Laois News

Inside this week’s Laois Nationalist

  History was made in Portlaoise on Saturday, as over 360 students from seven schools in the parish received their Confirmation at O’Moore Park. Local Fianna Fáil councillor accuses ESB/EirGrid electrical sub power station protesters of ‘hijacking’ local area for...

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Portlaoise Court: – Drunk man wakes up on train in Portlaoise

The last memory a man had after drinking was getting on a train in Dublin and waking up in Portlaoise....

Tuesday, 21/09/21 - 7:51am Read More

Update on water cuts in Mountmellick

WATER supply has been restored to all properties in Mountmellick but reservoir levels are taking some time to recover, following...

Monday, 20/09/21 - 8:44pm Read More

Local TD calls for the abolition of hospital car parking charges for cancer patients

By Joe Barrett Independent TD for the Laois/Offaly constituency Carol Nolan said she is engaging with the Minister for Health...

Monday, 20/09/21 - 4:04pm Read More

Groups receive funding to promote integration in Laois

By Joe Barrett A total of €22,290 has been allocated to five groups in Laois promoting integration. Welcoming the announcement...

Monday, 20/09/21 - 1:40pm Read More

Gardaí seek assistance finding missing four-year-old boy

Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of a four-year-old boy who has been missing since Sunday...

Monday, 20/09/21 - 12:34pm Read More

The death has occurred of Michael (Mick) Maher

Michael (Mick) Maher, Ross Cottage, Cullohill passed away peacefully in the loving care of the doctors and nurses of Saint...

Monday, 20/09/21 - 12:07pm Read More

Free bulk waste collection for Portlaoise householders

  By Joe Barrett Following on from last week’s free collection of mattresses in a number of housing estates in...

Monday, 20/09/21 - 11:07am Read More

Crisis in Laois forestry and timber industry needs immediate solution says local TD

By Joe Barrett Local Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley says that the crisis in the forestry and timber industry cannot...

Monday, 20/09/21 - 10:35am Read More

World Peace Summit Calling for Concerted Action for Sustainable Peace in the New Normal Era

Sponsored Post On September 18th, 2021, the 7th Anniversary of the September 18th HWPL World Peace Summit was held online....

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National News

New study suggests physical activity could increase chance of heart attack

Digital Desk Staff Physical activity may, paradoxically, hasten your risk of a heart attack, a new study suggests, The Irish Times reports. This is because physical activity may lead to a quicker build-up of plaque, or calcium deposits in the...

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Government at odds over ‘discrepancies’ in health spending

Digital Desk Staff Tensions have mounted within Government over Department of Health spending figures ahead of the budget amid lengthening...

Tuesday, 21/09/21 - 8:31am Read More

Scars of pandemic key threats to recovery of Irish economy

Digital Desk Staff Managing the scarring effects of Covid-19 on the labour market and the financial legacy of the pandemic...

Tuesday, 21/09/21 - 7:52am Read More

Irish Water to be grilled by Oireachtas over ‘unacceptable’ contamination

Digital Desk Staff Irish Water bosses are to face a grilling by “hugely concerned” TDs this Thursday over the “unacceptable”...

Tuesday, 21/09/21 - 6:59am Read More

Protesters who targeted Varadkar’s home to gather outside GP practices

Ministers and public health officials have been given updated security advice by gardaí due to concerns over anti-vaccination activists who...

Monday, 20/09/21 - 10:01pm Read More

Accidental cannabis poisoning in children is serious health threat, doctors warn

Sarah Slater Accidental cannabis poisoning in young children is a serious public health threat, a group of doctors is warning....

Monday, 20/09/21 - 9:22pm Read More

‘Constructive’ talks on corporate tax reform set to continue, says Taoiseach

By Dominic McGrath and James Ward, PA The Taoiseach has said that Ireland will continue to engage in discussions about...

Monday, 20/09/21 - 8:53pm Read More

Simon Coveney welcomes planned lifting of US travel ban

By Dominic McGrath, PA Simon Coveney has welcomed the US administration’s decision to lift the 18-month blanket ban on foreign...

Monday, 20/09/21 - 8:03pm Read More

Government will aim to help those struggling with fuel bills in budget

Thomson Reuters Ireland will include measures in next month’s budget to assist those who may struggle to pay fuel bills...

Monday, 20/09/21 - 7:12pm Read More

‘People were ill, people were passing blood’ – Senator says complaints were ignored by Irish Water

James Cox Wexford Senator Malcolm Byrne has said that reports of people becoming ill from drinking water in Gorey were...

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