Laois News


  The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) say that today there was one (1) person lying on a trolley in Portlaoise hospital emergency department waiting for a bed.

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Covid-19: Laois in the clear but travel sparks concern

By Carmel Hayes LAOIS has had no new cases of Covid-19 for 17 consecutive days. The county was clear again...

Thursday, 09/07/20 - 7:36pm Read More

New council houses ready by September

By Carmel Hayes SIX new social houses in Borris-in-Ossory are due to be finished by late September, while a further...

Thursday, 09/07/20 - 6:01pm Read More

Today’s Death Notices in Laois

The death has occurred of Mandy Hamill (née McEvoy) Silverbrook, Mountmellick, Laois / Kildare Town, Kildare Formerly of Maryville, Kildare...

Thursday, 09/07/20 - 5:32pm Read More

“Their tragic deaths have created a deep void”

By Carmel Hayes “THEIR tragic deaths have created a deep void.” In those sad and simple words during an eloquent...

Thursday, 09/07/20 - 3:54pm Read More

Pedigree Corner to raise the bar with a new-look restaurant

Sponsored Post Pedigree Corner, a popular landmark for locals and passing trade on the busy N78 through Laois has now...

Thursday, 09/07/20 - 2:01pm Read More

26 pubs caught flouting Covid-19 rules

By Carmel Hayes GARDAÍ inspected more than 6,800 pubs around the country within 53 hours at the weekend. The checks...

Thursday, 09/07/20 - 1:42pm Read More

National News

Two men arrested following heroin seizure in Cork city

Two men have been arrested following the seizure of €425,000 worth of heroin in Cork. The seizure was made after a search at Harbourview Road late last night in the city. During the course of the search gardaí discovered heroin...

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Siptu: Number of Covid-19 cases among meat factory workers a ‘scandal’

High clusters of coronavirus at meat plants will be the focus of the Covid-19 Response Committee today. It will discuss...

Friday, 10/07/20 - 8:35am Read More

Four arrested in connection with couple’s murder released

Four people arrested in connection with the disappearance and murder of a couple in Meath have been released without charge....

Friday, 10/07/20 - 8:05am Read More

Deal on European recovery fund top priority as Donohoe takes up Eurogroup presidency

Finance Minister Paschal Donohue says his top priority as Eurogroup president is to strike a deal on the European recovery...

Friday, 10/07/20 - 8:05am Read More

‘Clear change’ in how Covid-19 is spreading; Caution urged ahead of weekend

Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr Ronan Glynn, is appealing to younger people to be sensible if gathering this weekend. Picture:...

Friday, 10/07/20 - 7:15am Read More

Laois Sport

Chairman agrees with sanctioning counties not adhering to return to training protocols

By Denis J. Croke DURING the past week Laois’s two county managers, Mike Quirke and Eddie Brennan spoke out about teams possibly flouting the rules regarding the return to training of senior teams. Both were of the opinion that teams...

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Sod is turned on Killeshin FC development

  By John Foley SPORT is a metaphor for life. Any sports fan will tell you as much. But there...

Friday, 03/07/20 - 10:02am Read More

Mike Quirke: You’ve proof of county training? Then ‘grow a pair’ and call it out.

Picture: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile SEEKING A BALANCE: While determined to avoid an adversarial relationship with clubs, Laois manager Mike Quirke believes...

Thursday, 02/07/20 - 12:22pm Read More

Camogie Association outline arrangements for national competition

THE Camogie Association have reviewed the National Fixtures Schedule, accounting for the significantly reduced time available for competitive fixtures at...

Thursday, 02/07/20 - 10:32am Read More

Comerford steps down as Roscommon manager

By Denis J. Croke Former Laois and Borris/Kilcotton star Ciarán Comerford has stepped down from his position as the Roscommon...

Tuesday, 30/06/20 - 9:27pm Read More