Laois News

Safety measures will make accident black spot less dangerous

ACCORDING to Laois Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley, progress has been made in the provision of road-safety measures at an accident black spot on the Ballacolla Road. The section of the R443 at Middlemount has been described by public representatives...

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Unprecedented levels of dumping at recycling bank may lead to prosecutions

CCTV footage of the recycling bank in Mountmellick will hopefully lead to prosecutions for those who dumped empty glass bottles,...

Sunday, 19/01/20 - 1:33pm Read More

Mystery Lotto winner gives €300k winnings to her daughter

A €312,000 winning Lotto ticket that was bought in Portlaoise and given as a present was returned to the purchaser...

Sunday, 19/01/20 - 11:32am Read More

€9.4m will be spent on Laois roads in 2020

JUST over €9.4 million of taxpayers’ money is being distributed by the government to maintain and upgrade the road network...

Saturday, 18/01/20 - 3:26pm Read More

Prestigious award for Nurse Nicole

A PORTARLINGTON woman received a major award at a recent graduation ceremony at Trinity College Dublin. Nicole Morris, who was...

Saturday, 18/01/20 - 1:18pm Read More

Hub that expects to create 260 jobs receives funding of €2m

A CENTRE that is expected to create up to 260 jobs in Laois is to get more than €2 million...

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Evan wins major prize at Young Scientist exhibition

A STUDENT from Heywood Community School scooped a major prize at this year’s BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition. Evan...

Friday, 17/01/20 - 3:19pm Read More

CCTV cameras for Ballacolla get green light

THERE was additional reason for cheer in the Ballacolla area over Christmas with news that funding had been approved for...

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Elderly woman had to wait almost two hours for ambulance

A LOCAL TD has claimed that an elderly woman waited at her home for almost two hours for an emergency...

Friday, 17/01/20 - 11:16am Read More

Workshop will examine the rich heritage of Abbeyleix Bog

STORIES exploring the past, present and future of Abbeyleix Bog will be shared at a community mapping workshop in the...

Thursday, 16/01/20 - 3:14pm Read More

National News

Man’s body found in Co. Louth

The body of a man has been found in County Louth. Gardaí at the scene on the Drogheda/Baltray Road just outside Drogheda today. Pic: Ciara Wilkinson The discovery was made on Baltray Road near Termonfeckin at around 1pm this afternoon....

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Sinn Féin call for review, not abolition, of Special Criminal Court

[timgcap=Sinn Féin justice spokesperson Martin Kenny]MartinKennySinnFein_large.jpg[/timg] Sinn Féin says the Special Criminal Court is dated and not fit to deal...

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Woman arrested as €75k of cannabis seized in Westmeath

Picture: Facebook / An Garda Síochána A woman has been arrested after gardaí seized around €75,000 of what they suspect...

Sunday, 19/01/20 - 2:25pm Read More

Election 2020: Women running in every constituency – but activist says bigger parties have to do more

With three days to close of nominations, only 33% of general election candidates are women. New rules require they make...

Sunday, 19/01/20 - 1:25pm Read More

Three men arrested following Belfast ‘knife fight’

Three men have been arrested following a knife fight in Belfast city centre last night. Police say the fight broke...

Sunday, 19/01/20 - 11:00am Read More

Cork University Hospital made over €2.5m from car parking charges in 2019

Cork University Hospital The HSE made almost €12m from hospital parking charges last year. The €11.7m figure is slightly down...

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Freezing temperatures to continue throughout the morning

Freezing temperatures are expected to last until around midday. There is currently a cold weather and ice warning in place...

Sunday, 19/01/20 - 8:35am Read More

‘We need political will’ – Homeless charity warns new approach urgently needed to tackle crisis

File photo The homeless crisis won’t go away with a new government, the founder of a Dublin-based charity has warned....

Sunday, 19/01/20 - 8:05am Read More

Coroners to be able to compel witnesses to attend inquest under new legislation

New provisions to strengthen the powers of coroners have been announced. They will change the way post-mortems and inquests can...

Sunday, 19/01/20 - 7:55am Read More

Fianna Fáil open up 12-point lead over Fine Gael in latest opinion poll

Fianna Fáil has opened up a 12-point lead on Fine Gael according to the latest opinion poll. Published in the...

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