Laois News

It’s back to the future as Martin opens comic shop in Portlaoise

IN THIS era of technology you’d be forgiven for thinking that most people don’t buy books or comics any more and that their main reading experience is done online. Well that’s not the case. In fact, one Mountrath man firmly...

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Facebook correspondence provides 1,000 sleeping bags for homeless charities

ALL of the 900-plus sleeping bags that were gathered after the Electric Picnic by Tom Duffy and Portlaoise Action to...

Thursday, 19/10/17 - 11:51am Read More

Cllr Ben Brennan calls on HSE to set-up counselling facility in Graigue

A COUNTY councillor who has lost four family members through suicide has called on the HSE to provide an outreach...

Thursday, 05/10/17 - 3:32pm Read More

Forty businesses sign up for age-friendly programme

FORTY Laois businesses were presented with Age Friendly Business Recognition Programme charters at a ceremony in the Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise...

Thursday, 05/10/17 - 3:38pm Read More

Stradbally street poses dangerous risk to school-going kids

PARENTS are appealing for safety measures to protect school-going children on a dangerous street in Stradbally. Warning of a possible...

Thursday, 05/10/17 - 3:41pm Read More

Drugs mixed by Kinahan cartel sold in Portlaoise according to local TD

DRUGS mixed by the Kinahan gang are sold in Portlaoise and the buyers are ‘respectable professionals’ rather than junkies in...

Wednesday, 27/09/17 - 4:16pm Read More

Council to build 55 houses in Stradbally

A MAJOR social housing boost is on the way for Stradbally. A plan to build 55 local authority houses in...

Wednesday, 27/09/17 - 4:17pm Read More

Texaco art winner Lucy’s work on show at prestigious Dublin gallery

LUCY Deegan, who won the overall top prize in this year’s Texaco Children’s Art Competition, is now exhibiting a painting...

Thursday, 28/09/17 - 4:14pm Read More

World’s oldest siblings return to Laois for family get-together

THE Laois siblings who claim to be the world’s oldest family of living brothers and sisters held a family reunion...

Thursday, 28/09/17 - 4:17pm Read More

Entente Florale has a silver lining for beautiful Abbeyleix

BEAUTIFUL Abbeyleix is celebrating a silver medal in the Entente Florale Europe contest, as well as a special award for...

Thursday, 21/09/17 - 10:37am Read More

National News

Man in his 30s to appear in court tomorrow over Offaly €1m drug seizure

A man in his 30s who was arrested on Wednesday evening in relation to a cocaine and cannabis seizure is scheduled to appear before the Criminal Court of Justice tomorrow morning. The drugs have an estimated value in excess of...

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Health officials issue alert after measles outbreak reported in Dublin

Two cases of measles have been identified in north Dublin, the HSE has said. It said an outbreak control team...

Friday, 20/10/17 - 10:30pm Read More

No winner in tonight’s €55.6m Euromillions jackpot

Tonight’s Euromillions jackpot was a massive €55,649,983. That figure is only set to rise as no one claimed the top...

Friday, 20/10/17 - 9:40pm Read More

More than €15k in cash, 8,000 cigarettes and a car seized in Cork city

Cash, unstamped cigarettes, and a car were seized earlier today following a number of searches at premises on the north...

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Ibrahim Halawa’s sister finally ‘able to sleep’ after brother’s prison release

The sister of freed Ibrahim Halawa has said her family can finally start to live life again. Mr Halawa’s eventual...

Friday, 20/10/17 - 7:00pm Read More

Man accused of vandalising The George gay bar given deadline to decide plea

A man accused of vandalising one of Dublin’s best known gay bars with homophobic graffiti has been given four weeks...

Friday, 20/10/17 - 5:40pm Read More

Taoiseach: ‘You can bear a child in less time’ than NI can resolve Stormont crisis

The Taoiseach has expressed frustration at the length of time the powersharing crisis has lasted in Northern Ireland, pointing out...

Friday, 20/10/17 - 5:30pm Read More

M20 Cork-Limerick motorway is priority for Government, according to Finance Minister

By David Raleigh The Minister for Finance has told a post budget meeting of business leaders in Limerick that the...

Friday, 20/10/17 - 5:00pm Read More

Gardaí seek help tracing missing Cork teenager

Gardaí are appealing for help from the public in tracing the whereabouts of a missing Cork teenager. Josh Cowman, also...

Friday, 20/10/17 - 4:20pm Read More

Most popular car? Average house prices? Most popular birthday? For all the answers check out CSO’s statistical yearbook

To mark European Statistics Day the Central Statistics Office (CSO) have published the Statistical Yearbook of Ireland 2017. The Yearbook presents...

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