Laois News

Portlaoise dance academy achieves stunning success at world championships in England

Standing: Kelsey Dwane-Foley, Aoife Pestell, Shauna Tierney, Courtney Moore, Tammy Houlihan, Elle McGuinness and Reiltin Farrell
Sitting: Casey and Jessica Lawless, Sandra O’Donnell, Brooke Lawless and Alisha Sarwar
WHAT can only be described as unprecedented and phenomenal success was achieved by members of the Ricky Lawless Irish Dance Academy when they travelled to the World and European championships in Briton, England recently. The entire troupe of 21 competitors...

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Author’s new book captures the true spirit of Portlaoise

Pictured enjoying his book launch were John Dunne with Pat Boran, poet, writer and broadcaster, who officially launched the book ***Home*** at the Dunamaise Theatre

Photos: Denis Byrne.
LOCAL writer and historian John Dunne captures the spirit of Portlaoise in his latest book with a host of fictional...

Wednesday, 27/04/16 - 10:58am Read More

Ballylinan man who fought Isis is released from Iraqi jail

Joshua Molloy from Ballylinan who is being held at the border crossing of Syria/Iraq for allegedly entering Iraq illegally.
THE family of Ballylinan man Joshua Molloy, who spent eight days in jail in northern Iraq, have welcomed his release,...

Wednesday, 27/04/16 - 10:55am Read More

Cars clamped while owners donated blood in Portlaoise

UP TO nine motorists had their cars clamped while recovering from donating blood in Portlaoise last Wednesday evening. Last Monday,...

Wednesday, 27/04/16 - 10:40am Read More

Remembrance garden at Colt Cross will be first of its kind in Ireland

SEVEN native Irish trees representing the seven signatories of the Proclamation are a poignant living symbol in a Laois garden....

Thursday, 21/04/16 - 12:04pm Read More

National News

Man in his 40s due in court in connection with Dublin armed robbery

A man in his 40s is due in court in connection with an armed robbery in Dublin in January. An armed man wearing a mask entered the post office at Woodbine Park, Blackrock at around 2.30pm on Tuesday, January 19....

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Body of newborn baby girl found in Wicklow waste facility

Update 8pm: Gardaí have said the body discovered this morning at Bray recycling plant is that of a newborn baby...

Wednesday, 04/05/16 - 8:41pm Read More

IFA conference looks at minimising the threat of global milk price volatility

The dairy sector needs to equip itself to be more sustainable in the face of volatile markets and prolonged downturns,...

Wednesday, 04/05/16 - 1:59pm Read More


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

GAA – First ever ladies Leinster title for Mountrath CS

Mountrath CS who defeated Athboy CS in the Leinster final
  Mountrath CS 4-9 Athboy CS 4-5 WHILE Mountrath Community School senior hurlers were hitting the headlines in recent times, the girls football team were quietly blazing a trail through Leinster that culminated in the school taking on Athboy of...

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GAA – Tyrone hang on despite Laois comeback

Donie Kingston (Laois) gets away from Richard Donnelly (Tyrone)             Photo: Denis Byrne
  Tyrone 1-14 Laois 0-14 MICK Lillis’ Laois ran out of time as they just fell short of pulling off...

Friday, 04/03/16 - 3:09pm Read More

GAA – Lillis can be proud of the spirit shown

WHEN the going got tough for Laois in their last game at O’Moore Park, they rolled over and were trounced...

Friday, 04/03/16 - 3:08pm Read More

National Sport

Real set up all-Madrid Champions League final as Man City limp out

Real Madrid 1 Manchester City 0 (agg: 1-0) A deflected Gareth Bale strike ended Manchester City’s Champions League challenge and sent Real Madrid through to face city rivals Atletico in the final. City midfielder Fernando inadvertently diverted Bale’s 20th-minute strike...

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Rory McIlroy: I may only have two chances to win Olympic gold

Rory McIlroy believes he may only have two chances to win an Olympic medal unless there is a change in...

Wednesday, 04/05/16 - 9:41pm Read More

Chelsea and Tottenham charged over players’ behaviour

Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele looks set to be handed a lengthy ban after being charged by the Football Association for...

Wednesday, 04/05/16 - 8:50pm Read More