Laois News

Portlaoise Court:  Man jailed for driving 19 times over the limit

  A man who was yawned loudly in the courtroom at Portlaoise District Court before his case was heard last Thursday for driving 19 times over the permissible drug driving limit was asked by Judge Miriam Walsh: “Are you tired?...

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The death has occurred of Brian McElroy, Kilcruise, Wolfhill, Laois

The death has occurred of Brian McElroy, Kilcruise, Wolfhill, Laois     Peacefully, in the loving care of the staff...

Tuesday, 17/05/22 - 9:03pm Read More

Midlands search stood down after sad discovery of body

THE search for a missing midlands man has been stood down, following the sad discovery of a body. Gardaí confirmed...

Tuesday, 17/05/22 - 6:22pm Read More

Family presents €5.5k to Laois Hospice in memory of Andy O’Connor

THE first Andy O’Connor memorial run raised an extraordinary €5,500 for an invaluable cause. It was a very special and...

Tuesday, 17/05/22 - 5:44pm Read More

What the regional papers say: Rocketing rents and a decades-long search for a missing sister

Rocketing rents, a frustrated judge, defective council housing and a decades-long search for a missing sister all feature on the...

Tuesday, 17/05/22 - 5:06pm Read More

The death has occurred of Theresa Tynan (née Larkin), The Old Road, Ballydavis, Portlaoise, Laois

The death has occurred of Theresa Tynan (née Larkin), The Old Road, Ballydavis, Portlaoise, Laois     Theresa Tynan, The...

Tuesday, 17/05/22 - 2:35pm Read More

Man relieved himself in doorway

    A MAN who relieved himself in a doorway was ordered to pay €200 to the property owner when...

Tuesday, 17/05/22 - 2:12pm Read More

Five entry points restored at Emo Court

  (Above: The Laois Nationalist front page on 26 April 2022) FIVE entry points have been restored at Emo Court...

Tuesday, 17/05/22 - 1:32pm Read More

Laois-Offaly garda appeal for missing man (32)

LAOIS-OFFALY gardaí have launched an appeal for a  32-year-old man, who has been missing for the past two days. They...

Tuesday, 17/05/22 - 12:50pm Read More

Barrowhouse ambush to be commemorated with memorial monument

      FINAL preparations are being put in place to commemorate the centenary of the Barrowhouse ambush by unveiling...

Tuesday, 17/05/22 - 12:00pm Read More

Bike thieves in the frame in Abbeyleix

GARDAÍ will run a Bike Theft Prevention information stand beside Abbeyleix library this Thursday 19 May, from 4pm-6pm. Along with...

Tuesday, 17/05/22 - 11:46am Read More

Gardaí investigate three-car crash in Laois

A SERIOUS three-car crash in Laois last night is being investigated by gardaí. The busy N80 road between Portlaoise and...

Tuesday, 17/05/22 - 10:57am Read More

National News

HSE warns of ‘significant disruption’ in hospitals due to strike action

Patients can expect “significant disruption” in hospitals today due to industrial action, the HSE has warned. The strike involves 2,100 medical scientists, who are picketing over pay and career development issues. The scientists mainly work in public hospitals and are...

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Two men killed in separate crashes in Cork and Kerry

By Dominic McGrath, PA A motorcyclist has been killed in a crash in Co Kerry. The crash, which left a...

Tuesday, 17/05/22 - 10:00pm Read More

Man found liable for Omagh bombing extradited to Lithuania

By Dominic McGrath, PA Liam Campbell, who was found civilly liable for the Omagh bombing, has been extradited to Lithuania...

Tuesday, 17/05/22 - 9:58pm Read More

Donnelly denies paying for retweets on maternity hospital post

James Cox Fianna Fáil and the Department of Health have denied paying for retweets after a post from Stephen Donnelly...

Tuesday, 17/05/22 - 9:10pm Read More

UK government introduces Troubles ‘amnesty’ legislation amid opposition

By Rebecca Black, PA New legislation which will offer an effective amnesty from prosecution for Troubles-era crime has been tabled...

Tuesday, 17/05/22 - 8:44pm Read More

Laois Sport

Laois minors have the self-belief to eke out a win

Seamus Heaney Minor Football Cup Laois 4-7 Carlow 1-12 By Kieran Murphy ATTITUDE defined the fortunes of the respective sides in this Seamus Heaney minor football cup first round game at Netwatch Cullen Park on Wednesday. The home side were...

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Town’s U/10s put in a fantastic performance to claim the Shield

MSL U/10 Shield Final Portlaoise Town 4 Mullingar Athletic 2 PORTLAOISE Town U/10s travelled to Tullamore on Wednesday evening to...

Tuesday, 17/05/22 - 2:58pm Read More

In this week’s Laois Nationalist

    * Visiting judge says defendants know more English than we know ourselves   * Teenager with broken leg...

Tuesday, 17/05/22 - 7:00am Read More

Laois to open Tailteann Cup campaign against Westmeath

By Denis J. Croke LAOIS footballers will be back in action in two weeks time when they get their Tailteann...

Monday, 16/05/22 - 9:22am Read More

Photo Special – Laois County Council honour Portarlington Paralympian, Nicole Turner

Saturday, 14/05/22 - 9:01am Read More

National Sport

Blackpool’s Marvin Ekpiteta apologises for ‘offensive and inappropriate’ tweets

By PA Sport Staff Blackpool defender Marvin Ekpiteta has apologised for historical homophobic social media posts which have left him embarrassed in the wake of team-mate Jake Daniels coming out. On Monday, the 17-year-old Blackpool forward came out publicly, becoming...

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Liverpool take title race to the final day with comeback victory at Southampton

By Ed Elliot, PA Liverpool ensured the Premier League title race will go to the final day of the season...

Tuesday, 17/05/22 - 9:51pm Read More

‘He has his opinion, I have mine’ – Tiger Woods on Phil Mickelson controversy

By Phil Casey, PA Golf Correspondent, Tulsa Tiger Woods has outlined the extent of his differences with Phil Mickelson over...

Tuesday, 17/05/22 - 9:32pm Read More

Tiger Woods believes he can scale another mountain and win US PGA Championship

By Phil Casey, PA Golf Correspondent, Tulsa Tiger Woods has likened playing in last month’s Masters to climbing Everest ahead...

Tuesday, 17/05/22 - 8:32pm Read More

Impact of Jake Daniels coming out will be huge – Justin Fashanu’s niece Amal

By Jamie Gardner, PA Chief Sports Reporter Gay footballers currently playing in the Premier League may wait to see how...

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