Laois News

Clever dogs become teachers for a day at Knock NS

Brothers Cahir, Calum and Gary Costigan
DOGS went to school in Laois last week but they didn’t learn new tricks. Instead, the clever canines became teachers for a day at Knock NS, together with a group of instructors that included guinea pigs and a sweet pony...

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Uncertain future for psych unit at Portlaoise hospital

WITH fears already mounting over the future of the 24-hour A&E unit as well as paediatric and maternity sections at...

Wednesday, 15/06/16 - 12:54pm Read More

Gangs in pitched battles in Mountrath and ’Mellick

SPECIAL garda patrols have been deployed in Mountmellick and Mountrath amid a disturbing reign of terror by violent gangs. Uniformed...

Wednesday, 15/06/16 - 12:51pm Read More

Stradbally vet student Vivienne is heading Stateside for prestigious project

Veterinary student Vivienne Phelan from Stradbally, who has achieved a place on the Washington Ireland Programme
A VETERINARY student from Stradbally will spend the summer in Washington DC after achieving a coveted place on a leadership...

Thursday, 09/06/16 - 11:12am Read More

Australian ambassador’s Mountmellick visit will bridge a 200-year-old link

THE Australian ambassador to Ireland will visit Mountmellick tonight (Tuesday) to unveil rare embroidery samplers acquired by the town’s museum....

Thursday, 09/06/16 - 11:07am Read More

National News

UK college fees could triple for Irish students says Fine Gael MEP

University fees for Irish students in the UK could triple according to a Fine Gael MEP. Brian Hayes has said the welfare of Irish students studying abroad needs to be considered in the post-Brexit negotiations. He has also warned that...

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Gardaí appeal for witnesses after man drowns in Dublin’s Grand Canal

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after a man drowned in the Grand Canal at Portobello in Dublin. The man in...

Tuesday, 28/06/16 - 11:46am Read More

‘Last thing Ireland need is an EU border’ Sinn Féin MEP tells EU Parliament

The European Parliament has heard the last thing Ireland needs is an EU border. Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has...

Tuesday, 28/06/16 - 11:17am 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 – First ever ladies Leinster title for Mountrath CS

Mountrath CS who defeated Athboy CS in the Leinster final
  Mountrath CS 4-9 Athboy CS 4-5 WHILE Mountrath Community School senior hurlers were hitting the headlines in recent times, the girls football team were quietly blazing a trail through Leinster that culminated in the school taking on Athboy of...

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GAA – Tyrone hang on despite Laois comeback

Donie Kingston (Laois) gets away from Richard Donnelly (Tyrone)             Photo: Denis Byrne
  Tyrone 1-14 Laois 0-14 MICK Lillis’ Laois ran out of time as they just fell short of pulling off...

Friday, 04/03/16 - 3:09pm Read More

GAA – Lillis can be proud of the spirit shown

WHEN the going got tough for Laois in their last game at O’Moore Park, they rolled over and were trounced...

Friday, 04/03/16 - 3:08pm Read More

National Sport

Ekaterina Alexandrova dumps Ana Ivanovic out of Wimbledon

Ekaterina Alexandrova made light of her grand slam inexperience to send Ana Ivanovic sliding out of Wimbledon. The 21-year-old Russian qualified for one of the majors at the first attempt last week, and made an immediate impression on the big...

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German Philipp Kohlschreiber makes early exit from Wimbledon

Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber was the first seed to fall in the men’s draw at Wimbledon on the opening day. The...

Monday, 27/06/16 - 2:32pm Read More

O’Neill: Retirement decision entirely up to players

By Liam Mackey in Versailles Martin O’Neill has said that whether or not some of the senior Irish players choose...

Monday, 27/06/16 - 11:13am Read More