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Portlaoise sex infection clinic 'out the doors' with cases says hospital doctor

The doctor who oversees the sexually transmitted infections (STIs) clinic at Portlaoise hospital has urged anyone who believes they have an infection to present to the clinic to get checked.

Dr Dominic Rowley did so in the knowledge that the clinic is at capacity with the number of people

yesterday 21:16
Celebrating 121 years of the Ossory Agricultural Show in Laois

The recent civic reception for the Ossory Show was a fitting tribute to an event which is a Laois institution.

To last the pace for 121 years is no mean achievement and to continue to grow, evolve and diversify to meet the needs of a changing society requires skill and, above all,

yesterday 19:10
'Frightening' number of Laois homeless forced to wait for help in public area

Homeless people in Laois are still having to wait for long periods in the public reception of county hall to request help, with a new housing office planned two years ago still not opened.

The number of people coming to ask for housing is “frightening” a Laois councillor has

yesterday 17:04
Woman who took phones into Midlands Prison given another chance

A woman who tried to smuggle two phones into the Midlands Prison has been given another chance to engage with the probation services.

Isabelle Prendergast, 20, of Carrick Vale, Edenderry, appeared before the court charged with bringing phones into the prison.

When the case first came

2019-03-16 14:34
People fleeing Laois over threats from money lenders

Local gardaí intend to make life difficult for illegal money lenders, who have so threatened the vulnerable that the council has had to help some people relocate from the county for fear of their lives.

At the recent meeting of the Joint Policing Committee meeting in Laois County

2019-03-15 17:34
Roundabout needed for 'forgotten area' of town

A roundabout is needed for the “forgotten area” of Portlaoise, the Mountmellick Road.

Cllr Catherine Fitzgerald called on the council to install roundabouts on the Mountmellick Road at Harpurs Lane/Dunnes Stores/Ballyfin Road.

Mr Farhan Nasiem, acting senior executive engineer,

2019-03-15 13:22
Doctor reports sex infection spike at Portlaoise hospital STI unit

A sex infection clinic in Portlaoise hospital is “out the doors”, according to the hospital consultant who oversees the service.

Dr Dominic Rowley believes the demand proves that the Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) service needs to operate more than once a week.

“The

2019-03-14 21:37
Dispute with wife's family in Portlaoise led to arrest for abusing gardaí

A Sligo man who was abusive to gardaí after he walked away from a dispute with his wife’s family in Portlaoise has been directed to make a donation to the Garda Benevolent Fund.

At last week’s Portlaoise District Court, Jonathan Sweeney, with an address at 62 Caltragh Crescent,

2019-03-14 18:28
State objects to Portarlington man getting his driving licence back

A Portarlington man has been told to complete a restorative justice driving programme before he can have his driving licence restored.

Darrell Duffy, 42, of 18 St Joseph’s Terrace, Gracefield, Portarlington, last week applied to have his licence restored.

Sgt JJ Kirby said that the

2019-03-14 16:22
Laois firefighters could get chainsaw practice pruning trees

The fire brigade could get some practice in the use of chainsaws by pruning overgrown trees, suggested Cllr John Joe Fennelly.

At the recent meeting of the Portlaoise Municipal District, he proposed that the council request Killaree Lighting to prune the trees at the Tiles Housing Estate,

2019-03-14 12:10
Laois man banged on door and put former partner in fear

A 33-year-old Laois man who breached a safety order and put his former partner in fear has been directed to attend the MEND programme on domestic abuse.

The man, who cannot be named to protect the identity of the injured party, was charged with committing the offence at a location in Laois

2019-03-13 15:10
Laois drink driving arrests up 12% in 12 months

The amount of arrests for drink driving in Laois are up from the end of 2017 to the same period last year, according to the latest crime figures.

At the recent meeting of the Joint Policing Meeting in Laois County Hall, Chief Superintendent John Scanlan revealed that from the last quarter

2019-03-13 14:07
Way clear for new Portlaoise cheese factory

The way has been cleared for the construction of a new Glanbia Cheese EU Limited factory near Portlaoise, following the withdrawal of an appeal made to An Bord Pleanala against the plans.

Laois County Council granted permission at the end of last September to Glanbia to develop a cheese

2019-03-13 13:04
Daily News
Took the money but didn't deliver Done Deal guitar

A 20-year-old man deceived an injured party by taking money for a guitar he had advertised on Done Deal, but never delivered the item.

At last week's sitting of Portlaoise District Court, Patrick Quaide, 20, with an address at the Bram Stoker Hotel, Clontarf Road, Clontarf East,

2019-03-15 15:28
Jail sentence for Portlaoise man who stole from shop and didn't do probation

A Portlaoise man who stole from a shop and then failed to pay compensation or keep his appointments with the probation service has been given a six-month prison sentence.

Before last week’s sitting of the district court was Andrew Murphy, 24, of Mountain View, Portlaoise, charged with

2019-03-14 15:19
Threat to kill chief garda made at Portlaoise Garda Station

A threat to kill the most senior garda in Laois was one of eight threats to kill recorded in the last quarter of 2018.

At the recent meeting of the Joint Policing Meeting in Laois County Hall, Chief Superintendent John Scanlan revealed that from the last quarter of 2017 to the last quarter

2019-03-14 14:16
Poll: Should students be obliged to sit the Leaving Cert Irish exam?
A Department of Education report says thousands of students are opting not to sit the exam.
2019-03-11 11:16
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