Laois News

Lucky players collect €615,000 National Lottery HQ

It was a busy two days at National Lottery Headquarters in Dublin as €615,000 in prize money was claimed by four different players across EuroMillions and National Lottery scratch card games. The winners included a Wexford syndicate which won €500,000...

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Pupils present replica of award-winning sculpture to President Higgins

President Michael D Higgins pictured with 2016 Intel Mini Scientist winners Laura Miller and Sinead Buggy and 2015 winners Roisin Dunne and Jamie Boyle all of Timahoe NS, who presented him with a replica of Mochua's Desk, a sculpture created by Michael Burke of Ballyfin
A LITTLE piece of Timahoe is in Áras an Uachtaráin, following a ceremony celebrating back-to-back wins in the Intel Mini...

Thursday, 19/05/16 - 11:18am Read More

Laois fashion writer Mark Anthony wins top blogger award

Mark Anthony
LAOIS native Mark Anthony Graham has been at the forefront of the Irish fashion scene for some time and recently...

Thursday, 19/05/16 - 11:15am Read More

Apartment block in Portarlington is a potential fire hazard

SERIOUS fire safety risks have been discovered at an apartment complex in Portarlington. An inspection of vacant units at Corrig...

Thursday, 19/05/16 - 11:10am Read More

Man (32) still recovering in hospital following stabbing at house on Mountmellick Road, Portlaoise

A 32-YEAR-old man is still recovering in hospital following a serious stabbing incident in Portlaoise last Tuesday morning. Gardaí were...

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National News

Bomb alert at historic former Bank of Ireland building declared a hoax

Gardaí in Limerick have declared a bomb alert at one of the oldest bank buildings in the country to be “a hoax”,writes David Raleigh. The bomb threat was made in a phone call to Henry Street garda station in the...

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Taoiseach corrects Dáil record on Alan Shatter’s resignation

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has corrected the Dail record today in relation to the resignation of former Justice Minister Alan Shatter...

Wednesday, 25/05/16 - 5:39pm Read More

Man beat mother to death with a coffee mug in an ‘absolute rage’

A Wicklow murder trial has heard that a young man admitted being in “an absolute rage” when he beat his...

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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

Rafael Benitez close to agreeing Newcastle deal

Rafael Benitez is believed to be close to agreeing a deal to remain as Newcastle manager. Discussions which began after the club’s relegation from the Barclays Premier League on May 11 are believed to have proved fruitful. Hopes are high...

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Luke Donald hoping to roll back the years at Wentworth

Former world number one Luke Donald hopes being back at the scene of some of his biggest triumphs will kick-start...

Wednesday, 25/05/16 - 5:11pm Read More

Martin O’Neill dreading squad cull: ‘There will be disappointment’

Martin O’Neill has admitted telling some of his Republic of Ireland players they will not be going to the Euro...

Wednesday, 25/05/16 - 4:44pm Read More