Laois News

Children as young as eight receiving drug counselling

CHILDREN as young as eight are getting counselling in Laois to help them cope with drug or alcohol abuse in their families. The struggles faced by children and teenagers living with addicted parents or siblings is highlighted by a new...

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Michelle wins top award for research into breast cancer

A YOUNG woman from Laois has won a top award for her pioneering research into breast cancer. Michelle Lowry from...

Friday, 15/12/17 - 11:23am Read More

Waiting list for driving test is 29 weeks

LEARNER drivers in Laois are being forced to wait up to 29 weeks before being able to take their driving...

Friday, 15/12/17 - 11:26am Read More

Mountrath housing estate wins all-Ireland title at Pride of Place awards

AN old yet thriving community in Mountrath has been declared ‘best housing estate in Ireland’ in the coveted Pride of...

Thursday, 07/12/17 - 2:43pm Read More

Thousands take to the streets to save Portlaoise hospital

THOUSANDS of people turned out in force to fight for Portlaoise hospital in the biggest demonstration seen in the town...

Thursday, 07/12/17 - 2:46pm Read More

National News

Gardaí seek help to find missing Dublin woman

Gardaí are asking for help to find a woman missing from her home in Dublin. 43-year-old Catherine Hughes, aka Anne Hughes, was last seen on Grove Road, Blanchardstown this morning at 11.20am. She is described as being five foot five...

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Dáil votes to join EU’s defence organisation

The Dáil has voted by 75 votes to 42 to join a new EU defence network. The European Union’s Permanent...

Thursday, 07/12/17 - 6:43pm Read More

Christine Keeler ’blamed and victimised for urges of men’, says son

Seymour Platt, the son of Christine Keeler, has paid tribute to his late mother, who died earlier this week aged...

Thursday, 07/12/17 - 6:33pm Read More

Laois Sport

SFC – Three goal Heath stun the champions

The Heath 3-10 Stradbally 1-12 By Denis J. Croke YOU could say these two teams won the three major finals for senior football teams last year – Stradbally winning the county final while The Heath won the ACFL Division 1...

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SFC – Great start ensures victory for the Town

  Portlaoise 3-13 Arles Kilcruise 1-14 By Pat Delaney THIS familiar pairing have had many exciting tussles over the past...

Friday, 04/08/17 - 3:24pm Read More

SFC – O’Dempsey’s win but are made battle by Ballyfin

  O’Dempsey’s 2-15 Ballyfin Gaels 1-12 By Denis J. Croke HAVING won promotion last year, a year after being relegated,...

Friday, 04/08/17 - 3:24pm Read More

National Sport

FC Copenhagen hold nerve to progress in Europa League as Everton win in Cyprus

Ademola Lookman’s brace ensured a youthful Everton side did not miss Sam Allardyce’s presence in Cyprus as they finished their woeful Europa League campaign with a victory. A pre-arranged medical appointment meant new boss Allardyce was not in Nicosia to...

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Here is the draw for next year’s Sigerson Cup

The draw has been made for next year’s Sigerson Cup. Holders St Mary’s Belfast have been paired with local rivals...

Thursday, 07/12/17 - 8:53pm Read More

Cristiano Ronaldo wins Ballon d’Or for fifth time

Cristiano Ronaldo has won the Ballon d’Or for a fifth time to move level with rival Lionel Messi. The Real...

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