Laois News

Locals fear that Coillte will sell wooded area in Rathleash

THERE is growing unease in the environs of Portarlington after a notice was circulated to homes and landowners by Coillte that it is proposing to sell off 14.5 acres at Rathleash Woods by private auction. Up to 100 people turned...

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Laois County Council spends more on killing horses than housing people

MORE money is spent killing horses than on emergency housing for the homeless in Laois. In the first three months...

Wednesday, 22/04/15 - 10:59am Read More

Anti-social behaviour at abandoned Portlaoise houses is terrorising homeowners

PRIVATELY-owned derelict and unoccupied houses are causing fear among neighbouring homeowners in the Portlaoise area. In an effort to address...

Wednesday, 22/04/15 - 11:06am Read More

It’s ‘Strictly fun’ as dance fever hits Barrowhouse

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DANCE fever has broken out in Barrowhouse, as the community puts its best foot forward to fundraise for a school...

Wednesday, 22/04/15 - 11:09am Read More

Thousands in Laois will benefit if free GP care gets the go-ahead

PROVIDED local GPs in Laois sign up to a new agreement between the Department of Health, the HSE and the...

Wednesday, 22/04/15 - 11:10am Read More

National News

Judge appointed to monitor conflicts of interest in Siteserv sale review

Judge Iarfhlaith O'Neill has been appointed to monitor conflicts of interest in the IBRC transaction review.The Minister for Finance has also announced the Terms of Reference for a review of certain transactions carried out by IBRC, prior to the appointment...

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Hotel offers 50% discount to anyone who rips down NO posters

A Dublin hotel has offered a 50% discount to anyone who arrives at the hotel with a poster supporting a...

Monday, 27/04/15 - 5:07pm Read More

Thousands gather in Cork town to pay tribute to Karen Buckley

Thousands of people are paying their respects to the family of Karen Buckley in Co Cork this evening.The 24-year-old graduate...

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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

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

New advances in bantz: St Mirren skipper spears teammate

By Larry Ryan, Irish ExaminerSt Mirren captain Steven Thompson threw a spiked pole through teammate John McGinn's thigh in a fresh twist on classic training-ground japery.Invariably, ex-footballers look back fondly on their careers and assure us the one thing they...

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Republic to play Northern Ireland in closed-doors match

Republic of Ireland will play a closed-doors training match against Northern Ireland at Aviva Stadium on Thursday June 4, it...

Monday, 27/04/15 - 4:13pm Read More

Three things we learned from the Football League Division 1 final

By Peter McNamara 1. Cian O'Sullivan's revised roleKilmacud Crokes' Cian O'Sullivan is a pillar of consistency for Dublin.Since arriving on...

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