Laois News

Portarlington family homeless after suspected arson attack

SIX children and their parents have been left homeless following a suspected arson attack that destroyed their bungalow. Gardaí say they are following “a definite line of enquiry” as they carry out an investigation into the weekend blaze at Woodlands...

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Upgraded water treatment plant up and running in Portarlington

THE newly-upgraded Portarlington wastewater treatment plant was officially opened on Friday. The €1.96 million upgrade has significantly improved performance at...

Thursday, 14/09/17 - 3:06pm Read More

Homeless action group gathers 1,000 sleeping bags at Picnic

MORE than 1,000 sleeping bags were gathered from campsites when the Electric Picnic concluded in Stradbally. The operation was organised...

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Rents on the rise in Portlaoise

PORTLAOISE should be designated a rent pressure zone in view of the increasing high rents for residential accommodation in the...

Thursday, 14/09/17 - 3:10pm Read More

Celtic cross crafted in Stradbally is bound for Notre Dame uni in USA

A MAGNIFICENT Celtic cross that was hand-carved in Stradbally is on its way to the USA. The imposing 15-foot monument...

Thursday, 07/09/17 - 3:02pm Read More

National News

Four arrests made in Wicklow as part of Operation Thor

Four arrests have been made this morning, in the Wicklow district, as part of Operation Thor. Operation Thor is a Garda initiative involving traffic and crime checkpoints at key routes, high visibility patrols in urban areas and searches of premises...

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Morning-after-pill to be available to medical card holders

Medical card holders will no longer have to go to their GP for a prescription for the morning-after-pill from July...

Friday, 05/05/17 - 11:01am Read More

Two arrests made and €300k seized in Dublin investigation ‘linked to Kinahan gang’

Two men were arrested and €300,000 was seized in Dublin yesterday. The arrests were made as part of ongoing investigations...

Friday, 05/05/17 - 11:05am Read More

Laois Sport

SFC – Three goal Heath stun the champions

The Heath 3-10 Stradbally 1-12 By Denis J. Croke YOU could say these two teams won the three major finals for senior football teams last year – Stradbally winning the county final while The Heath won the ACFL Division 1...

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SFC – Great start ensures victory for the Town

  Portlaoise 3-13 Arles Kilcruise 1-14 By Pat Delaney THIS familiar pairing have had many exciting tussles over the past...

Friday, 04/08/17 - 3:24pm Read More

SFC – O’Dempsey’s win but are made battle by Ballyfin

  O’Dempsey’s 2-15 Ballyfin Gaels 1-12 By Denis J. Croke HAVING won promotion last year, a year after being relegated,...

Friday, 04/08/17 - 3:24pm Read More

National Sport

Fans send sinister message to Roma players as dummies found hanging by Colosseum

Dummies wearing replica jerseys of three Roma players were found hanging from a pedestrian walkway in Rome following the club’s 3-1 recent defeat to local rivals Lazio. The sinister display was accompanied by a large banner, which read: “Un consiglio...

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Listen to Ray Wilkins and Neil Custis at each other’s throats over Marcus Rashford’s free-kick

Football is often the source of hot debate, but an exchange between former footballer Ray Wilkins and Sun football writer...

Friday, 05/05/17 - 11:16am Read More

Morgan Schneiderlin will miss Everton’s trip to Swansea

Everton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin will not be fit for the trip to Swansea. The Frenchman missed last weekend’s defeat to...

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