Laois News

Revived music festival has Rathdowney rocking

A HUGE array of musical talent was on display as the Flare in the Square made its triumphant return to Rathdowney After an absence of five years, the musical extravaganza was back with a bang in the south Laois town...

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10,000 Laois people may have to vote in County Kildare

ALMOST 10,000 people from Laois may be included in Kildare in the next general election, as the county is to...

Thursday, 06/07/17 - 2:36pm Read More

Camross convoy event hopes to enter Guinness book of records

A GUINNESS World Record for the longest cavalcade of light commercial vehicles in a charity event has most probably been...

Thursday, 06/07/17 - 2:38pm Read More

Ballyroan finally has school it deserves after 12 long years

YEARS of campaigning, planning and hard work were richly rewarded on Wednesday when a long-awaited new national school in Ballyroan...

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Ireland’s youngest priest will serve the people of Portlaoise

THE youngest priest in Ireland will take up duty in Portlaoise parish next month. Fr David Vard (25) was ordained...

Thursday, 06/07/17 - 2:43pm Read More

National News

Four arrests made in Wicklow as part of Operation Thor

Four arrests have been made this morning, in the Wicklow district, as part of Operation Thor. Operation Thor is a Garda initiative involving traffic and crime checkpoints at key routes, high visibility patrols in urban areas and searches of premises...

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Morning-after-pill to be available to medical card holders

Medical card holders will no longer have to go to their GP for a prescription for the morning-after-pill from July...

Friday, 05/05/17 - 11:01am Read More

Two arrests made and €300k seized in Dublin investigation ‘linked to Kinahan gang’

Two men were arrested and €300,000 was seized in Dublin yesterday. The arrests were made as part of ongoing investigations...

Friday, 05/05/17 - 11:05am 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

Fans send sinister message to Roma players as dummies found hanging by Colosseum

Dummies wearing replica jerseys of three Roma players were found hanging from a pedestrian walkway in Rome following the club’s 3-1 recent defeat to local rivals Lazio. The sinister display was accompanied by a large banner, which read: “Un consiglio...

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Listen to Ray Wilkins and Neil Custis at each other’s throats over Marcus Rashford’s free-kick

Football is often the source of hot debate, but an exchange between former footballer Ray Wilkins and Sun football writer...

Friday, 05/05/17 - 11:16am Read More

Morgan Schneiderlin will miss Everton’s trip to Swansea

Everton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin will not be fit for the trip to Swansea. The Frenchman missed last weekend’s defeat to...

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