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Spat and tried to headbutt garda

A man who attempted to headbutt a garda has been given the probation act.

Dylan McMahon, 24, of 57 Kilpatrick, Kildangan, Co. Kildare, was charged with threatening or abusive behaviour, at the Abbeyleix Road, Portlaoise.

Sgt JJ Kirby gave evidence that on April 11 this year, at the ...

2019-06-24 08:19 open_in_new
Abusive to gardaí as didn't take meds

A Portlaoise man who was abusive to gardaí has been directed to complete community service in lieu of prison.

At last week's sitting of Portlaoise District Court, Philip Gannon, 34, with an address at 39 Dr Murphy Place, Portlaoise, was charged with threatening or abusive behaviour, ...

2019-06-23 19:43 open_in_new
Phone hidden in sock going into Laois prison

A woman caught entering the Midlands Prison with a mobile phone hidden in her sock claimed that she always carries her phone there ever since breaking a phone 15 years ago.

Before last week’s sitting of Portlaoise District Court was Teresa Joyce, 59, with an address at Derreenteige, ...

2019-06-23 15:31 open_in_new
Took tablets into Laois prison and had heroin

A 25-year-old woman has been charged with drug offences after being detected trying to bring tablets into the Midlands Prison.

At last week's sitting of Portlaoise District Court, Leanne Lennon, with an address at O’Sheas, Merchants Quay, Dublin, was charged with offences under the ...

2019-06-23 10:16 open_in_new
Laois man stole car while heavily intoxicated

A Portlaoise man who decided to steal a car while heavily intoxicated has been put on probation, with the district court judge directing compensation be paid to the injured party out of the court poor box.

Before last week's sitting of Portlaoise District Court was Andrew Murphy, 24, with ...

2019-06-22 20:37 open_in_new
Drove without a licence or insurance for two days running

A 35-year-old man detected by gardaí driving without insurance two days in a row has been disqualified from driving for two years.

At last week's sitting of Portlaoise District Court, Przemyslaw Brzost, with an address at 8 The Pines, Forest Park, Portlaoise, was charged with no ...

2019-06-22 15:22 open_in_new
Violent brawl on Laois street

A Portlaoise man and a youth were last week charged in connection with a brawl on the streets of Portlaoise.

Brendan McInernery, 36, of 32 Highfield Meadows, Portlaoise, was charged with violent disorder, at Church Street, Portlaoise, on February 4, 2018.

A 16-year-old was also ...

2019-06-22 10:07 open_in_new
The Master of Ballydoyle, Aidan O'Brien is set for another successful year at the Derby, a race he has recently dominated

The Irish Derby benefits from having the winner and runner-up from this season’s Epsom Derby in the field in the shape of Anthony Van Dyck and Madhmoon.

Indeed, a lot of the focus ahead of this race at the Curragh on June 29 is on Aidan O’Brien’s string, considering he will saddle ...

2019-06-21 19:25 open_in_new
Advertised guitar but didn't deliver after being paid

A 20-year-old man who deceived an injured party by taking money for a guitar he had advertised on Done Deal but never delivered the item, has been directed to complete a restorative justice programme by July.

Patrick Quaide, the Bram Stoker Hotel, Clontarf Road, Clontarf East, ...

2019-06-21 19:25 open_in_new
Garda hurt as Portlaoise man tried to evade custody at court

A Portlaoise man who assaulted a garda at the courthouse while he was attempting to flee from lawful custody has been ordered to remain drug free and keep out of trouble until his next court appearance.

Jason Brophy, 24, of 24 Clonroosk View, Portlaoise, was charged with escape from lawful ...

2019-06-21 13:07 open_in_new
Bronze medal for Laois garden designer, Brian Burke

The show garden Connectivity - designed by Brian Burke for Woodies (Medium Garden) was awarded a bronze medal at Bloom recently.

Designer Brian Burke is a landscape contractor and award-winning garden designer based in Stradbally.

He attained his B.Sc. Hons. (Surveying) from Trinity ...

2019-06-17 12:31 open_in_new
Celebration of Laois food and drink at Midsummer

There will be a celebration of Laois food and drink at Ballykilcavan Brewery on Midsummer’s Day, as details of a very special long table banquet have just been announced.

The event is a collaboration between the newly opened craft brewery and chef Martin Hayes of Bloom Restaurant in ...

2019-06-17 12:31 open_in_new
Laois campaigners want ESB to pull plug on €110 million electricity hub in wake of cable leakage

Campaigners have called on the ESB to drop plans for a big electricity hub in Laois in the wake of an RTÉ Investigation into electricity cable oil leaks.

The Ratheniska Spink Timahoe (RTS) Action Group wants ESB / Eirgrid to pull the plug on its €110 Laois substation. RTS says the ...

2019-06-13 19:16 open_in_new
Laois based EPS wins Energia family business award

The success of a Mountrath based, family owned company has been recognised at the inaugural Energia Family Business Awards.

EPS which is currently celebrating its 50th year in business, was named the winner of the Manufacturing and Engineering Family Business of the Year at the recently ...

2019-06-10 11:22 open_in_new
Laois man honoured for lifetime in education in Sydney

At the May graduations of the Australian Catholic University, Laois man, Bro Aengus Kavanagh was awarded an Honorary Doctorate for almost 60 years of outstanding service to Catholic school education.

He has been a teacher, a school principal and a Diocesan Regional Director of Catholic ...

2019-06-09 11:11 open_in_new
Embrace FARM to hold annual service in Laois in June

Embrace FARM, the support network for those affected by farm accidents will host its annual ecumenical remembrance service in the Church of the Most Holy Rosary in Abbeyleix on Sunday, June 30 at 2pm.

Everyone who wishes to remember a person in their life affected by a ...

2019-06-09 10:03 open_in_new
Portlaoise hospital ranks above national average

The Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise (MRHP) will again this year participate in the National Patient Experience Survey.

The annual survey - the largest of its kind in Ireland - offers patients the opportunity to share their experiences of the hospital and to outline what ...

2019-06-08 12:46 open_in_new
€3,000 worth of tools stolen from farm shed

Gardai are appealing for information after €3,000 worth of tools were stolen from a farm shed in Athy overnight from June 5 to 6.

The shed in Ballycullane in Athy was broken into from any time between 11pm to 9.30am the following morning.

Equipment and tools to the value of ...

2019-06-06 19:49 open_in_new
Gardaí play their part in helping to make Portlaoise Ireland's first deaf friendly town

Ten Portlaoise-based Gardaí are now skilled in basic Irish Sign Language after undergoing special training to help make Portlaoise become Irelan's first deaf friendly town.

The Gardaí learned general sign language in the 10-hour course but also had five extra hours of ...

2019-06-04 22:40 open_in_new
Leaving Cert: Laois psychologist Dr Eddie Murphy has stress-busting tips

The weather is unusually rainy for Leaving Cert exam time, starting this Wednesday June 5. 

Yet there are over 120,000 people stuck in their study spaces doing last minute cramming.

The State secondary school exams are a major life event for our young adults. When it comes to ...

2019-06-04 16:22 open_in_new
Br O'Mahoney held a special place in the history of Portlaoise CBS

Br O’Mahoney has a special spot in the Portlaoise CBS story

Brother Nessan (Patrick Vincent) O’Mahony, who died recently, holds an unique place in the history of St Mary’s Secondary School, Portlaoise.

He was its last Superior before the introduction of free second level ...

2019-06-02 17:07 open_in_new