Laois News

The death has been announced of Mary Kinsella

Mary Kinsella, Ballylehane, Ballylinan died peacefully earlier today Monday 23 November in the loving care of the nurses and staff of Saint Vincent’s Community Hospital, Mountmellick. Mary is predeceased by her father Martin, mother Margaret and brother Martin. May She...

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Covid in Laois – Monday update

By Carmel Hayes LAOIS still has the second lowest rate of Covid-19 in Ireland. For the second day in a...

Monday, 23/11/20 - 7:29pm Read More

Portlaoise hospital is Covid-free for first time in months

By Carmel Hayes PORTLAOISE hospital has no patients with a Covid-19 infection, for the first time since early September. The...

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New Government Brexit loan scheme for businesses in Laois

‘Businesses across Laois can apply through their Local Enterprise Office Network or can apply directly to Microfinance Ireland (MFI)’ –...

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Garda checkpoints coming to town to catch Christmas tree thieves

Vivienne Clarke Garda superintendent Declan McCarthy has told of how Garda checkpoints along with air support and armed support units...

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Nice fixer-upper in Laois for just 50 grand

  This mid-terrace two storey two-bedroom house is guiding at auction for just €50,000. Located at Lower Church Street in...

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Reports from Portlaoise District Court

Read about what happened at Portlaoise District Court to the self employed haulage driver who crashed his over height lorry...

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Laois heritage projects share €155,000 fund

NINE heritage projects in Laois have been granted €155,000 to help them protect valuable buildings in the county. Historic Tinakill...

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The death has been announced of Angela Hughes, Portlaoise

The death has occurred of Angela Hughes Newpark, Laois / Farnanes, Cork The late Angela Hughes Angela Hughes, Newpark,. Portlaoise...

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Remembrance Christmas tree for Crettyard

By Joe Barrett A ray of light will shine down on Newtown Cross on Saturday 12 December when Crettyard Ladies...

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National News

No flu vaccine supply issue says HSE, despite pharmacy shortages

Digital Desk Staff Some pharmacies cannot meet the demands for the nasal flu vaccine, while others have surplus doses. According to the Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU), 450,000 doses of the nasal vaccine have been distributed but just a quarter have...

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‘Teams that win titles tend to celebrate’: CMO advises against blame game

David Young, PA Ireland has tipped too much into a blame culture over breaches of coronavirus rules, the Chief Medical...

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Woman killed in Westmeath road collision

Digital Desk Staff A woman in her 40s has died after the car she was travelling in collided with a...

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RTÉ bosses meet with Gardaí over pictures of retirement gathering

Muireann Duffy Top RTÉ bosses today met with Gardaí in relation to their inquiry into a retirement gathering. Eimear Cusack,...

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Businessman beaten so badly he begged to be shot to end ordeal, court hears

Michael McAleer A businessman was beaten and threatened so badly by a dissident republican gang that he asked to be...

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Three men found in lorry trailer in Clondalkin

Digital Desk Staff Gardaí in Clondalkin are investigating possible immigration offences following the search of a lorry this afternoon. At...

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Cork City player admits dangerous driving causing death

Olivia Kelleher A 19-year-old Cork City FC player has been given a two-year suspended sentence and a seven-year driving ban...

Monday, 23/11/20 - 6:16pm Read More

Covid-19: 252 new cases, no additional deaths

Muireann Duffy There have been 252 additional cases of Covid-19 reported to the Department of Health today but no Covid-related...

Monday, 23/11/20 - 5:59pm Read More

House owner fights Waterford Council compulsory purchase after complaints

Michael McAleer The owner of a house, which was allegedly the subject of complaints by residents because of its state...

Monday, 23/11/20 - 5:39pm Read More

Covid-19 in Ireland: Latest county-by-county data

Kenneth Fox Donegal has had the highest 14 day incidence rate per 100,000 for close to a month and still...

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