Laois News

Undaunted Pauline vows to return

TWICE bitten but certainly not twice shy. Even after two electoral defeats within nine months, Fianna Fáil candidate Pauline Flanagan vows that she “absolutely” will be back. Speaking shortly before her elimination after the third count on Sunday night, she...

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Foróige clubs gather for regional conference

FORÓIGE members from clubs in Laois, Carlow and Kilkenny gathered at the Talbot Hotel in Graiguecullen recently for a busy...

Sunday, 23/02/20 - 1:10pm Read More

Absence of plan places more doubt on future of hospital

ONE baby was born almost every six hours in the maternity unit at Portlaoise hospital during 2019. Recent figures show...

Sunday, 23/02/20 - 10:57am Read More

Human rights advocate Peadar King to launch new book in Portlaoise

“I HAVE pain when I walk. I have pain when I’m sleeping. I’m not wiser, but I’m older.” These are...

Saturday, 22/02/20 - 3:10pm Read More

Young fighters shine at martial arts contest

THE Mountmellick-based Laois Martial Arts club began the New Year as it ended the last … winning. Things got off...

Saturday, 22/02/20 - 1:10pm Read More

Objections lodged to proposed quarry near wildlife haven

PLANS for a new quarry on 8.5 hectares near Abbeyleix have brought objections from environmentalists and residents. Ten objections to...

Saturday, 22/02/20 - 11:10am Read More

Eco-aware pupils from Barrowhouse NS in final of ‘ideas’ contest

PUPILS from Shanganamore NS in Barrowhouse will compete in the regional final of Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland’s One Good...

Friday, 21/02/20 - 3:20pm Read More

Employers blown away by calibre of attendees at inaugural jobs fair

THOUSANDS of potential job hunters flocked to the inaugural Laois Jobs Fair in the Midlands Park Hotel last Thursday. The...

Friday, 21/02/20 - 1:10pm Read More

Annual Paddy’s Day parade in Portlaoise will not be held in 2020

THERE will be no parade in Portlaoise on St Patrick’s Day. Just 11 days after the organising committee released a...

Friday, 21/02/20 - 11:10am Read More

Local schools sweep the boards at debating final

ELOQUENT students from Laois scored a hat-trick by taking the top three places in a midlands school debating contest. An...

Thursday, 20/02/20 - 3:10pm Read More

National News

Gardaí appeal for help to find Limerick teenager last seen in Dublin

Gardaí are appealing for help to find a 17-year-old girl who has been missing for four days. Shania Barrett is missing from her home in Glenroe, Co. Limerick. She was last seen on O’Connell Street in Dublin on Thursday. Shania...

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Dublin City Council elects new Lord Mayor

Dublin city has a new Lord Mayor. Fianna Fáil Councillor Tom Brabazon was elected at a Special Meeting of Dublin...

Monday, 24/02/20 - 7:45pm Read More

Gardaí appeal for help to find girl, 14, missing for four days

A 14-year-old girl has gone missing from her home in Dublin. Jasmine Carey who is missing from the Santry area...

Monday, 24/02/20 - 6:15pm Read More

Leo Varadkar talks about govt formation while inspecting flood defences

Leo Varadkar has refused to be drawn on whether he would demand a rotating Taoiseach arrangement in any coalition deal...

Monday, 24/02/20 - 5:05pm Read More

Taoiseach defends Govt’s handling of flood defences as flood-hit counties await further rain

The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is defending the Government’s handling of the flood threat in Athlone, Co. Westmeath. Farmer Tom Carney...

Monday, 24/02/20 - 4:05pm Read More

Snow and ice forecast for the whole country tomorrow

Met Eireann has issued a snow and ice warning for the entire country. The status yellow alert will come in...

Monday, 24/02/20 - 3:35pm Read More

Irish people being advised not to travel to certain parts of Italy due to coronavirus

Irish people are being advised not to travel to certain parts of Italy due to an outbreak of the coronavirus....

Monday, 24/02/20 - 1:25pm Read More

Green Party councillor paints over racist graffiti in Dublin

Poolbeg Lighthouse. File image Graffiti saying ‘No Blacks’ has been spray-painted on a wall at Dublin’s Poolbeg lighthouse. A face...

Monday, 24/02/20 - 1:15pm Read More

Dr John Bosco Conama the first deaf Seanad nomination in State’s history

By Steve Neville Dr John Bosco Conama outside Leinster House. Picture: Mark Stedman History has been made in Dublin today...

Monday, 24/02/20 - 12:45pm Read More

81 people without beds at University Hospital Limerick

There are 573 patients being treated on trolleys at hospitals nationwide, including 81 at University Hospital Limerick alone. The figures...

Monday, 24/02/20 - 12:15pm Read More