Laois News

Rooster had to be put down after illegal cock fight in Portlaoise

A SEVERELY mauled cockerel had to be put to sleep by a vet following a suspected organised cock fight in Portlaoise last week. Members of the Laois Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (LSPCA) were contacted last Tuesday...

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€1m grant will fund portion of bike trail in the Slieve Blooms

LAOIS County Council has been provided with €1 million for the part-construction of 72.8km mountain bike trail through the Slieve...

Wednesday, 02/08/17 - 2:49pm Read More

Lovely Laois has a chance to take its place among top-tourist destinations

RIGHTLY or wrongly, there’s a perception that Laois is the forgotten county of Ireland, a county that you just pass...

Wednesday, 02/08/17 - 2:51pm Read More

Family fun day will raise funds for restoration of Arles church

A FAMILY fun day filled with entertainment and delicious food will be held in August to raise funds for the...

Wednesday, 02/08/17 - 2:57pm Read More

First World War battle to be fought again in Durrow

ONE hundred years after the event, the Third Battle of Ypres will be re-enacted in Laois next month. The Battle...

Wednesday, 02/08/17 - 2:58pm Read More

Walking dead seen wandering the Slieve Blooms during movie shoot

IN recent years, sighting of wild boars and fairies have been reported in the Slieve Bloom Mountains of Co Laois....

Wednesday, 26/07/17 - 4:25pm Read More

Population of Co Laois rose by more than 4,000 in five-year period

TATISTICS from small-area populations were released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) last Thursday. Senior statistician Deirdre Cullen explained: “The...

Wednesday, 26/07/17 - 4:27pm Read More

Hogwarts Express will steam into Durrow for annual scarecrow festival!

THE Hogwarts Express will steam into Durrow this weekend, just as a crackdown is unleashed on roving muggle gangs. Laois...

Wednesday, 26/07/17 - 4:29pm Read More

Museum will stock thousands of publications on fishing and shooting

AN extraordinary library containing more than 23,000 publications is being developed in Laois. Walter Phelan, owner of the Irish Fly...

Wednesday, 26/07/17 - 4:31pm Read More

Site earmarked for relocation of courthouse

A SITE has been identified for the relocation of Portlaoise courthouse. For years, public representatives and business bodies have been...

Friday, 21/07/17 - 4:35pm 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

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...

Friday, 05/05/17 - 8:02am Read More

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...

Friday, 05/05/17 - 8:08am Read More

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...

Friday, 05/05/17 - 6:58am Read More