Laois News

Crash update: Man killed and another seriously injured in M7 pile-up

GARDAÍ in Portlaoise confirmed tonight that one man died and another was seriously injured in a motorway crash near the town. In a statement at 10.40pm, gardaí said a man aged in his 80s was killed in the three-vehicle collision,...

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BREAKING: Serious crash on southbound M7 motorway

GARDAÍ are warning drivers of a serious crash on the southbound M7 motorway in Laois. The motorway has been closed...

Monday, 02/08/21 - 8:47pm Read More

Reckless learner does 136kph in 80kph zone

A CAR has been seized from a reckless learner driver, who was recorded doing 136kph on a wet road in...

Monday, 02/08/21 - 7:40pm Read More

Cocaine worth €2,500 seized in Laois

  COCAINE worth €2,500 was seized by Laois gardaí on patrol in the county last night. The drug was found...

Monday, 02/08/21 - 6:57pm Read More

Electric Picnic organiser ‘100% expecting’ festival to go ahead in September

By David Young, PA The organiser of Ireland’s largest music festival, Electric Picnic, has expressed confidence that it will get...

Monday, 02/08/21 - 3:32pm Read More

Covid-19 update from Portlaoise hospital

By Carmel Hayes THE number of Covid-19 patients admitted to Portlaoise hospital has ranged between one and three over the...

Monday, 02/08/21 - 3:07pm Read More

Tom Cox: The Dunnes of Brittas

              AS any regular reader of this column will know, from time to time...

Monday, 02/08/21 - 12:37pm Read More

Laois Influencer urges support for 10,000-steps-a-day charity challenge

By Cate McCurry, PA An Irish social media influencer is urging the public to join her for a 10,000-steps-a-day challenge...

Monday, 02/08/21 - 12:16pm Read More

Unexpected death of Michael Fitzpatrick RIP

Michael Fitzpatrick, Clonagh, Ballickmoyler, Laois/Carlow Michael Fitzpatrick of Clonagh, Ballickmoyler passed away unexpectedly at his home on Saturday 31 July....

Monday, 02/08/21 - 11:50am Read More

Death of Bridget (Bridie) Conroy, Clonad, Portlaoise

Bridget (Bridie) Conroy The Fields, Clonad, Portlaoise Bridget, better known as Bridie, died on Sunday 1 August peacefully at home,...

Monday, 02/08/21 - 11:29am Read More

Postmortem to be carried out on woman’s remains

A postmortem examination is due to take place on Sunday following the discovery of a woman’s body in Co Mayo....

Sunday, 01/08/21 - 5:11pm Read More

Laois U17 match abandoned over alleged racist abuse

By Sarah Slater A MINOR soccer match in Laois had to be abandoned over the weekend due to what is...

Sunday, 01/08/21 - 3:37pm Read More

National News

Colleges announce plans for return to campus in September

Colleges around the country are preparing for a return to in-person classes from September following the announcement of new guidelines. Higher institutions, represented by the Irish Universities Association (IUA), the Technological Higher Education Association (THEA) and the Royal College of...

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Walk-in vaccinations exceed expectations but concern over rising hospitalisations

Additional reporting by Vivienne Clarke. The HSE has been “blown away” by the number of people who attended walk-in Covid-19...

Tuesday, 03/08/21 - 8:02am Read More

Man killed and five injured in Laois three-car collision

Jonathan McCambridge, PA A man in his 80s has died and five others have been injured in a road crash...

Tuesday, 03/08/21 - 6:27am Read More

Crash update: Man killed and another seriously injured in M7 pile-up

GARDAÍ in Portlaoise confirmed tonight that one man died and another was seriously injured in a motorway crash near the...

Monday, 02/08/21 - 11:13pm Read More

Record temperature during heatwave confirmed in Tyrone

Jonathan McCambridge, PA A Co Tyrone village is now the holder of the record for the highest and lowest temperatures...

Monday, 02/08/21 - 9:22pm Read More

Laois Sport

Laois U17 match abandoned over alleged racist abuse

By Sarah Slater A MINOR soccer match in Laois had to be abandoned over the weekend due to what is being called a racially motivated incident. An U17 match between Abbeyleix AFC and Mullingar Athletic B was being held at...

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12 Page Cúl Camp Photo Special

If you child attended any of the Cúl Camps held across the county last week be sure to get a...

Tuesday, 27/07/21 - 11:24am Read More

Breaking – Gary O’Reilly is going to Tokyo

Gary O’Reilly becomes Laois’s second Paralympian LAOIS will now have two Paralympians to cheer following Paralympics Ireland announcing the Para...

Monday, 26/07/21 - 5:16pm Read More

Laois impress as they see off Roscommon to secure a quarter-final place

LGFA All-Ireland Intermediate Championship Rd 3 Laois 3-8 Roscommon 1-7 By Denis J. Croke LAOIS made it an impressive seven...

Sunday, 25/07/21 - 4:13pm Read More

Cúl Camp pictorial special

Did your child take part in one of the Cúl Camps held across Laois, then this week’s edition of the...

Monday, 19/07/21 - 6:10pm Read More

National Sport

Jessica Springsteen hoping to boss Tokyo Equestrian Park on Olympic debut

Andrew Baldock, PA, Tokyo Rock superstardom reached Tokyo Equestrian Park on Tuesday when Bruce Springsteen’s daughter was set to make her Olympic Games debut. Jessica Springsteen, daughter of ‘The Boss’ and Patti Scialfa, is the youngest member of the United...

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Karsten Warholm dream comes true as he grabs gold and 400m hurdles world record

Nick Mashiter, PA, Tokyo New Olympic champion Karsten Warholm hailed the best moment of his life after he shattered his...

Tuesday, 03/08/21 - 7:32am Read More

Team Ireland in Tokyo: Harrington into the medals, Coscoran and Reid take semi-final spots

There’s nine Irish athletes competing on Day 11 of the Tokyo Games, with great news for Team Ireland coming overnight....

Tuesday, 03/08/21 - 7:06am Read More

Olympics day 11: Times and TV details for Irish athletes

Digital Desk Staff Kellie Harrington leads the way for Irish athletes on day 11 of the Tokyo Olympics as she...

Monday, 02/08/21 - 9:47pm Read More

Rassie Erasmus and South Africa Rugby to face independent misconduct hearing

By Damian Spellman, PA Rassie Erasmus and South Africa Rugby have been summoned to an independent misconduct hearing following an...

Monday, 02/08/21 - 8:27pm Read More