Laois News

Work on protective wall at Ballyroan housing estate will start in June

WORK is due to start in June on building a protective wall behind a Ballyroan housing estate, where a 15ft drop is a danger to children. The steep incline into a drain behind the Glenbrook estate has prompted regular complaints...

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Action group still in the dark over hospital’s future

IN recent weeks, the Portlaoise Hospital Action Committee has been inundated with questions from local people regarding the hospital’s future....

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Irresponsible drivers slammed for taking pictures of M7 blaze

FOOLISH drivers stopping to take pictures of a terrifying truck blaze near Portlaoise have been rebuked as “very dangerous and...

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Festival bosses target overseas visitors

FESTIVAL organisers from around Laois came together last week to find more ways of developing their events to attract more...

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75 top jobs on the way for Portlaoise

A CANADIAN company is bringing 75 high-quality jobs to Portlaoise. Greenfield Global Inc, one of North America’s largest alcohol and...

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National News

Boys hit exercise targets more than girls

Adolescent boys are almost twice as likely as their female counterparts to get the recommended one hour’s physical activity a day, according to new research. A study by Dublin City University on more than 500 children aged between 12 and...

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Scoping work slammed as ‘cosmetic’ exercise

Katherine Zappone. Adoption campaigners have said the long-delayed scoping exercise into illegal registrations is a “cosmetic” exercise as it is...

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Survivor: Gardaí should question nuns

Bessborough Mother and Baby home, Cork. Nuns who ran the Bessborough mother and baby home in Cork should be questioned...

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Two arrested as gardaí recover gun in Dublin

Two men have been arrested and a gun was recovered by gardaí at a house in Dublin today. As part...

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Specialist: Strong campaign needed to combat rising STI numbers

File photo An “in-your-face” public health campaign using billboards and bus shelter advertising is needed to combat the ongoing rise...

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Laois Sport

Heartbreak for Knockbeg as junior honours go to St Colman’s College

St Colman’s College 3-6 Knockbeg College 0-14 By Kieran Murphy AN ability to find the net at crucial times proved crucial as St Colman’s battled to a one-point victory over a desperately unlucky 14-man Knockbeg College in the All-Ireland Junior...

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Scoil Chríost Rí are crowned All-Ireland senior champions

Chríost Rí Portlaoise 3-10 Loreto Clonmel 2-10 By Pat Delaney JOHN Locke’s Park in the heart of Kilkenny hurling country...

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Meaney strikes late to ensure Arles Kilcruise win opener

Laois Shopping Centre Senior Football Championship Rd 1 Arles Kilcruise 2-15 Stradbally 2-14 By Denis J. Croke WITH the clock...

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First step in retaining title comfortably achieved by Portlaoise

Laois Shopping Centre Senior Football Championship Rd 1 Portlaoise 3-22 Ballyfin Gaels 2-8 By Denis J. Croke AND so it...

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Inspirational Walsh leads Ballylinan to opening round victory

Laois Shopping Centre Senior Football Championship Rd 1 Ballylinan 1-12 Crettyard Gaels 1-10 By Denis J. Croke BALLYLINAN have a...

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National Sport

Fr O’Neill’s secure passage to round three of Cork Premier IHC

[score] [team1]Fr O’Neill’s[/team1][score1]1-21[/score1] [team2]Ballincollig[/team2][score2]2-14[/score2] [/score] Fr O’Neill’s survived a titanic battle with Ballincollig in a lively opening round of the Cork Premier IHC at Carrigtwohill tonight. O’Neill’s, last year’s defeated semi-finalists are viewed as one of the main contenders again...

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Watergrasshill achieve deserved victory over Inniscarra in first round of Cork PIHC

[score] [team1]Watergrasshill[/team1][score1]1-16[/score1] [team2]Inniscarra[/team2][score2]0-13[/score2] [/score] In the end it, was their performance in the third quarter that laid the foundation for...

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Devastating first-half sees Sarsfields put away Kanturk in SHC round 1 game

Sarsfields Darren Kenneally wins the ball from Kanturk’s Sean Carey and James Fitzpatrick during the Cork SHC round 1 at...

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Tyler Bleyendaal’s refusal to throw in towel will stand to him now

Donal Lenihan runs the rule over the Heineken Cup semi-finalists Munster: Tyler’s time has come There are so many examples...

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Kidney and Kiss lead London Irish to promotion back to English Premiership

London Irish secured promotion back to the Gallagher Premiership after recording a 46-7 victory over Richmond. The Exiles, who were...

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