Laois News

The death has taken place of Martin (Francis) Stokes – Abbeyleix.

Martin (Francis) Stokes, Abbeyleix passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday 20 October. Martin was predeceased by his brothers Noel and PJ. His passing is deeply regretted by his brothers, sisters, daughters Sinead, Siobhan, Lisa, Ashling and...

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The death has occurred of Noel Walsh – Portlaoise

  Noel Walsh, Kilmaglish, Knockdrin, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath and Department of Agriculture, Portlaoise passed away peacefully on Wednesday 20 October...

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The death has taken place of Patrick Joseph (PJ, Paddy) Gleeson – Camross

  Patrick Joseph Gleeson (PJ, Paddy) Raheny, Dublin and formerly of Camross passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday19 October....

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Plans being prepared to connect wind farm to electrical substation in Portlaoise

By Joe Barrett A planning application is being prepared by Coillte Renewable Energy to connect 18 wind turbines at the Cullenagh...

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Midland Hospital Portlaoise celebrate International Infection Prevention Week

          International Infection Prevention Week is taking place at the Midland Hospital Portlaoise until Saturday 23...

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Up-coming walk-in Covid vaccination clinics in Laois

Pfizer dose 1 and dose 2 walk-in clinics will be held in Portlaoise in the coming days. The clinics will...

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Speeding motorists nabbed on a number of roads around Laois

Gardaí from the Laois Roads Policing Unit while on duty on Tuesday 19 October detected a number of speeding motorists...

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The death has occurred of Eileen (BB) Cummins (née Clarke) – Portarlington

  Eileen (BB) Cummins (née Clarke), 14 Marion Hill, Portarlington passed away peacefully at the Regional Hospital, Tullamore on Wednesday...

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Speeding traffic to be tackled in Laois village

COOLRAIN village will be considered for safety measures to tackle speeding traffic, following an appeal by a local councillor. Cllr...

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Emily’s winning poster chosen for world final of Lions Club Peace Poster competition

      By Joe Barrett A MOUNTMELLICK pupil is to represent her school on the world stage. Emily Jiang...

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The death has taken place of Thomas (Tommy) Whelan – Borris-in-Ossory

Thomas (Tommy) Whelan, Shanboe, Borris-in-Ossory passed away unexpectedly at Galway University Hospital on Tuesday 19 October. Sadly mourned by his...

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COURT HEARS OF SHOCKING PARENTAL NEGLECT

JUDGE Desmond Zaidan granted an emergency care order to Tusla, the Child and Family Agency last week, against the wishes...

Wednesday, 20/10/21 - 9:19am Read More

National News

Almost full reopening of hospitality sector to be announced

Fáilte Ireland will publish new guidelines on Thursday night which will outline the almost full reopening of the hospitality sector. Most pre-pandemic operations will resume for nightclubs and live music venues, while the majority of remaining restrictions in pubs, restaurants...

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Nigel Farage tricked into saying: ‘Tiocfaidh ár lá’

James Cox Nigel Farage has been tricked into using Republican slogan ‘Tiocfaidh ár lá’ in a paid for birthday greeting....

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Research shows most people believe Ireland has problem with consent

James Cox Most people in Ireland believe that there is a problem with consent, according to new research commissioned by...

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Sinn Féin claims NI destinations excluded from Irish tourism initiatives

By David Young, PA The island of Ireland is failing to fulfil its tourism potential due to the exclusion of...

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Health officials insist schools still safe despite rise in Covid-19 cases

By Dominic McGrath, PA Health officials have insisted that schools remain relatively safe, despite concern about rising Covid-19 cases in...

Wednesday, 20/10/21 - 8:11pm Read More

Laois Sport

Portlaoise CBS celebrates great win in U/19 Senior Soccer Cup

THE CBS U/19 soccer team is celebrating a great win in the first round of the U/19 Senior Soccer Cup. The team got their campaign off to the perfect start by defeating Killina 2-1 today. The first half ended with...

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What’s another year for postponed 2020 President’s Prize in Portarlington

IT was a case of ‘What’s Another Year?’ at Portarlington Golf Club, as the 2020 President’s Prize finally went ahead...

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Past players meet present captains as junior hurling final countdown begins

PAST players enjoyed a meet-up with present captains, as the countdown begins to the junior hurling championship final between neighbours...

Tuesday, 19/10/21 - 5:24pm Read More

Laois defender nominated for a second Soaring Star

TALENTED Laois defender Clodagh Tynan has been nominated by the Camogie Association for her second Soaring Star award. The St...

Tuesday, 19/10/21 - 4:19pm Read More

New Laois senior football management team will rebuild county’s fortunes

THE proposed new Laois senior football management team will bring “a wealth of experience and skills to the county”, in...

Tuesday, 12/10/21 - 2:14pm Read More

National Sport

Last-gasp Cristiano Ronaldo header completes stunning Manchester United comeback

By Simon Peach, PA Chief Football Writer Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s comeback kings did it again as Cristiano Ronaldo secured Manchester United a thrilling 3-2 victory in a breathless Champions League clash with Atalanta. There was intense scrutiny on the 1999...

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Romelu Lukaku adds to Chelsea’s injury problems as Malmo are brushed aside

By Nick Purewal, PA Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner limped out of Chelsea’s facile 4-0 Champions League win over Malmo...

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Ireland face crunch match with Namibia following resounding defeat to Sri Lanka

By PA Sport Staff Ireland face a winner-takes-all showdown against Namibia on Friday after a resounding 70-run defeat to Sri...

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Simon Zebo returns to Ireland squad for autumn internationals

By George Sessions, PA Simon Zebo has returned to the Ireland set-up following a four-year absence after head coach Andy...

Wednesday, 20/10/21 - 8:19pm Read More

Henry Shefflin set to be named as new Galway manager

James Cox Henry Shefflin is set to be named as the new Galway senior hurling manager, with the county board...

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