Laois News

An Post to extend opening hours

AN POST is extending opening hours and signing-on procedures in all of its post offices in Laois to lower the risk to customers and staff during the Covid-19 crisis. The company is taking a range of special measures to ensure...

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Community spirit alive and well

COMMUNITY spirit is alive and well in Laois and is shining through the current crisis. In a show of support...

Saturday, 28/03/20 - 1:15pm Read More

Two centres will test for Covid-19 in County Laois

TESTING for Covid-19 in Laois will be carried out in the coming days at two centres, following confirmation from the...

Saturday, 28/03/20 - 11:13am Read More

Top names lined up for solemn novena

ANNA May McHugh, the long-time director of the National Ploughing Association, RTÉ journalist and broadcaster Carole Coleman and Tipperary senior...

Friday, 27/03/20 - 3:30pm Read More

Jammers bring fun and laughter to many on St Patrick’s Day

CORONAVIRUS might have put the kibosh on social activities for a while, but the sheer determination, inventiveness and imagination of...

Friday, 27/03/20 - 1:21pm Read More

National News

People urged to shop responsibly as supermarkets experience long queues

People are being urged to shop responsibly and not to bulk or panic buy food. Supermarkets around the country have experienced long queues today as people look to stock up on foot of the latest government restrictions. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar...

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Covid-19: Government provides list of essential workers

By Michelle McGlynn The Government has released a list of workers who are deemed essential during the Covid-19 pandemic. These...

Saturday, 28/03/20 - 7:20pm Read More

What you need to know about ‘cocooning’

By Michelle McGlynn Anyone over the age of 70 is being told to stay inside as part of a new...

Saturday, 28/03/20 - 6:10pm Read More

Covid19: 14 more deaths and 294 new cases

By Michelle McGlynn Another 14 deaths have been confirmed in Ireland by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre today. All of...

Saturday, 28/03/20 - 6:10pm Read More

HSE agrees contract with out of hours GPs to continue phone consultations

Out of hours GPs will continue working after the HSE agreed to pay for Covid-19 phone consultations. The North East...

Saturday, 28/03/20 - 1:50pm Read More

Laois Sport

Spanish Flu disrupts 1918 GAA championships

By Richard Commins JUST over 100 years ago the world was dealing with the most devastating outbreak of disease in modern history, and Ireland was by no means immune. The so-called Spanish Flu killed between 50 and 100 million people...

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Cancellations greeted with mixed emotions

By Denis J. Croke THE IRFU’s decision to cancel all domestic rugby last week has left the rugby playing fraternity...

Friday, 27/03/20 - 3:00pm Read More

Laois Marlins make times at the Leinster Long Course Qualifying Gala

LAOIS Marlins Swim Club was in fine form when a large group of the swimmers attended the three days of...

Friday, 27/03/20 - 2:58pm Read More

Laois stun the aristocrats

Laois 5-9 Kilkenny 3-6 By Pat Delaney LAOIS under -16 girls made the long journey to Danesfort in South Kilkenny...

Friday, 13/03/20 - 6:30am Read More

Nevin selected for Olympic Qualifiers

TALENTED Portlaoise middleweight boxer Michael Nevin has been selected to represent Ireland at the upcoming Olympic qualifiers. The qualifiers will...

Friday, 13/03/20 - 6:28am Read More

National Sport

‘Tenacious player who gave his all’: Tributes paid to former Roscommon footballer Conor Connelly who has died

By Michelle McGlynn Former Roscommon footballer Conor Connelly has passed away. Roscommon GAA have paid tribute to Connelly, 40, in a statement confirming the sad news. Connelly was a member of the senior team which won the Connacht Championship in...

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Conor McGregor wants Defence Forces to help with lockdown

Conor McGregor has called on the Defence Forces to be deployed to help enforce the country’s lockdown. The Government told...

Saturday, 28/03/20 - 2:00pm Read More

GAA puts fun into learning with online challenges for students

By Eoghan Cormican The GAA has rarely been found wanting when it comes to engaging young kids inside the four...

Thursday, 26/03/20 - 9:05pm Read More

Rowing Ireland shuts down National Rowing Centre

By Colm O’Connor Rowing Ireland has this morning shut the National Rowing Centre. The High-Performance team had been training in...

Thursday, 26/03/20 - 11:45am Read More

Mentally tougher Jack Carty no longer searching for social approval

By Simon Lewis RIGHT ROAD: Having gauged his performances by the Twitter response in the past, Connacht out-half Jack Carty...

Thursday, 26/03/20 - 1:10am Read More