Laois News

Hilarious Rathdowney musical panto had audiences rolling in the aisles

THE Rathdowney Pantomime Group produced another top-class show when the curtains came down on its 31st annual production Let’s face the music. The show proved yet again that there are no limits to the talent of the cast and crew...

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Lucky escape in Portlaoise

JUST 24 hours after four people died in a house fire in Dublin, a young Portlaoise family of four had...

Wednesday, 15/03/17 - 2:59pm Read More

Laois glamping site will feature on popular TV wedding show

A LAOIS glamorous camping site will feature on the TV show Don’t tell the bride next Monday night, 20 March. The...

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Cycle lanes mooted for Mountrath

CYCLE lanes and more parking spaces should replace bollards and out-builds no longer needed in Mountrath, since it was bypassed...

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‘Mad Hatters’ weekend remembers lost loved ones

ABBEYLEIX turned out in force to remember lost loved ones and raise funds for cancer charities. It was a remarkable...

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New bridge will enhance wildlife walks at Abbeyleix Bog

WORK is continuing every Saturday on construction of another bridge at Abbeyleix Bog, which will link up with existing walks...

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1,290: the number of Laois kids in need of housing

ALMOST 1,300 children were in need of housing in Co Laois last September. That’s according to the housing minister Simon...

Wednesday, 08/03/17 - 3:45pm Read More

Council and courts service in talks to relocate Portlaoise courthouse

LAOIS County Council and the Courts Service of Ireland have held discussions about acquiring a site in Portlaoise to relocate...

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Laois man captains Waterford IT in debating contest with UCD

A LAOIS native joined other food and agriculture students from University College Dublin (UCD) and Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT)...

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Abbeyleix butcher will take a cut at world tests in Belfast

AN Abbeyleix butcher will taste a slice of fame when he represents Ireland in an international competition. Fourth-generation butcher Mark...

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National News

Watch Bill Clinton deliver passionate eulogy at Martin McGuinness’s funeral

Former US president Bill Clinton paid tribute to Martin McGuinness as thousands thronged the streets of Derry’s Bogside to pay their respects to the veteran Sinn Fein figure. Looking down on a coffin draped in an Irish tricolour at St...

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Prisoner dies in cell from intoxication of alcohol, diazepam and heroin, inquest hears

A convicted killer who died after drinking hooch was heard singing in his prison cell, an inquest heard, writes Louise...

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15,000 litres of laundered fuel seized by Revenue in Wicklow

15,000 litres of laundered fuel was seized by Revenue officers in Wicklow. The seizure, which was made today, included 10,000...

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Martin McGuinness funeral: Divisions fall away in salute to unique and complex man

Derry has seen been moved by many Republican funerals through the decades of strife and conflict, but today’s spectacle was...

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HSE chief admits officials involved in Grace case still work for TUSLA

Update 6.50pm: HSE officials who were involved in the Grace foster abuse case who are still in their jobs are...

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Kilkenny murder trial: Firefighter gives evidence of finding body in burning house

The firefighter who found the body of a widow in her home in Kilkenny given evidence at the trial of...

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Funeral of Martin McGuinness in pictures

Thousands packed the streets of Derry City today as the body of the former Stormont deputy first minister and ex-IRA...

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A member of US Navy arrested in Dublin for alleged sexual assault

A member of the US Navy has been arrested in Dublin on suspicion of sexual assault. The officer was arrested...

Thursday, 23/03/17 - 6:40pm Read More

Hundreds of litres of wine and beer seized in Dublin Port

Alcohol worth €15,500 has been seized at Dublin Port. The 1,250 litres – 1,084 litres of wine and 164 litres...

Thursday, 23/03/17 - 3:29pm Read More

Ulster Bank to close 22 branches across Ireland leading to loss of more than 200 jobs

Ulster Bank is to close 22 branches across Ireland. Management said that – in the past week – an average...

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