Laois News

Mountmellick WWI memorial day on Sunday

A MEMORIAL to the 100 men from Mountmellick and the surrounding areas who died during World War I will take place this Sunday. The crafted stone memorial is to be placed just outside Mountmellick library and will be unveiled by...

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Rent ceilings are ‘set too low’

THE current monthly rent limits on those in receipt of rent supplement is causing major problems for those struggling to...

Wednesday, 27/08/14 - 2:35pm Read More

Ratheniska Cuisle centre to benefit from 10km fun run fundraiser

Pictured at the National Ploughing Championships site in Ratheniska at the launch of the 5 & 10km Run, Jog or Walk for Cuisle Centre are l-r NPA Site Manager Tom Kelly, cllr Ben Brennan of St Abban’s AC, NPA Managing Director Anna May McHugh, Cuisle Centre Director Antoinette Brennan, David Shorthall of Quinns, Dan Allen of Ballyfin AC and RTE’s Eileen Dunne.
WALKERS, joggers and runners alike will be ploughing on to raise funds for the Cuisle Centre in Ratheniska shortly. A...

Wednesday, 27/08/14 - 2:35pm Read More

Portarlington man assaulted in own home

GARDAÍ are investigating the assault of a man in his own home in Portarlington last week. The 58-year-old had been...

Wednesday, 27/08/14 - 2:33pm Read More

100 individuals and families in Co Laois have nowhere they can call home

MORE THAN 100 individuals and families have presented themselves as homeless to Laois Co Council so far this year. The...

Wednesday, 13/08/14 - 9:15pm Read More

National News

Bank of Ireland investigating reports of unpaid public sector wages

Bank of Ireland has said it is aware of reports that many customers are yet to have their salaries transferred into their accounts this morning. It follows reports from a number of public sector workers have not been paid into...

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Govt urged to move on legislation for unregulated mortgage loan sell-offs

The government is being called on to push ahead with legislation to protect up to 10,000 vulnerable mortgage holders, whose...

Thursday, 28/08/14 - 8:58am Read More

Body parts found in Ballyfermot likely to belong to foreign national

It has emerged that the man who's body parts were found at a recycling plant in Ballyfermot is most likely...

Thursday, 28/08/14 - 8:16am Read More


A Coach and Four

Castle of Lea
  IF YOU are a regular reader, you will know that, from time to time, I take to the bicycle. I do this primarily as a means of exploration rather than a method of exercise. And on Sunday week last,...

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Our education system needs a total overhaul

 EDUCATION is a right, not a privilege. It is a right that can make all the difference to a child....

Tuesday, 12/08/14 - 4:23pm Read More

Strange and sturdy stocktaking

LAST week, we were delving into the board of First Fruits’ and I was introducing you to William Shaw Mason,...

Tuesday, 05/08/14 - 4:44pm Read More

Laois Sport

Portlaoise look doomed in SHC relegation final

WHEN the present hurling championship format was introduced two years ago the intention was to do away with meaningless games. Under the former format clubs could lose two games and still reach the quarter-finals but all that has changed and...

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The Harps will be favourites in quarter finals

Senior hurling championship qtr final prview   The Harps v St Lazerian’s Abbeyleix Last year the Harps were involved in...

Wednesday, 27/08/14 - 2:44pm Read More

Two bigLaois names face the drop

WHEN Laois County Board drew up plans to reduce the number of senior football a few years back few would...

Wednesday, 27/08/14 - 2:41pm Read More

National Sport

Platini will not challenge Blatter

Michel Platini has ruled out standing against Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency and will instead run for re-election as UEFA president.The 59-year-old Frenchman told UEFA delegates in Monaco that he had decided against standing for the FIFA post as...

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Hull hunting Uruguay hitman Hernandez

Hull have turned to Palermo forward Abel Hernandez to plug the gap left by Shane Long's move to Southampton.The 24-year-old...

Thursday, 28/08/14 - 7:45am Read More

Irish sports bodies set to merge

The Irish Sports Council and the National Sports Campus Development Authority are merging and will become Sport Ireland.The Minister for...

Thursday, 28/08/14 - 7:09am Read More


Ground conditions causing big problems for slurry spreading

DIFFICULT ground conditions continue to make it hard for farmers to spread slurry, according to Patrick Rohan, chairman of the ICMSA’s Farm Services and Environment Committee. Despite the extension of two weeks to the slurry spreading date, Mr Rohan expressed...

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More bite in the lamb trade

IFA National Sheep chairman James Murphy said there is more bite in the lamb trade recently, with factories paying up...

Tuesday, 30/10/12 - 5:58pm Read More

Farming groups say head-on tactic will help eradicate bovine TB

FARMING groups have expressed their concern about proposed cuts to the existing TB eradication scheme. The Irish Cattle and Sheep...

Tuesday, 30/10/12 - 5:56pm Read More