Laois News

Undaunted Pauline vows to return

TWICE bitten but certainly not twice shy. Even after two electoral defeats within nine months, Fianna Fáil candidate Pauline Flanagan vows that she “absolutely” will be back. Speaking shortly before her elimination after the third count on Sunday night, she...

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Foróige clubs gather for regional conference

FORÓIGE members from clubs in Laois, Carlow and Kilkenny gathered at the Talbot Hotel in Graiguecullen recently for a busy...

Sunday, 23/02/20 - 1:10pm Read More

Absence of plan places more doubt on future of hospital

ONE baby was born almost every six hours in the maternity unit at Portlaoise hospital during 2019. Recent figures show...

Sunday, 23/02/20 - 10:57am Read More

Human rights advocate Peadar King to launch new book in Portlaoise

“I HAVE pain when I walk. I have pain when I’m sleeping. I’m not wiser, but I’m older.” These are...

Saturday, 22/02/20 - 3:10pm Read More

Young fighters shine at martial arts contest

THE Mountmellick-based Laois Martial Arts club began the New Year as it ended the last … winning. Things got off...

Saturday, 22/02/20 - 1:10pm Read More

National News

Gardaí appeal for help to find Limerick teenager last seen in Dublin

Gardaí are appealing for help to find a 17-year-old girl who has been missing for four days. Shania Barrett is missing from her home in Glenroe, Co. Limerick. She was last seen on O’Connell Street in Dublin on Thursday. Shania...

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Dublin City Council elects new Lord Mayor

Dublin city has a new Lord Mayor. Fianna Fáil Councillor Tom Brabazon was elected at a Special Meeting of Dublin...

Monday, 24/02/20 - 7:45pm Read More

Gardaí appeal for help to find girl, 14, missing for four days

A 14-year-old girl has gone missing from her home in Dublin. Jasmine Carey who is missing from the Santry area...

Monday, 24/02/20 - 6:15pm Read More

Leo Varadkar talks about govt formation while inspecting flood defences

Leo Varadkar has refused to be drawn on whether he would demand a rotating Taoiseach arrangement in any coalition deal...

Monday, 24/02/20 - 5:05pm Read More

Taoiseach defends Govt’s handling of flood defences as flood-hit counties await further rain

The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is defending the Government’s handling of the flood threat in Athlone, Co. Westmeath. Farmer Tom Carney...

Monday, 24/02/20 - 4:05pm Read More

Laois Sport

High fives for Portlaoise ladies against Templeogue

Hockey Portlaoise 5 Our Lady’s 0 EVEN the arrival of Storm Ciara didn’t dampen the spirits of Portlaoise Ladies Hockey Club as they took on Our Lady’s Templeogue 3rd in a league match in Kilkenny on Saturday. Both teams started...

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Five-star Carlow power into Fitzgibbon final

Fitzgibbon Cup semi-final IT Carlow 5-14 Mary Immaculate, Limerick 0-15 By Daire Walsh IT Carlow manager DJ Carey hailed the...

Tuesday, 11/02/20 - 2:32pm Read More

Rachel makes boxing history

RACHEL Lawless, the young Portlaoise Boxing Club flyweight prodigy, made history last Friday night at the National Stadium when winning...

Friday, 07/02/20 - 9:44am Read More

Mountrath reach Leinster final in thriller as defence defies the Deise boys

Leinster Schools Senior Hurling ‘B’ s/f   Mountrath CS 2-15 Ferrybank CS 1-12 By Pat Delaney MOUNTRATH Community School produced...

Friday, 07/02/20 - 9:37am Read More

Extra time heartbreak brings Knockbeg campaign to an end

Top Oil Leinster SF ‘A’ Round of 16 Coláiste Mhuire Mullingar 1-18 Knockbeg College 1-16 (AET) By Kieran Murphy KNOCKBEG...

Friday, 07/02/20 - 9:36am Read More

National Sport

Liverpool made to work by West Ham to equal Premier League record

By Press Association Record-equalling Liverpool moved to within four wins of a first title in 30 years but they were made to prove their credentials in a 3-2 win over struggling West Ham. A 21st successive league victory at Anfield...

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Blues surge in second half to stay in play-off contention

By Press Association Cardiff Blues staged a remarkable second-half comeback to beat Benetton 34-24 and keep their Pro 14 play-off...

Sunday, 23/02/20 - 7:35pm Read More

Scarlets swat Southern Kings aside with six-try salvo

By Press Association Scarlets solidified their hold on a play-off spot in Conference B of the Guinness PRO14 with a...

Sunday, 23/02/20 - 7:35pm Read More

Comeback win over Killie takes Celtic 12 points clear

By Press Association Celtic stormed 12 points clear of faltering Rangers at the top of the Ladbrokes Premiership after a...

Sunday, 23/02/20 - 6:45pm Read More

Leonard cousins steer Galway to convincing victory over Dublin Ladies

By Daire Walsh Galway 4-6 Dublin 2-6 Galway boosted their Lidl National Football League Division 1 prospects with a convincing...

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