Laois News

Election candidate slams Fine Gael policy on hospitals

“THREE years ago in a fanfare of hype and typical Fine Gael spin, the people in Mountmellick were informed by leaflet that a new €23.7 million state-of-the-art 130-bed extension would be added to St Vincent’s Hospital in the town. The...

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‘Sam’ causes a stir at Oakdale home

OAKDALE Nursing Home in Portarlington recently threw a party for its residents to celebrate its tenth birthday, having first opened...

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School yearbook jam packed with stories and puzzles

LIFE, love and laughter are the themes of a colourful yearbook produced by the Holy Family Senior NS in Portlaoise....

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RTS group questions candidates’ stance on Kyle spring

THE Ratheniska, Timahoe, Spink (RTS) Community Environmental Group who, up to today, (Tuesday), have spent 328 continuous days protesting outside the site...

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Vicarstown hall plays host to Grattan lecture

AN audience of 80 people crowded into the classroom of the old school in Vicarstown on Friday night 26 April....

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Parents ‘burnt out’ waiting for ASD services

IT’S a scandal that parents with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have to wait up to five years to...

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Hospital hosts information day for asthmatics

TO coincide with the 21st annual World Asthma Day, Portlaoise hospital hosted an information day. This year’s theme was STOP for Asthma. This...

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INTO book donation to hospital sourced locally

THE Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2018. As part of events to mark this momentous...

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Labour candidate to campaign for increased supports for libraries and arts

THE Labour Party local election candidate in the Graiguecullen/Portarlington municipal district Eoin Barry said that he will campaign for increased supports...

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FETC students publish collection of work in ‘little book’

SIX students who attended a book and creative writing club at Portlaoise Further Education and Training Centre (FETC) have published...

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National News

Donald Trump visit ‘to happen on June 5 – 7’

US President Donald Trump is to arrive in Ireland on June 5th as part of a three-day visit to his Doonbeg resort. While official confirmation from the White House is awaited, it has been confirmed to the Irish Examiner that...

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Interview delays and discovery of thousands of new files postpones ‘Grace’ findings until May 2020

The ‘Grace’ investigation into claims a severely disabled mute woman suffered decades of sexual abuse at a State foster home...

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Simon Harris to raise concerns about impact of CervicalCheck ruling by High Court

The HSE has raised concerns about the impact of the recent High Court ruling on the state of the CervicalCheck...

Tuesday, 21/05/19 - 7:25pm Read More

SNAs for schools, insurance costs and Ireland’s space strategy discussed at Cabinet

All schools are to be notified of their Special Needs Assistants (SNA) allocations by next week. The move will provide...

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Body of climber, in group of missing Irishman Séamus Lawless, recovered from Mt Everest

The body of a climber who was part of the group which reached the summit of the world’s highest mountain...

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Tánaiste tells Cabinet danger of no-deal Brexit at greatest in almost three years

The “danger” of a no-deal Brexit is the highest it has been in over two years, Tánaiste Simon Coveney told...

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Cork traders call for ‘open, clear and honest consultation’ before supervised injection centre decisions

Traders in Cork city centre have called for “open, clear and honest consultation” before any decisions are made on the...

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HSE makes new pay offer to psychiatric nurses

Psychiatric nurses have been offered a new pay contract with the HSE. The Psychiatric nurses strike last year. Pic: Rollingnews.ie...

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Patrick Quirke to appeal conviction for Bobby Ryan’s murder

Patrick Quirke is due to appeal his conviction for the murder of his love rival Bobby Ryan. Patrick Quirke. The...

Tuesday, 21/05/19 - 5:15pm Read More

Housing Minister’s ‘bizarre’ and ‘ludicrous’ co-living proposal branded as ’21st-century bedsits’

The Government has been accused of having a “mind-numbing lack of ambition” when it comes to housing. It comes after...

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