Laois News

Portlaoise Court:  Man jailed for driving 19 times over the limit

  A man who was yawned loudly in the courtroom at Portlaoise District Court before his case was heard last Thursday for driving 19 times over the permissible drug driving limit was asked by Judge Miriam Walsh: “Are you tired?...

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The death has occurred of Brian McElroy, Kilcruise, Wolfhill, Laois

The death has occurred of Brian McElroy, Kilcruise, Wolfhill, Laois     Peacefully, in the loving care of the staff...

Tuesday, 17/05/22 - 9:03pm Read More

Midlands search stood down after sad discovery of body

THE search for a missing midlands man has been stood down, following the sad discovery of a body. Gardaí confirmed...

Tuesday, 17/05/22 - 6:22pm Read More

Family presents €5.5k to Laois Hospice in memory of Andy O’Connor

THE first Andy O’Connor memorial run raised an extraordinary €5,500 for an invaluable cause. It was a very special and...

Tuesday, 17/05/22 - 5:44pm Read More

What the regional papers say: Rocketing rents and a decades-long search for a missing sister

Rocketing rents, a frustrated judge, defective council housing and a decades-long search for a missing sister all feature on the...

Tuesday, 17/05/22 - 5:06pm Read More

The death has occurred of Theresa Tynan (née Larkin), The Old Road, Ballydavis, Portlaoise, Laois

The death has occurred of Theresa Tynan (née Larkin), The Old Road, Ballydavis, Portlaoise, Laois     Theresa Tynan, The...

Tuesday, 17/05/22 - 2:35pm Read More

Man relieved himself in doorway

    A MAN who relieved himself in a doorway was ordered to pay €200 to the property owner when...

Tuesday, 17/05/22 - 2:12pm Read More

Five entry points restored at Emo Court

  (Above: The Laois Nationalist front page on 26 April 2022) FIVE entry points have been restored at Emo Court...

Tuesday, 17/05/22 - 1:32pm Read More

Laois-Offaly garda appeal for missing man (32)

LAOIS-OFFALY gardaí have launched an appeal for a  32-year-old man, who has been missing for the past two days. They...

Tuesday, 17/05/22 - 12:50pm Read More

Barrowhouse ambush to be commemorated with memorial monument

      FINAL preparations are being put in place to commemorate the centenary of the Barrowhouse ambush by unveiling...

Tuesday, 17/05/22 - 12:00pm Read More

National News

HSE warns of ‘significant disruption’ in hospitals due to strike action

Patients can expect “significant disruption” in hospitals today due to industrial action, the HSE has warned. The strike involves 2,100 medical scientists, who are picketing over pay and career development issues. The scientists mainly work in public hospitals and are...

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Two men killed in separate crashes in Cork and Kerry

By Dominic McGrath, PA A motorcyclist has been killed in a crash in Co Kerry. The crash, which left a...

Tuesday, 17/05/22 - 10:00pm Read More

Man found liable for Omagh bombing extradited to Lithuania

By Dominic McGrath, PA Liam Campbell, who was found civilly liable for the Omagh bombing, has been extradited to Lithuania...

Tuesday, 17/05/22 - 9:58pm Read More

Donnelly denies paying for retweets on maternity hospital post

James Cox Fianna Fáil and the Department of Health have denied paying for retweets after a post from Stephen Donnelly...

Tuesday, 17/05/22 - 9:10pm Read More

UK government introduces Troubles ‘amnesty’ legislation amid opposition

By Rebecca Black, PA New legislation which will offer an effective amnesty from prosecution for Troubles-era crime has been tabled...

Tuesday, 17/05/22 - 8:44pm Read More

Gardaí in Dublin issue warning over ‘drug debt explosion’

James Cox Gardaí in Dublin are warning of a “drug debt explosion”, following the arrest of four men in Ballymun....

Tuesday, 17/05/22 - 7:44pm Read More

Man (60s) dies in single-vehicle collision in Cork

James Cox A man, aged in his 60s, has died following a single-vehicle collision in Co Cork today. Gardaí and...

Tuesday, 17/05/22 - 7:19pm Read More

Retired sergeant claimed investigation of child sexual assault allegation was prevented

Paul Neilan A retired Garda sergeant claimed that the proper investigation of a child sexual assault allegation was prevented by...

Tuesday, 17/05/22 - 6:57pm Read More

GPs and hospitals face disruption due to strike action by medical scientists

GPs and hospitals will face significant disruption to patient appointments as medical scientists are set to strike on Wednesday. The...

Tuesday, 17/05/22 - 6:51pm Read More

Josh Dunne sustained two stab wounds during ‘stand-off’ over stolen bike

Alison O'Riordan Schoolboy Josh Dunne, who was stabbed to death during a “stand-off” over a stolen bicycle, sustained two stab...

Tuesday, 17/05/22 - 6:28pm Read More