game in the 2021 national football league manager Mike Quirke has made four...

Saturday, 15/05/21 - 7:57am Read More

National Sport

Tottenham topple Wolves to boost Europa League qualification hopes

Jonathan Veal, PA Tottenham strengthened their European qualification hopes with a 2-0 win over Wolves which moved them into the top six. Harry Kane opened the scoring with a goal that advanced his chances of winning the Premier League Golden...

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ‘positive’ about Harry Maguire being fit for EL final

Mark Mann-Bryans, PA Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists both he and Harry Maguire are “positive” that the Manchester United captain will...

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GAA round-up: Late Wexford charge bests Clare, Dubs ease by Roscommon

Muireann Duffy A shock defeat to Antrim in the first round of the National Hurling League has been compounded for...

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Over €10k raised in 12 hours as Drogheda soccer club unites after arson attack

Elaine Keogh A soccer club that suffered up to €50,000 worth of damage in an arson attack says it will...

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Tyrick Mitchell the unlikely hero as Crystal Palace grab comeback win

George Sessions, PA Tyrick Mitchell’s first goal for Crystal Palace helped edge out Aston Villa in a five-goal thriller at...

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