Covid rate in Laois is slowing down

By Carmel Hayes THE Covid-19 rate in Laois is slowing down at last, after three weeks of lockdown. The county has 24 new cases today, bringing the 14-day incidence to 898.5 per 100,000 people. This is a considerable drop from...

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Portlaoise nursing home gets Covid-19 vaccine

By Carmel Hayes AN early daffodil blooming in the grounds is a symbol of hope at a Portlaoise nursing home, where residents and staff received the Covid-19 vaccine yesterday. Ballard Lodge is the second nursing home in Laois to receive...

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Another heartbreaking Covid death at Laois nursing home

By Carmel Hayes ANOTHER elderly resident has died with Covid-19 at Droimnín Nursing Home in Stradbally, bringing the heartbreaking death...

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Portlaoise hospital has only one spare bed in Covid crisis

By Carmel Hayes PORTLAOISE hospital had only one spare bed last night, as frontline staff continue to battle a surge...

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Heartfelt tributes to ‘a loyal, caring and funny man’

HEARTFELT tributes have been paid to a much-loved Portlaoise man, who passed away at the weekend. A private family funeral...

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Overnight thefts from cars in Portlaoise

GARDAÍ are warning Portlaoise residents to lock and alarm their cars, after a series of overnight thefts from vehicles. Property...

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