Laois News

Crackdown on roving gangs

ARMED garda checkpoints are operating across Laois as a major crackdown begins on roving criminal gangs. The checkpoints were mounted on the same week that justice minister Charlie Flanagan announced the establishment of a new garda task force targeting criminal...

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Delaney to launch first poetry book in Dunamaise

DAVID Delaney is set to launch his first book of poetry, Reaching Eden, on Friday 1 December in the Dunamaise...

Thursday, 16/11/17 - 3:47pm Read More

Local lotto players on a winning streak

A GAELIC football coach has joked that he plans to buy a goat after winning €42,000 on the Winning Streak game...

Thursday, 16/11/17 - 3:49pm Read More

Emma on her soapbox on ‘Brexit’

MOUNTMELLICK library was host to the Europe Direct Soapbox competition, where students had their say on Brexit on Wednesday 25...

Thursday, 16/11/17 - 3:59pm Read More

Major haul of stolen power tools recovered by gardaí

A MAJOR haul of stolen power tools and equipment worth tens of thousands of euros has been seized by gardaí...

Thursday, 09/11/17 - 12:03pm Read More

National News

Powersharing in the North made more difficult by Sinn Fein’s "glorification of terrorism", says Foster

Theresa May has called for renewed talks to break Stormont’s powersharing impasse as two rows about the legacy of the Troubles emerged as further roadblocks in the way of a deal. May urged a further round of negotiations after holding...

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The Euromillions results are in…

There was no winner of tonight’s Euromillions, worth over €60m. The numbers drawn were 2, 5, 7, 10, 14, 28,...

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One person hospitalised following crash in Kerry

One person has been taken to hospital following a road crash in Co Kerry. The collision involving a cyclist and...

Tuesday, 21/11/17 - 10:13pm Read More

Laois Sport

SFC – Three goal Heath stun the champions

The Heath 3-10 Stradbally 1-12 By Denis J. Croke YOU could say these two teams won the three major finals for senior football teams last year – Stradbally winning the county final while The Heath won the ACFL Division 1...

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SFC – Great start ensures victory for the Town

  Portlaoise 3-13 Arles Kilcruise 1-14 By Pat Delaney THIS familiar pairing have had many exciting tussles over the past...

Friday, 04/08/17 - 3:24pm Read More

SFC – O’Dempsey’s win but are made battle by Ballyfin

  O’Dempsey’s 2-15 Ballyfin Gaels 1-12 By Denis J. Croke HAVING won promotion last year, a year after being relegated,...

Friday, 04/08/17 - 3:24pm Read More

National Sport

Sterling struck late winner as Man City secure top spot with win over Feyenoord.

Raheem Sterling struck a late winner as Manchester City secured top spot in Champions League Group F with a 1-0 win over Feyenoord. The England international clipped home his 11th goal of the season after 88 minutes at the Etihad...

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Son Heung-min nets winner as Tottenham beat Dortmund

Son Heung-min proved the scourge of Borussia Dortmund again as his late winner ensured Tottenham will go through to the...

Tuesday, 21/11/17 - 10:33pm Read More

A Daily Show reunion for Jon Stewart was the best part of Night of Too Many Stars

by Greg Murphy A Night Of Too Many Stars brought comedians and celebrities together for one night to raise money...

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