Laois News

Movie star Jamie Dornan drops into Borris-in-Ossory for a quick bite

50 Shades
WOMEN from Borris-in Ossory are reported to be planning to mount a 24-hour watch on Kelly’s Bar after Fifty Shades of Grey’s Jamie Dornan told the licensee that he might call back in after he drank a pint of Guinness...

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Twitter sensation Twiznight scoops top award for Mountmellick man

Rory McEvoy founder of Twiznight with his Digital Media award.
A LAOIS entrepreneur has just won a coveted Digital award. Laois start-up company Twiznight struck gold by winning a prestigious...

Wednesday, 04/03/15 - 11:27am Read More

Laois anti-water protestors step up their campaign

Anti-water charges protesters march through Portlaoise last Saturday.
ANTI-WATER charges protesters in Laois have stepped their campaign in the last week. Last Wednesday night, more than 60 campaigners...

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A blot on the Laois landscape

STINKING piles of rubbish are spoiling a scenic rural area, despite constant clean-ups by residents and litter wardens. Refuse sacks...

Wednesday, 04/03/15 - 10:01am Read More

Bog project in the winner’s circle at national awards

0103 Laois Nationalist Abbeyleix Bog Project joint third
THE magnificent Abbeyleix Bog Project has won joint-third prize in a major national competition. The project was one of 22...

Tuesday, 03/03/15 - 3:10pm Read More

National News

Woman dies in Clare house fire

A woman aged in her 70s has died in a house fire in Shannon, Co Clare last night.The alarm was raised at around 1.30am this morning, when the blaze at a house in the Hurler's Cross area was spotted by...

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Graham Dwyer trial hears of graphic material found on computer

Graham Dwyer's murder trial has heard that images, documents and videos describing women being raped or stabbed were found on...

Friday, 06/03/15 - 12:09pm Read More

US military carry weapons through Shannon, TD claims under privilege

A TD has used Dáil privilege to claim that US military personnel have carried weapons on aircraft travelling through Shannon...

Friday, 06/03/15 - 11:05am Read More


The gift of life

LAST year, I baptised a tiny 28-week baby. Her name was Angel. She survived and is testimony to the resilient spirit that is our humanity. At 28 weeks, many children every day are aborted. Their lives destroyed. The following abbreviated...

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Pedal power

LAST week, I got into a bit of reverie about motoring and all that it entailed in times past and,...

Wednesday, 04/03/15 - 11:29am Read More

Ten pieces of advice from God this Lent

Quit worrying LIFE has dealt you a blow and all you do is sit and worry. Have you forgotten that...

Wednesday, 25/02/15 - 3:59pm Read More

Laois Sport

Laois senior football championship in turmoil

THE senior football championship in Laois is in turmoil. Over the weekend rumours abounded about some, or all three, of the teams involved in the relegation scrap objection to the format of this year’s championship. Laois County Board Executive met...

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Clough/Ballacolla crush their neighbours

Clough Ballacolla's  Stephen Bergin prepares to shoot as Castletown Slieve Bloom's Enda Conroy attempts a hook
Laois Senior Hurling Championship Quarter Final   Clough/Ballacolla  3-24 Castletown/Slieve Bloom 1-11   FOR the eighth year in a row...

Wednesday, 03/09/14 - 5:13pm Read More

Abbeyleix living the life of Reilly

St Lazerian's Abbeyleix's  Aaron Carroll and The Harps Barry Dunne
Laois Senior Hurling Championship Quarter Final   St Lazerian’s Abbeyleix   1-14 The Harps    1-10   HARD to credit that two...

Wednesday, 03/09/14 - 5:11pm Read More

National Sport

Four Irish athletes progress to European semis

By Will Downing, PragueA blistering opening morning session for the Irish team saw four athletes progress to semi-finals at the European Indoor Athletics Championships in Prague.Mark English in the 800m and Dara Kervick in the 400 both won first-round heats,...

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Four things to watch for in the NFL this weekend

Mickey Harte brings Tyrone to Croke Park.Peter McNamara looks at what football fans can expect from an intriguing weekend of...

Friday, 06/03/15 - 1:16pm Read More

WATCH: Shocking brawl between Spurs and Chelsea fans after cup final

The footage was apparently filmed after Sunday's Capital One Cup final - won by Chelsea.A number of Spurs and Chelsea...

Friday, 06/03/15 - 12:35pm Read More