Laois News

Three towns are designated RPZs

THREE towns in Laois have been designated as rent pressure zones (RPZs). This now means that rents on residential properties in Portlaoise, Graiguecullen and Portarlington cannot increase by more than 4% per year up to the end of December 2021....

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Cancer patient among tenants waiting for house improvements

A CANCER patient is among the county council tenants left waiting for urgent house improvement works. The man has a...

Sunday, 14/07/19 - 12:59pm Read More

Donegal speaker extols virtues of homeschooling

OVER a dozen people attended a homeschooling information meeting in Treo Nua Portlaoise recently, organised by Laois homeschoolers Annette Morris...

Sunday, 14/07/19 - 10:45am Read More

Building work to commence shortly on council houses

BUILDING will start within the next few weeks on 22 new council houses in Portarlington. Contractors are due to move...

Saturday, 13/07/19 - 3:39pm Read More

Vital flood defences works won’t start for ‘quite a time yet’

A TEAM of consultants is currently being recruited for the major €3.1 million flood relief scheme for Mountmellick and Portarlington....

Saturday, 13/07/19 - 1:37pm Read More

National News

People urged ‘that little bit more vigilant’ when it comes wildfires

People are being urged to be careful of wildfires over the coming days. A spell of dry weather, with moderate winds, has increased the risk of them. There was a large gorse-fire on the Roscommon/Leitrim border last night. Cathal Nolan,...

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Gardaí issue appeal for help to find missing Kerry teenager

Gardaí are asking for help to find a 16-year-old girl missing from her home in Co. Kerry. Shania Coffey was...

Monday, 15/07/19 - 8:50pm Read More

Gardaí investigating motorcyclist death in Mallow at weekend

File photo Gardaí investigating the death of a motorcyclist in Mallow on Sunday have appealed for motorists with dashcam footage...

Monday, 15/07/19 - 5:30pm Read More

Farmers urged to take be aware of all possible dangers on farms

Joe Healy, President of the IFA Farmers are being advised to consider all possible dangers when they’re out working on...

Monday, 15/07/19 - 4:50pm Read More

Siptu confirms some of its ambulance service members are to be balloted for strike action

Siptu have confirmed that its union members working in the National Ambulance Service (NAS) in Dublin, Wicklow and Kildare will...

Monday, 15/07/19 - 4:30pm Read More

Laois Sport

Brennan can’t hide his delight for the players

  By Denis J. Croke LAOIS manager Eddie Brennan has experienced some great days as a hurler but talking to him on Sunday you felt there was something that extra bit special about this win. In one word he summed...

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‘We came up against a team that we couldn’t match’

By Denis J. Croke IT has to be one of the hardest aspects of being an inter-county manager, having to...

Thursday, 11/07/19 - 6:40am Read More

Cork dash Laois dreams of a Super 8s place

All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Round 4 Qualifier   Cork 4-20 Laois 1-15 By Denis J. Croke LAOIS’S hopes of making...

Wednesday, 10/07/19 - 9:36am Read More

Laois stun Dublin and are now in the super eight of hurling

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Preliminary q/f   Laois 1-22 Dublin 0-23 By Pat Delaney IT may be a long way to...

Wednesday, 10/07/19 - 9:34am Read More

Laois welcome Dublin to Portlaoise

By Pat Delaney AFTER the excitement of last Sunday in Dublin this coming weekend Dublin will be visitors to Portlaoise...

Friday, 05/07/19 - 6:35am Read More

National Sport

Everton sign Fabian Delph from Manchester City

Everton have announced the signing of midfielder Fabian Delph from Manchester City on a three-year deal. The 29-year-old England international, who joined City from Aston Villa in 2015, signs for an undisclosed fee. He told the club website: “Every time...

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Donal Conway nominated unopposed for FAI presidency

Donal Conway has been nominated unopposed by AGM members to be the next FAI president. Donal Conway. Noel Fitzroy, Gerry...

Monday, 15/07/19 - 6:40pm Read More

Northern Ireland slip to Malawi defeat at Netball World Cup

Northern Ireland suffered another setback in their bid to secure a top-eight finish at the Netball World Cup in Liverpool....

Monday, 15/07/19 - 6:10pm Read More

Darren Clarke reflects on the North’s ‘incredible journey’ from The Troubles to hosting The Open

Darren Clarke insists he had no hesitation in accepting an invite to hit the opening tee shot as he reflected...

Monday, 15/07/19 - 6:00pm Read More

Infected bite hinders James Sugrue’s Open preparations

James Sugrue is battling an infected bite on his calf to be fit to tee off at the Open Championship...

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