Laois News

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 in Covid-19 patients. While all ICU beds have been full since early December, only one general bed was available at...

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Another scam doing the rounds in Laois

‘If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is’ – Detective Superintendent Michael Cryan With online shopping...

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Letter to the editor

‘Not a bullet or lead pellet whizzing past them, let alone ripping them bloodily from the sky’ – John Fitzgerald...

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Funeral arrangements for Donal (Dan) Graham, Stradbally/Portlaoise

The death has occurred of Donal (Dan) Graham 2 The Green, Stradbally, Laois / Portlaoise, Laois Formerly of Lakeglen, Portlaoise...

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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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Aldi donate €500 each to two charities that operate in Laois.

  By Joe Barrett Two charities that operate in Laois were the latest beneficiaries of Aldi’s Community Grants programme. Grants...

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Nine projects in Laois receive a total of €160,000

By Joe Barrett Recreational projects around Laois received funding totalling €160,000 from the Government’s Outdoor Recreation and Infrastructure Scheme. The...

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The death has occurred of Andrew Hyland – Emo

Andrew Hyland, Morette, Emo sadly passed away today Monday 18 January. Andrew was the beloved husband of the late Nuala...

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Laois TD calls for student nurses and midwives to be paid properly

‘The way the Government has treated them has been nothing short of insulting’ – Brian Stanley TD Local Sinn Féin...

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Motorists in Laois fined for breaching travel restrictions

Gardaí in Laois issued a number of on-the-spot fines to a number of people who breached the 5km travel restrictions...

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National News

Teachers’ union urges Government rethink on school reopening plan

The largest teachers’ trade union has urged the Department of Education to “reconsider” a plan to resume special needs education later this week. In-class learning is set to begin again on Thursday as part of a phased reopening of schools....

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Older people should exercise regularly ahead of Covid-19 vaccination, study finds

Regular aerobic or moderate exercise in weeks and months prior to Covid-19 vaccination can help improve antibody responses post-vaccination in...

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Stalemate over Troubles victims’ pension funding goes on

By Rebecca Black, PA A stalemate between the Northern Ireland Executive and Westminster is continuing over a compensation scheme for...

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Gardaí break up road bowling event attended by at least 50 people

Gardaí broke up a road bowling event attended by at least 50 people in Co Cork on Sunday. The outdoor...

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Hospitals in North to come under ‘intense pressure’ this week

By Rebecca Black, PA Hospitals across Northern Ireland will come under “intense pressure” across the next seven days, the region’s...

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Boredom at work and curiosity about internet led retired man to child porn, court told

Declan Brennan A retired man told gardaí that boredom at work and curiosity about the internet led him to produce...

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UL to welcome 140 Algerian students as part of four-year PhD agreement

David Raleigh One hundred-and-forty students will jet into Limerick from Africa tomorrow, to study at the University of Limerick, and...

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Judge urges mediation in Iveagh Market dispute

Ann O'Loughlin A High Court judge has urged parties in a dispute over ownership of Dublin’s Iveagh Market building to...

Monday, 18/01/21 - 6:02pm Read More

Coronavirus: Eight further deaths and 2,121 new cases reported

Tomas Doherty A further eight deaths and 2,121 new cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in the Republic, the Department...

Monday, 18/01/21 - 5:51pm Read More

Rotunda Hospital gave leftover Covid vaccine to family members of staff

Two family members of staff in the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin received leftover Covid-19 vaccines that the maternity hospital said...

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