Laois News

New Government Brexit loan scheme for businesses in Laois

‘Businesses across Laois can apply through their Local Enterprise Office Network or can apply directly to Microfinance Ireland (MFI)’ – Deputy Charlie Flanagan     By Joe Barrett BUSINESS in Laois are being urged to apply for a new Brexit...

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Garda checkpoints coming to town to catch Christmas tree thieves

Vivienne Clarke Garda superintendent Declan McCarthy has told of how Garda checkpoints along with air support and armed support units...

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Nice fixer-upper in Laois for just 50 grand

  This mid-terrace two storey two-bedroom house is guiding at auction for just €50,000. Located at Lower Church Street in...

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Reports from Portlaoise District Court

Read about what happened at Portlaoise District Court to the self employed haulage driver who crashed his over height lorry...

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Laois heritage projects share €155,000 fund

NINE heritage projects in Laois have been granted €155,000 to help them protect valuable buildings in the county. Historic Tinakill...

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The death has been announced of Angela Hughes, Portlaoise

The death has occurred of Angela Hughes Newpark, Laois / Farnanes, Cork The late Angela Hughes Angela Hughes, Newpark,. Portlaoise...

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Remembrance Christmas tree for Crettyard

By Joe Barrett A ray of light will shine down on Newtown Cross on Saturday 12 December when Crettyard Ladies...

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837 assaults on Gardaí in first 10 months of 2020

Digital Desk Staff There were 837 assaults on Gardaí in the first 10 months of this year. There are likely...

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The death has been announced of Michael Shanahan – Wolfhill

    The death has occurred of Michael Shanahan, Ballylehane Upper, Wolfhill and formerly of Leap, Cork Michael was the...

Monday, 23/11/20 - 8:16am Read More

Ill-Eagle activity on the M7 at Portlaoise

  A hawk-eyed student Garda Shane O Brien flew into action yesterday afternoon when he came across a Buzzard along...

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Former Rosenallis resident releases new book

JOURNALIST, columnist and author Jim O’Brien is no stranger to Laois, having lived in Rosenallis for 13 years between 1999...

Sunday, 22/11/20 - 10:58pm Read More

Man (27) charged with headlock sex assault

A MAN who allegedly put a woman into a headlock before sexually assaulting her appeared at Portlaoise District Court last...

Sunday, 22/11/20 - 6:42pm Read More

National News

An Taisce seeks to overturn permission for cheese plant in Co Kilkenny

Ann O'Loughlin An Taisce has taken a legal action against An Bord Pleanála and the State aimed at overturning planning permission for a continental cheese manufacturing plant in Co Kilkenny. The grounds of the challenge include claims the environmental effects...

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Family of Tipperary woman killed in crash settles case for €550,000

Ann O'Loughlin The family of a Tipperary mother-of-two killed in a head-on car crash, in which the other driver also...

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Covid-19 relief funding urged for Belfast International Airport

By Rebecca Black, PA The Stormont Executive has been urged to allocate further Covid-19 relief funding to Belfast International Airport....

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Gardaí appeal for information after cyclist killed in Tipperary collision

Digital Desk Staff Gardaí have renewed an appeal for information following a fatal single vehicle road collision in Co Tipperary...

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Cork-born prisoner challenges transfer refusal

Ann O'Loughlin An Irishman who was sentenced to 22 years in Britain for the manslaughter of a man in 2016...

Monday, 23/11/20 - 4:07pm Read More

Laois Sport

‘The best night ever’ says Chloe at Portlaoise Rugby Club

By Denis J. Croke “That was the best night ever,” said 10 year old Chloe Kavanagh from Portlaoise after attending the ‘Give it a Try’ for Girls at Portlaoise Rugby Club on Tuesday night last. Chloe was just one of...

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The Heath Golf Club presents €8,500 to three charities

THE Heath Golf Club held its Charity Day for 2020 on the Friday 25 September. Due to COVID lockdowns their...

Monday, 23/11/20 - 9:24am Read More

This Week Ten Years on – Ladies make the headlines again

By Denis J. Croke LAST week we highlighted Sarah Anne Fitzgerald receiving a Camogie Soaring Star award, this week ten...

Friday, 20/11/20 - 11:29am Read More

Obituary – The Heath pays tribute to gentleman Murt

By Pat Delaney LAST Friday morning the people of The Heath and surrounding areas bade a sad farewell to Willie...

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Dublin cruise past Laois into Leinster final

Dublin         2-22 Laois  0-6 By Denis J. Croke DUBLIN were simply in a different class when the cruised into the...

Sunday, 15/11/20 - 5:12pm Read More

National Sport

5 things we learned from this weekend’s Autumn Nations Cup

By Andrew Baldock, PA Rugby Union Correspondent The Autumn Nations Cup continues next weekend with a final round of group games. Here, the PA news agency looks at some of the key talking points. England look likely to beat Wales...

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Daniel Levy warns of ‘irrecoverable loss of income’ if fans do not return

By PA Staff Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has warned of an “irrecoverable loss of income” if grounds remain closed to...

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Leeds captain Liam Cooper uses video call to make teenage fan’s dreams come true

By PA Sport Staff Coronavirus has ripped through the traditional matchday experience for football fans, but Leeds were able to...

Monday, 23/11/20 - 11:43am Read More

Mikel Arteta left frustrated by pending injuries and suspension after Leeds draw

By David Charlesworth, PA Mikel Arteta cut a frustrated figure as Arsenal drew a blank at Leeds and the Spaniard...

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Liverpool eye positive news on Thiago and Jordan Henderson fitness

By Carl Markham, PA Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will be hoping for some good news on the fitness of midfielders...

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