Laois News

Boundary commission recommends keeping Graiguecullen in Co Laois

NO LONGER can Carlow people claim that townlands in the Graiguecullen area of Laois belong to them. For years, there have been running political skirmishes over who owns what in the southeast region of Laois, with public representatives from both...

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Minister says more nurses will be employed at Portlaoise hospital

HEALTH minister Simon Harris will meet Laois GPs in the coming weeks over the continuing unrest surrounding Portlaoise hospital’s future....

Wednesday, 15/02/17 - 2:56pm Read More

Nanny goat Rosie crowned queen of the Slieve Blooms

NO kidding − a goat called Rosie has been crowned Queen of the Slieve Blooms! Judges were on the horns...

Wednesday, 15/02/17 - 3:19pm Read More

Ancient East signs aim to give Laois tourism a boost

NEW signs for Ireland’s Ancient East have been erected at five key visitor locations in Co Laois. The signs, designed...

Wednesday, 15/02/17 - 3:23pm Read More

Moya Doherty of Riverdance fame will visit The Swan NS

A CHANCE letter sent by a fourth-class pupil has catapulted The Swan NS into the headlines. Pupils from the school...

Wednesday, 15/02/17 - 3:21pm Read More

Armed gardaí in dawn raid on Portarlington apartment block

RESIDENTS in the 20-unit Waterfront apartment complex in Portarlington are at their wits’ end following a dawn raid by the...

Wednesday, 08/02/17 - 4:32pm Read More

Abbeyleix will represent Ireland in Entente Florale

BEAUTIFUL Tidy Towns gold medallist Abbeyleix will represent Ireland in the Entente Florale Europe competition. Selection for the contest is...

Wednesday, 08/02/17 - 4:33pm Read More

Mountrath muggings blamed on inadequate street lighting

A HANDBAG snatch and other muggings in Mountrath have been blamed on poor street lighting. Cllr James Kelly made the...

Wednesday, 08/02/17 - 4:35pm Read More

Toy show exhibition attracts model enthusiasts to Ballyfin

DOLLS’ houses, sleek Ducati cars, fleets of shiny tractors and colourful fairground attractions. Where else could it be but the...

Wednesday, 08/02/17 - 4:36pm Read More

Housing hold-up in Mountrath

WITH 1,343 people on Laois County Council’s house waiting list, 11 homes in Mountrath have been left vacant for the...

Wednesday, 01/02/17 - 3:32pm Read More

National News

Gardaí investigating fatal shooting in Dublin

Gardaí are investigating the full circumstances surrounding a fatal shooting in Dublin yesterday. The death of a man occurred at a home on North Circular Road, Dublin 7 at approximately 8.30pm yesterday evening. Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene...

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Department of Agriculture’s response to Brexit ‘not good enough’

Fianna Fáil’s Spokesperson on Agriculture says he is growing increasingly alarmed at the lack of a coherent plan put forward...

Monday, 20/02/17 - 7:38am Read More

UCC meningitis victim Grainne laid to rest

The funeral took place in Cahir, Co Tipperary, yesterday of a 20-year-old student who died suddenly of meningitis, writes Niall...

Monday, 20/02/17 - 7:52am Read More

Fine Gael to discuss leadership and leaked WhatsApp messages

This week’s Fine Gael parliamentary party meeting will discuss the leadership and a series of leaks which emerged at the...

Monday, 20/02/17 - 8:04am Read More

Cabinet ‘misinformed’ on National Children’s Hospital

Campaigners against plans to build the new National Children’s Hospital at St James’s Hospital say the cabinet appears to be...

Monday, 20/02/17 - 6:38am Read More

Man due in court in connection with Dublin armed robbery

A man in his 50s is due to appear in court this morning in connection with an armed robbery over...

Monday, 20/02/17 - 7:09am Read More

WRC talks continue between Bus Éireann and unions today

Drivers and management at Bus Éireann will attend talks at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) today. Unions had planned an...

Monday, 20/02/17 - 6:27am Read More

One in five people hoping to change car this year

One in five Irish people are likely to change their car this year, according to a new survey. The latest...

Monday, 20/02/17 - 6:15am Read More

Latest: Man dies following shooting incident in Dublin

Update at 11pm: Gardai are investigating the death of a man on the North Circular Road in Dublin this evening....

Sunday, 19/02/17 - 11:17pm Read More

Gardaí appeal for witnesses to Carlow robbery

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to a robbery in Co Carlow today. Staff at a convenience store were threatened by...

Sunday, 19/02/17 - 9:28pm Read More