Laois News

Portlaoise man must wait almost two years for hospital appointment

A PORTLAOISE man who has undergone a number of consultations and colonoscopy procedures at Portlaoise hospital now has to wait “in excess of 92 weeks” to be seen at Tullamore hospital. The man, who did not wish to be named,...

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Massive search for missing man in Portarlington

Tony Egan
A MASSIVE search is now on for a missing man in the Portarlington area. Thirty-two-year-old Tony Egan was last seen...

Wednesday, 28/09/16 - 11:00am Read More

Laois woman needs your votes to win Miss Bikini title

Emma Bowden
LAOIS native Emma Bowden is battling off the competition to become Miss Bikini Ireland 2016. Emma, a personal trainer from...

Wednesday, 28/09/16 - 10:59am Read More

Former governor of Portlaoise prison gets posthumous award for bravery

The Tánaiste and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald presenting a Stack Medal to Ester Powell in recognition of her late husband's heroic deed.
TÁNAISTE Frances Fitzgerald posthumously presented a Stack Medal to former Portlaoise prison governor Patrick Powell at a private ceremony in...

Wednesday, 28/09/16 - 10:34am Read More

Abbeyleix pupils do their wurst!

Ross Zborovsky, Tara-Anne Tuite and Sophie Moynan
THREE pupils from Abbeyleix South National School may soon be hogging the limelight if their homemade bangers hit the mark...

Wednesday, 28/09/16 - 10:39am Read More

National News

17-year-old missing from Limerick

Gardaí are asking the public’s help to find a 17-year-old boy, missing in County Limerick. Morgan Ryan was last seen on Wednesday September 28. He is described as being 5 foot 6 in height, of slim build with red hair...

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Crew members of LE James Joyce reunited with families

Crew members of the LE James Joyce have been reunited with their families after a 12-week rescue mission in the...

Friday, 30/09/16 - 8:58pm Read More

Heroin, cannabis and cocaine on a par with alcohol as new roadside tests rolled out

Under new legislation Gardaí will be able to conduct roadside tests if they suspect that motorists are driving under the...

Friday, 30/09/16 - 8:31pm 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

Crettyard shock Kilcruise and create history

James Brennan (Crettyard Gaels) leaves two Arles Kilcruise players in his wake as he breaks away                     Photo: Denis Byrne
Crettyard Gaels 1-15 Arles Kilcruise 0-12 By Alan Hartnett CRETTYARD Gaels scored 1-6 in the final quarter of this game to stun Arles Kilcruise and reach their first ever senior championship semi-final. Before a ball was kicked in the championship,...

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Colin keeps his cool to maintain the Saints’ title aspirations

Kevin Campion (St Joseph's) looks to retain possession as David Seale (Portlaoise) challenges                     Photo: Denis Byrne
Portlaoise 1-11 St Joseph’s 1-11 By Denis J. Croke IF he had any nerves, St Joseph’s substitute Colin Campion did...

Wednesday, 21/09/16 - 3:00pm Read More

Buggie and Begley see Stradbally sail to the semis

Colm Begley (Stradbally) breaks away followed by Alan Farrell (Ballylinan)                     Photo: Denis Byrne
Stradbally 2-19 Ballylinan 0-12 By Alan Hartnett EOIN Buggie and Colm Begley kicked 1-7 between them as Stradbally marched to...

Wednesday, 21/09/16 - 2:59pm Read More

National Sport

Europe restore Ryder Cup hopes with ‘scintillating’ fightback

By Simon Lewis Rory McIlroy slammed home an eagle putt to secure victory and ensure Europe will be back in the game at this Ryder Cup when play resumes on Saturday after to limit the damage caused by an early...

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Bray Wanderers continue fine form

In the Airtricity League Premier Division, Bray Wanderers have continued their fine run of form. The Seagulls are up to...

Friday, 30/09/16 - 11:15pm Read More

Dublin and Mayo name their teams for All-Ireland replay

Both Dublin and Mayo have named unchanged teams for tomorrow’s All-Ireland final replay, writes Stephen Barry. Paddy Andrews, the only...

Friday, 30/09/16 - 10:56pm Read More