Laois News

Handgun and ammunition found by gardaí in car in Portlaoise

GARDA in Portlaoise uncovered a Glock 17 handgun and ammunition when they searched a car at Clonkeen, Portlaoise this afternoon (Monday 6 July). As part of an intelligence led operation conducted by gardaí in Portlaoise attached to the District Detective...

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Front page of tomorrow’s Laois Nationalist

  The front page of tomorrow’s Laois Nationalist newspaper which is available in your local shop from Tuesday 7 July...

Monday, 06/07/20 - 9:38pm Read More

Online condolence book opens for diving tragedy brothers

AN online condolence book has been opened for brothers Fergus and Philip Brophy from Lough, Ballybrittas, Portarlington, who tragically lost...

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Today’s Death Notices in Laois

The death has occurred of Fergus Brophy Graigarven, Ballybrittas, Laois / Portarlington, Laois Formerly of Lough, Portarlington. Tragically following a...

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Silent tribute to beloved brothers lost in diving tragedy

By Joe Barrett and Carmel Hayes. A MINUTE’S silence was observed in Portlaoise this morning in honour of brothers Fergus...

Monday, 06/07/20 - 1:35pm Read More

PORTLAOISE HOSPITAL TROLLEY WATCH – Monday 6 July

  The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) say that today there was one (1) person lying on a trolley...

Monday, 06/07/20 - 12:49pm Read More

Laois/Offaly TD – “humiliated” and “embarrassed”

Newly appointed Laois/Offaly Minister for Agriculture and Marine Barry Cowen has described drink-driving home from the All-Ireland four years ago as a...

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National News

More than 160 attend sexual assault treatment units during Covid-19 lockdown

The number of sexual assault victims to attend at Sexual Assault Treatment Units (SATUs) across the country during the Covid-19 lockdown reduced by 39% compared to the same period last year. That is according to figures provided by the consultant...

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63,000 Covid-19 payment claims closed since last week

By Ciarán Sunderland The Department of Social Protection has reported 63,000 Covid-19 payment claims have been closed since last week. ...

Monday, 06/07/20 - 3:20pm Read More

Teachers concerned about cleaning costs and number of available substitute teachers

Further talks are taking place this week between teacher unions and Department of Education officials on how to safely reopen...

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Taoiseach accepts Cowen apology as road victims group call for minister’s resignation

By Press Association The Irish Road Victims Association (IRVA) has called for the Agriculture Minister to step down from his...

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Donnelly urged to re-examine case of nursing home resident who died with infested face wound

The new Health Minister is being urged to re-examine a case of a nursing home resident who died two weeks...

Monday, 06/07/20 - 12:10pm Read More

Laois Sport

Sod is turned on Killeshin FC development

  By John Foley SPORT is a metaphor for life. Any sports fan will tell you as much. But there was a very obvious representation of that at Killeshin FC on Friday, where government minister and local TD Charlie Flanagan...

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Mike Quirke: You’ve proof of county training? Then ‘grow a pair’ and call it out.

Picture: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile SEEKING A BALANCE: While determined to avoid an adversarial relationship with clubs, Laois manager Mike Quirke believes...

Thursday, 02/07/20 - 12:22pm Read More

Camogie Association outline arrangements for national competition

THE Camogie Association have reviewed the National Fixtures Schedule, accounting for the significantly reduced time available for competitive fixtures at...

Thursday, 02/07/20 - 10:32am Read More

Comerford steps down as Roscommon manager

By Denis J. Croke Former Laois and Borris/Kilcotton star Ciarán Comerford has stepped down from his position as the Roscommon...

Tuesday, 30/06/20 - 9:27pm Read More

Tom Delaney – gentleman and sportsman

By Pat Delaney THE death of Tom Delaney on the longest day of the year sent shockwaves over a wide...

Tuesday, 30/06/20 - 1:18pm Read More