Laois News

See who was in Portlaoise District Court last week

A man who caused €18,147 damage to a Portlaoise hotel, which included damaging the bridal suite, came before Portlaoise District court last Thursday.   Read reports from Portlaoise District Court that was held on Thursday 8 April in next week’s...

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Fire crews battle major blaze near Mountmellick

By Carmel Hayes FIRE crews are battling a major blaze near Mountmellick tonight. The fire broke out in bogland area...

Monday, 12/04/21 - 1:05am Read More

Weekend Covid update from Portlaoise hospital

By Carmel Hayes THE number of Covid patients in Portlaoise hospital has ranged between three and five over the past...

Sunday, 11/04/21 - 6:44pm Read More

Laois Hire keeps its name after €11.2m buyout

THE highly successful Laois Hire business will continue trading under its own name, following its sale to a UK firm...

Sunday, 11/04/21 - 5:10pm Read More

Bus Éireann update as lockdown lifts

Bus Éireann issues travel guidance from Monday 12 April With changes to travel restrictions and the full resumption of education...

Sunday, 11/04/21 - 3:16pm Read More

Gardaí seize car in Laois village

GARDAÍ impounded a car from yet another uninsured driver in the county this morning. The latest seizure was made in...

Sunday, 11/04/21 - 3:04pm Read More

Weekend read: Three complaints of illegal dumping lodged with Laois County Council a day

‘It’s a blight on our communities and the problem is not going to go away’ – Councillor Ollie Clooney. ‘Fine...

Sunday, 11/04/21 - 9:11am Read More

The death has taken place of Seamus (Jim) Fahy – Mountrath

Seamus (Jim) Fahy, Father O’Connor Crescent, Mountrath passed away peacefully on Saturday 10 April at the Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise...

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Retired Garda passes away RIP

The death has been announced of Eugene Byrne, Killeens, Wexford and late of Portlaoise On Saturday 10 April: Eugene Byrne...

Saturday, 10/04/21 - 5:48pm Read More

Sulky horse racing along public roads in Laois raised at meeting

‘If sulky racing is so popular then it needs to be regulated’ – Councillor Aisling Moran     By Joe...

Saturday, 10/04/21 - 4:19pm Read More

Death of Christine Maher (née Molloy), Portlaoise. RIP

Christine Maher (née Molloy), 28 Oakleaf Place, Portlaoise Beloved wife of Joseph, Christine Maher (née Molloy) of Oakleaf Place, Portlaoise,...

Saturday, 10/04/21 - 3:57pm Read More

Laois farmers skim €87m from Glanbia but Kilkenny scoops the cream

By Carmel Hayes DAIRY farmers in Laois skimmed €87m from Glanbia last year but their neighbours in Kilkenny scooped the...

Saturday, 10/04/21 - 2:46pm Read More

National News

Hotel quarantine extension to proceed despite concerns over capacity

Digital Desk Staff The Department of Health said on Sunday night the extension of mandatory hotel quarantine to countries including the US, Canada, France and Italy would go ahead this week despite capacity fears. As The Irish Times reports, it said there remains “serious concern in relation...

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Government fears restrictions on AstraZeneca could slow vaccine rollout

Digital Desk Staff New restrictions on the use of AstraZeneca doses could slow the State’s vaccine rollout just when it was supposed...

Monday, 12/04/21 - 7:08am Read More

‘Reasons for hope’ says Glynn ahead of lifting of 5km travel limit

Deputy chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn has said Ireland has “many reasons for hope” facing into next week. In...

Sunday, 11/04/21 - 6:53pm Read More

Explainer: Grants cut for plug-in hybrids and electric cars

Neil Briscoe So, what’s happening with electric vehicle grants? They’re being reduced. The Government has announced that it is trimming...

Sunday, 11/04/21 - 5:45pm Read More

Two fully vaccinated people released from hotel quarantine after legal challenge

Two people, who are fully vaccinated, have been released from mandatory hotel quarantine after challenging the legality of their detention,...

Sunday, 11/04/21 - 5:37pm Read More

Laois Sport

‘It’s Cloth Cap For Me’ – Slippers Madden

 The Day I’ll Never Forget By Niall “Slippers” Madden IT was the biggest race win of my career and as far as I’m concerned, it’s the jump race that every National Hunt jockey wants to win as they are growing...

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Livelovelaugh is the one to keep an eye on in Aintree today – MADDEN

By Niall “Slipper” Madden We have a few Grade 1’s today (Friday) in Aintree including the Novices Hurdle which is...

Friday, 09/04/21 - 5:25am Read More

Laois teams will be back in action next month

By Denis J. Croke LAOIS senior hurlers could be back in national league action by Saturday 8 May under the...

Thursday, 08/04/21 - 4:07pm Read More

“Slippers” naps Tiger Roll in Aintree today

By Niall “Slipper” Madden The Irish don’t have as big a team going to Aintree as we did to Cheltenham...

Thursday, 08/04/21 - 9:18am Read More

Ladies football National League to kick off in May

By Denis J. Croke THE Ladies Gaelic Football Association wasted no time in availing of the opportunity to reveal their...

Thursday, 08/04/21 - 8:58am Read More

National Sport

Hideki Matsuyama remains on course for maiden major title at Augusta

Phil Casey, PA Golf Correspondent Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama recovered from a shaky start to remain on course to claim his first major title in the 85th Masters. Matsuyama took a four-shot lead over Justin Rose, Xander Schauffele, Will Zalatoris and...

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Son Heung-min racially abused after Tottenham’s defeat to Manchester United

Nick Purewal, PA Tottenham have condemned “abhorrent” racist abuse directed at Son Heung-min on social media following Sunday’s 3-1 home...

Sunday, 11/04/21 - 9:28pm Read More

Alexandre Lacazette double sends Sheffield United closer to relegation

Sean Taylor, PA Arsenal kept alive their hopes of European qualification with victory at Bramall Lane as Sheffield United’s inevitable...

Sunday, 11/04/21 - 9:18pm Read More

Republic of Ireland suffer friendly loss to Belgium

PA Sport Staff Tine De Caigny fired Belgium to a 1-0 friendly win over the Republic of Ireland. The 23-year-old...

Sunday, 11/04/21 - 9:13pm Read More

Leinster to face La Rochelle in Champions Cup last four

PA Sport Staff Leinster will face La Rochelle in the Heineken Champions Cup semi-finals on the weekend of April 30th-May...

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