Laois News

Portlaoise is well on its way to becoming a city

THE population of Portlaoise may soon exceed that of Kilkenny and the county town could be named a city in its own right. So said senior planner Brian Maher at a recent meeting of Portlaoise Municipal District. He gave a...

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HSE plans to relocate Graiguecullen physiotherapy services to Abbeyleix

PLANS to end physiotherapy treatment at Graiguecullen health centre have been condemned by local councillors. A ‘strongly-worded’ letter is to...

Wednesday, 26/04/17 - 3:21pm Read More

Portarlington gym at risk of closure

A GYM owner is fighting back against threatened closure, as he faces a bill of up to €40,000 from Laois...

Friday, 21/04/17 - 2:23pm Read More

Foundation makes Portlaoise girl’s wish come true

WHEN you wish upon a star. Makes no difference who you are. Anything your heart desires will come to you....

Friday, 21/04/17 - 2:27pm Read More

School may be used as health centre

THE 119-year-old Maryborough National School opposite the Catholic church along Stradbally Road, Portlaoise may soon be used as a health/medical...

Friday, 21/04/17 - 2:25pm Read More

National News

Government vows to co-operate with Kingsmill massacre inquest

The Government has insisted it will not stymie efforts to find closure for Kingsmill massacre victims. Ten Protestant textile workers were gunned down during an IRA roadside ambush in South Armagh in January 1976. Relatives of some of those killed...

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HSE presents as ‘dysfunctional’ organisation, says High Court President

The HSE has presented as a “dysfunctional” organisation in a number of cases before him, the President of the High...

Friday, 28/04/17 - 9:26pm Read More

Two Cork men charged with with possession of firearms and ammunition

Two Cork men accused of IRA membership were freshly charged today at the Special Criminal Court with possession of firearms...

Friday, 28/04/17 - 8:59pm Read More

Laois Sport

Peter Creedon names his first team

Laois Senior Football Manager Peter Creedon has named his starting 15 for Sunday’s O’Byrne Cup Round 1 game with DIT in Crettyard @ 2pm. The game sees four debuts for Laois with James Kelly, Eoin George, Cormac Murphy and Brian...

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Heartbreak for Rosenallis as late scores crush Leinster aspirations

Ratoath 1-20 Rosenallis 1-16 By Denis J. Croke THERE will be no Leinster final for Rosenallis junior hurlers, but they...

Friday, 02/12/16 - 12:03pm Read More

Declan is full of praise for his young team

  By Denis J. Croke AT the best of times it is difficult to watch a team you have trained...

Friday, 02/12/16 - 12:02pm Read More

National Sport

Floodlights fail at the RDS as Leinster squash Glasgow PRO12 hopes

LEINSTER 31 GLASGOW 30 Leinster squashed Glasgow’s faint Guinness PRO12 play-off bid as Joey Carbery’s 74th-minute penalty saw the hosts triumph 31-30 in thrilling fashion. A 20-minute delay due to floodlight failure threatened to end the game with just over...

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Tottenham confirm home matches in 2017/2018 will be played at Wembley

Tottenham will play all their home games at Wembley next season, the club have announced. Spurs will move into the...

Friday, 28/04/17 - 9:50pm Read More

Cork City continue remarkable run with victory against Bray Wanderers

Cork City 2, Bray Wanderers 1 Cork City claimed a record 11th straight win of the season with a hard...

Friday, 28/04/17 - 10:09pm Read More