Laois News

Husband and wife win €145k in national lottery

Bosco's Gala Store Portlaoise; Bosco Ramsbottom
A LAOIS couple have won €145,229 in the national lottery. The winning ticket was sold in Bosco’s Gala, 30 Grattan Street, Portlaoise. It was the second-biggest sum paid out for the Saturday 23 January draw. The top prize of €13.7m...

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Mountmellick hospital action group welcomes €23m cash injection

Members of the St Vincent's Hospital Support Group who held their annual general meting in the Town Hall last Wednesday night. Back row (l-r): Cllr Paddy Bracken, Paddy Dunne, Bobby Delaney (vice chairperson) and Denis O'Mara. Front row (l-r): Stephen Lynch (treasurer), Abigail McEvoy (secretary) and Robert O'Mara (chairperson).
UNLIKE other hospital action and support groups in Laois, the atmosphere at the annual general meeting of St Vincent’s Hospital...

Thursday, 04/02/16 - 3:45pm Read More

Lola makes it a Laois double in Voice of Ireland contest

Lola Arisekola from Portarlington who was selected to go through to the Battle auditions of the RTÉ song competition ***The Voice of Ireland*** which begins on Sunday 22 February.
A SECOND Laois person has made it through to the second round of RTÉ’s The Voice of Ireland song competition. Lola...

Thursday, 04/02/16 - 3:42pm Read More

Attack on elderly woman triggers vigilante-style patrols in Portlaoise

Some of the men on patrol outside the Post Office in Portlaoise on Saturday morning.
A GROUP of men have begun patrolling openly around the post office in Portlaoise as well as St Francis Special...

Thursday, 04/02/16 - 3:35pm Read More

History-making Laois school wins consecutive all-Ireland titles

All Ireland Intel Mini Scientist Champions Laura Miller and Sinéad Buggy, Timahoe NS
A SCHOOL in Laois has made history by winning a national science award for the second year in a row....

Friday, 29/01/16 - 12:52pm Read More

National News

‘Enda Kenny will gain €12,000 from scrapping USC’ says Mary Lou McDonald

Mary Lou McDonald has said that Enda Kenny would stand to gain significantly from scrapping the USC charges. This morning Sinn Fein launched their campaign for a better Ireland in the Royal Irish Academy. The party, if elected, has said...

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Social Democrats claims abolishing USC not viable for Fine Gael-Labour coalition

By Fiachra Ó CionnaithPolitical Reporter The Fine Gael-Labour coalition will "not have a cent available" to invest in services and...

Friday, 05/02/16 - 5:13pm Read More

Man disguised as a woman involved in Regency Hotel shooting

Update 9pm: Gardaí believe that at least four people were involved in today's shooting at the Regency Hotel in Dublin.Two...

Friday, 05/02/16 - 10:07pm 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

GAA – Tribesmen punish Laois shortcomings

The Laois team which lined-out against Galway on Sunday in the opening round of the Allianz National Football League at O'Moore Park                    Photos: Denis Byrne
  Galway 3-12 Laois 1-10 By Pat Delaney HAVING hung on for dear life in the last two league campaigns, Laois footballers look as if they have used up all their lifelines to remain in Division 2 of the National...

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GAA – Laois ladies fail in opening league game

Laois' Laura Marie Maher gets her shot away despite the attention of Clare's Ellie O'Gorman              Photo: Digistills
Clare 4-9 Laois 1-4 LAOIS came into this game in a positive frame of mind. Along with a new manager,...

Friday, 05/02/16 - 6:02pm Read More

GAA – Extra time heartbreak for Laois

Aaron Dowling (Laois) about to shoot for a score as Eoin Cummins (Kildare) moves to block               Photo: Denis Byrne
Laois 2-13 Kildare 2-15 (aet) By Alan Hartnett A CEIN McMonagle goal in the fifth minute of the second half...

Friday, 05/02/16 - 6:01pm Read More

National Sport

Jurgen Klopp plays down talk of Daniel Sturridge seeking Liverpool exit

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insisted there was “not a story” when questioned about reports suggesting injury-prone striker Daniel Sturridge is looking to leave the club in the summer.The England international has been sidelined since early December with a hamstring problem,...

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Sonia O’Sullivan may be in line for gold medals after claims Chinese competitor has admitted doping

Sonia O’Sullivan may find herself awarded World Championship gold medals, more than 20 years after the races were run.O’Sullivan picked...

Friday, 05/02/16 - 2:48pm Read More

Schmidt sticks with trusted midfield for Six Nations opener; Stander handed first start

By Brendan O'BrienCJ Stander will, as predicted, make his Ireland debut against Wales in the sides’ Six Nations opener at...

Friday, 05/02/16 - 2:37pm Read More