Laois News

Laois driver stopped for bald tyre tests positive for cocaine

A VAN driver who was stopped because wire was protruding through a front tyre was arrested today, after testing positive for cocaine. The vehicle was stopped at a local checkpoint, operated by the Laois/Offaly Roads Policing Unit and inspectors from...

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Adult Diabetic Service needed in Portlaoise hospital says local TD

  By Joe Barrett Local Sinn Fein TD Brian Stanley has called for the appointment of a permanent full time...

Tuesday, 30/11/21 - 5:26pm Read More

Laois-Offaly garda appeal after serious farm fire

LAOIS-OFFALY gardaí are appealing for information, following an arson attack at a farm near the county border. The major fire...

Tuesday, 30/11/21 - 4:37pm Read More

Stunning style and smiles at Coláiste Íosagáin debs.

  Pick up a copy of this week’s edition of the Laois Nationalist from your local shop to see more...

Tuesday, 30/11/21 - 3:31pm Read More

Funeral arrangements for the late Martin Fitzpatrick – Mountrath

Martin Fitzpatrick, Rushin, Mountrath passed away peacefully in Portlaoise Hospital surrounded by his loving family on Monday 29 November. Martin...

Tuesday, 30/11/21 - 2:32pm Read More

Mother settles case over death of baby born at Portlaoise hospital

By Court Reporter A MOTHER whose baby was delivered at Portlaoise hospital but died ten months later has settled a...

Tuesday, 30/11/21 - 2:06pm Read More

County councillors return to Laois county hall

By Ryan Dunne COUNTY councillors are back in county hall for their monthly meetings – but the advice to anyone...

Tuesday, 30/11/21 - 12:53pm Read More

The death has taken place of Kenneth David Henderson – Portlaoise

Kenneth David Henderson, Grenville, Portlaoise Roscrea and formerly of Roscrea, Tipperary died peacefully at the Regional Tullamore Hospital on Sunday...

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Garda appeal for missing teenager

GARDAÍ have launched an appeal for a missing teenager, who was last seen early on Monday morning. They are seeking...

Tuesday, 30/11/21 - 11:42am Read More

Major fundraiser underway to restore ancestral home of James Fintan Lalor

By Joe Barrett A major fundraising effort is currently underway to restore the ancestral home of James Fintan Lalor to...

Tuesday, 30/11/21 - 11:09am Read More

Portlaoise Court: Local man charged with possessing child pornography

A Portlaoise man charged with possessing child pornography was sent forward to the February sitting of Portlaoise Circuit Court when...

Tuesday, 30/11/21 - 7:58am Read More

Inside this week’s Laois Nationalist

Workers at Portarlington Job Club to strike next Monday and Tuesday 6-7 December. EirGrid opened its Laois Kilkenny Community Benefit...

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National News

Covid: 5,471 cases as new measures are approved amid ‘uncertain’ situation

A further 5,471 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed as the Cabinet has approved a range of new measures in a bid to address the current Covid-19 situation. As of Tuesday morning, there were 579 patients with Covid-19 in...

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Ireland supporting ‘rich country stitch up’ over Covid vaccine patents, campaigners say

Sarah Mooney Ireland is supporting a “rich country stitch up” over Covid-19 vaccine patents, campaigners have said, with intellectual property...

Tuesday, 30/11/21 - 6:04pm Read More

Correlation between traffic air pollution and stroke admissions in Ireland

By Cate McCurry, PA There is a correlation between traffic-produced air pollution and stroke admissions in Ireland, an Oireachtas committee...

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Decorated Tipperary solider to be sentenced for sexually abusing three boys

Isabel Hayes A decorated soldier who sexually abused three neighbourhood boys up to 40 years ago used his position of...

Tuesday, 30/11/21 - 5:42pm Read More

Man challenges new personal injuries guidelines at the High Court

Another High Court challenge has been brought against the new personal injuries guidelines. The latest action has been brought by...

Tuesday, 30/11/21 - 5:16pm Read More

Laois Sport

DLSP swamp Portlaoise

Portlaoise 10 De La Salle Palmerston 43 By Denis J. Croke PORTLAOISE dropped to seventh place in Division 2A of the Leinster League after shipping a heavy defeat in Togher on Sunday. Despite the fact that the loss was to...

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Laois hurlers and footballers face early championship start

By Denis J. Croke LAOIS have been drawn against Wicklow and Dublin in the first round of next year’s Leinster...

Sunday, 28/11/21 - 9:59am Read More

Top GAA, camogie and lady footballers for 2020 and 2021 honoured

By Denis J. Croke THE top Laois GAA players for 2020 and 2021 have been recognised. The achievements of these...

Saturday, 27/11/21 - 10:29am Read More

Barrowhouse forced to pull out of Leinster club championship

By Denis J. Croke THE plight of small clubs was highlighted today when Barrowhouse were forced to pull out of...

Friday, 19/11/21 - 4:33pm Read More

Paddy puts the disappointment of last year behind him

By Denis J. Croke THREE or four months ago Paddy O’Sullivan must have felt as if his world had caved...

Wednesday, 17/11/21 - 3:47pm Read More

National Sport

Mbappe meets a superhero and Buttler ends quarantine – Tuesday’s sporting social

By PA Sport Staff Sports stars and clubs across the world continue to provide an insight into their lives on social media. Here, the PA news agency looks at some of the best examples from November 30th. Football A fifth...

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EU Council stands firm saying open competition must be cornerstone of sport

By Jamie Gardner, PA Chief Sports Reporter The Council of the European Union says open competition must be a cornerstone...

Tuesday, 30/11/21 - 6:12pm Read More

Tiger Woods says he is ‘lucky to be alive’ after crash but has ‘long way to go’

By PA Sport Staff Tiger Woods admits he is lucky to be alive following his horrific car crash but he...

Tuesday, 30/11/21 - 5:15pm Read More

Former Liverpool and Arsenal player Ray Kennedy dies aged 70

By Carl Markham, PA Former Liverpool and Arsenal player Ray Kennedy has died at the age of 70, the Merseyside...

Tuesday, 30/11/21 - 4:46pm Read More

‘We have few people’ – Pep Guardiola says Manchester City facing ’emergency’

By Andy Hampson, PA Pep Guardiola claims Manchester City could be facing an “emergency” as injuries, illness and suspensions cut...

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