Laois News

MGL musicians invited to celtic festival in Spain

Taking a rest during a performance by young musicians from Laois
TEN young musicians from Laois have been invited to perform at an international celtic festival in Spain. The group of traditional musicians will play during the Creative Connexions festival in Sitges during the October bank holiday weekend. The talented Music...

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Mountmellick cage fighter signs up with UFC

MOUNTMELLICK man Charlie Ward has just been signed to the UFC. Charlie, who is a close friend and sparring partner...

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Large number of landmark properties for sale in Abbeyleix

A LARGE number of landmark properties are for sale in the heart of Abbeyleix – but is this a positive...

Wednesday, 19/10/16 - 4:11pm Read More

Stradbally halt Portlaoise ‘ten’

IT had all started in 2007 with the defeat of Stradbally but came to a shuddering halt in 2016 with...

Wednesday, 19/10/16 - 4:07pm Read More

Portlaoise man launches own exhibition

Rick with his sisters Samantha Fennell and Lisa Kelly
PORTLAOISE artist Rick Kelly welcomed the crowds at the launch of his Legends exhibition in Mountmellick Library on Tuesday 4...

Wednesday, 19/10/16 - 4:13pm Read More

National News

Two teachers’ unions hold rally outside Leinster House

Two teachers’ unions have held a rally outside Leinster House, calling for pay equality for their members. The INTO and TUI protest co-incited with the first of seven days of industrial action in protest at the existence of two separate...

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Arlene Foster on ‘gay cake’ case: Commission must stop bias for ‘liberal elite definition of equality’

Northern Ireland’s Equality Commission needs to take a long look at itself and stop favouring the “metropolitan liberal elite definition”...

Thursday, 27/10/16 - 6:34pm Read More

Gardaí investigate theft of hazardous insulation bales from Louth building site

Gardaí are investigating the theft of 20 insulation bales from a building site in County Louth. The bales were taken...

Thursday, 27/10/16 - 6:04pm 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...

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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

King’s point ensures hurling fans are in for another treat

Matthew Whelan, Borris Kilcotton and Ross King, Rath Errill have eyes on this ball. Photo Denis Byrne.
Borris/Kilcotton 2-26 Rathdowney/Errill 2-26 By Denis J. Croke THE large attendance at Sunday’s senior hurling championship final streamed out of O’Moore Park on Sunday knowing they had witnessed one of the greatest ever games of hurling witnessed in the Laois...

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Rosenallis young guns shoot down Clough/Ballacolla

Rosenallis celebrate their I.H.C. final win over Clough/Ballacolla at O'Moore Park on Saturday                     Photos: Denis Byrne
Rosenallis 1-20 Clough/Ballacolla 0-9 By Denis J. Croke ROSENALLIS wasted no time in returning to the senior ‘A’ ranks when...

Wednesday, 19/10/16 - 2:52pm Read More

Slieve Bloom complete double with ease as Ben runs riot

Slieve Bloom celebrate winning the J.H.C. title following the defeat of Clough/Ballacolla in O'Moore Park on Sunday               Photos: Denis Byrne
Slieve Bloom 2-22 Rathdowney/Errill 2-6 By Pat Delaney THE score line suggests a rout and to be honest Slieve Bloom...

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National Sport

Will David Moyes ever catch a break after all this bad luck ?

Things go from bad to worse for David Moyes. Bottom of the Premier League, out of the cup and winless all season. It couldn’t get any worse for Moyesy, could it? Well it did last night. The former Everton, Manchester...

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The GAA has a third candidate for its Presidency

Frank Burke has released a statement to confirm he is a candidate to become the President of the GAA. The...

Thursday, 27/10/16 - 3:30pm Read More

Ex-serviceman admits attempted burglary at Wayne Rooney’s mansion

An ex-serviceman has admitted the attempted burglary of Wayne Rooney’s mansion as the footballer played in his club testimonial match....

Thursday, 27/10/16 - 1:31pm Read More