Laois News

Homelessness in Laois has reached crisis proportions

ONE person a day has become homeless since the start of the year in Laois. The shocking homeless statistics were laid bare at the recent Graiguecullen/Portarlington Municipal District meeting. Cllr Aidan Mullins said that the council’s figures show that in...

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Heroic Barrowhouse woman completed mini-marathon to raise €1,4k for defibrillator

Frances Grufferty, (presenting a Defribrillator to Barrowhouse), Minister Charlie Flanagan and Thomas Phelan
A WOMAN who completed a mini-marathon just a year after suffering heart failure has raised €1,400 for a community defibrillator....

Wednesday, 07/10/15 - 3:08pm Read More

Armed raiders target bank in Rathdowney

A TERRIFYING armed robbery at a bank in Rathdowney is being investigated by gardaí. Three masked raiders dressed in black...

Wednesday, 07/10/15 - 3:05pm Read More

Smoky coal ban could mean more jobs for Laois

THE announcement of a nationwide ban on smoky coal could mean more jobs for Laois, according to local TD Brian...

Wednesday, 07/10/15 - 3:12pm Read More

Abbeyleix wins gold in Tidy Towns awards

Abbeyleix received a gold medal when yesterday's Tidy Towns results were announced
BEAUTIFUL Abbeyleix has won a gold medal in the 2015 national Tidy Towns awards. Other towns in the county also...

Wednesday, 30/09/15 - 4:27pm Read More

National News

Two winners of €30m Euromillions jackpot, no Irish winner

There were two winners of tonight's Euromillions Jackpot, worth more than €30m.The numbers drawn were 12, 15, 26, 29 and 47. The Lucky Star numbers were 3 and 11.More than 1,598,090 players won prizes in tonight’s draw, including two winners...

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Budget 2016: Case studies

What does Budget 2016 mean for you? We make sense of it below.Graphics courtesy of the Irish Examiner Graphics

Tuesday, 13/10/15 - 9:15pm Read More

David Drumm to apply for bail on Friday

Lawyers for David Drumm have questioned whether attempts to extradite him from the US are being done for 'political purpose'.The...

Tuesday, 13/10/15 - 9:03pm 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 – Second half fight-back sees Clough/Ballacolla take title

The Clough Ballacolla Senior Hurling Championship winning Team 2015. Photo Denis Byrne.
  Clough/Ballacolla 0-20 Camross 1-14 By Denis J. Croke IT was most appropriate that on a day the All-Ireland winning team of 1915 were honoured in O’Moore Park that Clough/Ballacolla should capture the senior hurling title for the second time...

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GAA – The Town make an immediate return

The Portlaoise Team and managemanet celebrate their Senior Hurling Championship A final win on Sunday. Photo Denis Byrne.
The Portlaoise Team and management celebrate their Senior Hurling Championship ‘A’ final win on Sunday. Photo Denis Byrne. Portlaoise 1-14...

Friday, 02/10/15 - 3:54pm Read More

GAA – First half goal blitz sees Clonad into final

Clonad 3-9 Camross 1-12 By Conor Lennon GOALS win matches, as the old saying goes, and this was certainly true...

Friday, 02/10/15 - 3:52pm Read More

National Sport

Sean O’Brien to miss World Cup quarter-final

Sean O’Brien has been hit with a one-week ban for punching France’s Pascal Pape, leaving Ireland without three pivotal pack leaders for Sunday’s World Cup quarter-final with Argentina.Flanker O’Brien had a two-week suspension halved due to his remorse after a...

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WATCH: Joe Schmidt opens up about ‘big hole’ left by O’Connell injury

By Brendan O’BrienJoe Schmidt has opened up about the “big hole” Paul O’Connell’s absence will leave in Ireland’s World Cup...

Tuesday, 13/10/15 - 8:37pm Read More

Footballer Cisse released amid French blackmail probe

Former France and Liverpool striker Djibril Cisse has been released by police after being detained for questioning over a blackmail...

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