Laois News

Lockdown Laois has no new Covid cases again today

By Carmel Hayes LOCKDOWN Laois has recorded another clear day in the ongoing battle against Covid-19. There were no new reported cases in the county today, when the latest figures were announced by the Department of Health after 6pm. It...

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Minister Fleming calls for ‘buffer zones’ in two Laois towns

By Carmel Hayes LAOIS TD and Minister of State Seán Fleming has called for ‘buffer zones’ in two local towns...

Wednesday, 12/08/20 - 5:55pm Read More

Gardaí welcome justice for slain colleague

Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe, who was fatally shot in Bellurgan (near Jenkinstown, County Louth) on 25 January 2013 during a...

Wednesday, 12/08/20 - 5:04pm Read More

Park/Ratheniska and Timahoe clubs are on the road to normality after Covid shutdown

By Denis J. Croke Park/Ratheniska and Timahoe have hopefully taken the first steps in a return to normality. After ceasing...

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Covid-19 committee to hold special session on ‘LOKdown’

By Carmel Hayes A SPECIAL session of the Oireachtas Covid-19 Committee will sit tomorrow, to discuss the partial lockdown imposed...

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Rathdowney NS to be used as new FETC

  The former Rathdowney National School is to be used as a Further Education and Training Centre By Chris Fingleton...

Wednesday, 12/08/20 - 2:12pm Read More

Twitter storm as media moves Covid meat plant to “Timahoe, Co Laois”

By Carmel Hayes A FURORE has erupted on Twitter, after some national media moved a Covid-19 Kildare meat factory into...

Wednesday, 12/08/20 - 12:26pm Read More

National News

Major air and sea search underway in Galway for missing women

By Lorna Siggins An extensive air and sea search is underway in Galway Bay after two young women who set out on stand-up paddleboards from Furbo yesterday evening failed to return to shore. The two women are in their late...

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‘Blanket approach’ will not be taken with Covid-19 school outbreaks

A blanket approach to closures will not be taken once there are “inevitable” outbreaks of Covid-19 in schools, according to...

Thursday, 13/08/20 - 9:30am Read More

Man charged in attempted car hijacking

A man in his 40s has been charged in connection with an attempted hijacking in Dublin on Tuesday evening. Gardaí...

Thursday, 13/08/20 - 8:50am Read More

Taoiseach to have first face-to-face meeting with Boris Johnson

Taoiseach Micheál Martin is set to meet his British counterpart, Boris Johnson, for their first face-to-face discussion since the Fianna...

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Status yellow rainfall warning remains for six counties

A status yellow rainfall warning remains in place for six counties. The alert for Kilkenny, Wexford, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary...

Thursday, 13/08/20 - 8:20am Read More

Laois Sport

Dates for resumption of championship action should be known today

By Denis J. Croke LAOIS GAA has wasted no time in putting plans in place for the resumption of our local championships. It is hoped to have the full schedule of games available by lunch time today (Thursday). All games...

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Abbeyleix Golf Club celebrate significant milestone

ABBEYLEIX Golf Club held a very special occasion on Sunday 26 July with the unveiling of a special commemorative stone...

Thursday, 13/08/20 - 7:09am Read More

Park/Ratheniska and Timahoe clubs are on the road to normality after Covid shutdown

By Denis J. Croke Park/Ratheniska and Timahoe have hopefully taken the first steps in a return to normality. After ceasing...

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Friends of Ger appeal for your support

By Denis J. Croke WE are all aware that Ger Lawlor was a very talented footballer who gave many great...

Wednesday, 12/08/20 - 10:05am Read More

GAA facilities can reopen and training recommence

By Denis J. Croke LAOIS, Kildare, and Offaly have been given the go ahead to reopen outdoor GAA facilities for...

Tuesday, 11/08/20 - 9:04am Read More

National Sport

FAI partially lifts lockdown restrictions in Kildare, Laois, and Offaly

Players residing in the three counties may not leave their county to train or play with outside clubs with the exception of senior League of Ireland or Women’s National League teams, or in the case of match officials at that...

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Ireland defender Cyrus Christie reveals racist abuse he suffered on international duty

Republic of Ireland defender Cyrus Christie has spoken out about a number of incidents where he was subjected to racist...

Wednesday, 12/08/20 - 5:40pm Read More

Champions and Europa Leagues: Who is left and when are the games?

The Champions League and Europa League will come to their conclusion in the next few weeks as the Covid interrupted...

Wednesday, 12/08/20 - 5:00pm Read More

Clare County Championships uncertain as 40 players isolating

By Sarah Mooney The future of Clare’s county hurling and football championships is uncertain after one club confirmed six positive...

Wednesday, 12/08/20 - 12:50pm Read More

European Tour chiefs tight-lipped on reported plan to move Irish Open

The European Tour has promised a decision on this year’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open “in due course” following reports...

Tuesday, 11/08/20 - 6:30pm Read More