Laois News

Laois driver stopped for bald tyre tests positive for cocaine

A VAN driver who was stopped because wire was protruding through a front tyre was arrested today, after testing positive for cocaine. The vehicle was stopped at a local checkpoint, operated by the Laois/Offaly Roads Policing Unit and inspectors from...

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Adult Diabetic Service needed in Portlaoise hospital says local TD

  By Joe Barrett Local Sinn Fein TD Brian Stanley has called for the appointment of a permanent full time...

Tuesday, 30/11/21 - 5:26pm Read More

Laois-Offaly garda appeal after serious farm fire

LAOIS-OFFALY gardaí are appealing for information, following an arson attack at a farm near the county border. The major fire...

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Stunning style and smiles at Coláiste Íosagáin debs.

  Pick up a copy of this week’s edition of the Laois Nationalist from your local shop to see more...

Tuesday, 30/11/21 - 3:31pm Read More

Funeral arrangements for the late Martin Fitzpatrick – Mountrath

Martin Fitzpatrick, Rushin, Mountrath passed away peacefully in Portlaoise Hospital surrounded by his loving family on Monday 29 November. Martin...

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Mother settles case over death of baby born at Portlaoise hospital

By Court Reporter A MOTHER whose baby was delivered at Portlaoise hospital but died ten months later has settled a...

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County councillors return to Laois county hall

By Ryan Dunne COUNTY councillors are back in county hall for their monthly meetings – but the advice to anyone...

Tuesday, 30/11/21 - 12:53pm Read More

The death has taken place of Kenneth David Henderson – Portlaoise

Kenneth David Henderson, Grenville, Portlaoise Roscrea and formerly of Roscrea, Tipperary died peacefully at the Regional Tullamore Hospital on Sunday...

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Garda appeal for missing teenager

GARDAÍ have launched an appeal for a missing teenager, who was last seen early on Monday morning. They are seeking...

Tuesday, 30/11/21 - 11:42am Read More

Major fundraiser underway to restore ancestral home of James Fintan Lalor

By Joe Barrett A major fundraising effort is currently underway to restore the ancestral home of James Fintan Lalor to...

Tuesday, 30/11/21 - 11:09am Read More

National News

Covid: 5,471 cases as new measures are approved amid ‘uncertain’ situation

A further 5,471 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed as the Cabinet has approved a range of new measures in a bid to address the current Covid-19 situation. As of Tuesday morning, there were 579 patients with Covid-19 in...

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Ireland supporting ‘rich country stitch up’ over Covid vaccine patents, campaigners say

Sarah Mooney Ireland is supporting a “rich country stitch up” over Covid-19 vaccine patents, campaigners have said, with intellectual property...

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Correlation between traffic air pollution and stroke admissions in Ireland

By Cate McCurry, PA There is a correlation between traffic-produced air pollution and stroke admissions in Ireland, an Oireachtas committee...

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Decorated Tipperary solider to be sentenced for sexually abusing three boys

Isabel Hayes A decorated soldier who sexually abused three neighbourhood boys up to 40 years ago used his position of...

Tuesday, 30/11/21 - 5:42pm Read More

Man challenges new personal injuries guidelines at the High Court

Another High Court challenge has been brought against the new personal injuries guidelines. The latest action has been brought by...

Tuesday, 30/11/21 - 5:16pm Read More

Fishermen would be foreigners in own ports if protocol fully implemented, says DUP MP

By Martina Bet, PA Political Staff Fishermen from Northern Ireland would be foreigners in their own ports if the Northern...

Tuesday, 30/11/21 - 4:40pm Read More

McDonald to travel to US over concern Britain will ‘breach international agreements’

Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald will travel to the United States over concern that the British government will “breach...

Tuesday, 30/11/21 - 4:23pm Read More

Cabinet approves changes to special envoy appointment process

By Dominic McGrath, PA Proposed measures designed to reform the appointment of special envoys, in the wake of a controversy...

Tuesday, 30/11/21 - 4:21pm Read More

Revised mica redress scheme will be capped at €420,000 per home

By Cate McCurry and James Ward, PA The Government has agreed a revised mica redress scheme which will be capped...

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Liquidator wants asset return and personal liability orders in Tuskar group case

Liquidator Myles Kirby is asking the High Court to order that businessman Alan Hynes and a number of others connected...

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