Laois News

JJ Kavanagh to axe some bus routes

By Carmel Hayes JJ Kavanagh & Sons bus company plans to cut a number of routes, including the service from...

Fine Gael has clean sweep at county council top table

By Ryan Dunne FINE Gael has taken the top two seats on Laois County Council, with Cllr Thomasina Connell the...

Monday, 27/06/22 - 6:22pm Read More

Modular homes to replace demolished houses on housing estate in Portlaoise

    By Joe Barrett Councillors at their meeting today (27 June) agreed to proceed with the construction of 54...

Monday, 27/06/22 - 4:01pm Read More

The death has occurred of Sister Gerard Egan – Borris-in-Ossory

  Sister Gerard Egan, Convent of Mercy, Mater Hospital, Dublin and formerly of Borris-In-Ossory passed away peacefully on Friday 24...

Monday, 27/06/22 - 2:45pm Read More

Death of Teresa Moloney (née McEvoy), Ballacolla

Teresa Moloney (née McEvoy), Ballacolla, Laois/ Seacrest, Knocknacarra, Galway (Formerly Aghaboe, Ballacolla, Co. Laois) Teresa passed away peacefully at University...

Monday, 27/06/22 - 1:58pm Read More

Old Fort Festival draws happy crowds to Portlaoise

THE Old Fort Festival drew happy crowds to Portlaoise for an action-packed programme from Thursday through to Sunday. The streets...

Monday, 27/06/22 - 1:46pm Read More

PORTLAOISE HOSPITAL – Monday 27 June

  The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) say that today there are 12 people lying on trolleys in Portlaoise hospital emergency department waiting for beds.

Monday, 27/06/22 - 10:58am Read More

National News

Senior Tory warns Truss against ‘impugning patriotism’ of Protocol Bill critics

By Ben Hatton, PA Political Staff A senior Conservative MP warned the UK Foreign Secretary against “impugning the patriotism” of...

Councillor Caroline Conroy elected as new Lord Mayor of Dublin

Amy Blaney Green Party Councillor Caroline Conroy has been elected as the new Lord Mayor of Dublin. Cllr Conroy is...

Monday, 27/06/22 - 8:26pm Read More

NI Protocol Bill is not legal and risks UK’s global reputation, says Theresa May

By Richard Wheeler, Elizabeth Arnold and Ben Hatton, PA Former UK prime minister Theresa May has warned moves to scrap...

Monday, 27/06/22 - 7:02pm Read More

Former CEO of Chartered Land suing founder Joe O’Reilly for unpaid payments

High Court reporters The former CEO of the Chartered Land company is suing its founder Joe O’Reilly for payment he...

Monday, 27/06/22 - 6:46pm Read More

Daughter welcomes court’s decision not to reduce rapist father’s 18-year jail term

Peter Doyle A child sexual abuse survivor who had encouraged other victims to “stand tall and speak out” today welcomed...

Monday, 27/06/22 - 6:34pm Read More

Judge criticises ‘serious failings’ in Child and Family Agency’s handling of adoption case

High court reporters A High Court judge has rebuked the Child and Family Agency for having “completely failed” to support...

Monday, 27/06/22 - 6:24pm Read More

Dispute over semi-conductor supplies ends up in Commercial Court

High Court reporters A dispute between two companies over a delay in supplying more than €6 million worth of semi-conductor...

Monday, 27/06/22 - 6:12pm Read More

Laois Sport

Portlaoise RFC Golf Classic @ Portlaoise Golf Club

Fenlon on fire in Francoville

Athletics – St Abban’s AC  JACK Fenlon was selected as part of the Irish team who travelled to Franconville in...

Tuesday, 21/06/22 - 8:41am Read More

Battling second half Laois resurgence falls just short

All-Ireland Camogie Intermediate Championship Rd 4 Carlow 2-12 Laois 1-12 By Kieran Murphy HAVING contested the Leinster final the O’Moores...

Monday, 20/06/22 - 9:02am Read More

Search for new Laois hurling manager begins as Cheddar steps down

By Denis J. Croke AFTER two years in charge, for his second spell as Laois senior hurling manager, Seamas ‘Cheddar’...

Saturday, 18/06/22 - 3:22pm Read More

Laois play host to GAA Handball Féile na nGael 2022

THE John West GAA Handball Féile na nGael 2022 is being held across Laois, Kilkenny and Carlow this weekend with...

Thursday, 16/06/22 - 10:10am Read More

Marlins are among the medals

LAOIS Marlins Swimming Club produced great results at the Leinster Division 1 Championships held over three days at the National...

Wednesday, 15/06/22 - 6:57am Read More

In Focus – Mountrath Golf Club Presentations

Tuesday, 14/06/22 - 1:03pm Read More

National Sport

Fernandinho completes his return to former club Athletico Paranaense

By PA Sport Staff Fernandinho has completed his return to former club Athletico Paranaense after leaving Manchester City at the...

Dublin’s Eoin Morgan set to call time on England career

By Rory Dollard, PA Cricket Correspondent The imminent retirement of Co Dublin’s Eoin Morgan is set to bring the end...

Tuesday, 28/06/22 - 6:46am Read More

Novak Djokovic gets Wimbledon title defence underway with win over Kwon Soon-woo

Andy Sims, PA Novak Djokovic admitted he was ring rusty on his Wimbledon return, but he still set another record...

Monday, 27/06/22 - 6:02pm Read More

Taoiseach condemns ‘disturbing’ violence at Armagh v Galway GAA match

By Aine Fox, PA A mass brawl between Armagh and Galway footballers in Croke Park has been described as “disturbing”...

Monday, 27/06/22 - 5:47pm Read More

Dragons add ‘RFC’ to name as rebrand moves to position Welsh region as a club

By PA Sport Staff The Newport-based Dragons have announced a rebrand as Dragons RFC. A new club logo comprises three...

Monday, 27/06/22 - 2:22pm Read More

Rain makes early appearance as Wimbledon gets under way

Andy Sims, PA Play was halted by rain after just 40 minutes of the opening day at Wimbledon. British number...

Monday, 27/06/22 - 2:00pm Read More

Arsenal confirm signing of United States goalkeeper Matt Turner

By Mark Mann-Bryans, PA Arsenal have confirmed the signing of United States international goalkeeper Matt Turner from New England Revolution....

Monday, 27/06/22 - 1:23pm Read More