Laois News

Local schools sweep the boards at debating final

ELOQUENT students from Laois scored a hat-trick by taking the top three places in a midlands school debating contest. An excellent team from St Paul’s NS, Mountmellick won the local final of the 2020 primary school debating league, closely followed...

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Extra speed-detection vans will be deployed in Laois

EIGHT new speed-detection vans will target various areas of Co Laois. Yesterday (Monday), the specialised vehicles moved to an undisclosed...

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Rustlers make off with cattle worth more than €20k

CATTLE thieves raided a local farm at the weekend, costing the devastated owner more than €20,000. The raiders made off...

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Wordsmith Gaby (12) takes a leaf out of Greta Thunberg’s book

A TALENTED schoolgirl is following in the footsteps of her hero Greta Thunberg as she challenges politicians to ‘go green’...

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Top hurler Fionn wins UCD bursary

DURROW student Fionn Whelan was presented with an Ad Astra Scholarship at UCD last week. Fionn, who secured 625 points...

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Enviro-aware project will see 5,000 trees and shrubs planted

PORTLAOISE is about to create a buzz with plans for a massive biodiversity project on the new circular road. More...

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Fantastic turnout on opening night of vibrant art exhibition

A VIBRANT exhibition of paintings by members of Durrow Art Club attracted more than 100 visitors on a wonderful opening...

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Hair-raising event raises vital funds for football pitch

A HAIR-RAISING night in Stradbally raised lots of laughs as well as a substantial sum for the St Colman’s NS...

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Beloved caretaker retires after 20 years at Knockbeg

IT was the end of an era for Knockbeg College as friends and family of Tony Monaghan gathered in the...

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Grandparents’ Day at Scoil Mhuire NS remembers Fr John

GENERATIONS of families gathered in Abbeyleix for a wonderful celebration of Grandparents’ Day at Scoil Mhuire NS. Teachers and pupils...

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National News

Gardaí arrest and charge two men in connection with 2018 cocaine seizure

Two men have been charged in connection to a cocaine seizure in county Tipperary two years ago. File photo. The drugs worth €78,000 were found on January 17, 2018, on the Limerick Road in Nenagh. Following investigations, the suspects aged...

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Gardaí ‘very concerned’ for missing Mayo man

Gardaí are asking for help to find a man who is missing from Mayo since yesterday. Liam Lavelle, aged 26,...

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‘Global Greening’ campaign will not run in China due to Coronavirus

Great Wall of China will not ‘go green’ for St Patrick’s Day. Chinese landmarks such as the Great Wall of...

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Just 16 applications for year-round short-term lets lodged in Dublin city

Airbnb is one of the platforms used to advertise short-term lets Very few Airbnb-style hosts in Dublin city are adhering...

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Explosive device thrown at home of murdered solicitor Pat Finucane’s brother

By Press Association Martin Finucane. Picture: Liam McBurney/PA Wire An explosive device has been found outside the home of a...

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Woman arrested in connection with allegations of making threats to injured party in trial

A woman in her early 20s has been arrested in connection with an allegation of making threats to kill or...

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Investigation launched after video of sulky racing shared on social media

Picture: iStock Gardaí in Rathcoole are investigating after a convoy of horse sulkys were recorded racing down a Dublin road....

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Gardaí warn public of latest social media scams

The scammers can empty a bank account within minutes. Gardaí and the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau (GNECB) are warning...

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Residents along Shannon bracing for possible flooding

Towns and villages along the Shannon are bracing themselves for the prospect of flooding over the coming days. A Status...

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

Children’s charities call for action on child poverty by next government

Too many children are living in consistent poverty – with no access to hot meals at school or access to...

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