Laois News

Traveller gang in the dock

THEFTS from farms are “an attack on the fabric of rural society”, Judge Keenan Johnson told a sitting of Portlaoise Circuit Court last week. He was speaking during the sentencing hearing of three family members who were detected in a...

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World record attempt in Camross will raise vital funds for Red Cross

AN ATTEMPT to set a Guinness world record will take place in Camross on Saturday 1 July in a massive...

Wednesday, 21/06/17 - 10:29am Read More

Creative Brian dug deep to build winning garden

BLOOM silver medal winner Brian Burke from Killenard has spoken about the months of preparation and hard work that went...

Wednesday, 21/06/17 - 10:31am Read More

Hat-trick of awards for Portlaoise College

THREE students from Portlaoise College recently received prestigious national awards. The first accolade received by the school was the 21st...

Wednesday, 21/06/17 - 10:33am Read More

EirGrid could face €12m fine

EIRGRID, the company behind the contstruction of the controversial sub-station at Coolnaback near Stradbally, has ceased preliminary ground work on...

Wednesday, 14/06/17 - 3:05pm 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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