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Laois Presentation convent undergoing renovation

Mountmellick’s Presentation Convent is undergoing modernisation work to make it more comfortable for its elderly religious residents.

While many Presentation convents have closed with dwindling numbers of sisters, the Mountmellick building is planned to remain as a home to

yesterday 10:04
'Flying it' after natural homebirth in Portlaoise

While almost 1,500 babies were being born in Portlaoise hospital each year, the availability of the free HSE home birth service in Laois is little used.

Only about ten babies are born at home in Laois each year under the HSE’s free homebirth scheme.

Self employed community midwife

2020-01-24 23:10
Portlaoise Hospital and university on agenda of first time Laois Offaly Fianna Fáil candidate

Fianna Fáil candidate Pauline Flanagan highlighted Portlaoise hospital's future in her speech at the launch of the Fianna Fáil campaign in Tullamore last weekend.

In a statement, she said that given the ongoing uncertain nature of the hospital in Portlaoise, she said that it

2020-01-23 19:52
Laois man stole baby formula and clothes

A Portlaoise man has been given probation for stealing baby formula and clothes.

Ricky O’Shea (27), 36 Oakleaf Place, Portlaoise, was charged with theft of baby formula and clothing, from Tesco, Portlaoise, on November 10, 2018.

Sgt JJ Kirby gave evidence the accused paid for some

2020-01-23 17:46
Laois women's community service for stealing from shops

Two Portarlington women have been given community service in lieu of jail for shoplifting.

Lisa Harty (35), 2 Woodlands Park, Portarlington, was charged with theft from Dealz, Mr Price, Homestore and More, and Dunnes Stores; and Noreen Harty (31), 3 Woodlands Park, Portarlington, was

2020-01-23 13:34
Fundraiser for Laois pensioner who rescued dog from housefire

An elderly Laois man has luckily escaped unharmed from a housefire even going back to rescue his dog.

Now the Portarlington pensioner has a repair bill that he cannot afford.

A fundraiser has been started to cover the €11,500 cost, with thousands already pledged.

Paddy

2020-01-23 12:31
Woman jailed for breaking into cars to steal

A woman has been given jail for breaking into cars in Portlaoise and stealing items.

Stacey Kelly (22), Clonmore House, Tullamore, was charged with trespass, two counts of theft, and unauthorised entry to an MPV, at 63 Cosby Avenue, Portlaoise, on December 31, 2019; and on the same date,

2020-01-22 14:28
Laois development lands sought for 750 new social homes

Clúid Housing which already owns over 300 houses in Laois rented out to council tenants, has begun a search for more development land in the county for up to 750 homes.

Clúid has issued a tender to attract up to ten developers in Laois who own land with full planning

2020-01-21 23:46
Portlaoise hospital campaigners throw down gauntlet over future of A&E

The Portlaoise Hospital Action Committee has thrown down a political gauntlet over the future of the hospital ahead of a promised meeting with the Minister for Health Simon Harris.

A meeting is set to take place between the Minister for Health and campaigners against the downgrade of

2020-01-21 21:40
Daily News
Poll: Should homework be banned at primary school level?
The idea has been raised again by the Green Party in its election manifesto.
yesterday 09:31
Poll: Will you watch the seven-way leaders' debate tomorrow?
RTÉ are broadcasting live from NUI Galway on Monday night.
2020-01-26 12:25
Poll: Do you read political party manifestos before casting your vote?
The general election is just two weeks away.
2020-01-25 13:19
Drugs worth €59,000 seized at Portlaoise Mail Centre
The illegal drugs were concealed in parcels originating in Ethiopia
2020-01-25 01:46
Laois family in fear after car smashes into house

A family from Mountmellick in Laois whose house and cars were smashed on St Stephen’s day 2019 by a speeding car are now afraid living there.

The Buggy family were luckily at the back of their house at 6pm in Harbour Street when a car speeding from the Portarlington Garryhinch direction

2020-01-24 18:58
€300k set aside but still no new roundabout

There is still no progress on a new roundabout at Rockview Estate on the Mountrath Road in Portlaoise, despite some €300,000 having been ringfenced for the work years ago.

That was the news at the recent meeting of the Portlaoise Municipal District in Laois County Hall, when Cllr

2020-01-24 17:55
Man who put wife and kids in fear to attend MEND

A 44-year-old Laois man who breached a barring order has had his case further adjourned for him to attend the Men Ending Domestic Violence (MEND) programme.

When the case first came before the district court last October, Sgt JJ Kirby gave evidence that on September 22 last year, the

2020-01-24 13:43
Uninsured to drive grandma home

A 32-year-old man drove uninsured because he had to take his grandmother home and no one else could drive as they had drink taken.

At the district court, Garda Rigney gave evidence that on December 26 last year, at the M7 Ballydavis, Portlaoise, he stopped Ross Hanlon (32), Clondalkin,

2020-01-23 18:49
Latest news from Portlaoise
yesterday 10:04 Laois Presentation convent undergoing renovation
yesterday 09:31 Poll: Should homework be banned at primary school level?
2020-01-26 12:25 Poll: Will you watch the seven-way leaders' debate tomorrow?
2020-01-25 13:19 Poll: Do you read political party manifestos before casting your vote?
2020-01-25 01:46 Drugs worth €59,000 seized at Portlaoise Mail Centre
2020-01-24 23:10 'Flying it' after natural homebirth in Portlaoise
2020-01-24 18:58 Laois family in fear after car smashes into house
2020-01-24 17:55 €300k set aside but still no new roundabout
2020-01-24 13:43 Man who put wife and kids in fear to attend MEND
2020-01-23 19:52 Portlaoise Hospital and university on agenda of first time Laois Offaly Fianna Fáil candidate
2020-01-23 18:49 Uninsured to drive grandma home
2020-01-23 17:46 Laois man stole baby formula and clothes
2020-01-23 13:34 Laois women's community service for stealing from shops
2020-01-23 13:01 Poll: Is it fair to ask politicians about their own personal drug use?
2020-01-23 12:31 Fundraiser for Laois pensioner who rescued dog from housefire
2020-01-22 18:40 One house, one bin to solve local litter
2020-01-22 17:37 Portlaoise Prison guards allegedly assaulted by inmate
2020-01-22 14:28 Woman jailed for breaking into cars to steal
2020-01-22 13:25 Superdump plans stall as council looks for more info
2020-01-22 12:52 Poll: Will you vote in the general election on 8 February?
2020-01-22 12:22 Apartments planned in historic Portlaoise building
2020-01-21 23:46 Laois development lands sought for 750 new social homes
2020-01-21 21:40 Portlaoise hospital campaigners throw down gauntlet over future of A&E
2020-01-21 14:19 Meet the Laois-Offaly General Election Candidate: Pauline Flanagan - Fianna Fáil
2020-01-21 12:43 Poll: Should Mary Lou be allowed partake in RTÉ and Virgin Media's leaders' debates?
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