Laois News

Portlaoise residents had to travel 7kms to vote in elections

PORTLAOISE residents who live less than 100 metres from a polling station had to travel more than seven kilometres to cast their vote in the recent local elections. That was what cllr Caroline Dwane Stanley told a recent meeting of...

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Work to begin on two new council houses in Portlaoise

A BUILDING contractor has been appointed to construct two new council houses on the site of a derelict property in...

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Top comic June is over the moon with her furr-ever friend

A DOG that was cruelly dumped in a skip in Portlaoise has found her furr-ever home with the queen of...

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Talented Clióna into finals of song contest as Gaeilge

A BEAUTIFUL song about heartbreak has brought a Laois teenager into the finals of a national song contest. Sixth-year student...

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Council action was a bridge too far for angry residents

THE ownership of a bridge in Portlaoise was the subject of debate at a recent meeting of the local municipal...

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National News

‘Not of Christian origin’: Bishop of Waterford writes to schools criticising yoga in the classroom

Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan The Bishop of Waterford has written to Catholic schools in his diocese to say yoga is “not suitable for our parish school setting”. In the letter, Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan criticised mindfulness classes saying that these practices were...

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Pedestrian, 70, being treated for life-threatening injuries after collision with car

Gardaí in Dublin are appealing for information about a serious road collision in Cabinteely last Wednesday. He is currently being...

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Suspect arrested over alleged €29m VAT carousel fraud

A suspect has been arrested in Co Louth as part of an investigation into alleged money-laundering of €29m. It’s believed...

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‘If I wasn’t a whistleblower then I’d have gotten a commendation,’ Garda tells Disclosures Tribunal

By Paul Neilan A Garda who saved a drowning woman believes a commendation from management was withheld from him because...

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Varadkar: New Brexit deal is final offer from EU

The Taoiseach has said this is the final Brexit offer from the EU. The withdrawal agreement signed off on by...

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Laois Sport

The Harps erase last year’s memories with hard earned victory

Laois Shopping Centre Minor ‘A’ Hurling Championship Final The Harps 3-13 Abbeyleix Gaels 1-11 By Pat Delaney PLAYED in difficult conditions the Harps under-17 hurlers swept to a hard earned victory over their neighbours Abbeyleix Gaels in what proved to...

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Rosenallis ease into their first final

Laois Shopping Centre Senior ‘A’ Hurling Championship s/f Rosenallis 3-15 Colt 0-9 By Pat Delaney WHEN they met in the...

Wednesday, 09/10/19 - 2:41am Read More

Champions surrender to dramatic injury time King goal

Laois Shopping Centre Senior Hurling Championship s/f Rathdowney/Errill 1-15 Camross 0-17 By Pat Delaney THEIR last semi-final meeting ended in...

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Sharpshooting Scully ends Clough/Ballacolla ambitions again

Laois Shopping Centre Senior Hurling Championship s/f Borris/Kilcotton 0-25 Clough/Ballacolla 1-15 By Pat Delaney FOR the third year in succession...

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The Harps U/14s make it two in a row

Laois Camogie Under-14 Final The Harps 7-3 St Brigid’s 5-2 THE Harps and St Brigid’s provided spectators with a nail-biting...

Tuesday, 08/10/19 - 12:18pm Read More

National Sport

Goodhue and Lienert-Brown ‘can get us off to a great start’ against Ireland, says All Blacks assistant coach

By Press Association All Blacks young guns Jack Goodhue and Anton Lienert-Brown have been backed to provide the firepower to shoots down Ireland in their World Cup quarter-final showdown. Jack Goodhue. Steve Hansen has opted to go with the 24-year-olds...

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All Blacks a very different proposition to last November

By Brendan O’Brien Joe Schmidt wasn’t having any of Steve Hansen’s mind games after Ireland saw off the All Blacks...

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‘Playing much rugby eludes them’: New Zealand press on Ireland

Despite winning two of their last three encounters between the sides, Joe Schmidt’s Ireland side don’t possess a fear-factor for...

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Lansdowne Road DART Station to close on evening of Euro 2020 qualifier in trial run ahead of tournament

Lansdowne Road DART Station in Dublin will be closed for over five hours on the evening of the Republic of...

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Ghosts of 2007 won’t hamper current Rugby World Cup squad

By Brendan O’Brien Shane Horgan at the 2007 Rugby World Cup. ©INPHO/Billy Stickland Shane Horgan was always more than just...

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