Laois News

All Ireland and Leinster glory for Portlaoise College students

By Joe Barrett Portlaoise College continued their run of victories when they took the U-16 Boys A Volleyball all-Ireland and...

Over 42,000 people attended Portlaoise hospital A&E last year 

By Joe Barrett Local Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley revealed that figures he received from the HSE showed that a...

Wednesday, 01/02/23 - 9:21am Read More

Portlaoise Court: ‘Teenage witch’ had wisdom tooth extraction

Sabrina the Teenage Witch was told by Judge Andrew Cody at last week’s sitting of Portlaoise District Court that it...

Wednesday, 01/02/23 - 8:46am Read More

Distressed calls over dog killing pet cats in Laois estate

AN animal welfare group has received numerous calls about a dog attacking and killing cats in a Portlaoise housing estate....

Tuesday, 31/01/23 - 9:33pm Read More

Death of Margaret Laidlaw (née Keenan), Mountmellick

Margaret Laidlaw (née Keenan), 17 Patrick Street, Mountmellick, Laois Margaret Laidlaw (née Keenan). 27/5/1952 – 29/01/2023. Purley, London, formerly 17 Patrick...

Tuesday, 31/01/23 - 8:04pm Read More

Tusla official tells court all state services are working to rehouse convicted rapist

By Declan Brennan A Tusla official has told the Central Criminal Court that “all the State services” are working “hand...

Tuesday, 31/01/23 - 7:42pm Read More

Death notice in Laois: Liam Morrin – Mountrath/Luggacurren

Liam Morrin, Drim, Mountrath and formerly of Luggacurren passed away on Monday 30 January. Liam was predeceased by his parents...

Tuesday, 31/01/23 - 5:00pm Read More

National News

Report: People in deprived areas have higher risk of cancer, lower survival rate

James Cox People living in the most deprived areas in Ireland have a higher chance of developing cancer, and have...

Immunity rules for Troubles crimes may be tightened further, signals UK minister

By Nick Lester and Abbie Llewelyn, PA Political Staff Conditions to grant immunity for Troubles offences as part of a...

Wednesday, 01/02/23 - 6:42am Read More

UK and EU reach customs deal that could end Northern Ireland deadlock – report

By Sophie Wingate, PA Political Correspondent The UK and EU have reached an agreement on customs that could signal a...

Wednesday, 01/02/23 - 6:36am Read More

Varadkar to seek advice from Health chief about rise in deaths

Kenneth Fox The Taoiseach is to seek advice from the chief medical officer over “concerns” around a spike in the...

Tuesday, 31/01/23 - 9:32pm Read More

Court asked to appoint liquidator for forestry firm that allegedly took €30m from investors

High Court reporters The High Court has been asked to appoint a provisional liquidator to investigate the affairs of a...

Tuesday, 31/01/23 - 8:14pm Read More

Events held across Ireland to celebrate women on St Brigid’s Day

By Gráinne Ní Aodha and David Young, PA A light show is among the events taking place on Wednesday to...

Tuesday, 31/01/23 - 8:04pm Read More

Former Custom House Capital employee encouraged father to invest

Eimear Dodd A jury has heard that a former employee of Custom House Capital would not have encouraged his father,...

Tuesday, 31/01/23 - 7:37pm Read More

Laois Sport

Portlaoise girls pass the Donegal test to advance to the last 16

SFAI U/16 National Cup Drumbar       1 Portlaoise     3 PORTLAOISE U/15 girls travelled to Donegal Town to play Drumbar in the...

Ruby continues her winning streak

  THE AAI Games were held in the Technological University of the Shannon on Sunday with plenty of club representation...

Wednesday, 01/02/23 - 6:01am Read More

Portlaoise’s firepower is too much for Walsh Island

MLS U/15 Portlaoise Town      7 Walsh Island            1 PORTLAOISE Town U/15s faced Walsh Island in the MSL on Saturday. This was...

Wednesday, 01/02/23 - 5:57am Read More

Club football about to get up and running

By Denis J. Croke THE draw for the Kelly Cup marks the beginning of club action for 2023. The draw,...

Tuesday, 31/01/23 - 8:43am Read More

Comerford goal the difference as Portlaoise pip Stradbally

CCFL Division 1 Portlaoise     1 Stradbally Town      0 JAKE Comerford’s goal after only four minutes proved to be the difference...

Tuesday, 31/01/23 - 8:31am Read More

Lee shines for Clonaslee ensuring final joy

FAI Schoolboys Midlands Division Naas CC         0 Clonaslee College   4 CLONASLEE College travelled to Celbridge to play Naas Community College...

Tuesday, 31/01/23 - 8:29am Read More

More honours for St Fergal’s

South Leinster Senior Hurling ‘C’ Final    St Fergal’s Rathdowney     1-12 Coláiste Abhainn Rí Callan           0-11 By Pat Delaney EIGHT...

Friday, 27/01/23 - 12:18pm Read More

National Sport

Premier League clubs spend record £815m in January transfer window

By Tom White, PA Sport Data Journalist Premier League clubs spent a record £815 million (€923 million) in the January...

Chelsea break British transfer record with deal for Benfica’s Enzo Fernandez

By PA Sport Staff Chelsea and Manchester United beat the clock in the final minutes of the transfer window with...

Wednesday, 01/02/23 - 6:55am Read More

Manchester United sign midfielder Marcel Sabitzer on loan for rest of season

By Simon Peach, PA Chief Football Writer Manchester United have signed Bayern Munich midfielder Marcel Sabitzer on loan for the...

Wednesday, 01/02/23 - 6:52am Read More

Andy Carroll tackles ‘don’t belong in football’ – Erik ten Hag

By Simon Peach, PA Chief Football Writer Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag says there is no place in football...

Wednesday, 01/02/23 - 6:50am Read More

Warren Gatland says Wales are focused on rugby after allegations against WRU

By Andrew Baldock, PA Rugby Union Correspondent Warren Gatland says that Wales are completely focused on Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations...

Wednesday, 01/02/23 - 6:48am Read More

Chelsea’s Mykhailo Mudryk unlikely to face ban over racial slur on social media

By Jamie Gardner, PA Chief Sports Reporter Chelsea forward Mykhailo Mudryk is unlikely to face a ban for using a...

Wednesday, 01/02/23 - 6:45am Read More

Sean Longstaff double fires Newcastle to Wembley

By Damian Spellman, PA Geordie Sean Longstaff’s priceless double fired Newcastle to a first League Cup final in 47 years...

Tuesday, 31/01/23 - 10:21pm Read More