Laois News

Laois has fifth lowest Covid rate in Ireland

By Carmel Hayes LAOIS has the fifth lowest Covid-19 rate in Ireland. Today’s figures show that the county had 13 new cases in the 24 hours up to midnight last night. The increase gives Laois a 14-day Covid incidence of...

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Beautiful First Holy Communion Day for Shanahoe NS

CHILDREN from Shanahoe NS celebrated a beautiful First Holy Communion day with their families and friends. The children looked lovely...

Friday, 23/10/20 - 4:12pm Read More

Reports from Portlaoise District Court

Read full reports from Portlaoise District Court that was held on Thursday 22 October in next week’s edition of the...

Friday, 23/10/20 - 3:50pm Read More

Covid case confirmed at another Laois secondary school

By Carmel Hayes A COVID-19 case has been confirmed at Heywood Community School in Ballinakill. The school sent a message...

Friday, 23/10/20 - 12:17pm Read More

Gardaí thank emergency crews after serious Laois crash

GARDAÍ have thanked frontline emergency crews for their vital work following a serious crash in Laois yesterday. The collision on...

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Portlaoise Hospital Daily Trolley Watch – Friday 23 October

    The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) say that today there is one (1) person lying on a...

Friday, 23/10/20 - 10:50am Read More

People in Laois urged to keep it local

.     By Joe Barrett. Minister of State at the Department of Finance and Laois Fianna Fáil TD Sean...

Friday, 23/10/20 - 10:28am Read More

Assistance offered to people in Laois waiting on hip or cataract procedures

‘To see the sneering, smirking attitude of An Taoiseach Micheál Martin, the leader of our country, belittle the suffering of...

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Margaret (Peig) Hurley has passed away

The death has taken place of Margaret (Peig) HURLEY (née Costello) Patrick Street, Mountrath, Laois / Moneygall, Offaly Margaret (Peig)...

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Risk of dermatitis as hand santiser recalled from schools

A hand sanitiser used in schools has been recalled after it has been proven to cause skin issues, headaches and...

Friday, 23/10/20 - 8:03am Read More

More drugs taken off the streets in Laois

  While gardaí were on mobile patrol in the Portarlington area over the past couple of days they noticed a...

Friday, 23/10/20 - 7:45am Read More

Another 19 Covid cases in Laois today

By Carmel Hayes ANOTHER 19 Covid cases have been confirmed in Laois. This evening’s figures show that the county had...

Thursday, 22/10/20 - 6:55pm Read More

National News

Sealing mother and baby home records breaks law, data commission says

By Cianan Brennan, Elaine Loughlin, and Ciarán Sunderland By Cianan Brennan, Elaine Loughlin, and Ciarán Sunderland. The Government has contravened European and Irish law with regard to the accessibility of personal data by voting to seal the records of mother...

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Extension of Northern Ireland lockdown ‘on table,’ O’Neill says

By David Young and Rebecca Black, PA Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister has warned that a potential extension of the...

Friday, 23/10/20 - 8:06pm Read More

Three arrested as €7 million worth of cannabis arriving from Spain seized

Herbal cannabis with an estimated value in excess of €7 million was seized today in a joint operation between gardaí...

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Roscommon siblings released after arrest for failure to leave family farm

Ann O'Loughlin Three siblings have been released from Garda custody after they gave sworn undertakings before the High Court to...

Friday, 23/10/20 - 7:40pm Read More

Government called to permit ‘first dance’ at Level 5 weddings

Digital Desk Staff A campaign is underway to permit the traditional ‘first dance’ to take place at weddings under Level...

Friday, 23/10/20 - 6:55pm Read More

Laois Sport

Quirke names team for must win game

By Denis J. Croke Mike Quirke has made two changes to the team that started against Westmeath for Saturday’s clash with Fermanagh. Laois travel to Ulster knowing they have to win if they are to have a chance of surviving...

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New MH Hire O’Moore Park lights to be used for first time tomorrow night

By Denis J. Croke These are the new floodlights in MW Hire O’Moore Park which will get their first airing...

Tuesday, 20/10/20 - 8:04pm Read More

Club players may hang up their boots as games put on ice

By Denis J. Croke Club players in Laois can hang up their boots until the New Year, at least, after...

Tuesday, 20/10/20 - 7:28pm Read More

Laois U/20 hurling team to play Carlow

Tuesday, 20/10/20 - 7:10pm Read More

Ten years on……….

Have you ever wondered what was making the sporting headlines this week ten years ago, get tomorrow’s Laois Nationalist to see. ...

Monday, 19/10/20 - 5:23pm Read More

National Sport

RFU counts the cost of player indiscipline as Twickenham contest is called off

By Duncan Bech, PA England Rugby Correspondent Five Barbarians players, including former England captain Chris Robshaw, have issued apologies for breaching coronavirus protocols as the Rugby Football Union counts the cost of their indiscipline. Sunday’s fixture against England at Twickenham...

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Dream debut for Dan Sheehan in Leinster stroll

Ciaran Kennedy The cast may have looked a little different but the script had a familiar feel to it as...

Friday, 23/10/20 - 10:29pm Read More

Patrick Bamford creates history for Leeds as hat-trick humbles Aston Villa

By Sean Taylor, PA Patrick Bamford’s hat-trick saw him create a little piece of history for Leeds as Aston Villa...

Friday, 23/10/20 - 10:14pm Read More

Aine O’Gorman own goal gifts victory to Ukraine as Republic suffer setback

By Press Association and FAI Media A first-half own goal from Aine O’Gorman saw the Republic of Ireland slip to...

Friday, 23/10/20 - 8:23pm Read More

Sam Bennett sprints to another grand tour stage win with Vuelta victory

By PA Sport Staff Ireland’s Sam Bennett sprinted to another impressive grand tour stage victory on stage four of La...

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