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Legal action urged to force buy Stradbally derelict shop

A forced purchase should be carried out by Laois County Council on a derelict building in Stradbally, say local councillors.

A listed house and shop on Main Street, formerly Dobbins, is closed for over 15 years. The shopfront is part covered with a block wall (photo of building in better

2018-11-11 13:29
World War I Armistice Day centenary events in Laois

Towns around Laois will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I on Sunday November 11.

Portlaoise will commemorate the local soldiers who died between 1914 and 1918 with a wreath laying at the World War I memorial on Mill View.

The UN veterans group Post 27 will

2018-11-11 11:05
Expansion on cards for Laois nursing home

The purchase of a large Laois nursing home could be followed by a major extension and extensive renovation.

Brindley Healthcare, a privately-owned nursing home group, has announced the acquisition of Kilminchy Lodge Nursing Home in Portlaoise, off the Dublin Road.

Kilminchy Lodge has

2018-11-10 18:09
Fleadh Cheoil Portlaoise bid gets electric boost

The bid to bring Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann to Laois in 2020/2021 received a significant boost when two big sponsors stepped forward to back what is one of the biggest festivals in Ireland.

ESB Networks and EirGrid became the first companies to respond with financial support for this

2018-11-10 16:57
Women appear after Portalington pub incident

Two women with addresses in Offaly and Laois appeared befored in Portlaoise District Court last week with a total of 13 charges between them from an incident last June at a Portarlington pub.

The incident on June 23 at French Church Street involved damage to a pub, to a car, assaults,

2018-11-09 22:57
Dangerous driving by honeymooner

A man who drove dangerously at 160km/h on the motorway with his wife to their honeymoon, has been convicted and fined €350.

Returning to Portlaoise District Court last week was Alexandru Sirbu (30) with an address at Hansted Dale, Lucan, Dublin.

He had been charged with careless

2018-11-09 21:48
Trespassers had old photograph and a ram's skull

Two young men who entered an historic derelict house in Abbeyleix and took a horned ram's skull and an old photograph, were up in Portlaoise District Court last week each facing a charge of theft after entering as a trespasser.

Kasper Kroll, (20) from 3 Colliers Wood, Portlaoise, and Liam

2018-11-09 14:53
Drunk and asleep and blocking road

A Portlaoise man who “made a very unwise decision to drive 200 yards” to a pub has got a three year driving ban.

On Sunday, August 12, Gardaí got a call that a car was partially blocking a roadway at Fairgreen, Portlaoise.

Garda Kennedy gave evidence at last week's

2018-11-09 11:16
Portlaoise man involved in theft of horse blankets and tools

A man appeared in court last week in a case involving the theft of over €5,000 worth of horse blankets and tools from a Portlaoise family's property.

CCTV footage of the three men involved was used to defend one of the men, a 22 year old father of two from Portlaoise who appeared in

2018-11-08 22:56
Laois marks 100 years since World War I Armistice Day

Towns around Laois are marking the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I next Sunday November 11.

In Portarlington an Armistice Day ecumenical service of remembrance will take place on Friday November 9 at 8pm in St Paul’s, the French Church.

Over 100 men, either from

2018-11-08 20:37
Stole a forgotten wallet in Supermacs

A man who stole an unattended wallet from Supermacs restaurant in Laois, faced charges last week in Portlaoise District Court.

Michael Lawlor (44) with an address of 1 Cois na Coill, Pollerton, Carlow was charged with stealing property worth €100 on April 28, at Supermacs

2018-11-08 15:59
141 new homes approved for Portlaoise

An Bord Pleanala has upheld a Laois County Council decision to grant permission for an extra 141 houses at Rockview Estate in Portlaoise, despite objections from local residents.

Towards the end of 2017, the council gave the greenlight to Breven Commercial Limited for the new houses at the

2018-11-07 13:25
Millbrook issues prevent taking in charge

A number of outstanding issues are preventing the council from taking in charge Millbrook Estate in Portlaoise and a site resolution plan is being prepared with Irish Water.

Cllr Caroline Dwane Stanley said the estate was built 22 years ago and this issue has been going on an absolutely

2018-11-07 12:22
Motorway traffic concerns raised ahead of Kildare Village Private Sale

Motorists travelling to Dublin are facing extra traffic on the M7 Dublin/Limerick/Cork motorway for a week from this weekend on top of the ongoing delays caused by roadworks.

Authorities are preparing for heavy traffic ahead of the annual Private Sale at Kildare Village this

2018-11-06 15:22
Primary school teachers union ‘extremely concerned’ over buildings controversy

The trade union that represents thousands of teachers has written to the Department of Education and Skills seeking urgent assurances on behalf of its members teach at schools in Laois and elsewhere caught up in the Wester Building Systems controversy.

