Laois News

Portarlington gym at risk of closure

A GYM owner is fighting back against threatened closure, as he faces a bill of up to €40,000 from Laois County Council. Fireman Ed Gallagher will have to close the doors of his gym in Portarlington unless he produces a...

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Foundation makes Portlaoise girl’s wish come true

WHEN you wish upon a star. Makes no difference who you are. Anything your heart desires will come to you....

Friday, 21/04/17 - 2:27pm Read More

School may be used as health centre

THE 119-year-old Maryborough National School opposite the Catholic church along Stradbally Road, Portlaoise may soon be used as a health/medical...

Friday, 21/04/17 - 2:25pm Read More

Lecture on forced migration of Laois families in the 15th century

FOLLOWING the plantation of Laois and its renaming as Queens County, large numbers of its inhabitants were transplanted to Kerry....

Friday, 21/04/17 - 2:28pm Read More

Underground car park plan could transform Portlaoise town centre

AN underground car park could replace all surface parking at Lyster Square in Portlaoise, under a new plan commissioned by...

Thursday, 13/04/17 - 11:38am Read More

National News

M50 becoming ‘rat run’

Transport Infrastructure Ireland is warning that the M50 around Dublin is becoming a ‘rat run’. The route has been recording 10% annual growth over the past few years. TII spokesman Sean O’Neill says that because of connectivity to the port...

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Public sector workers could be in line for 6% pay rise

Public sector workers could be in line for a 6% pay rise over 3 years. According to the Irish Times,...

Monday, 24/04/17 - 8:14am Read More

Change is in the air as wintry showers expected

The weather is expected to change today as temperatures become colder and wintry showers arrive. It will be mostly cloudy...

Monday, 24/04/17 - 8:08am 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

No stopping Jessica Harrington as Torcedor puts down Ascot Gold Cup marker

A week that started with victory in the Irish Grand National ended with a big-race double on the Flat for trainer Jessica Harrington as Khukri and Torcedor continued her dream season at Navan. Our Duke’s Fairyhouse triumph supplemented the Gold...

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What the league taught us

1 You’re better off in Division 1B First Waterford, then Clare and now Galway, writes Eoghan Cormican. For the third...

Monday, 24/04/17 - 7:02am Read More

Messi scored with tissue stuffed in his bleeding mouth – as well as his 500th goal for Barcelona – and people are just in awe

People have described Lionel Messi as unstoppable before now, but last night he took the meaning to a whole new...

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