Laois News

The sad passing of Susan Greene (née Hedges) – Portlaoise

Susan Greene (née Hedges), 74 O’Moore Place, Portlaoise passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Friday 22 January. Susan was predeceased by her husband Johnny, mother, father and sister. Loving mother of her seven sons and three daughters,...

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Tusla failed to respond to Portlaoise teenager who died by suicide

Tusla failed to respond to teen’s ‘high priority’ case before suicide. Review shows repeated failures to follow up on reports...

Saturday, 23/01/21 - 7:17am Read More

The death has been announced of Mary Lalor (née Lalor) – Portlaoise

Mary Lalor (née Lalor), Ballycarroll, Portlaoise passed away peacefully after a long illness bravely borne surrounded by her loving family...

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The death has been announced of Tommy Glennon – Portlaoise

Thomas (Tommy) Glennon, Rathleague . Portlaoise passed away peacefully on Friday 22 January in the loving care of Deirdre and...

Friday, 22/01/21 - 3:46pm Read More

Burglary in Laois village as Angelus bell rings

GARDAÍ are investigating a burglary at a house in Timahoe village yesterday evening. The timing of the break-in is certain,...

Friday, 22/01/21 - 3:38pm Read More

BREAKING: Veteran Laois FG councillor announces retirement

By Carmel Hayes VETERAN Laois Fine Gael councillor Tom Mulhall has announced his retirement from Laois County Council. The Emo-based...

Friday, 22/01/21 - 2:50pm Read More

Expect it to be bitterly cold in Laois this weekend

Met Éireann forecasts that today some showers will fall as sleet or snow in places. While, tonight it will get...

Friday, 22/01/21 - 1:31pm Read More

More buses axed from Laois

Bus Éireann decision is a disgrace – Minister Seán Fleming   By Joe Barrett The Minister of State in the...

Friday, 22/01/21 - 12:58pm Read More

remote working – part of the new ‘normal’

Sponsored post  by Paddy Buggy, Manager of the Webmill Remote Working Hub Little did we know this time last year...

Friday, 22/01/21 - 11:43am Read More

Four pedigree dogs stolen from Laois house

FOUR valuable pedigree dogs have been stolen from a house in rural Laois. The stolen pets include a puppy that...

Friday, 22/01/21 - 11:25am Read More

‘A little bit of light’ comes to Droimnín

IT is a picture that is uplifting yet heartbreaking. Droimnín Nursing Home in Stradbally has shared a photograph, after staff...

Friday, 22/01/21 - 11:03am Read More

Laois businesses get almost €380k to trade online

BUSINESSES across Laois shared almost €380,000 last year through the Trading Online Voucher Scheme. The scheme helps small businesses to...

Friday, 22/01/21 - 10:22am Read More

National News

Covid-19: 77 further deaths, 1,910 additional cases

James Cox The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 77 additional deaths related to COVID-19. 76 of these deaths occurred in January, 1 in December. The median age of those who died is 84 years and the...

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‘Try and keep me out’ – Joe Biden on visiting Ireland

James Cox Taoiseach Micheál Martin has revealed new US President Joe Biden said “try and keep me out” when he...

Saturday, 23/01/21 - 5:24pm Read More

Taoiseach: Lockdown restrictions could continue until end of June

By Michelle Devane, PA Ireland’s tough Covid-19 restrictions could remain in place for the first half of the year, the...

Saturday, 23/01/21 - 5:00pm Read More

Vaccinations for over-70s may be delayed due to potential supply issues

By Michelle Devane, PA Coronavirus vaccinations for over-70s may be delayed due to potential supply issues with the AstraZeneca Covid-19...

Saturday, 23/01/21 - 4:52pm Read More

Homeless man found dead in Limerick City amid freezing conditions

David Raleigh A man who was found dead on a freezing laneway in Limerick city on Friday had recently been...

Saturday, 23/01/21 - 3:59pm Read More

Laois Sport

Obituary – Errill bids farewell to Jerry Dowling, a local phenomenon

By Pat Delaney A METICULOUS man, Jerry Dowling was born in October 1911 and describing him as meticulous was not overstating this man. He even choose a special date to depart this world. After a short illness Jer passed away...

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This week 2011 – Laois hurlers and footballers record wins

By Denis J. Croke THE ban on collective training for senior inter-county teams was set face stiff opposition at Congress...

Thursday, 21/01/21 - 5:12pm Read More

Laois’ Ronan Coffey named among the top 20 players for U/20 championship

By Denis J. Croke Following the conclusion of the 2020 season, EirGrid, sponsor of the U/20 All-Ireland Championship, has announced...

Wednesday, 20/01/21 - 3:05pm Read More

Grand National hero ‘Slippers’ hands over the reins

By Pat Costello IT ended in Punchestown on New Year’s Eve where it all began some twenty years previously and...

Friday, 15/01/21 - 1:46pm Read More

Obituary – Killeshin and Laois say farewell to a goalkeeping legend

By Pat Delaney THE death of Tony (Stoney) Burke of Killeshin on Sunday 13 December caused great sadness in his...

Thursday, 14/01/21 - 12:48pm Read More

National Sport

Holders Arsenal out of FA Cup as West Ham brush aside Doncaster

By PA Sport Staff Holders Arsenal are out of the FA Cup after Gabriel Magalhaes’ own goal condemned them to a 1-0 fourth-round loss at Southampton. What proved the decisive moment came in the 24th minute when Gabriel deflected a...

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Yves Bissouma thunderbolt helps Brighton ease past Blackpool

By Ed Elliot, PA Yves Bissouma’s stunning strike helped Brighton avoid an FA Cup upset as they scraped into the...

Saturday, 23/01/21 - 5:26pm Read More

Bruno Fernandes knows Liverpool can easily turn their form around

By Simon Peach, PA Chief Football Writer Bruno Fernandes is not reading too much into Liverpool’s poor recent run as...

Saturday, 23/01/21 - 2:43pm Read More

Rory McIlroy leads the way in Abu Dhabi as he eyes overdue victory

By PA Sport Staff Former world number one Rory McIlroy fired a 67 to sit at the top of a...

Saturday, 23/01/21 - 2:42pm Read More

Southampton march on after dumping holders Arsenal out of FA Cup

By Mark Mann-Bryans, PA Holders Arsenal were sent crashing out of the FA Cup as a Gabriel Magalhaes own goal...

Saturday, 23/01/21 - 2:19pm Read More