Laois News

Laois shoppers taken aback at farmers’ flash-mob protest

Pictured at the demonstration outside the Butcher's Block shop in the Laois Shopping Centre in Portlaoise last Wednesday was IFA members along with the IFA Pigs Committee Chairman Pat O’Flaherty who called on consumers to check that retailers’ claims to support Irish suppliers match the reality.
SHOPPERS were left open-mouthed in Laois Shopping Centre, Portlaoise last Wednesday morning when up to 40 farmers staged a demonstration at the Butcher’s Block shop in the complex. They were there as part of their continuing countrywide campaign calling for...

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New 3D prosthesis gives Laois schoolboy (10) a helping hand

A LAOIS schoolboy has made history as the first person in Ireland to receive a free 3D-printed hand. Josh McKenna...

Wednesday, 29/07/15 - 12:30pm Read More

Portlaoise man gets life for double murder at the Old Bailey in central London

Paul O'Shea, who is originally from Portlaoise
AN IRISHMAN who battered two close friends to death in a horrific hammer attack before setting fire to their flat...

Wednesday, 29/07/15 - 12:27pm Read More

Portlaoise stab victim rushed to A&E after burglar broke into home

A PORTLAOISE resident was viciously stabbed in the stomach after a burglar broke into his home in the middle of...

Wednesday, 29/07/15 - 12:45pm Read More

No figures on how many Laois households paid water charges

IT is not known how many households in Laois have paid their water charges. Despite Irish Water releasing figures last...

Thursday, 23/07/15 - 3:09pm Read More

National News

Dublin man found guilty of manslaughter

A Dublin man has today been found not guilty of murder but guilty of the manslaughter of a man in Shankill in 2013. Wayne Kennedy (aged 34) with an address at Rathsallagh Park in Shankill, Co Dublin was charged with...

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Anglo trial: Anglo staff praised for ‘integrity’ for refusing to delete accounts

Judge Patrick McCartan has said the actions of Tiarnan O'Mahoney, Bernard Daly and Aoife Maguire represented a "significant and deliberate...

Friday, 31/07/15 - 7:03pm Read More

Knock flight makes emergency landing in Dublin after smoke in cockpit

By Pat FlynnA flight from Knock to Manchester has made an emergency landing at Dublin Airport.Flybe flight 664 departed Ireland...

Friday, 31/07/15 - 8:44pm 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

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

Michael Murphy to miss Donegal’s clash with Galway, says Brendan Devenney

By Stephen BarryMichael Murphy is set to miss out on Donegal’s Round 4 Qualifier with Galway, according to former Donegal forward Brendan Devenney.“Murphy’s out, 100%,” said Devenney during UTV’s Friday Night Sport. “They’re keeping him back for the next game.”Devenney’s...

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Unchanged Dublin bid to continue Championship cruise

By Stephen BarryThey have a combined 59-point winning margin from their three games until now, so why change anything?That seems...

Friday, 31/07/15 - 10:54pm Read More

GAA Team News: Anthony Thompson takes over at centre-back for Donegal

By Stephen BarryAnthony Thompson comes into a Donegal side hoping to return to form against Galway in their Round 4...

Friday, 31/07/15 - 9:07pm Read More