Laois News

Rooster had to be put down after illegal cock fight in Portlaoise

A SEVERELY mauled cockerel had to be put to sleep by a vet following a suspected organised cock fight in Portlaoise last week. Members of the Laois Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (LSPCA) were contacted last Tuesday...

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€1m grant will fund portion of bike trail in the Slieve Blooms

LAOIS County Council has been provided with €1 million for the part-construction of 72.8km mountain bike trail through the Slieve...

Wednesday, 02/08/17 - 2:49pm Read More

Lovely Laois has a chance to take its place among top-tourist destinations

RIGHTLY or wrongly, there’s a perception that Laois is the forgotten county of Ireland, a county that you just pass...

Wednesday, 02/08/17 - 2:51pm Read More

Family fun day will raise funds for restoration of Arles church

A FAMILY fun day filled with entertainment and delicious food will be held in August to raise funds for the...

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First World War battle to be fought again in Durrow

ONE hundred years after the event, the Third Battle of Ypres will be re-enacted in Laois next month. The Battle...

Wednesday, 02/08/17 - 2:58pm Read More

National News

Four arrests made in Wicklow as part of Operation Thor

Four arrests have been made this morning, in the Wicklow district, as part of Operation Thor. Operation Thor is a Garda initiative involving traffic and crime checkpoints at key routes, high visibility patrols in urban areas and searches of premises...

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Morning-after-pill to be available to medical card holders

Medical card holders will no longer have to go to their GP for a prescription for the morning-after-pill from July...

Friday, 05/05/17 - 11:01am Read More

Two arrests made and €300k seized in Dublin investigation ‘linked to Kinahan gang’

Two men were arrested and €300,000 was seized in Dublin yesterday. The arrests were made as part of ongoing investigations...

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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

Fans send sinister message to Roma players as dummies found hanging by Colosseum

Dummies wearing replica jerseys of three Roma players were found hanging from a pedestrian walkway in Rome following the club’s 3-1 recent defeat to local rivals Lazio. The sinister display was accompanied by a large banner, which read: “Un consiglio...

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Listen to Ray Wilkins and Neil Custis at each other’s throats over Marcus Rashford’s free-kick

Football is often the source of hot debate, but an exchange between former footballer Ray Wilkins and Sun football writer...

Friday, 05/05/17 - 11:16am Read More

Morgan Schneiderlin will miss Everton’s trip to Swansea

Everton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin will not be fit for the trip to Swansea. The Frenchman missed last weekend’s defeat to...

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