Laois News

Portlaoise cyclist decked by bar

Unlaoised MTB club member Paul Ging after being struck by a missile last Thursday evening
A LAOIS cyclist narrowly avoided being blinded and seriously injured when a missile fired from a passing van struck him in the face last Thursday evening. Portlaoise man Paul Ging, who is a member of Unlaoised MTB Cycle Club, had...

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Judge takes tough stance with Laois defendant on free legal aid

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  JUDGE Catherine Staines withdrew a defendant’s free legal aid at Portlaoise District Court recently when she was informed by...

Tuesday, 15/04/14 - 3:01pm Read More

WIND WAR GOES ON

Henry Fingleton
“THEY haven’t gone away you know. The war continues.” That was the comment of one leading anti-wind farm activist in...

Tuesday, 15/04/14 - 2:58pm Read More

Seamus Martin is laid to rest

SEAMUS Martin, Derrymoyle who died at St James’s Hospital, Dublin on Friday 11 April, was a former Fianna Fáil member...

Tuesday, 15/04/14 - 2:57pm Read More

Statement on Grid Link was ‘cynical exercise’

Kevin Scully
  “IT’S just another cynical and cosmetic exercise to impose the Grid Link project of pylons, turbines and substations on...

Tuesday, 15/04/14 - 2:52pm Read More

National News

Two in custody after high-speed Cork chase; Garda in hospital

By Ann Murphy, Evening Echo. Pictures by Jim CoughlanTwo men are in custody after a high speed chase in which a garda was knocked off his motorcycle in Cork.The chase got underway after 8am this morning after gardaí got a...

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Four-year-old boy dies after crash; Brother and mother still in hospital

A four-year-old boy who was seriously injured in a crash in Co Laois last night has died in hospital. He...

Friday, 18/04/14 - 11:39am Read More

Stolen vehicle rammed garda van in Cork city centre before high-speed chase

A motorcycle Garda has been injured and a Garda van has been rammed in the course of a chase in...

Friday, 18/04/14 - 11:24am Read More

Columnists

Mountains … may we take time to appreciate them

PERHAPS we have all noticed that ‘time is flying’. It’s hard to believe how quickly this year seems to be moving, with Easter already upon us. Often, the greatest challenge of life is simply to take time to take stock...

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Next week is Holy Week … a time to hope

NEXT week we celebrate Holy Week: seven days filled with religious symbolism and rituals, from washing feet to venerating the...

Tuesday, 08/04/14 - 3:38pm Read More

A tale of two towns – Blessington and Abbeyleix

Blessington Market House
WHAT has a building on the Main Street in Blessington, Co Wicklow, which up to recently housed Flood’s bookmakers, have...

Tuesday, 08/04/14 - 3:36pm Read More

Laois Sport

Portlaoise cyclist decked by bar

Unlaoised MTB club member Paul Ging after being struck by a missile last Thursday evening
A LAOIS cyclist narrowly avoided being blinded and seriously injured when a missile fired from a passing van struck him in the face last Thursday evening. Portlaoise man Paul Ging, who is a member of Unlaoised MTB Cycle Club, had...

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Celebrations in Knockaroo

Clough/Ballacolla and Laois defender John A Delaney and his bride Emma Cuddy of Kilcotton pictured with John's Grandfather Paddy McCormack, a member of the Laois 1949 All-Ireland team, at John and Emma's wedding recently in St Kieran's Church Knockaroo
  St Kieran’s Church in Knockaroo witnessed a historic wedding recently when two descendants of Laois’ last Leinster senior hurling...

Tuesday, 15/04/14 - 3:29pm Read More

World stage beckons for Laois kickboxers

The medal winning Portlaoise kickboxing team and coaches: John Ging (coach), Mateusz Rutkowski,  Leah Loughman, Lauryn Higgins, Patrick Kurk and Shane Marum (coach)
Four talented young Portlaoise kickboxers claimed a place at the World Karate and Kickboxing Commission (WKKC) finals recently. Lauryn Higgins,...

Tuesday, 15/04/14 - 3:27pm Read More

National Sport

All change for Connacht ahead of Munster clash

After putting out an unchanged sidefor the last four games, Connacht head coach Pat Lam has made a host of changes to the team to face Munster in tomorrow's interpro at the Sportsground, (kick off 6:15pm). Willie Faloon is named...

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Liverppol stars lead Player of the Year shortlist

Luis Suarez is one of three Liverpool players nominated for the Professional Footballers' Association's player of the year award.The Uruguayan,...

Friday, 18/04/14 - 12:47pm Read More

Munster star O’Connell returns to face Connacht

Head coach Rob Penney has made nine changes for tomorrow's Sportsground showdown against Connacht at 6.15pm. With four changes to...

Friday, 18/04/14 - 12:42pm Read More

Farming

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