“On behalf of our members who are

2018-11-05 15:13
Charged with robbing Portlaoise Polish shop with a knife

A book of evidence has been served on a Portlaoise man charged with robbing a local shop with a knife.

At last week’s sitting of Portlaoise District Court, Brendan Tuohy (29), Lake Drive, Kilminchy, Portlaoise, was charged with robbery on June 23 last.

When the case first came

2018-11-03 22:16
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Poll: Would you support the idea of a European army?
French President Emmanuel Macron is pushing for the creation of a nine-country European force.
yesterday 10:02
Little Black Dress night in aid of Ben & Jake Connolly Trust

A night of style, fun and dancing is on the cards in Mountmellick this month, and all for a good local cause.

The lineup for the third annual Little Black Dress night has been revealed this week, and organisers the Ben & Jake Connolly Trust promise it to be the best yet.

On

2018-11-10 23:51
Planning lodged for Durrow village hub

A Durrow group has applied to demolish the old civil defence building and build a community centre for the village.

A planning application was lodged with Laois County Council on October 22, for a new community centre in Durrow village.

Durrow Development Forum has lodged the

2018-11-10 21:32
Broke barring order by text and phone

A Portlaoise man broke a barring order and put his ex partner in fear, when he phoned and texted her asking to see his daughter.

James Lacumber (33) with an address of 1 Parnell Crescent, Knockmay, Portlaoise was in Portlaoise District Court on last week to face charges over the

2018-11-09 19:30
Stradbally man has no drivers licence since 1980's

A Stradbally man has been disqualified and convicted for driving a car with no insurance and failing to produce an NCT cert after it emerged in court he has not had licence in three decades.

Mr Billy Gorman, aged 66, of 20 Woodville Stradbally, was in Portlaoise District

2018-11-08 22:56
Lots of pictures and stories about Portlaoise town

Did you know that in 1915 a Maryborough man survived when the Lusitania sank with the loss of almost 1,200 lives?

Or that, in the 18th century, householders were expected to sweep the street in front of their houses twice a week?

Why, in 1950, did Coote Street inspire people to write

2018-11-08 14:49
Poll: Would you wear a shamrock poppy?
It’s a divisive issue.
2018-11-08 11:25
Young man charged with David Boland murder in Athy

A young Athy man charged with the murder of David Boland, aged 34 and from Nurney, appeared at Naas Courthouse this morning.

Calvin Cullen whose address was given as 47 Greenhills, Athy was brought before by Judge Desmond Zaidan in a special sitting of Naas District

2018-11-04 17:10
Latest news from Portlaoise
yesterday 10:02 Poll: Would you support the idea of a European army?
2018-11-11 13:29 Legal action urged to force buy Stradbally derelict shop
2018-11-11 11:05 World War I Armistice Day centenary events in Laois
2018-11-10 23:51 Little Black Dress night in aid of Ben & Jake Connolly Trust
2018-11-10 21:32 Planning lodged for Durrow village hub
2018-11-10 18:09 Expansion on cards for Laois nursing home
2018-11-10 16:57 Fleadh Cheoil Portlaoise bid gets electric boost
2018-11-09 22:57 Women appear after Portalington pub incident
2018-11-09 21:48 Dangerous driving by honeymooner
2018-11-09 19:30 Broke barring order by text and phone
2018-11-09 14:53 Trespassers had old photograph and a ram's skull
2018-11-09 11:16 Drunk and asleep and blocking road
2018-11-08 22:56 Stradbally man has no drivers licence since 1980's
2018-11-08 22:56 Portlaoise man involved in theft of horse blankets and tools
2018-11-08 20:37 Laois marks 100 years since World War I Armistice Day
2018-11-08 15:59 Stole a forgotten wallet in Supermacs
2018-11-08 14:49 Lots of pictures and stories about Portlaoise town
2018-11-08 11:25 Poll: Would you wear a shamrock poppy?
2018-11-07 13:25 141 new homes approved for Portlaoise
2018-11-07 12:22 Millbrook issues prevent taking in charge
2018-11-06 15:22 Motorway traffic concerns raised ahead of Kildare Village Private Sale
2018-11-05 15:13 Primary school teachers union ‘extremely concerned’ over buildings controversy
2018-11-04 17:10 Young man charged with David Boland murder in Athy
2018-11-04 12:58 Safety measures needed to tackle speeding at Cullenagh
2018-11-03 22:16 Charged with robbing Portlaoise Polish shop with a knife
2018-11-03 19:07 New cemetery on the cards for Portlaoise and Laois crematorium call
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