Laois News

Boundary commission recommends keeping Graiguecullen in Co Laois

NO LONGER can Carlow people claim that townlands in the Graiguecullen area of Laois belong to them. For years, there have been running political skirmishes over who owns what in the southeast region of Laois, with public representatives from both...

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Minister says more nurses will be employed at Portlaoise hospital

HEALTH minister Simon Harris will meet Laois GPs in the coming weeks over the continuing unrest surrounding Portlaoise hospital’s future....

Wednesday, 15/02/17 - 2:56pm Read More

Nanny goat Rosie crowned queen of the Slieve Blooms

NO kidding − a goat called Rosie has been crowned Queen of the Slieve Blooms! Judges were on the horns...

Wednesday, 15/02/17 - 3:19pm Read More

Ancient East signs aim to give Laois tourism a boost

NEW signs for Ireland’s Ancient East have been erected at five key visitor locations in Co Laois. The signs, designed...

Wednesday, 15/02/17 - 3:23pm Read More

Moya Doherty of Riverdance fame will visit The Swan NS

A CHANCE letter sent by a fourth-class pupil has catapulted The Swan NS into the headlines. Pupils from the school...

Wednesday, 15/02/17 - 3:21pm Read More

National News

Enda Kenny to receive airport preclearance review this week

A complete review of US preclearance at Irish airports is due to be presented to the Taoiseach this week. Enda Kenny ordered the review in the wake of Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban. The immigration clamp down has been suspended...

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Michael O’Leary: It won’t matter who leads Fine Gael when Brexit talks begin, Ireland won’t be listened to anyway

Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary says it will not matter who the leader of Fine Gael is when Brexit negotiations start....

Monday, 20/02/17 - 10:29am Read More

Work begins on social housing project for older people in Cork city

Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government Simon Coveney TD turned the sod on a reconstruction project which will...

Monday, 20/02/17 - 9:45am Read More

Columnists

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

Peter Creedon names his first team

Laois Senior Football Manager Peter Creedon has named his starting 15 for Sunday’s O’Byrne Cup Round 1 game with DIT in Crettyard @ 2pm. The game sees four debuts for Laois with James Kelly, Eoin George, Cormac Murphy and Brian...

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Heartbreak for Rosenallis as late scores crush Leinster aspirations

Ratoath 1-20 Rosenallis 1-16 By Denis J. Croke THERE will be no Leinster final for Rosenallis junior hurlers, but they...

Friday, 02/12/16 - 12:03pm Read More

Declan is full of praise for his young team

  By Denis J. Croke AT the best of times it is difficult to watch a team you have trained...

Friday, 02/12/16 - 12:02pm Read More

National Sport

The NBA Slam Dunk Contest: DJ Khaled, an Intel drone and some very, very big jumps

The NBA Slam Dunk Contest provides some light relief in a sport as intense as any other, and while this year’s failed to grab the audience’s collective imagination, there was still an impressive array of dunks on show. DJ Khaled...

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Vincenzo Montella dedicates AC Milan win to Silvio Berlusconi

AC Milan head coach Vincenzo Montella dedicated his side’s win against Fiorentina to club president Silvio Berlusconi. Berlusconi attended the...

Monday, 20/02/17 - 6:56am Read More

Deulofeu strike stops the rot for AC Milan

Gerard Deulofeu’s first goal for AC Milan boosted the Rossoneri four points clear of Serie A rivals Fiorentina and into...

Sunday, 19/02/17 - 10:07pm Read More