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Probation act for Portlaoise man who damaged chair in local pub

A Portlaoise man who damaged a chair in a local public house has been given the probation act after engaging with Merchants Quay for his addiction issues.

At last week’s sitting of Portlaoise District Court was Jason O’Shea of 196 St Brigid’s Place, Portlaoise, charged with criminal

2019-09-13 15:43
Join The Heritage Autumn Wedding Showcase celebration in Killenard

Classically elegant and comfortably luxurious, The Heritage in Killenard invites you to celebrate the hotel’s Autumn Wedding Showcase on September 15 from 12pm until 4pm, at which they will have a 7-night Spanish getaway for one lucky couple to win.

Set in the countryside just outside

2019-09-12 20:52
Portlaoise man charged with stealing cider

A Portlaoise man has been charged with stealing cider.

George Buggy, 34, of 5 Lakeglen, Portlaoise, was charged with theft, at Centra, Mountmellick Road, Portlaoise, on April 14, 2018.

Sgt JJ Kirby said the accused had 46 previous convictions, ten of which were for theft

2019-09-12 15:37
Portlaoise man is jailed for cruelty to horse during Tipperary sulky race

A Laois man who was sulky racing outside Roscrea has been jailed by Nenagh Court for cruelty to an animal.

Thomas McInerney of New Road, Portlaoise, pleaded to two counts of animal cruelty and one count of obstructing a garda at Ballinakill, Roscrea, on September 6, 2018.

Sgt Mark

2019-09-12 14:34
Clonaslee man's dogs weren't kept under control

A Clonaslee man charged with not exercising proper control over his dogs may be disqualified from keeping animals again.

Patrick Murray, 44, of Bellair, Clonaslee, was charged with offences under the Control of Dogs Act, at his home address, on September 16 last year.

Defence, Ms

2019-09-12 13:31
Woman tried to bring over €2k of drugs into Midlands Prison

A woman who tried to bring drugs worth €2,500 into the local prison has been given a suspended sentence.

Before Portlaoise District Court was Aisling Ahern, 32, with an address at 18 Sli Na Gcrann, Gouldshill, Mallow, Co. Cork, charged with two counts of drug possession, and two counts

2019-09-11 18:37
Over 100 Laois elderly waiting for home helps says TD Brian Stanley

There is an “alarming” number of elderly Laois people approved but left waiting for home help, says Laois Sinn Fein TD Brian Stanley.

“The latest figures released to Sinn Féin show an alarming number of elderly people in Laois and Offaly granted home care and still awaiting

2019-09-11 17:34
Health fear over Rathdowney phone mast plans

An objection has been lodged against plans for a telecommunications tower in Rathdowney, as there are fears that electromagnetic fields could harm the health of nearby schoolchildren.

Cignal Infrastructure Ltd has applied to Laois County Council to construct the tower at Rathdowney Hub,

2019-09-11 15:28
Feuding families rammed cars and fought with weapons in busy town centre

Two men have been charged in connection with violent scenes in Co. Offaly, including fights in the street with weapons and vehicles being rammed in the busy town centre, which occurred as part of an ongoing feud between warring families.

Before Portlaoise District Court was John McDonagh,

2019-09-11 13:22
No home help for 97-year old Laois woman living alone

A 97-year old Laois granny has been left struggling without promised home help because of HSE budget cuts.

The granny lives independently in her rural home where she has spent the last 70 years.

She was born on the day Michael Collins was shot, August 22 1922. She married and reared

2019-09-10 13:13
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IBYE National Final a fit recognition for Laois' Dr Diane Cooper

Dr. Diane Cooper is representing Laois at the National Finals of ‘Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur’ competition which will be held at Google Headquarters, Dublin this Sunday, September 15.

A clinical exercise physiologist and metabolic researcher with a PhD in Exercise Physiology

2019-09-13 12:34
Poll: Is May 2020 the right time to hold an election?
The Taoiseach wants to have a general election at the beginning of the summer.
2019-09-13 10:49
Alleged Portlaoise assault over rent dispute

A 42-year-old man has been charged with assaulting another man in a dispute over rent.

Mindaugas Vaskela of 19 Bianconi Way, Portlaoise, was charged with assault causing harm, at the same address on April 20 this year.

Sgt JJ Kirby gave evidence that on April 19 this year, the

2019-09-12 17:43
Riot in Midlands Prison after inmates 'bullied'

A Laois man who sparked a riot in the local prison by punching another prisoner was one of two men charged with violent disorder at last week’s court.

Before Portlaoise District Court was John Delaney, 34, with an address at The Caravan, Borris in Ossory roundabout, Borris in Ossory; and

2019-09-12 17:43
Old Centrepoint vacant site having 'adverse effect' on local area

An Bord Pleanala has ruled that the old Centrepoint site on the Mountrath Road in Portlaoise can be included on the Vacant Sites Register, which could pave the way for the site to be redeveloped under the Local Area Plan.

Laois County Council issued a notice in February of this year

2019-09-11 12:19
Poll: Are you saving for a pension?
According to ESRI research, men are far more likely to receive a private pension than women.
2019-09-11 10:31
Poll: Should children be taught online safety as part of the curriculum in primary school?
Children between the ages of eight and 13 years old are using apps like Snapchat and WhatsApp to speak to people.
2019-09-10 12:28
Laois Quaker family forced to emigrate after saving lives in Irish famine

The epic story of a Quaker family who lost everything they owned by helping Mountmellick people stay alive in the famine, is told in a new book by a local historian.

The Reluctant Immigrant is the story of the Beale family, by author and retired principal Bridie Dunne.

The family

2019-09-09 20:25
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2019-09-13 15:43 Probation act for Portlaoise man who damaged chair in local pub
2019-09-13 12:34 IBYE National Final a fit recognition for Laois' Dr Diane Cooper
2019-09-13 10:49 Poll: Is May 2020 the right time to hold an election?
2019-09-12 20:52 Join The Heritage Autumn Wedding Showcase celebration in Killenard
2019-09-12 17:43 Alleged Portlaoise assault over rent dispute
2019-09-12 17:43 Riot in Midlands Prison after inmates 'bullied'
2019-09-12 15:37 Portlaoise man charged with stealing cider
2019-09-12 14:34 Portlaoise man is jailed for cruelty to horse during Tipperary sulky race
2019-09-12 13:31 Clonaslee man's dogs weren't kept under control
2019-09-11 18:37 Woman tried to bring over €2k of drugs into Midlands Prison
2019-09-11 17:34 Over 100 Laois elderly waiting for home helps says TD Brian Stanley
2019-09-11 15:28 Health fear over Rathdowney phone mast plans
2019-09-11 13:22 Feuding families rammed cars and fought with weapons in busy town centre
2019-09-11 12:19 Old Centrepoint vacant site having 'adverse effect' on local area
2019-09-11 10:31 Poll: Are you saving for a pension?
2019-09-10 13:13 No home help for 97-year old Laois woman living alone
2019-09-10 12:28 Poll: Should children be taught online safety as part of the curriculum in primary school?
2019-09-09 20:25 Laois Quaker family forced to emigrate after saving lives in Irish famine
2019-09-09 20:25 End of an era with the last dance for Portarlington Vincent de Paul
2019-09-06 13:40 Paddy Dowling was a well known Laois hurler
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