Laois News

Entente Florale has a silver lining for beautiful Abbeyleix

BEAUTIFUL Abbeyleix is celebrating a silver medal in the Entente Florale Europe contest, as well as a special award for biodiversity. It was a wonderful weekend for local delegates at the prize-giving ceremony in Slovenia, where incredible hard work and...

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Colm’s Mt Everest trek raises vital funds for Down Syndrome group

IT TOOK him 18 days, but Portlaoise man Colm Swayne managed to climb 18,000 feet to reach the base camp...

Thursday, 21/09/17 - 10:39am Read More

Official opening of Dunamase College ushers in a new era for education

THE official opening of the newest secondary school in Portlaoise took place on Friday 15 September. The ribbon of the...

Thursday, 21/09/17 - 10:40am Read More

Organic gluten-free oat mill is the first of its kind in Ireland

VICARSTOWN can proudly boast that it has the first-ever organic gluten-free oat mill in the country. Beef and tillage farmer...

Thursday, 21/09/17 - 10:43am Read More

Portarlington family homeless after suspected arson attack

SIX children and their parents have been left homeless following a suspected arson attack that destroyed their bungalow. Gardaí say...

Thursday, 14/09/17 - 3:04pm Read More

National News

‘Fill the bag with money or I will kill you’: Note to Dublin post office worker during alleged robbery

A 55-year-old man told a post office worker to “fill the bag with money or I will kill you” during an alleged robbery in Dublin, a court has heard. Michael Kelly, with an address at Sandy Lane Lodge, Rush, Dublin,...

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Driver killed in Wexford crash

A driver in his 20s has died as a result of a crash in Co Wexford. The fatal crash took...

Tuesday, 26/09/17 - 4:30pm Read More

Man arrested in connection with Kilcock housefire that killed woman and two nieces

A man has been arrested in connection with a triple murder investigation in Co Kildare 30 years ago. Twenty-year-old Barbara...

Tuesday, 26/09/17 - 3:50pm 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

Two new names in provisional Republic of Ireland squad for Moldova and Wales games

Irish boss Martin O’Neill has added some new faces to his provisional 32-man squad for the games at home to Moldova in Aviva Stadium on Friday, October 6 and away to Wales in Cardiff on Monday, October 9. Aston Villa’s...

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Floyd Mayweather has just shown Conor McGregor a huge sign of respect

Floyd Mayweather may have beaten Conor McGregor convincingly during their epic encounter in Las Vegas, but it would appear the...

Tuesday, 26/09/17 - 4:00pm Read More

Andy Moran has no plans to retire yet

By John Fogarty Andy Moran will don the Mayo jersey for a 15th senior season in 2018 after confirming he...

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