Laois News

Crackdown on roving gangs

ARMED garda checkpoints are operating across Laois as a major crackdown begins on roving criminal gangs. The checkpoints were mounted on the same week that justice minister Charlie Flanagan announced the establishment of a new garda task force targeting criminal...

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Delaney to launch first poetry book in Dunamaise

DAVID Delaney is set to launch his first book of poetry, Reaching Eden, on Friday 1 December in the Dunamaise...

Thursday, 16/11/17 - 3:47pm Read More

Local lotto players on a winning streak

A GAELIC football coach has joked that he plans to buy a goat after winning €42,000 on the Winning Streak game...

Thursday, 16/11/17 - 3:49pm Read More

Emma on her soapbox on ‘Brexit’

MOUNTMELLICK library was host to the Europe Direct Soapbox competition, where students had their say on Brexit on Wednesday 25...

Thursday, 16/11/17 - 3:59pm Read More

Major haul of stolen power tools recovered by gardaí

A MAJOR haul of stolen power tools and equipment worth tens of thousands of euros has been seized by gardaí...

Thursday, 09/11/17 - 12:03pm Read More

National News

Data shows major jump in numbers of patients on hospital trolleys

There has been a significant increase in the number of people on trolleys at hospitals across the country. According to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation, almost 450 patients are in need of a bed, a jump of 100 on...

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Gardaí seize €100k and nine cars in 11 raids in Co. Kerry

Gardaí in Co. Kerry investigating an organised crime gang based in Killarney have seized more than €100,000 in cash and...

Tuesday, 21/11/17 - 12:43pm Read More

Here’s what to do to avoid being scammed while doing your online shopping

The Gardaí have issued advice for shoppers hoping to embark on an online spending spree for the festive period. Last...

Tuesday, 21/11/17 - 12:13pm 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

Everton striker becomes first Premier League player to be retrospectively charged with diving

Everton striker Oumar Niasse has been charged with simulation by the Football Association after he won a controversial penalty in Saturday’s Premier League draw at Crystal Palace. Niasse went down inside the Palace box with referee Anthony Taylor deeming the...

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Investigation finds some hospital consultants treating more private patients than agreed by HSE

An investigation by RTÉ has found that hospital consultants in 14 out of the country’s 47 acute public hospitals treated...

Tuesday, 21/11/17 - 11:33am Read More

Watch live: Society matters – reconnecting people and the state

Ireland has changed considerably in the past 30 years. We are in the middle of a global shift of ideas,...

Tuesday, 21/11/17 - 11:14am Read More