Laois News

EirGrid win battle, but war goes on

THE Ratheniska-Timahoe-Spink (RTS) Substation Action Group suffered a major blow last Wednesday in its campaign to prevent an electrical 400 kV sub power station in the Coolbacky area of Ratheniska. The group had gone to the High Court to appeal...

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Motorists vent anger over Portlaoise plaza car park

WITH Laois Co Council expected to rake in over half-a-million euro through parking fees and fines this year, motorists in...

Wednesday, 21/01/15 - 3:01pm Read More

Syrian refugee families to be housed in county Laois

THIRTEEN Syrian refugee families are to be housed by a voluntary housing group in the Portlaoise area in the next...

Wednesday, 21/01/15 - 2:58pm Read More

Timahoe pupils scoop top award for ‘clash of the ash’ project

MAIN PIC Timahoe Scientists
IT was four in a row for pupils from Timahoe National School when they scooped another award at this year’s...

Wednesday, 14/01/15 - 10:31am Read More

Fewer people on the dole in Co Laois

THERE has been a 10% drop in the number of people signing on the live register in County Laois. Figures...

Wednesday, 14/01/15 - 10:27am Read More

National News

Ireland drops eight places in international health ranking

Ireland dropped eight places on an international ranking of health services in the last year.The country dropped from 14th to 22nd place last year, according to the Euro Health Consumer Index.Researchers said it is because they are using waiting time...

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Ban on below-cost alcohol due this week

The Government is expected to formally sign off on legislation banning the below cost selling of alcohol this week.NoffLA, which...

Tuesday, 27/01/15 - 7:48am Read More

Rocket attack on Ukrainian civilians could be a war crime

Deadly rocket attacks on the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol that "knowingly targeted civilians" broke international humanitarian law and could...

Tuesday, 27/01/15 - 6:36am Read More


‘Je Suis Charlie’

IF WE fix our hearts on doing what is right, we can still today master the effects of evil. We must condemn violence not just because it strikes us with shock and horror on one particular day. Every single act of violence...

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Voyage of the century

EXACTLY one hundred years ago today, on 20 January 1915, Ernest Shackleton and his crew, on board the Endurance, were waking...

Wednesday, 21/01/15 - 3:08pm Read More

The three trees

I find the following story truly inspirational. We all have a wonderful contribution to make every day to our families,...

Wednesday, 14/01/15 - 10:37am Read More

Laois Sport

Laois senior football championship in turmoil

THE senior football championship in Laois is in turmoil. Over the weekend rumours abounded about some, or all three, of the teams involved in the relegation scrap objection to the format of this year’s championship. Laois County Board Executive met...

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Clough/Ballacolla crush their neighbours

Clough Ballacolla's  Stephen Bergin prepares to shoot as Castletown Slieve Bloom's Enda Conroy attempts a hook
Laois Senior Hurling Championship Quarter Final   Clough/Ballacolla  3-24 Castletown/Slieve Bloom 1-11   FOR the eighth year in a row...

Wednesday, 03/09/14 - 5:13pm Read More

Abbeyleix living the life of Reilly

St Lazerian's Abbeyleix's  Aaron Carroll and The Harps Barry Dunne
Laois Senior Hurling Championship Quarter Final   St Lazerian’s Abbeyleix   1-14 The Harps    1-10   HARD to credit that two...

Wednesday, 03/09/14 - 5:11pm Read More

National Sport

VIDEO: Hilarious spoof Six Nations ad from Wales

With less than two weeks to go to the start of the Six Nations fans are preparing themselves for a feast of rugby - and BBC Wales have put together a very funny promo video showing the excitement building in...

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Rodgers ready for Jose duel

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is looking forward to locking horns with former mentor Jose Mourinho once again - this time...

Tuesday, 27/01/15 - 9:21am Read More

Russian face-off for Sharapova

Maria Sharapova will face fellow Russian Ekaterina Makarova in the last four of the Australian Open after the pair enjoyed...

Tuesday, 27/01/15 - 8:31am Read More