Laois News

Prestigious win for prodigious talent

IRELAND’S number-one chess player at under-16 level Tarun Kanyamarala has just won the Limerick Open championship. The Portlaoise College student battled his way through a field of 43 other competitors over six rounds to secure the title on a five...

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Mountrath students plant crocuses to remember children of holocaust

FLOWERS blooming in Mountrath next year will be a poignant symbol of remembrance for 1.5 million Jewish children who died...

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Asylum seekers welcomed at ‘amazing’ event

ASYLUM seekers living in Portarlington received a warm céad mile fáilte at an event organised by the Laois Africa Support...

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Mystery surrounds winner of €400k in EuroMillions draw

WERE you in the Kyle Shopping Centre, Portlaoise over the past week or two? Did you shop at Dunne Stores?...

Sunday, 10/11/19 - 1:31pm Read More

Special Mass marks 50th anniversary of St Anne’s Church in Ballylinan

THE summer of 1969 was an eventful period. While many nations across the world set their gaze on the stars...

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FF election hopeful hopes name change will pay dividends

AT LEAST two Flanagans will contest the next general election in Laois/Offaly. Former councillor Pauline Madigan announced that she is...

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Quota system leads to loss of teacher at Clonaslee school

INDEPENDENT TD and former school principal Carol Nolan has called on the minister for education to carry out an urgent...

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Ring road is officially opened in Portlaoise

IT might have taken nearly 50 years to finally get there, but last Friday, the Portlaoise Southern Circular Route extension...

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Cosmopolitan Laois has 8,000 non-Irish nationals

ALMOST 10% of the population of Laois (8,000 people) are from 100 different national backgrounds. It is also estimated that...

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Green light for Borris-in-Ossory housing project

FINE Gael councillor Conor Bergin has announced that plans to provide 11 houses in Borris-in-Ossory have taken a step further....

Friday, 08/11/19 - 3:18pm Read More

National News

West Clare man pleads guilty to careless driving causing death of toddler

By Gordon Deegan A 62-year old west Clare man has pleaded guilty to careless driving causing the death of a three year old girl in March 2017. At Ennis Circuit Court today, Senan O’Flaherty of Lower Gowerhass, Cooraclare pleaded guilty...

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‘The family are not moving today’: Crowd gathers to oppose repossession of Roscommon farmhouse

File photo from December 2018 of burnt out vehicles in the yard of the house which was the scene of...

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‘Spike’ in theft in copper wires and electricity cables, gardaí warn

By Cormac O’Keeffe Gardai have seen a “spike” in the theft of copper wires and electricity cables this year with...

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Man arrested after six-week-old baby injured in Meath

Temple Street Children’s Hospital A six-week-old baby girl is being treated for serious injuries following an incident in Co Meath....

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Man arrested as guns, magazines and ammunition seized in Co Louth

Three handguns and ammunition have been seized in Drogheda as part of an operation targeting organised crime in Co Louth....

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‘The cross was sitting in our yard’ – Father heartbroken after baby’s grave vandalised in Limerick

The graveyard at Taylor’s Cross, Fedamore, Co Limerick. Picture: Google Maps. Gardaí have launched an investigation after a baby’s grave...

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‘Nowhere else is this tolerated’ – Over 600 on trolleys in Irish hospitals as record year continues

There are over 600 patients waiting for beds in Irish hospitals this morning, according to the INMO. University Hospital Limerick...

Tuesday, 12/11/19 - 10:30am Read More

Man remains in custody after €1.5m drug seizure

The cocaine seized by gardaí yesterday. Picture: Garda Press Office A man in his 30s remains in custody this morning...

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Woman, 90s, dies in Dublin house fire

A woman in her 90s has died following a house fire in North Dublin. Gardaí and fire services were called...

Tuesday, 12/11/19 - 9:20am Read More

David’s story: Slurs escalated to point of violence in school

By Jess Casey David*, a trans man assigned female at birth, attended an all-girls school in the south of the...

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