Laois News

Traveller gang in the dock

THEFTS from farms are “an attack on the fabric of rural society”, Judge Keenan Johnson told a sitting of Portlaoise Circuit Court last week. He was speaking during the sentencing hearing of three family members who were detected in a...

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World record attempt in Camross will raise vital funds for Red Cross

AN ATTEMPT to set a Guinness world record will take place in Camross on Saturday 1 July in a massive...

Wednesday, 21/06/17 - 10:29am Read More

Creative Brian dug deep to build winning garden

BLOOM silver medal winner Brian Burke from Killenard has spoken about the months of preparation and hard work that went...

Wednesday, 21/06/17 - 10:31am Read More

Hat-trick of awards for Portlaoise College

THREE students from Portlaoise College recently received prestigious national awards. The first accolade received by the school was the 21st...

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EirGrid could face €12m fine

EIRGRID, the company behind the contstruction of the controversial sub-station at Coolnaback near Stradbally, has ceased preliminary ground work on...

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Age-friendly parking on the way for Portlaoise

LAOIS is moving towards making the county more age friendly as the Laois Shopping Centre in Portlaoise has set aside...

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Beef farmer Eamonn wins prestigious award in Dublin

A RATHDOWNEY man has come away with a top prize at this year’s Zurich Farming Independent Farmer of the Year awards,...

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Children’s Ombudsman received 34 complaints from Laois in 2016

THE Ombudsman for Children received 34 complaints from Laois last year. Released last month, the Ombudsman’s report revealed that 34...

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Brian’s doggie garden wins silver at Bloom

KILLENARD-based garden designer Brian Burke completed a hat-trick of wins by scooping another silver medal at the annual Bloom festival...

Friday, 09/06/17 - 12:25pm Read More

GoalSaver Valerie wins €25,000 prize

ABBEYLEIX mother-of-two Valerie Bergin has been announced as the winner of a €25,000 prize, having entered a competition open to...

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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...

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Garda Commissioner to be back before PAC within a few weeks

Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald has promised to have the Garda Commissioner back before the Public Accounts Committee within a...

Friday, 05/05/17 - 9:51am Read More

Luas passenger hospitalised following collision with truck

One person has been taken to hospital after a crash between a truck and a Luas in Dublin this morning....

Friday, 05/05/17 - 8:37am Read More

€24m to be spent restoring 1,400 vacant social houses

At least 1,400 vacant social houses are to be returned to productive use by the end of the year for...

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Des Cahill gets behind Special Olympics Ireland fundraiser

Special Olympics Ireland is hoping to raise over €650,000 today. Special Olympics Ireland is a sports organisation for people with...

Friday, 05/05/17 - 7:41am Read More

1,000 third-level students to benefit from JP McManus’ All-Ireland scholarship

Over 1,000 third-level students are expected to benefit from a €32m investment in a third-level scholarship fund. Businessman JP McManus...

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Inquiry into allegations of misconduct at University of Limerick

The Department of Education is to launch an independent inquiry into allegations of misconduct at the University of Limerick. It...

Friday, 05/05/17 - 6:39am Read More

Fine Gael ‘to vote on new leader in weeks’

Fine Gael members across the country have been put on alert that a vote for a new leader will happen...

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