Laois News

Portlaoise student mixes sporting prowess with academic excellence

All smiles at St. Marys C.B.S Portlaoise were Frank Flanagan and Sean Masterson. Photo Denis Byrne.
FRANK Flanagan is one of the students in Laois who achieved the highest possible grade in this year’s Leaving Cert getting 625 points. He attended St Mary’s CBS in Portlaoise and also togged out for the minor footballers last year....

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Oil tanker drives over local man at Portlaoise garage forecourt

A MAN was lucky to escape death when an oil tanker drove over him at a garage forecourt in Portlaoise....

Wednesday, 17/08/16 - 10:41am Read More

Local people rally round to ‘help Raheen girl Emily (5) walk’

Little Emily Dunne (5) gives a happy thumps-up to Raheen vintage club, which will donate the proceeds of this Saturday's vintage rally and road run to her physiotherapy fund
EMILY Dunne (5) has defied medical experts since the day she was born. Nurses told her devastated parents Enda and...

Wednesday, 17/08/16 - 10:44am Read More

Don a big draw at Electric Picnic

YOUNG adults and teens will be hit with a sense of nostalgia at the Electric Picnic this year as artist Don...

Wednesday, 17/08/16 - 11:01am Read More

Friends of Cuan Mhuire Laois launched

The Friends of Cuan Mhuire Laois team (l/r) John Mangan, Eugene McLoughlin (client), Don Dunlea, Andrew Bergin, Kieran Ryan, Sister Consilio, Sister Collette King and Father Eddie Lawlor.
THE launch of the Friends of Cuan Mhuire Laois took place recently at the Sue Ryder Centre in Kilminchy Village,...

Wednesday, 17/08/16 - 10:49am Read More

National News

Emergency landing in Cork Airport as captain reports issue on board plane

An emergency landing has taken place at Cork Airport this morning, with reports that the cockpit on the Aer Lingus plane filled with smoke. It is understood the Aer Lingus Regional flight EI 3701 was en route to Cork from...

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Crime Agency helps break up dozens of child abuse and drugs gangs in the North

The National Crime Agency (NCA) made 44 disruptions of child sexual exploitation, drugs and money laundering gangs in the North...

Wednesday, 24/08/16 - 9:17am Read More

Pensioner dies in Meath traffic accident

A 91-year-old man has died after a road crash in Co Meath yesterday. He was the sole occupant in a...

Wednesday, 24/08/16 - 8:08am 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

SFC Rd 2 (Q) – Ballyfin produce one of the greatest ever come-backs

Sean Moore (Ballyfin Gaels) strikes for goal in the SFC Rd2 defeat of Emo in O'Moore Park on Saturday evening      Photo: Denis Byrne
Ballyfin Gaels 4-17 Emo 3-12 By Denis J. Croke BALLYFIN Gaels pulled off what must be one of the greatest ever comebacks in the history of the Laois senior football championship in O’Moore Park on Saturday evening. Trailing by nine...

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SFC Rd 2 (W) – Egan delivers the killer blow in injury time

Dermot Nolan (Arles Kilcruise) and Adam Campion (St Joseph's) contest this ball during their SFC Rd 2 game in O'Moore Park                           Photo: Denis Byrne
Arles Kilcruise 1-11 St Joseph’s 1-10 By Denis J. Croke HAVING played second fiddle for much of the game, Arles...

Wednesday, 17/08/16 - 1:43pm Read More

SFC Rd 2 (W) – McMahon leads the way as Ballyroan come good

Conor Brennan (Ballyroan Abbey) about to lay this ball off as Robbie Donoher and Andy McEvoy (Ballylinan) keep close         Photo: Denis Byrne
Ballyroan Abbey 0-16 Ballylinan 0-15 By Denis J. Croke AS inspirational substitutions go, the introduction of Eoghan Whelan played a...

Wednesday, 17/08/16 - 1:42pm Read More

National Sport

League Cup wrap: Two Premier League sides knocked out but Chelsea and Liverpool advance

Watford and West Brom were the big casualties in the second round of the EFL Cup while the rest of the Premier League sides in action on Tuesday night all advanced in normal time. Watford went down 2-1 at Gillingham...

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Brendan Rodgers happy to get through ‘my longest 90 minutes as a coach’

Brendan Rodgers suffered “probably the longest 90 minutes” of his managerial career as Celtic survived a scare against Hapoel Be’er...

Tuesday, 23/08/16 - 10:53pm Read More

Champions League wrap: Dundalk, Roma and Villarreal miss out on group stage

Roma’s hopes of Champions League football were ended by self-inflicted wounds as a nine-man side were beaten 3-0 at home...

Tuesday, 23/08/16 - 10:31pm Read More