Laois News

Portlaoise is well on its way to becoming a city

THE population of Portlaoise may soon exceed that of Kilkenny and the county town could be named a city in its own right. So said senior planner Brian Maher at a recent meeting of Portlaoise Municipal District. He gave a...

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HSE plans to relocate Graiguecullen physiotherapy services to Abbeyleix

PLANS to end physiotherapy treatment at Graiguecullen health centre have been condemned by local councillors. A ‘strongly-worded’ letter is to...

Wednesday, 26/04/17 - 3:21pm Read More

Portarlington gym at risk of closure

A GYM owner is fighting back against threatened closure, as he faces a bill of up to €40,000 from Laois...

Friday, 21/04/17 - 2:23pm Read More

Foundation makes Portlaoise girl’s wish come true

WHEN you wish upon a star. Makes no difference who you are. Anything your heart desires will come to you....

Friday, 21/04/17 - 2:27pm Read More

School may be used as health centre

THE 119-year-old Maryborough National School opposite the Catholic church along Stradbally Road, Portlaoise may soon be used as a health/medical...

Friday, 21/04/17 - 2:25pm Read More

Lecture on forced migration of Laois families in the 15th century

FOLLOWING the plantation of Laois and its renaming as Queens County, large numbers of its inhabitants were transplanted to Kerry....

Friday, 21/04/17 - 2:28pm Read More

Underground car park plan could transform Portlaoise town centre

AN underground car park could replace all surface parking at Lyster Square in Portlaoise, under a new plan commissioned by...

Thursday, 13/04/17 - 11:38am Read More

Laois Co Council urged to release €300k bond for housing estate before deal expires

LAOIS County Council has been urged to draw down the €300,000 bond for Crossneen Manor in Graiguecullen, so that long-delayed...

Thursday, 13/04/17 - 11:41am Read More

Arson suspected in Portlaoise caravan blaze

A TERRIFYING caravan fire that left two families homeless is believed to have been started deliberately. Gardaí are treating the...

Wednesday, 05/04/17 - 3:46pm Read More

Bomb scare at Portlaoise mail centre

THE Portlaoise mail centre had to be evacuated for about five hours last week due to a bomb scare at...

Wednesday, 05/04/17 - 3:47pm Read More

National News

Two Cork men charged with with possession of firearms and ammunition

Two Cork men accused of IRA membership were freshly charged today at the Special Criminal Court with possession of firearms and ammunition. Joseph Walsh (aged 36) of Glengarriff Road, Fair Hill, Co Cork and Michael Gilmartin (aged 46), with an...

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Gardaí search for missing woman Stefanie Kokaram

Gardaí have asked for the public’s help to find missing woman Stefanie Kokaram. The 50-year-old was last seen yesterday evening...

Friday, 28/04/17 - 8:37pm Read More

Woman’s body found in Waterford apartment

The body of a 31-year-old woman was discovered in an apartment in Waterford City today. The discovery was made when...

Friday, 28/04/17 - 7:25pm Read More

Man withdraws legal action for back injuries after court shown photos of skiing trip

A warehouse operative’s legal action for back injuries allegedly sustained in a workplace accident has been withdrawn after photos of...

Friday, 28/04/17 - 7:16pm Read More

Colleagues pay tribute to retiring RTÉ political correspondent David Davin Power

Tributes have been paid to RTÉ’s political correspondent David Davin Power, who has retired from the station today, writes Daniel...

Friday, 28/04/17 - 7:00pm Read More

DAA workers vote against Workplace Relations Commission proposals

SIPTU members in the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA), excluding Airport Police and Fire Service, have voted against the acceptance of...

Friday, 28/04/17 - 6:29pm Read More

No funds for Cork to Limerick motorway, says Government

The Department of Transport says it does not have the money to progress plans for a Cork to Limerick motorway....

Friday, 28/04/17 - 6:23pm Read More

Cork soccer player’s father insists case was about alleged bullying, not about his son not getting a game​

​The father of a teenage soccer player, whose claim against his former club for psychological injury was dismissed yesterday, has...

Friday, 28/04/17 - 4:46pm Read More

Man accused of ‘tiger’ kidnapping set to defend himself without solicitor

A man charged with falsely imprisoning the son of a post mistress and demanding a ransom for his safe return,...

Friday, 28/04/17 - 5:09pm Read More

Sean FitzPatrick ‘had no reason to hide full extent of loans from Anglo’

Former Anglo Irish Chairman Sean FitzPatrick told gardaí that he had no reason to hide the full extent of his...

Friday, 28/04/17 - 4:43pm Read More