Laois News

Wildfire engulfs the Slieve Blooms

FIREFIGHTERS remain on red alert following what is believed to be the worst-ever blaze in the Slieve Bloom mountains. Coillte and the fire service are still battling flash fires and hot spots, six days after a devastating blaze erupted in...

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Parents of boy killed by drink-driver welcome new bill passed in Dáil

THE heartbroken parents of a little boy who was killed by a drink-driver have welcomed the passing of a new...

Thursday, 12/07/18 - 11:29am Read More

Ballylinan housing estate to be taken in charge … finally

RECEIVERS have agreed to pay a €198,000 bond so that long-awaited works can be completed in a Ballylinan housing estate....

Thursday, 12/07/18 - 11:40am Read More

Council chairman opens Fab Lab in Portarlington

THE outgoing cathaoirleach of Laois Co Council, cllr Pádraig Fleming, performed one of his last duties before stepping down from...

Thursday, 12/07/18 - 11:43am Read More

Water restrictions coming on stream

WATER restrictions are coming on stream as Laois sizzles in a record-breaking heatwave. Householders in the south-east of the county...

Thursday, 05/07/18 - 11:51am Read More

Laois Sport

NFL – Laois cough up scores to put themselves under unnecessary pressure

Laois 3-16 Leitrim 3-10 By Denis J. Croke WITH a 15 point lead entering the final quarter in Carrick-on-Shannon on Sunday Laois looked to be cruising to the second win in this year’s National Football League. But how that was...

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NHL – Battling Laois lose out as Galway pull away in closing minutes

Galway 2-18 Laois 0-17 By Pat Delaney THE good crowd in O’Moore Park on a cold but dry Saturday evening...

Thursday, 08/02/18 - 1:16pm Read More

Ladies NFL – Laois crushed by Tipp

Tipperary 5-14 Laois 1-5 By Denis J. Croke LAOIS took the long road to Ardfinnan in south Tipperary on Saturday...

Thursday, 08/02/18 - 1:15pm Read More