Laois News

Election candidate slams Fine Gael policy on hospitals

“THREE years ago in a fanfare of hype and typical Fine Gael spin, the people in Mountmellick were informed by leaflet that a new €23.7 million state-of-the-art 130-bed extension would be added to St Vincent’s Hospital in the town. The...

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‘Sam’ causes a stir at Oakdale home

OAKDALE Nursing Home in Portarlington recently threw a party for its residents to celebrate its tenth birthday, having first opened...

Tuesday, 21/05/19 - 1:13pm Read More

School yearbook jam packed with stories and puzzles

LIFE, love and laughter are the themes of a colourful yearbook produced by the Holy Family Senior NS in Portlaoise....

Tuesday, 21/05/19 - 11:29am Read More

RTS group questions candidates’ stance on Kyle spring

THE Ratheniska, Timahoe, Spink (RTS) Community Environmental Group who, up to today, (Tuesday), have spent 328 continuous days protesting outside the site...

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Vicarstown hall plays host to Grattan lecture

AN audience of 80 people crowded into the classroom of the old school in Vicarstown on Friday night 26 April....

Saturday, 18/05/19 - 3:18pm Read More

National News

Donald Trump visit ‘to happen on June 5 – 7’

US President Donald Trump is to arrive in Ireland on June 5th as part of a three-day visit to his Doonbeg resort. While official confirmation from the White House is awaited, it has been confirmed to the Irish Examiner that...

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Interview delays and discovery of thousands of new files postpones ‘Grace’ findings until May 2020

The ‘Grace’ investigation into claims a severely disabled mute woman suffered decades of sexual abuse at a State foster home...

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Simon Harris to raise concerns about impact of CervicalCheck ruling by High Court

The HSE has raised concerns about the impact of the recent High Court ruling on the state of the CervicalCheck...

Tuesday, 21/05/19 - 7:25pm Read More

SNAs for schools, insurance costs and Ireland’s space strategy discussed at Cabinet

All schools are to be notified of their Special Needs Assistants (SNA) allocations by next week. The move will provide...

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Body of climber, in group of missing Irishman Séamus Lawless, recovered from Mt Everest

The body of a climber who was part of the group which reached the summit of the world’s highest mountain...

Tuesday, 21/05/19 - 6:55pm Read More

Laois Sport

Laois minors pull off the most dramatic of wins

Electric Ireland Leinster Minor Football Championship Round 2 Laois 3-6 Westmeath 1-11 By Denis J. Croke LOVERS of the big ball game, albeit the English version, have experienced a week where games provided the most dramatic outcomes as probably ever...

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Relieved and contented but Brennan knows work still to be done

LAOIS manager looked mighty relieved when he spoke to the media after seeing off a determined Offaly in the Joe...

Wednesday, 15/05/19 - 10:21am Read More

Laois survive Faithful ambush in dramatic conclusion

Joe McDonagh Cup Rd 1 Laois 4-22 Offaly 3-21 By Pat Delaney WHEN these two met in big games in...

Wednesday, 15/05/19 - 10:19am Read More

Clodagh returns to complete the business as Laois are crowned champions

All-Ireland Camogie Minor B Final Replay Laois 4-6 Limerick 2-5 By Pat Delaney LAOIS’S good record in All-Ireland final replays...

Thursday, 09/05/19 - 2:41pm Read More

Laois finish strong to claim Leinster title

Leinster Camogie U/6 B Cup Final Laois 3-15 Carlow 3-12 LAOIS produced an outstanding second half comeback to pip Carlow...

Thursday, 09/05/19 - 2:38pm Read More

National Sport

St Pat’s revive European ambitions with win over Derry

St Patrick’s Athletic have breathed new life into their European ambitions. Kevin Toner’s first-half header was enough to give Harry Kenny’s side a 1-0 win at home to Derry City. The win moves Pat’s to within five points of third-placed...

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Spurs ban three fans who tried to sell on Champions League final tickets

Tottenham have handed “indefinite” bans to three supporters who tried to sell their Champions League final tickets on a secondary...

Tuesday, 21/05/19 - 10:05pm Read More

Sean Powter has ‘outside chance’ of playing in the championship this year

Sean Powter could see action for the Cork footballers this summer – but only if the county progresses as far...

Tuesday, 21/05/19 - 8:45pm Read More

Carlow trio fail to get suspensions overturned before Championship opener

Carlow manager Turlough O’Brien has had his 20-week suspension upheld by the Central Appeals Committee. The CAC have also upheld...

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Top sportspeople calling for greater promotion of women’s sport

Some of Ireland’s top sportspeople have come together to call for greater promotion of women’s sport. Stephanie Roche (centre) with,...

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