Laois News

Innovative Laois farmers showcase ground-breaking operations on TV

PORRIDGE and beer have put two Laois farmers in the spotlight, as they appear on television to talk about their ground-breaking products. Kevin Scully from Vicarstown and David Walsh-Kemmis from Stradbally are both part of the Connect2Laois initiative, which aims...

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Serious dumping problem in Clonenagh woods

LOCALS in the Mountrath/Castletown areas of the county have been battling against illegal dumping in the Clonenagh woods over the past...

Thursday, 11/01/18 - 3:07pm Read More

Eight-year-old Mountmellick boy rushed to Portlaoise hospital last Wednesday with severe status dystonicus attack

THE parents of little Ben Connolly have thanked well-wishers as he recovers from life-threatening illness. The eight-year-old was rushed to...

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Innovative Gary is best young entrepreneur in County Laois

THE county’s best young innovators were announced at the Laois final of Ireland’s Best Youngntrepreneur (IBYE) competition. Run by the...

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Women’s network ends year on a high note

THE Laois branch of Network Ireland ended 2017 on a high note when members gathered at Castle Durrow for a...

Thursday, 11/01/18 - 3:21pm Read More

National News

Gardaí seek help to find missing Dublin woman

Gardaí are asking for help to find a woman missing from her home in Dublin. 43-year-old Catherine Hughes, aka Anne Hughes, was last seen on Grove Road, Blanchardstown this morning at 11.20am. She is described as being five foot five...

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Dáil votes to join EU’s defence organisation

The Dáil has voted by 75 votes to 42 to join a new EU defence network. The European Union’s Permanent...

Thursday, 07/12/17 - 6:43pm Read More

Christine Keeler ’blamed and victimised for urges of men’, says son

Seymour Platt, the son of Christine Keeler, has paid tribute to his late mother, who died earlier this week aged...

Thursday, 07/12/17 - 6:33pm Read More

Laois Sport

SFC – Three goal Heath stun the champions

The Heath 3-10 Stradbally 1-12 By Denis J. Croke YOU could say these two teams won the three major finals for senior football teams last year – Stradbally winning the county final while The Heath won the ACFL Division 1...

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SFC – Great start ensures victory for the Town

  Portlaoise 3-13 Arles Kilcruise 1-14 By Pat Delaney THIS familiar pairing have had many exciting tussles over the past...

Friday, 04/08/17 - 3:24pm Read More

SFC – O’Dempsey’s win but are made battle by Ballyfin

  O’Dempsey’s 2-15 Ballyfin Gaels 1-12 By Denis J. Croke HAVING won promotion last year, a year after being relegated,...

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National Sport

FC Copenhagen hold nerve to progress in Europa League as Everton win in Cyprus

Ademola Lookman’s brace ensured a youthful Everton side did not miss Sam Allardyce’s presence in Cyprus as they finished their woeful Europa League campaign with a victory. A pre-arranged medical appointment meant new boss Allardyce was not in Nicosia to...

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Here is the draw for next year’s Sigerson Cup

The draw has been made for next year’s Sigerson Cup. Holders St Mary’s Belfast have been paired with local rivals...

Thursday, 07/12/17 - 8:53pm Read More

Cristiano Ronaldo wins Ballon d’Or for fifth time

Cristiano Ronaldo has won the Ballon d’Or for a fifth time to move level with rival Lionel Messi. The Real...

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