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Posts Tagged ‘ laois ’

Man Detained Following Attempted Abduction In Laois

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A man has been arrested in Kilkenny following a nationwide alert in connection with the attempted abduction of an 11-year-old girl in Co Laois.

Gardaí had been searching for him after reports that he put a girl into a vehicle in Cullahill, Co Laois yesterday.

An alert was issued following a series of incidents in the midlands involving a man believed to be driving a stolen silver Nissan X-Trail 4×4, which Gardaì have since recovered. Continue reading

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Innocent Woman Dies After Getting Caught Up In Garda Pursuit

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The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission is investigating a fatal crash which occurred in County Kildare last night.

An innocent woman (43) died as she became caught up in a high speed pursuit between Gardai and a group of youths.

The crash happened at junction 13 of the M7 before 9pm last night. Continue reading

Convicted Sex Offender Arrested In Mary Boyle Case

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A convicted sex offender has been arrested in connection with the disappearance of a six-year-old girl who went missing in 1977.

Mary Boyle went missing from her grandparents’ home in near Ballyshannon, County Donegal on March 18 that year.

She had been playing outside at the time of her disappearance and hasn’t been seen since. Continue reading

News In Brief: Shannon, Sexism And Serious Amounts Of drugs

A whole hape of coke (image: Thejournal.ie)

A whole hape of coke (image: Thejournal.ie)

It’s been a grand aul week for the ploughing! Enda was there of course, making a show of himself at the annual championships – this year in Laois, but that wasn’t the only reason Irish farmers have been upset this week.

They’re not impressed with Rosanna Davison, daughter of a lady in red and Chris de Burgh, after she told readers of the Irish Independent’s Health and Living magazine that dairy products are bad for you. The Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association reacted accordingly calling her article “ill-advised and scientifically illiterate”. Zing! You can’t argue with science Rosanna, especially when you’re looking down the barrel of a big burger and a pint of milk! Mmm. Continue reading

GAA: Mayo Win Connacht Title As Tipp Edge Seven Goal Thriller

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Connacht Senior Football Final

Mayo 3-14 Galway 0-16

Mayo continue to dominate in Connacht as they sealed yet another title by defeatign Galway.

Mayo started the half better with some good opening play, their forwards proving particularly menacing. Lee Keegan punched the ball to the net from close range as he was approaching goal. Galway just didn’t seem to have the same composure up front as their neighbours as Mayo finished stronger and led by 1-9 to 0-5 points at the break. Continue reading

GAA: Laois Look To Topple Tipp

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Connacht Senior Football Championship Final

Galway v Mayo

Mayo and Galway battle in the Connacht final once again, this will be a tough hard fought game between both these sides. Mayo have been the dominant force in the last few years in the Connacht championship and have not been really challenged that much except for the exploits of Roscommon. Galway is an improving side in Connacht and their return to the Connacht final is a credit to their young players to help build a more competitive provincial championship. Mayo will still be firm favourites as Galway have a lot to learn and build on as the championship progresses. Mayo will have vastly greater experience than Galway playing at this level at the moment. Mayo will more than likely progress, Galway need to be as competitive as possible as they will face tough opposition regardless of the result. Continue reading

GAA Qualifiers: Backdoor Route Opens Up

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All Ireland Football Championship Qualifiers

Derry v Longford

Longford will be disappointed at the way they exited the Leinster Championship at the hands of Wexford, Derry on the other hand should be well rested as they had plenty time to recover from their defeat to Donegal earlier in the season. Derry have a very strong midfield presence and that coupled with some good forward play will prove decisive. Longford may depend too heavily on the exploits of Paul Barden for scores. Continue reading

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