Laois News

Laois has another case of Covid-19

ANOTHER positive Covid-19 case was reported in Laois today, bringing the county’s total to 258. Both yesterday and today, just one confirmed coronavirus infection was notified in the county, following no increase for four successive days. Laois has just 1%...

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Prizes and Open Mic night for young Laois musicians

MUSIC Generation Laois (MGL), in association with Creative Ireland Laois (CIL), are looking for young musicians to submit a video...

Wednesday, 27/05/20 - 5:19pm Read More

11 years jail sentence for raping a teenager in Laois

Man jailed for 11 years for raping 15-year-old boy By Declan Brennan A MAN has been sentenced to 11 years...

Wednesday, 27/05/20 - 4:15pm Read More

ATTENTION: Harry Potter fans in Laois – Brilliant news.

JK Rowling is serialising The Ickabog months ahead of its publication as a book. The author began publishing a new children’s book,...

Wednesday, 27/05/20 - 3:36pm Read More

Funeral Arrangements for Seamus Gorman

The death has occurred of Seamus Gorman The Borness, Mountmellick, Laois Seamus Gorman, The Borness, Mountmellick, Co. Laois died May...

Wednesday, 27/05/20 - 2:43pm Read More

Over 1,150 people caught drink/drug driving in only 2 months

MORE than 1,150 people have been caught drink or drug driving since the end of March, according to figures released...

Wednesday, 27/05/20 - 1:55pm Read More

Big Mac is on the way back to Portlaoise next week

McDonald’s has announced that it will open its take-away in Portlaoise, for drive-thru service only, on Thursday 4 June. The...

Wednesday, 27/05/20 - 1:27pm Read More

National News

The Lotto numbers are in…

There was no winner of tonight’s Lotto jackpot worth €3,628,362. The numbers drawn were 7, 23, 30, 38, 46 and 47. The bonus number was 31. There was no winner of the Lotto Plus 1 draw worth €1m. The numbers...

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Gardaí seek help tracing whereabouts of 65-year-old Dublin man

Gardaí are seeking assistance from the public in locating Daniel Gleeson. Daniel who is 65-years-old is missing from the Dublin...

Wednesday, 27/05/20 - 7:50pm Read More

Covid-19: 17 further deaths and 73 new confirmed cases

The National Public Health Emergency Team has reported 17 more Covid-19 related deaths. This brings the total of Covid-19 related...

Wednesday, 27/05/20 - 6:00pm Read More

Taoiseach welcomes proposed €750bn EU Covid-19 recovery fund

Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar has welcomed the proposal today by the European Commission of a €750bn fund to help the bloc’s...

Wednesday, 27/05/20 - 5:50pm Read More

Over 10% of cases at children’s hospital due to trampoline accidents

More than 10% of cases being treated at Crumlin Children’s Hospital in Dublin are due to accidents on trampolines. A...

Wednesday, 27/05/20 - 5:10pm Read More

Laois Sport

How Laois GAA was thrown into disarray 100 years ago

By Denis J. Croke HERE we are in 2020, fast approaching the end of May, and still waiting for a championship football to be kicked in anger or a sliotar to be lashed the length of a pitch. That bloody...

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Trilogy Triathlon want you to get behind Jamie’s ‘Wants to Walk’ campaign

By Denis J. Croke IT’S almost a month since the country came together and did it for Dan Donoher the...

Tuesday, 26/05/20 - 11:57am Read More

Clough/Ballacolla show community spirit is very much alive

By Denis J. Croke NOT for the first time, and surely not for the last, the people of Ballacolla and...

Tuesday, 26/05/20 - 9:54am Read More

In tomorrow’s Laois Nationalist Sport

*How GAA activities were thrown into disarray 100 years ago *Clough/Ballacolla show community spirit is very much alive *Trilogy Triathlon...

Monday, 25/05/20 - 5:28pm Read More

Daletta – HEADFORT a spawning ground for leading figures in Irish racing

Arthur Moore’s appeal, through the letters column in the Irish Times, for the resumption of racing in this country certainly...

Sunday, 24/05/20 - 1:16pm Read More

National Sport

13 classic Champions League finals to be shown on Irish television this weekend

By Joel Slattery One of the benefits of the lockdown is the amount of classic sport that has been shown on television over the last few months. Between RTÉ, TG4 and eir Sport digging into the GAA archives, and classic...

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