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Sunday 1 October 2023 Dublin: 18°C

# Laois

Last month
September 2023
Debunked: Doctored image of RTÉ headline spread with anti-immigrant messages
A photo of migrants in Calais, France, was used to suggest that the media was lying.
All tickets for next year's Electric Picnic 'snapped up in under an hour'
Tickets for next year’s festival, which will have an increased capacity of 75,000, went on sale at 9am this morning.
Taoiseach ‘saddened’ FG councillors voted against leasing site for modular homes for Ukrainians
Varadkar said no sanction would be imposed on the Wicklow Fine Gael councillors who voted against the motion.
Minister O'Gorman says he can't rule out future use of tents to house refugees in Ireland
Roderic O’Gorman said it was ‘difficult’ to project how many more refugees would arrive in Ireland by the end of the year.
Three-year-old girl knocked down and killed in Co Laois was a ‘bright star’, funeral hears
Rosaleen McDonagh, known as Rosie, died after being struck by a car in Portlaoise last Wednesday.
Girl (3) who died following car accident in Laois to be laid to rest on Monday
Rosie McDonagh was struck by a car in Portlaoise on Wednesday afternoon.
Good news for Electric Picnic goers with sunny spells and highs of 23C forecast for the weekend
While today will see scattered showers, Alan O’Reilly of Carlow Weather says festival goers should remember the sunscreen as the weather picks up Saturday and Sunday.
This year
A three-year-old girl has died after being hit by a car in Co Laois this afternoon
The collision, involving a car and a pedestrian, occurred on Cosby Avenue in the Fairgreen residential area of Portlaoise.
Organisers of Electric Picnic ban single-use disposable vapes from entering the festival
The festival said they have made the decision to ban the devices in order to “protect the land the the festival site is on”.
Electric Picnic confirms 2024 festival is earlier than usual and tickets are already on sale
Electric Picnic announced this morning that they are plan on moving the festival forward to August in 2024.
Here is the quarter-final draw for the GAA's Tailteann Cup
The games will take place next weekend 17-18 June.
New Yorkers on their way for Tailteann Cup debut
Dr Cullen Park to host Johnny McGeeney’s New York in preliminary round clash.
Gardaí renew appeal over fatal quad bike incident in Co Laois
The incident happened at around 1.30pm on 9 April, in a wooded area near Ballyshaneduff, Ballybrittas, Co Laois.
Teenager dies after quad bike incident in Co Laois
Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.
Aaron Gillane returns to action as Limerick win, vital success for Antrim over Laois
Darren Gleeson’s side have secured their Division 1 status for next season.
Wicklow finish strong to stun Leitrim, Sligo and Carlow pick up wins
A round-up of the weekend’s Allianz Football League Division 4 action.
Armagh bounce back with win over Donegal, Lowry stars in Laois victory
A three-point success at the Athletic Grounds for Kieran McGeeney’s team.
Cavan and Offaly continue winning ways; McEntee's Sligo overcome McConville's Wicklow
In Division 4, Leitrim and Laois lead the way with two wins from two.
FG councillor taking legal advice as she claims council is 'blocking' broadcasting meetings
A vote taken in 2021 saw Laois County Council approve providing finances for livestreaming its meetings.
Last year
Anthony Cunningham to take up role as coach of Laois senior football champions
Portarlington have won the last three Laois senior football titles.
All-Ireland champs Laois and Antrim the big winners as Teams of Championships awarded
The awards were handed out at a function in Croke Park last night.
Gardaí appeal for witnesses of Portlaoise assault that left man in hospital
A man in his 40s was approached by a group of four people and assaulted early on Sunday morning
Woman (50s) dies after being struck by car in Co Laois
The incident occurred at around 1.10pm in the Dunamaise area of Stradbally.
Three men arrested as gardaí recover suspected stolen property including chain saw and quad
Gardaí recovered the goods after a van was stopped and searched in Portlaoise yesterday.
Wet morning greets Ploughing fans but it will brighten later to sunny spells
It is day three of The National Ploughing Championships.
Travelling to the Ploughing? Here's what you need to know
Special shuttle buses will be operating between the event and three train stations.
'I got my two knees done and I wasn't able to play outfield. I've been in goals ever since'
Laois All-Ireland winner Eimear Barry reflects on her journey after winning the ZuCar Golden Glove award.
Shanahan linked with Laois hurling role, Burke confirmed as Cavan coach
William Maher was last night announced as the new Laois hurling manager.
World Ploughing Championships coming to Laois after Russia stripped of hosting duties
The event was due to be held last month in St Peterburg, Russia, but this was cancelled due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Continuing family tradition, All-Ireland glory to senior return and travels loom
Emma Lawlor helped Laois to intermediate success last weekend, before she takes a year or two out to travel to Australia
Laois 'win the hard way' and Do it for Dan
Aisling Donoher headed up a resolute defence as the O’Moore county bridged a 22-year gap for All-Ireland intermediate glory.
Nerney the star turn as Laois All-Ireland intermediate champions for first time since 2000
Wexford never gave up but Laois’ superb defensive display was key.
Croke Park devastation to HQ debuts, sports psychology and the Meath effect
Wexford, captained by Roisin Murphy, and Laois, led by Aimee Kelly, face off in the All-Ireland intermediate final.
Laois sharpshooter named Player of the Month for June
Erone Fitzpatrick has been in glittering form for the O’Moore county.
Driver killed after car collides with wall in Co Laois
Details are currently unknown about the person who died in the crash.
Man (40s) dies following car crash in Laois
Another passenger in his 30s is being treated for non life threatening injuries.
Quinlan shines but Niland's dozen helps Galway overcome Laois in thrilling quarter-final
Jer Quinlan excelled for the beaten Leinster finalists but they fell short of the Connacht side.
Unbeaten Galway edge closer to Leinster hurling final after 22-point win over Laois
Henry Shefflin’s men were utterly dominant in Portlaoise.
Three men to appear in court after gardaí seize drugs worth €90,000 in Portlaoise
The men, two aged in their late teens and one aged in his early 20s, were arrested on Tuesday night.
Laois and Offaly to contest historic Leinster hurling final as Dublin and Kilkenny exit
A historic decider is in store next Saturday.