Laois News

MAN DROWNS IN RIVER BARROW AT GRAIGUECULLEN

A man drowned on Wednesday night after he got into difficulty in the river Barrow in Graiguecullen. The tragedy happened ...

Two months of water works to start in Portlaoise

TWO months of water works are about to start in Portlaoise, as old and damaged water mains are replaced. The...

Wednesday, 10/08/22 - 9:33pm Read More

Death of Margaret Burns, Stradbally

Margaret Burns, Cottage 1, The Green, Stradbally, Laois/ Killeshandra, Cavan Margaret Burns, Cottage 1, The Green, Stradbally, Co Laois and...

Wednesday, 10/08/22 - 8:16pm Read More

Death of Rose Dempsey (née Minnock), Portlaoise

Rose Dempsey (née Minnock), Marian Ave., Portlaoise, Laois/ Ballycumber, Offaly Rose Dempsey (née Minnock), Marian Avenue, Portlaoise (Ex R.P.N St....

Wednesday, 10/08/22 - 8:04pm Read More

Death of Dr Jane Lyons, Clough

Dr Jane Lyons, Clough, Ballacolla, Laois The death has occurred of Dr Jane Lyons, peacefully, while sleeping in her home...

Wednesday, 10/08/22 - 7:49pm Read More

Laois family gives over €20,500 to hospital in memory of beloved brother

By Carmel Hayes FIVE siblings have presented more than €20,500 to a hospital transplant unit, in memory of their beloved...

Wednesday, 10/08/22 - 5:50pm Read More

Photo gallery from Ballintubbert House and Gardens Open Day

    Photos: Luke Wynne

Wednesday, 10/08/22 - 5:11pm Read More

Laois-Offaly gardaí issue traffic plans for Tullamore Show

LAOIS-OFFALY gardaí have issued traffic plans ahead of this weekend’s Tullamore Show, which will attract thousands of visitors from surrounding...

Wednesday, 10/08/22 - 2:56pm Read More

National News

Eamon Ryan’s mother dies after accident on family holiday

Digital Desk Staff Green Party leader Eamon Ryan is in mourning after his mother died suddenly while on holiday. Mary...

Temperatures could reach 31 degrees today amid heatwave

James Cox Parts of the country could see temperatures of 31 degrees today, as Ireland experiences what is likely to...

Thursday, 11/08/22 - 8:02am Read More

Ryanair boss: €10 fares to disappear due to rising fuel prices

By PA Reporter Ryanair’s trademark €1 and €10 fares will not be seen for a “number of years” due to...

Thursday, 11/08/22 - 7:13am Read More

Photo exhibits at two stations mark 75 years of Belfast-Dublin train service

By Gráinne Ní Aodha, PA Photography exhibitions are being launched at two train stations to mark the 75th anniversary of...

Thursday, 11/08/22 - 7:09am Read More

Heatwave in Ireland: Highest August temperature for almost 20 years recorded

The highest temperature for August in almost 20 years has been recorded with heatwave conditions forecast over the coming days....

Wednesday, 10/08/22 - 9:22pm Read More

Monkeypox cases pass 100 in Ireland

The number of confirmed monkeypox cases in the State has risen by four in the last week to 101, according...

Wednesday, 10/08/22 - 8:36pm Read More

Police investigating murder of Tyrone man find suspected remains at reservoir

By Jonathan McCambridge, PA Police investigating the disappearance and murder of 47-year-old Damien Heagney have recovered suspected human remains from...

Wednesday, 10/08/22 - 7:21pm Read More

Donohoe avoids committing to figure for one-off cost-of-living package

By Gráinne Ní Aodha, PA Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has said he cannot yet commit to the value of...

Wednesday, 10/08/22 - 6:55pm Read More

Laois Sport

No joy for Laois in the Leinster 60×30 Singles Handball Finals

OVER the past two weekends the Leinster 60×30 Handball Singles Finals were played with Laois represented in two finals. Úna...

Pandas blitz was a huge success

By Laura Peckaityte and Jacob Ennis ON Wednesday 20 July, the Portlaoise Pandas Volleyball Club hosted their very first spectacular...

Tuesday, 09/08/22 - 9:11am Read More

Photos from Laois Rugby and Soccer Camps

Thursday, 04/08/22 - 1:40pm Read More

All of last week’s Cúl Camps in pictures

11 pages of last week’s Cúl Camp photos in this week’s Laois Nationalist

Wednesday, 03/08/22 - 11:00am Read More

‘I’m not going to lie I was looking at the clock’

By Denis J. Croke YOU might haver thought that by the time the Laois captain, Aimee Kelly, got out to...

Wednesday, 03/08/22 - 10:32am Read More

Old fashioned is best as far as Donie is concerned

By Denis J. Croke IN some ways Donie Brennan’s philosophy when it comes to laying football is quire simple, go...

Wednesday, 03/08/22 - 10:30am Read More

A quirk of fate on an emotional day

By Denis J. Croke FOR Laois it was not just their first appearance in Croke Park in 21 years, but...

Tuesday, 02/08/22 - 1:14pm Read More

Supporters welcome home the All-Ireland champions

Photographer Denis Byrne was in the LOETB Centre of Excellence to capture the excitement as the supporters welcomed home the...

Tuesday, 02/08/22 - 12:28pm Read More

National Sport

Bernardo Silva happy at Manchester City but could yet exit club

By Carl Markham, PA Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva insists he is happy at the club but has not ruled...

Comedian turns former Liverpool footballer Jan Molby into viral sensation

By Carl Markham, PA Former Liverpool midfielder Jan Molby was big in the 1980s but, having “disappeared off the face...

Thursday, 11/08/22 - 7:20am Read More

Monza-bound Pablo Mari heading for Arsenal exit

By Mark Mann-Bryans, PA Pablo Mari has landed in Italy to complete a loan move from Arsenal to Monza. The...

Thursday, 11/08/22 - 7:07am Read More

Players’ addiction to sleeping tablets concerns ‘clean’ Ryan Cresswell

By Jonathan Veal, PA Former English Football League defender Ryan Cresswell has warned of the danger of players becoming addicted...

Thursday, 11/08/22 - 7:04am Read More

Manchester United need to get over Sir Alex Ferguson exit – Javier Hernandez

By Simon Peach, PA Chief Football Writer, Minneapolis Javier Hernandez believes former club Manchester United need to adapt and finally...

Thursday, 11/08/22 - 7:00am Read More

Real Madrid beat Frankfurt 2-0 for record-equalling fifth Super Cup win

Thomson Reuters Champions League winners Real Madrid outclassed Eintracht Frankfurt 2-0 on Wednesday to clinch the UEFA Super Cup for...

Thursday, 11/08/22 - 6:30am Read More

Rory McIlroy welcomes ruling not to allow LIV trio into FedEx Cup play-offs

By Phil Casey, PA Golf Correspondent Rory McIlroy has welcomed the “common sense” decision of a US federal judge to...

Wednesday, 10/08/22 - 6:49pm Read More

Ryan Giggs’ ex tells jury she was ‘a slave to his every need and every demand’

By Kim Pilling and Pat Hurst, PA The ex-girlfriend of former Manchester United footballer Ryan Giggs has told a court...

Wednesday, 10/08/22 - 1:35pm Read More