Laois News

The death has been announced of Paul Hartill, Ballylinan

The death has occurred of Paul Hartill Ballylinan, Laois Paul Hartill, The Crescent, Ballylinan, Co. Laois, June 19th 2021 at St. James’s Hospital, Dublin. Sadly missed by his loving daughter Charlotte and son in law John, son Lynton and his...

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“Absolutely amazed” if Electric Picnic goes ahead

By Carmel Hayes A STRADBALLY politician says he will be “absolutely amazed” if a licence is granted for Electric Picnic...

Monday, 21/06/21 - 8:37pm Read More

Garda Commissioner says Portlaoise HQ is a top priority

By Carmel Hayes GARDA Commissioner Drew Harris has said that the €24m Garda Divisional Headquarters planned for Portlaoise is one...

Monday, 21/06/21 - 5:45pm Read More

THE FUNERAL ARRANGMENTS FOR BRENDAN O’BRIEN, PORTLAOISE

The death has occurred of Brendan O’Brien Millview and formerly of Dr Muphhy Place, Portlaoise, Laois Predeceased by his parents...

Monday, 21/06/21 - 5:31pm Read More

Funeral held for teenager killed in equestrian accident

Sarah Slater Summer sunshine belied the sadness that engulfed a small rural church on Monday as the family of a...

Monday, 21/06/21 - 4:08pm Read More

Call for installation of security cameras at Portlaoise cemetery

  The main entrance to St Peter and Paul’s Cemetery, PortlaoiseIN a sad sign of the times, local councillors have...

Monday, 21/06/21 - 3:51pm Read More

The death has been announced of Brigid (Babe) Duggan (née Kenny), Durrow

The death has occurred of Brigid (Babe) Duggan (née Kenny) Tubberboe, Durrow, Laois Peacefully, at her residence, surrounded by her...

Monday, 21/06/21 - 1:52pm Read More

The death has been announced of Brendan O’ Brien, Portlaoise

The death has occurred of Brendan O’ Brien Formerly of Millview, Portlaoise, Laois Brendan’s funeral arrangements will be announced, later.

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Council to consider extra parking spots for disabled drivers

  By Ryan Dunne LAOIS County Council will consider installing additional disabled parking spaces in Portlaoise, with a commitment to...

Monday, 21/06/21 - 11:31am Read More

Portlaoise girl’s fund in memory of her dad reaches €3,335

By Carmel Hayes AN inspirational Portlaoise schoolgirl, who cut her beautiful long hair in memory of her beloved dad, has...

Monday, 21/06/21 - 10:04am Read More

Unvaccinated should carry out ‘risk assessment’ before travel, HSE chief says

Vivienne Clarke Those who are unvaccinated should carry out a “personal risk assessment” before travelling abroad this summer, according to...

Monday, 21/06/21 - 9:38am Read More

Portlaoise gets over half of €490k Laois outdoor dining fund

PORTLAOISE will get over half the €490k grant awarded to Laois for improvement of outdoor spaces this year. The county’s...

Sunday, 20/06/21 - 11:14pm Read More

National News

The death has been announced of Paul Hartill, Ballylinan

The death has occurred of Paul Hartill Ballylinan, Laois Paul Hartill, The Crescent, Ballylinan, Co. Laois, June 19th 2021 at St. James’s Hospital, Dublin. Sadly missed by his loving daughter Charlotte and son in law John, son Lynton and his...

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‘A dream come true’: Kilkenny family claims €12.7m Lotto jackpot

A family in Kilkenny became instant millionaires in April when they won a Lotto jackpot prize of €12.7 million. The...

Monday, 21/06/21 - 8:13pm Read More

Jeffrey Donaldson: Long-serving MP finally poised to take DUP crown

Jonathan McCambridge and Cate McCurry, PA Sir Jeffrey Donaldson, the DUP’s leader at Westminster, has had a ringside seat for...

Monday, 21/06/21 - 5:44pm Read More

Covid: 284 new cases amid ‘concerning’ increase in Delta variant

Tomas Doherty and Vivienne Clarke The chief medical officer, Dr Tony Holohan, has noted a “concerning increase” in transmission of...

Monday, 21/06/21 - 5:42pm Read More

Jeffrey Donaldson confirms fresh bid for DUP leadership

Thomson Reuters Jeffrey Donaldson has announced his intention to run as a candidate for the leadership of the Democratic Unionist...

Monday, 21/06/21 - 5:40pm Read More

Laois Sport

Crettyard strike lucky to win double

Seniors Div 1 Cup Final Crettyard United 1 Baltinglass 1 (Crettyard win 5-4 on penalties) By Harry Shorthose THEY don’t do anything the easy way in Crettyard and they certainly didn’t make this one easy, relying on a last gasp...

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Portarlington have no answer to Portlaoise’s pace and movement

Portlaoise 4-11 Portarlington 0-10 By Denis J. Croke THE last time these two clubs saw action was on the first...

Sunday, 20/06/21 - 3:55pm Read More

Shock for Stephen as FINA rescind Olympic invitation

By Denis J. Croke IN today’s edition of the Laois Nationalist we have story about how Shane Ryan, whose father...

Tuesday, 08/06/21 - 7:51am Read More

GAA fixtures for the coming week are confirmed

How good it is after months of inactivity to be omnce again in the position to carry a list of...

Monday, 07/06/21 - 6:20pm Read More

Laois ladies squander too many chances in Aughrim

Wicklow 2-9 Laois 1-11 By Denis J. Croke IT would be a safe bet to say that Laois manager Donie...

Saturday, 05/06/21 - 5:28pm Read More

National Sport

Euro 2020: Austria reach knockout phase after victory over Ukraine

By PA Sport Staff Austria progressed to the knockout stages of the European Championship for the first time after Christoph Baumgartner’s goal secured a 1-0 win over Ukraine in Bucharest. Baumgartner produced what proved the decisive moment with a 21st-minute...

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Euro 2020: Holland keep up perfect record with win over North Macedonia

By PA Sport Staff Georginio Wijnaldum claimed a double as Holland completed a perfect Group C campaign with a 3-0...

Monday, 21/06/21 - 7:29pm Read More

Euro 2020: Two England players isolating after interacting with Scotland’s Billy Gilmour

By Simon Peach, PA Chief Football Writer Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell are isolating ahead of England’s crunch Euro 2020...

Monday, 21/06/21 - 6:39pm Read More

Sam Bennett ruled out of Tour de France due to injury

By Ian Parker, PA Ireland’s Sam Bennett has not been included in the Deceuninck-QuickStep squad for the Tour de France....

Monday, 21/06/21 - 3:32pm Read More

France’s Ousmane Dembele ruled out of Euro 2020 by knee injury

Andy Hampson, PA France forward Ousmane Dembele has been ruled out for the rest of Euro 2020 with a knee...

Monday, 21/06/21 - 1:41pm Read More