Laois News

It’s back to the future as Martin opens comic shop in Portlaoise

IN THIS era of technology you’d be forgiven for thinking that most people don’t buy books or comics any more and that their main reading experience is done online. Well that’s not the case. In fact, one Mountrath man firmly...

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Facebook correspondence provides 1,000 sleeping bags for homeless charities

ALL of the 900-plus sleeping bags that were gathered after the Electric Picnic by Tom Duffy and Portlaoise Action to...

Thursday, 19/10/17 - 11:51am Read More

Cllr Ben Brennan calls on HSE to set-up counselling facility in Graigue

A COUNTY councillor who has lost four family members through suicide has called on the HSE to provide an outreach...

Thursday, 05/10/17 - 3:32pm Read More

Forty businesses sign up for age-friendly programme

FORTY Laois businesses were presented with Age Friendly Business Recognition Programme charters at a ceremony in the Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise...

Thursday, 05/10/17 - 3:38pm Read More

Stradbally street poses dangerous risk to school-going kids

PARENTS are appealing for safety measures to protect school-going children on a dangerous street in Stradbally. Warning of a possible...

Thursday, 05/10/17 - 3:41pm Read More

National News

Man in his 30s to appear in court tomorrow over Offaly €1m drug seizure

A man in his 30s who was arrested on Wednesday evening in relation to a cocaine and cannabis seizure is scheduled to appear before the Criminal Court of Justice tomorrow morning. The drugs have an estimated value in excess of...

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Health officials issue alert after measles outbreak reported in Dublin

Two cases of measles have been identified in north Dublin, the HSE has said. It said an outbreak control team...

Friday, 20/10/17 - 10:30pm Read More

No winner in tonight’s €55.6m Euromillions jackpot

Tonight’s Euromillions jackpot was a massive €55,649,983. That figure is only set to rise as no one claimed the top...

Friday, 20/10/17 - 9:40pm Read More

Laois Sport

SFC – Three goal Heath stun the champions

The Heath 3-10 Stradbally 1-12 By Denis J. Croke YOU could say these two teams won the three major finals for senior football teams last year – Stradbally winning the county final while The Heath won the ACFL Division 1...

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SFC – Great start ensures victory for the Town

  Portlaoise 3-13 Arles Kilcruise 1-14 By Pat Delaney THIS familiar pairing have had many exciting tussles over the past...

Friday, 04/08/17 - 3:24pm Read More

SFC – O’Dempsey’s win but are made battle by Ballyfin

  O’Dempsey’s 2-15 Ballyfin Gaels 1-12 By Denis J. Croke HAVING won promotion last year, a year after being relegated,...

Friday, 04/08/17 - 3:24pm Read More

National Sport

Slaven Bilic under the spotlight as West Ham hammered at home to Brighton

West Ham 0 Brighton 3 Slaven Bilic suffered surely the worst defeat of his spell as West Ham boss as they were thrashed 3-0 at home to Brighton. Two goals from Glenn Murray and a first Seagulls strike for Jose...

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Practice proves perfect as Lewis Hamilton sets US Grand Prix track record

Lewis Hamilton continued his imperious form by posting a record-breaking lap of the Circuit of the Americas en route to...

Friday, 20/10/17 - 10:10pm Read More

Relegation threatened St Pat’s fight back to win six goal thriller against Cork City

St Pat’s Ath 4, Cork City 2 A rip-roaring first half yielded four goals as relegation threatened St Pat’s fought...

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