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Law centre co-located with mediation centre in Portlaoise

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Mr Charles Flanagan recently officially opened the Legal Aid Board’s new co-located Law Centre and Mediation Centre in Portlaoise.

The Legal Aid Board is the State agency that provides legal advice and legal representation in civil law cases to

2019-07-20 20:04
Lights, camera, action for incredible Lauren thanks to Slimming World

Lauren Geraghty from Portarlington is now living life to the max after losing an incredible 3st 5lb at her local Slimming World group.

Lauren had just returned home from holidays, she was looking at photos from the trip with friends and one picture, in particular, was the final straw that

2019-07-19 23:04
Croagh Patrick duo donate to charity after public order in Monasterevin

Two men from the UK caught being drunkenly disorderly in the street were only in Ireland to climb Croagh Patrick, the district court heard.

Anthony Maughan (26), 4 St Theresa's Close, Hackney, London, and Martin Maughan (21), 131 Cassland Road, London, were charged with being intoxicated

2019-07-19 13:38
Petworld’s 2019 Furry 5K in aid of Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland

Petworld are delighted to announce that their Furry 5K annual sponsored dog walk is taking place at 10am on Sunday July 28 in seven locations across Ireland. The Furry 5K is a 5km sponsored walk with all proceeds going to Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland (AADI).

AADI is a national charity

2019-07-17 18:22
Portlaoise pool cue assault trio must pay more compensation

Two Portlaoise men who were part of a group of three accused of an attack on two other men in a local pub, in which one of the injured parties was struck around the head with a pool cue, have had their cases adjourned to December after paying further compensation.

Before Portlaoise Circuit

2019-07-17 17:19
Gardaí and bouncers called 'scum' during Portlaoise nightclub incident

A Portlaoise man who called the gardaí “f**king scums” has been given the probation act after making a donation to the Garda Benevolent Fund.

Stephen King (28), 36 Colliers Court, Portlaoise, was charged with threatening or abusive behaviour, at Lilly’s Bar, Main Street,

2019-07-17 13:07
Probation for man's part in theft of €4,500

A 22-year-old man who took part in the theft of some €4,500 from a car parked at a business park in Portlaoise has been placed on 12 months’ probation having paid compensation.

Michael Cawley (22), 49 Rivermeade Avenue, St Margarets, Swords, was charged with theft, from Kea Lew

2019-07-12 13:10
Laois call to arms as hurlers set to mix it with giants of hurling

Laois hurlers have thrown down the gauntlet to the county's supporters to make their way up to Croke Park this weekend and make their voices heard as Laois face Tipperary. more below ad.

Ballacolla's Willie Dunphy was delighted with the support which helped them to victory over

2019-07-12 11:04
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Laois Macra celebrate year of achievement by county clubs

Last weekend the Macra Na Feirme clubs in Laois celebrated their success over the last year.

Portlaoise Macra won club of the year followed by Durrow/Abbeyleix Macra whom came second place.

The Club of the Year competition encourages clubs to be active and rewards their achievements

2019-07-20 20:04
Poll: Will Brexit happen by 31 October?
A new British prime minister is set to be sworn in next week.
2019-07-20 11:55
Drove drunk while disqualified

A man who drove drunk while disqualified was “not essentially a bad man, but he made very poor decisions”.

Martin Hangonyi (30), 49 Ossory Court, Borris in Ossory, was charged with drink driving, and having no licence or insurance, at Main Street, Errill, on March 8 last.

Sgt JJ

2019-07-18 19:46
Portlaoise man threatened garda and was pepper sprayed

A Portlaoise man who had to be pepper sprayed after he threatened a garda in the street has been given the probation act.

Sean Duggan (29), Camhina, Stradbally Road, Portlaoise, was charged with public order offences.

When the case first came before the court in April, Sgt JJ Kirby

2019-07-18 17:40
Used heroin to relieve his pain

A probation report has been directed on a man who claimed he was using heroin for pain relief.

Dermot Dunne (37), Ballymooney, Geashill, Co. Offaly, was charged with drug possession, on June 18 last.

The accused had seven previous convictions, but none for drugs.

Defence, Ms

2019-07-18 13:28
Tried to rob Portarlington shop 'drugged out of it' armed with knife

A Portarlington resident who attempted to rob a local shop armed with a knife while he was “drugged out of it” has been sentenced to jail.

Kamil Cruk (26), 9 Ballymorris Manor, Portarlington, was charged with attempted robbery, at the Link Road, Portarlington, on February 20, 2018, and

2019-07-17 15:13
Poll: Should Ireland oppose the EU’s proposal to end seasonal clock changes?
The proposal would require the State to choose either permanent summer time or winter time.
2019-07-17 11:19
Poll: Is Ireland ready for a no-deal Brexit?
The Irish government has put supports in place, but the latest figures show there’s been little uptake of its one-day workshops.
2019-07-14 11:55
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