Laois News

Stradbally man finds unexploded grenade in his back yard

THERE was high drama in Stradbally last Wednesday morning when an unexploded grenade was discovered by a local man who was out digging in his back yard. The discovery was made at Court Square. Gardaí quickly arrived on the scene...

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Councillors slam decision to refuse civic reception for Paralympic star Nicole

A DECISION not to host a full civic reception at county hall for Paralympic star Nicole Turner has been branded...

Wednesday, 22/02/17 - 3:59pm Read More

Derelict chapel made safe in Stradbally

A DERELICT chapel in Stradbally is no longer a danger to the public. The owner of the former Presentation Convent...

Wednesday, 22/02/17 - 4:00pm Read More

School hall named after local panto stalwarts in Ballylinan

A SCHOOL hall in Ballylinan has been named in honour of two exceptional women who played a leading role in...

Wednesday, 22/02/17 - 4:03pm Read More

Paddy is Spelling Bee champion of Laois

A 12-YEAR-OLD boy from Abbeyleix has won the Laois County Spelling Bee competition. Paddy Bergin from Scoil Mhuire in Abbeyleix...

Wednesday, 22/02/17 - 4:05pm Read More

National News

PSNI charge teenager with murder of man found lying on the road

A 19-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a man in Co Down. Richard Miskelly, 24, was found fatally injured lying on the Bangor Road in Newtownards at about 5.30am on Sunday. The accused is also charged with...

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Gardaí ‘concerned’ for teenager missing from his home in Dublin

Gardaí are seeking the public’s help in tracing the whereabouts of a missing teenager in Dublin. 17-year-old Dylan Farren was...

Monday, 27/02/17 - 9:32pm Read More

Govt pledges another €3m for Syrian refugees

The Government has pledged another €3m to support Syrian refugees who have fled the civil war to Jordan and Lebanon....

Monday, 27/02/17 - 8:31pm Read More

Columnists

The pope’s ten steps for a happy life

HERE are Francis’s ten steps for a happy, healthy life. These reflective suggestions point us in a most positive pathway. As we enjoy these lovely spring days, it’s well worthwhile to put such thought into our daily lives. 1) Live...

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Seeing the light

LAST week, I was on my way to Dublin airport on the happy errand of collecting our youngest and her...

Wednesday, 22/04/15 - 11:12am Read More

Appreciating what’s done on your behalf

A YOUNG, academically-excellent person applied for a managerial position in a big company. He passed the first interview. The managing...

Wednesday, 15/04/15 - 10:46am 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

Jamie Carragher: Leicester players should hang their heads in shame

Jamie Carragher feels Leicester’s performance in a 3-1 victory over Liverpool vindicates the criticism meted out to the Foxes players in the wake of Claudio Ranieri’s sacking as manager last week. The Italian was dismissed from his role nine months...

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Jamie Vardy thinks players have had ‘a lot of unfair stick’ over Ranieri’s sacking

Jamie Vardy claims Leicester’s players have been subjected to “unfair stick” since Claudio Ranieri’s sacking. The England striker scored twice...

Monday, 27/02/17 - 10:46pm Read More

David Haye rattled by pro-Tony Bellew crowd

David Haye and Tony Bellew traded verbal barbs at a fiery, expletive-laden press conference in Liverpool but the pair were...

Monday, 27/02/17 - 10:41pm Read More