Laois News

Cheeky snaps will be revealed at launch of fundraising calendar

TWELVE brave women will light up Mountrath after posing as ‘cheeky but classy’ calendar girls. The daring dozen’s identities will remain under wraps until this weekend, when the big reveal will be staged, with RTÉ broadcaster Claire Byrne as special...

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Laois well represented at men’s shed gathering in Monasterevin

The largest-ever gathering of men’s shed members in Laois and Kildare – judging by the size of the crowd –...

Thursday, 19/09/19 - 1:20pm Read More

Wind farm gets go-ahead to erect 11 giant turbines

RESIDENTS of Spink and Ballinakill will consider seeking a judicial review following An Bord Pleanála’s decision to approve planning permission...

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Walk of hope will remember Laois victims of suicide

LOVED ones lost to suicide in Laois will be remembered in Stradbally this weekend at the third annual Giving Light...

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Former priest Tom Phelan will talk about his new book at Abbeyleix Library

THE story of a Laois man’s childhood during the harsh years of the 1940s and 1950s will be explored in...

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Elegant seniors in bloom for ‘Senior Rose’ contest

AUTUMN roses blossomed in Abbeyleix as senior citizens gathered for the first ‘Laois Senior Rose of Tralee’ contest. There was...

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Suicide victims remembered at ‘Tree of Hope’ ceremony

LOVED ones lost to suicide were remembered at a simple but deeply moving ceremony in Portlaoise last week. Families and...

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Cultural diversity celebrated at Portlaoise College

JUNIOR-CYCLE students from 18 different cultural backgrounds celebrated an intercultural morning at Portlaoise College last Tuesday. The colourful event saw...

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Threshing festival brought crowds on a trip to yesteryear

HIGH spirits and sunshine greeted the much-loved annual Knock Threshing Festival, which brought happy crowds on a nostalgic journey into the...

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Eclectic line-up unveiled for this year’s Culture Night

FRIDAY 20 September is Culture Night in Laois. To celebrate the occasion, a wide variety of free arts and culture...

Sunday, 15/09/19 - 1:05pm Read More

National News

‘Irish citizenship through birth or descent’ the most visited document on Citizens Information website

Citizens Information had more than 13 million users last year with ‘Irish citizenship through birth or descent’ the most visited document. The information body has unveiled its annual report for 2018 which highlighted the most visited documents on citizensinformation.ie. The...

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2019 Ploughing is the best-attended championships since they began in 1931

The 88th Ploughing Championships have broken all attendance records. 297,000 people attended the event in Fenagh, Co. Carlow over the...

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Taoiseach to meet British PM in US next week; Brexit deal ‘will not happen at 5am’

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar giving ploughman Colman Cogan from Sligo a hand during the Special plough horse class on the...

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Man, late 70s, in hospital with ‘serious injuries’ following collision with coach in Dublin

A man in his late 70s is in hospital following a collision with a coach in Dublin. The incident occurred...

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Taoiseach to meet Johson in New York next week as Donohoe welcomes UK Chancellor in Dublin

The Taoiseach has been in contact with the British Prime Minister today as Brexit talks intensify. Mr Varadkar spoke with...

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Concern for children’s safety following ‘alleged suspicious approach’ in Dublin

Parents in north Dublin are expressing concern for their children’s safety after reports of pupils being suspiciously approached. The incidents...

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Emergency care resources ‘highly skewed’ to North East, study finds

Spending on urgent and emergency care in Ireland varies greatly depending on the patient’s address, according to a new study....

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HSE spent €1m on children’s hospital PR

The HSE has been accused of an “unacceptable” misuse of public money after it emerged it has spent more than...

Thursday, 19/09/19 - 1:30pm Read More

61 patients on trolleys in Cork University Hospital

Cork University Hospital There are 61 patients waiting for a bed at Cork University Hospital this morning, the INMO has...

Thursday, 19/09/19 - 11:20am Read More

Sinn Féin: Oughterard concerns legitimate but Grealish ‘seeking to stoke up division’

The Sinn Féin leader thinks the direct provision system has been disastrous. Mary Lou McDonald believes concerns by residents in...

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