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 and parcel deliveries increasing due to the Covid-19 pandemic Gardaí have issued a warning the public of the potential risk...

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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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Reward offered for recovery of horse missing in Laois

A reward is being offered for the recovery or information leading to the recovery of a 14.2 hands high grey/white...

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The death has been announced of Catherine Phelan (née Purcell) – Rathdowney

Catherine Phelan ( née Purcell), Glosha, Rathdowney passed away on Saturday 16 January. Catherine is sadly mourned by her loving...

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House burgled – Gardaí seeking the public’s assistance

Members from the Detective Unit at Portlaoise Garda Station are investigating a burglary that took place at a dwelling on...

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Reports from Portlaoise District Court

Read about the woman, who claimed to have been sexually abused on numerous occasions over a 16-year period, waived her...

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Over 60 new Covid cases in Laois today

By Carmel Hayes THERE are 62 new Covid cases in Laois today. They bring the county’s virus incidence to 964.6...

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The death has been announced of Finbar Brophy Cuddagh, Castletown

The death has occurred of Finbar Brophy Cuddagh, Castletown, Laois The late Finbar BrophyThe death has occurred of Finbar Brophy...

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Failing to comply with restrictions slowing fight against outbreak – Holohan

By David Young, PA Failures to fully comply with coronavirus rules is frustrating efforts to bring down infection rates in...

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SR ANNA MARIA GAVE 75 YEARS OF HER LONG LIFE TO THE POOR CLARES

The late Sr Anna Maria O’NeillBy Charlie Keegan SISTER Anna Maria O’Neill, who passed away peacefully at the Poor Clare...

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The death has been announced of Tommy Lawton Edenderry, Offaly / Ladysbridge, Cork

The death has occurred of Tommy LAWTON St. Mary’s Road, Edenderry, Offaly / Ladysbridge, Cork Formerly Kilcredan, Ladysbridge, Co Cork....

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Lockdown hasn’t dimmed Andrea’s enthusiasm for writing top crime novels

Andrea Carter pictured with the first copy of her latest book The Body Falls By Stan Henderson ANDREA Carter from...

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