Laois News

HSE agrees €1.35 million settlement to girl born in Portlaoise hospital

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THE HSE agreed an out of court settlement earlier this month of €1.35 million to a 12-year-old girl who suffered oxygen deficiency and cerebral palsy at birth at Portlaoise hospital. The agreement was made, without admission of liability, after the...

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Laois Co Council comes up with initiative to bring back trade

LAOIS Co Council believes it has come up with an initiative that will bring back trade and shoppers to the...

Wednesday, 29/10/14 - 4:57pm Read More

Portlaoise woman Trudy is top silver surfer

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A POPULAR Portlaoise woman has been named as the overall winner of this year’s Google Silver Surfer Awards with Age...

Wednesday, 29/10/14 - 4:40pm Read More

Mountmellick woman in end house suffers constant intimidation by youths

A WOMAN living in a housing estate in Mountmellick is suffering constant intimidation from youths gathering near her home. The...

Wednesday, 29/10/14 - 4:36pm Read More

Portlaoise man charged with dangerous driving causing death

A LOCAL man has been charged in connection with a fatal crash that claimed the life of a four-year-old boy....

Wednesday, 29/10/14 - 4:34pm Read More

National News

Waterford civic leaders unite to condemn recent demonstrations

Waterford's political leaders, local authority chief and most senior Garda have combined in response to recent anti-Roma protests in the city. Cllr James Tobin, Mayor of Waterford City & County; Cllr Lola O'Sullivan, Mayor of Waterford Metropolitan District and Waterford's...

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Prosecutors want longer sentence for Fiona Doyle’s rapist father

The new Court of Appeal will hear an application from prosecutors that the sentence handed down to the father of...

Friday, 31/10/14 - 1:25pm Read More

Government to announce water charge ‘decisions’ within two weeks

Finance Minister Michael Noonan says a number of decisions around water charges will be announced in the coming weeks.Minister Noonan...

Friday, 31/10/14 - 1:08pm Read More


Winter is coming, but spring is close behind

AS millions of children and adults participate in the fun of Halloween on Friday, few will be aware of its ancient Celtic roots. In Celtic Ireland about two millennia ago, Samhain was the point between the lighter (summer) and darker...

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A prior engagement

RECENTLY I was unravelling the connection between a certain Richard Warburton who, in 1731, was one of the founder members...

Wednesday, 03/09/14 - 4:15pm Read More

A Coach and Four

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  IF YOU are a regular reader, you will know that, from time to time, I take to the bicycle....

Tuesday, 12/08/14 - 4:26pm 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

GAA fan who chose club over county reveals plans for reward

John Dowling came to national attention in September when he made the agonising decision to sacrifice All-Ireland football final tickets to win money for his club.AIB made an ad of the Kerry native choosing to win €2000 for his native...

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United in friendly talks with Milan

AC Milan have confirmed they are in talks with Manchester United about playing a prestige friendly in the new year.Neither...

Friday, 31/10/14 - 12:44pm Read More

Westwood in contention after spectacular hole-in-one

A stunning hole-in-one helped Lee Westwood surge into contention for the CIMB Classic at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club...

Friday, 31/10/14 - 11:38am Read More


Ground conditions causing big problems for slurry spreading

DIFFICULT ground conditions continue to make it hard for farmers to spread slurry, according to Patrick Rohan, chairman of the ICMSA’s Farm Services and Environment Committee. Despite the extension of two weeks to the slurry spreading date, Mr Rohan expressed...

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More bite in the lamb trade

IFA National Sheep chairman James Murphy said there is more bite in the lamb trade recently, with factories paying up...

Tuesday, 30/10/12 - 5:58pm Read More

Farming groups say head-on tactic will help eradicate bovine TB

FARMING groups have expressed their concern about proposed cuts to the existing TB eradication scheme. The Irish Cattle and Sheep...

Tuesday, 30/10/12 - 5:56pm Read More