Laois News

Public losing confidence in Government, Fine Gael TDs tell Varadkar

The public is losing confidence in the Government and will not put up with the current coalition much longer, the Fine Gael parliamentary party has been warned. Former minister for rural affairs Michael Ring delivered a stinging criticism of the...

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Knives, drugs and cash find following search by gardaí in Laois

Portlaoise Community Policing Unit and the Laois Divisional Drugs Unit carried out a search earlier today Wednesday 24 February as...

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18 new cases of Covid reported in Laois, today

    The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 56 additional deaths related to COVID-19. 31 of...

Wednesday, 24/02/21 - 5:59pm Read More

More than 10,000 arrivals into Dublin Airport last week, Minister reveals

By James Ward, PA Around 10,500 people arrived in Ireland through Dublin Airport last week, the Minister for Health has...

Wednesday, 24/02/21 - 5:06pm Read More

Portlaoise Camera Club passes notable milestone

By Joe Barrett TEN years ago this month, a group of enthuastic photographers decided to come together and share their...

Wednesday, 24/02/21 - 5:00pm Read More

Ireland has ordered enough Covid-19 vaccines to vaccinate twice its population

Ireland has ordered enough Covid-19 vaccines to fully vaccinate its population of some five million people twice over, according to...

Wednesday, 24/02/21 - 3:40pm Read More

Carlow people beat Laois people hands down for cleaning up dog poo

People in Laois throw their dog’s poo into ditches and bushes according to a Laois councillor     By Joe...

Wednesday, 24/02/21 - 3:29pm Read More

Electric Picnic – looking good for this year

By Joe Barrett Things could be looking up for this year’s Electric Picnic in Stradbally as its organisers Festival Republic...

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Funeral arrangement have been announced for the late Peter Lalor – Portlaoise

Peter Lalor, 32 The Green, Kilminchy, Portlaoise passed away on Tuesday 23 February. Peter was predeceased by his parents Phyllis...

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Dr Gabriel Scally ‘dumped’ from process to fix CervicalCheck

Dr Gabriel Scally is no longer involved in providing progress updates to the Department of Health on the CervicalCheck screening...

Wednesday, 24/02/21 - 1:17pm Read More

Irish Water charge Laois couple 10% of the cost of a new home for connections claims councillor

‘The amount of money that has been soaked into Irish Water by the Irish people and now they look for...

Wednesday, 24/02/21 - 12:55pm Read More

OBITUARY: Marion Minion: a dedicated family woman who loved foreign travel

  Marion Minion: a dedicated family woman who loved foreign travel The late Marion Minion MARION Minion, Clogrennane, Carlow, who...

Wednesday, 24/02/21 - 11:17am Read More

National News

Public losing confidence in Government, Fine Gael TDs tell Varadkar

The public is losing confidence in the Government and will not put up with the current coalition much longer, the Fine Gael parliamentary party has been warned. Former minister for rural affairs Michael Ring delivered a stinging criticism of the...

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Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael losing support as public confidence drops, poll reveals

Public confidence in the Government’s management of the pandemic has slumped since last autumn, the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI reveals,...

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Brexit: Arlene Foster accuses EU officials of being ‘tone deaf’

By Rebecca Black, PA Northern Ireland’s First Minister has described a meeting of the UK and EU Joint Committee as...

Wednesday, 24/02/21 - 8:19pm Read More

Cat gives live pigeon to man called Pidgeon during committee hearing

By David Young, PA A man called Pidgeon refused to get in a flap when his cat presented him with...

Wednesday, 24/02/21 - 7:31pm Read More

Brexit checks in North ‘could be overwhelmed when supermarket exemption ends’

By David Young, PA Irish Sea checking process in Northern Ireland could be overwhelmed by added bureaucracy when a grace...

Wednesday, 24/02/21 - 7:15pm Read More

Laois Sport

TEN YEARS ON – THIS WEEK 2011

Towns Cup double for Laois sides as rugby takes centre stage By Denis J. Croke THE Provincial Towns Cup holds a special place in the hearts of all rugby followers outside of Dublin and Portlaoise and Portarlington got off to...

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Alison Miller is named on Ireland’s rugby team of the decade

By Denis J. Croke CERTAINLY it will come as no surprise to those of us who live in Laois to...

Tuesday, 23/02/21 - 2:16pm Read More

Saragh falls short of European Championship qualification

By Denis J. Croke THE past weekend was one of the most amazing weekends in a pong time on the...

Monday, 22/02/21 - 10:46am Read More

Former Stradbally and Laois footballer to train Aughrim

By Denis J. Croke A FORMER Stradbally and Laois footballer has been appointed selector/trainer of Aughrim’s St Patrick’s GAA club....

Monday, 22/02/21 - 10:17am Read More

Obituary – Gifted footballer Terry O’Connell laid to rest in Moyanna

By Pat Delaney THE sudden death of Terry Connell, Vicarstown on Thursday 11 February caused widespread sadness throughout the county....

Friday, 19/02/21 - 1:10pm Read More

National Sport

Manchester City put one foot in Champions League quarter-finals

By Andy Hampson, PA Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Jesus struck as Manchester City put one foot in the Champions League quarter-finals with a comfortable 2-0 win over Borussia Monchengladbach. The impressive Joao Cancelo created both goals with deft crosses in...

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Rory McIlroy keen to continue track record of bouncing back from missed cuts

By Phil Casey, PA Golf Correspondent Rory McIlroy hopes to continue his excellent recent record of bouncing back from missed...

Wednesday, 24/02/21 - 7:58pm Read More

Rory McIlroy: Tiger Woods’ health is priority right now, not return to golf

By Phil Casey, PA Golf Correspondent Rory McIlroy believes thoughts of Tiger Woods resuming his career following his horrifying car...

Wednesday, 24/02/21 - 7:54pm Read More

Dele Alli makes his point with stunning goal and two assists in Tottenham rout

By Jonathan Veal, PA Dele Alli proved he has his mojo back as he scored a stunning overhead kick and...

Wednesday, 24/02/21 - 7:49pm Read More

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still ‘keeps in touch’ with Erling Haaland

By Simon Peach, PA Chief Football Writer Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still keeps in touch with former charge...

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