Laois News

Cllr Ben Brennan calls on HSE to set-up counselling facility in Graigue

A COUNTY councillor who has lost four family members through suicide has called on the HSE to provide an outreach office in the Graiguecullen area. In a sometimes emotional interview, cllr Ben Brennan said there are “absolutely no services for...

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Forty businesses sign up for age-friendly programme

FORTY Laois businesses were presented with Age Friendly Business Recognition Programme charters at a ceremony in the Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise...

Thursday, 05/10/17 - 3:38pm Read More

Stradbally street poses dangerous risk to school-going kids

PARENTS are appealing for safety measures to protect school-going children on a dangerous street in Stradbally. Warning of a possible...

Thursday, 05/10/17 - 3:41pm Read More

Drugs mixed by Kinahan cartel sold in Portlaoise according to local TD

DRUGS mixed by the Kinahan gang are sold in Portlaoise and the buyers are ‘respectable professionals’ rather than junkies in...

Wednesday, 27/09/17 - 4:16pm Read More

Council to build 55 houses in Stradbally

A MAJOR social housing boost is on the way for Stradbally. A plan to build 55 local authority houses in...

Wednesday, 27/09/17 - 4:17pm Read More

National News

Ireland record second lowest Eurozone inflation in past year

Ireland recorded the second lowest consumer inflation rate in the EU during the past year. New figures from Eurostat show that the inflation rate here for the 12 months up to September was only 0.2%. Only Cyprus had a lower...

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Gardaí appeal for assistance to find missing Roisin Dolan

Gardaí in Sligo are appealing to the public to assist them in tracing the whereabouts of Roisin Dolan. The 34-year-old...

Tuesday, 17/10/17 - 8:10pm Read More

Sinn Féin and DUP ‘not close to a deal’, says Leo Varadkar

Sinn Féin and the Democratic Unionists are no longer close to a deal to restore powersharing in the North, Taoiseach...

Tuesday, 17/10/17 - 7:50pm Read More

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

Jose Mourinho plays down PSG links by affirming commitment to Manchester United

Jose Mourinho has said he does not plan on signing a new contract with Manchester United imminently, but has played down suggestions he will leave for Paris St Germain. In an interview conducted with French television that aired at the...

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Pole dancing granted ‘observer status’ in bid to become Olympic sport

Pole dancing could soon become an Olympic sport after becoming one of seven events to granted “observer status”. The status...

Tuesday, 17/10/17 - 4:30pm Read More

Report: Craig Shakespeare ‘sacked by Leicester City’

Craig Shakespeare has reportedly been sacked as Leicester City manager this afternoon. Last night’s 1-1 draw with West Brom leaves...

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