Laois News

BREAKING NEWS: Gardaí have charged a man with the murder of Ashling Murphy

Gardaí investigating the fatal assault on Ashling Murphy on Wednesday 12 January 2022 have charged the man, aged in his 30s, who was arrested yesterday, Tuesday 18 January 2022. He is due to appear before a special sitting of Tullamore...

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All-weather canopy in Portlaoise square will be up by early summer

By Carmel Hayes AN all-weather canopy planned for a Portlaoise public square will be installed by early summer. The permanent...

Wednesday, 19/01/22 - 4:52pm Read More

Laois residential property prices jump by 14%

Residential property prices in Laois and across the country rose by 14 per cent in the 12 months to November...

Wednesday, 19/01/22 - 4:32pm Read More

Vaccine passes do not conform with human rights law says civil liberties group

By Joe Barrett The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has called on the government to commit to ending the...

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The death has been announced of Alan McCartney, Coolrain. Portlaoise

The death has occurred of Alan McCartney Coolrain, Laois The death has occurred of Alan McCartney, Coolrain, Portlaoise, CoLaois. Died...

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Tributes to Ashling Murphy in Laois county hall

SYMPATHY was extended to the heartbroken family of murdered school teacher Ashling Murphy this morning, at a meeting in Laois...

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Portlaoise Panto looking for woman to take up principal role

A principal female role has become available in the upcoming Portlaooise Panto production of Rapunzel and the Winning Lotto Ticket....

Wednesday, 19/01/22 - 12:35pm Read More

Laois Covid frontline healthcare workers welcome €1,000 bonus

Vivienne Clarke A one-off payment of €1,000 to public healthcare workers has been described as “the right thing to do”...

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Update: Fatal assault of Ashling Murphy

Gardaí investigating the fatal assault on Ashling Murphy on Wednesday 12 January continue to question a man in his 30s...

Wednesday, 19/01/22 - 11:40am Read More

Rathdowney’s Panto is back

By Joe Barrett Following numerous meetings Rathdowney Pantomime Group is delighted to announce that preparations have begun for it’s 34th...

Wednesday, 19/01/22 - 10:51am Read More

WARNING! Lookout for signs of flea infestations this winter

        Rentokil, Ireland’s leading pest control provider, is advising home and business owners to be on the...

Wednesday, 19/01/22 - 9:46am Read More

Subsidised cat neutering scheme in Laois

By Joe Barrett The Laois Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (LSPCA) is currently operating its annual subsidised...

Wednesday, 19/01/22 - 9:41am Read More

National News

Man due in court over murder of Ashling Murphy

James Cox Gardaí investigating the murder of Ashling Murphy have charged the man, aged in his 30s, who was arrested yesterday. He is due to appear before a special sitting of Tullamore District Court this evening at 8.15pm. The second...

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Taoiseach calls for zero-tolerance approach to violence against women

By Rebecca Black, PA Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said he wants a zero-tolerance approach to violence against women. He described...

Wednesday, 19/01/22 - 6:35pm Read More

Restrictions having ‘devastating’ impact on Irish cinemas

James Cox The current restrictions have had a “devastating impact” on the cinema industry in Ireland, according to the director...

Wednesday, 19/01/22 - 6:28pm Read More

Family and home carers call for inclusion in Covid bonus payment

Family and home carers have called to be included in the Government’s Covid bonus payment, which will see a tax-free...

Wednesday, 19/01/22 - 5:49pm Read More

Covid: 12,138 cases logged amid hopes for easing of restrictions

James Cox The Department of Health has recorded 6,843 PCR-confirmed cases of Covid-19 today, while 5,295 registered a positive antigen...

Wednesday, 19/01/22 - 5:37pm Read More

Laois Sport

Loss leaves Portlaoise in a precarious position

Rugby – Leinster League Division 2B Portlaoise 3 Athy 29 By Denis J. Croke WITH four games remaining in this season’s Leinster League Portlaoise find themselves in a very precarious position. The fact that they lost to Athy in Togher...

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Portlaoise U/19s run riot in the second half

CCFL U/19 League Portlaoise 7 Suncroft 1 SUNCROFT travelled to the astro pitch at Portlaoise Leisure Centre on Saturday for...

Tuesday, 11/01/22 - 9:53am Read More

Portlaoise GAA Club launch ambitious “Town 25” plan

Portlaoise GAA have launched exciting plans to develop its facilities in Rathleague, under the brand identity “TOWN25”. The initiative was...

Monday, 10/01/22 - 5:25pm Read More

Portlaoise made to work hard for an away win at Kilkenny

Leinster U/14 League: Premier Division Portlaoise 24 Kilkenny 17 PORTLAOISE U/14s carried their strong league form into the new year...

Monday, 10/01/22 - 8:13am Read More

Portlaoise players central to North Midlands victory

By Denis J. Croke PORTLAOISE RFC had four players involved with the North Midlands team which defeated the unbeaten North...

Friday, 07/01/22 - 5:56pm Read More

National Sport

Newcastle contact Manchester United over Jesse Lingard loan deal

By Simon Peach, PA Chief Football Writer Newcastle have approached Manchester United about a loan deal for Jesse Lingard, the PA news agency understands. The struggling Magpies have already spent around £37million this month thanks to their new owners, who...

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We won’t let anybody damage our name – Mikel Arteta hits back at Arsenal critics

By George Sessions, PA Mikel Arteta has defended Arsenal’s decision to successfully apply for Sunday’s Premier League match with Tottenham...

Wednesday, 19/01/22 - 4:37pm Read More

Andy Farrell names uncapped duo in 37-man Ireland Six Nations squad

By PA Sport Staff Ireland head coach Andy Farrell has named uncapped duo Mack Hansen and Michael Lowry in his...

Wednesday, 19/01/22 - 4:34pm Read More

Premier League could bring in new Covid postponement rules next month

By Jamie Gardner, PA Chief Sports Reporter New rules on Covid-19 postponements in the Premier League could be in place...

Wednesday, 19/01/22 - 4:18pm Read More

Aaron Wan-Bissaka set to miss two more Man United games through illness

By PA Sport Staff Manchester United look set to be without Aaron Wan-Bissaka until after the upcoming international break due...

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