Laois News

Moves to put Corrig Glen apartments on derelict sites register

Corrig Glenn Portarlington
MOVES are underway to place a severely vandalised apartment block on the derelict sites register. Corrig Glen in Portarlington, described by locals as a bomb site, is a byword for neglect and devastation. Human faeces are dumped in kitchen sinks...

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Laois artist invited to exhibit his work in Australia

Please USE Margot Coogan Lalor
RENOWNED Laois artist Brendon Deacy has been invited to exhibit his work in Australia. He is already selecting paintings for...

Wednesday, 25/03/15 - 9:49am Read More

Ten people becoming homeless every week in Laois

AROUND 10 desperate people a week are contacting Laois County Council because they have become homeless. The shocking figure was...

Wednesday, 25/03/15 - 9:41am Read More

Judge slams mental health services in Portlaoise

MENTAL health services at Portlaoise Hospital have been criticised by a district judge, for sending patients into the community too...

Wednesday, 25/03/15 - 9:39am Read More

New officers elected at Laois Tidy Towns AGM

Federation AGM
MEMBERS of the Laois Tidy Town’s Federation held a successful general meeting recently, with a large number in attendance. Director...

Wednesday, 18/03/15 - 12:31pm Read More

National News

Robot vans and lasers: Gardaí pull out stops in campaign to slow down drivers

Operation Slow Down - an intensive speed enforecement initiative - is now in place across the country's roads.The garda-led operation began at 7am this morning and will continue until 7am tomorrow. It is hoped the initiative will remind drivers of...

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Graham Dwyer verdict may be delivered today

A verdict may be delivered today in the trial of Graham Dwyer, who is accused of murdering childcare worker Elaine...

Friday, 27/03/15 - 7:26am Read More

Man shot dead in Drumcondra ‘was under killers’ surveillance’

It is reported that the man shot dead in Dublin yesterday had been under the surveillance of his killers.Paul Kavanagh...

Friday, 27/03/15 - 7:11am Read More


A mother’s love is a blessing

EVERYONE has a mother, so it isn’t surprising that throughout the world there are ways of honouring and celebrating mothers. Mother’s Day is a time to think about the legacies – personal and societal – that mothers and grandmothers pass...

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Dictionary corner

SOME weeks back, I was getting excited about the pre-publication subscriber list to William Wilson’s Post Chaise Companion. His traveller’s...

Wednesday, 18/03/15 - 12:34pm Read More

God loves us as we are

I SHOOK my head in disbelief. This couldn’t be the right place. After all, I couldn’t possibly be welcome here....

Wednesday, 11/03/15 - 2:49pm 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

Quinn: I’m ready to go for Ireland

Stephen Quinn is ready to answer his country's call as Ireland attempt to get their Euro 2016 qualification campaign back on track against Poland.Ireland face the Group D leaders in Dublin on Sunday evening determined to bounce back from their...

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Terry signs new Chelsea deal

John Terry has signed a one-year contract extension at Chelsea, committing to the Premier League leaders until the end of...

Thursday, 26/03/15 - 6:59pm Read More

Skrtel: ‘I don’t feel guilty’

Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel insists he does not feel guilty about the challenge on Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea...

Thursday, 26/03/15 - 4:54pm Read More