A young man arrested as a child for running an alleged explosives and firearm collection errand for one of the people convicted of the murder of Gareth Hutch has failed in a legal bid to stop his prosecution over delay.
Fri, 03 May, 2019
Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick's meeting with the Queen on her birthday turned out to be more than a bit awkward, not just because he had a broken leg.
Mon, 25 Mar, 2019
A man is being treated in hospital after an armed robbery and hiijacking at a petrol station in Co Laois overnight.
Sat, 19 Aug, 2017
A plague of rural robberies and burglaries have shattered the trust on which the foundations of rural society are built, a Circuit Court Judge said yesterday.
Fri, 30 Jun, 2017
Boxer Michael O’Reilly, who is before court for alleged breaches of the Public Order Act, may face more serious charges, according to gardaí.
Wed, 07 Dec, 2016
An inquiry is underway after a teenager broke out of a care centre in Laois and stole a car to go home, prompting a garda pursuit across four counties.
Sat, 29 Oct, 2016
Wed, 28 Sep, 2016
With three children on the autistic spectrum, Mary and Michael Dunne would rather not have to spend so much time and energy battling officialdom, writes
Mon, 20 Jun, 2016
Gardaí have arrested two men after recovering a firearm during an operation in Co Laois.
Sat, 27 Feb, 2016
Sixteen new fire stations will be built and another 10 refurbished over the next five years.
Mon, 01 Feb, 2016
A major figure connected with a feud of Limerick drugs gangs has survived a further attempt on his life, it emerged yesterday.
Tue, 01 Sep, 2015
Schoolchildren are spreading the message about the importance of wearing seatbelts and being visible on roads at night, and some of the best campaigns were rewarded yesterday.
Tue, 17 Mar, 2015
Tom French was born in Kilkenny and works for Meath Library Service. He has published three collections with the Gallery Press and will read at Cork Poetry Fest
Tue, 03 Feb, 2015
Unusual entertainment, eco walks and epic dining provide weekend attractions in Roundwood House, says Joe Dermody.
Sun, 07 Sep, 2014
Thu, 14 Aug, 2014
Thu, 29 May, 2014
IT began when Michael Hyde went to plant trees on scrub land in the estate he inherited from a cousin in Co Galway nearly 60 years ago.
Mon, 07 Oct, 2013
A Cork drug dealer serving a 16-year sentence for the biggest seizure of ecstasy in the State has died from a suspected overdose in prison.
Sat, 31 Aug, 2013
“I’ll be the last man standing,” declared retired Irish army sergeant Michael Kelly ahead of today’s 75th anniversary commemoration of the handover of the Treaty Ports from the British.
Thu, 11 Jul, 2013
Pupils from two Munster schools scooped the top awards in a national competition that encourages children to develop vital road safety skills.
Fri, 22 Mar, 2013
Ten food businesses were served with closure orders for breaches of food safety legislation last month.
Thu, 07 Mar, 2013
Ten food outlets were closed in February by the Food Safety Authority after health breaches.
Wed, 06 Mar, 2013
A Dublin man living in Co Laois has been convicted of murdering a mother-of-one in a neighbouring flat.
Fri, 12 Oct, 2012
The largest auction yet of distressed properties takes place in Dublin today, with 127 lots up for grabs.
Wed, 03 Oct, 2012
An impressive show of beef animals at Cappamore Show saw William R Gubbins of Kilfinane, Co Limerick winning both the GVM All Ireland€ 2,500 Commercial Beef Championship and the commercial championship of the show.
Thu, 23 Aug, 2012
The trial of four men accused of having equipment for printing counterfeit currency has been adjourned until Tuesday after new information about a fifth suspect in the case was furnished to the defence.
Thu, 12 Jul, 2012
One of the country’s best-known public houses — Morrisey’s in Abbeyleix, Co Laois — was one of seven food outlets served with a closure order for breaches of food safety legislation.
Wed, 11 Jul, 2012
The trial of four men accused of having equipment for printing counterfeit currency has been adjourned for a day to allow one of the men attend a medical appointment.
Tue, 26 Jun, 2012
Gardaí who searched the address of one of four men accused of having equipment for printing counterfeit currency found boxes containing paper samples and cartridges for large format printers, the Special Criminal Court has heard.
Thu, 21 Jun, 2012
New GAA president Liam O'Neill has said the implementation of the Hurling Development Plan is one of the key challenges over the next three years.
Sun, 15 Apr, 2012
Gardaí have denied they assisted a sheriff’s representative to enter a house in Co Laois and change its locks in order to repossess it on behalf of Ulster Bank earlier this week.
Sat, 17 Mar, 2012
A 71-year-old Laois man has begun a protest against the GAA’s parish rule until his club is given the right to hold on to the underage players they have been developing.
Thu, 15 Mar, 2012
Numerous groups are fighting to prevent home evictions but can this campaign achieve success where others have failed, asks
Thu, 23 Feb, 2012
A county sheriff has been prevented from repossessing a home on behalf of a bank in Laois by a nationwide organisation set up to stop the eviction of people and families from their homes.
Wed, 22 Feb, 2012
Senator David Norris has won the backing of Laois County Council in bid to get on the Presidential ballot paper.
Mon, 26 Sep, 2011
Helen has always liked the idea of writing, but nothing ever seemed to work. She studied journalism, and freelanced for a couple of years, before moving on to radio. She worked in Cork for a long time, on 96fm, and C103.
Sat, 13 Aug, 2011
A €7 MILLION service station has opened near Monasterevin, Co Kildare, which will provide services for motorists on the motorway linking Dublin with Limerick, Cork, Clare, Tipperary and Kerry.
Fri, 17 Jun, 2011
Gardaí in Co Laois have today appealed for anyone with information in connection with the death of Diane Burroughs to come forward.
Tue, 19 Apr, 2011
Gardaí in Co. Laois are still questioning a man in connection with the death of a woman over the weekend.
Mon, 18 Apr, 2011
GARDAÍ were questioning a man as part of an investigation into the discovery of a woman’s body in a small town in Co Laois.
Mon, 18 Apr, 2011