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Saturday 4 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Abbeyleix

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# Missing
Missing 31-year-old man who was missing from Laois has been 'located'
Robert was last seen on Thursday in Abbeyleix.
# Abbeyleix
'A tremendous loss': Tributes paid to priest who died in 'freak accident' at Laois parochial house
Tributes to Father John Cummins this evening recalled a “lovely man” and a “true gentleman”.
# Abbeyleix
Gardaí seize €50k worth of cocaine in Laois
Two men were arrested.
# the story of my pub
'Like stepping into the 1900s': Morrissey's in Abbeyleix is a glorious time capsule
Like all good pubs, it started out as a grocery shop and shebeen.
# wind farms
Laois group raises €40k for wind farm resistance
People Over Wind want to launch a legal challenge to An Bord Pleanála’s granting of planning permission for the Cullenagh Wind Farm project.
# Topaz
100 jobs promised at two new motorway service sites
Topaz is opening the service stations on the Dublin-Cork and Dublin-Waterford motorways.
# High Winds
High winds cause truck to overturn in Co Laois
It’s wild out there today.
# Oil Spill
Motorway closed due to oil spill
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Monday
All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as the few bits and pieces you might not have seen.
# Health
Communities will fight for nursing homes, says Sinn Féin
Reports that ten publicly-run community nursing homes will be shut next year have been met with criticism by the Opposition party.
# Abbeyleix
Abbeyleix nursing home gets reprieve as HSE to hold consultation
The Health Service Executive has said it will now hold a consultation with residents after they challenged the closure in the High Court.
# Health Service
HSE chief executive to be questioned by TDs and senators
Cathal Magee will face questions about the health service crisis when he appears before an Oireachtas committee.
# Abbeyleix
Thousands turn out to protest Abbeyleix nursing unit closure
One of the organisers of today’s protest says the patients are “very happy” to see the level of support shown by the local community against the closure.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Sunday
Catch up on the day’s main stories as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…
# HSE
HSE announces second Laois nursing unit closure in two weeks
St Brigid’s Hospital – a 28-bed unit in Shane, Portlaoise – will be closed, just two weeks after a unit in Abbeyleix was shut.
# Daily Fix
Daily Fix: Friday
A round up of the day’s main news – plus any bits and pieces you may have missed.
# Abbeyleix
'Shocked' residents battle to save Abbeyleix nursing unit from closure
Closing the unit down will unfairly target its vulnerable and elderly residents, leaders of the campaign told TheJournal.ie.
# Abbeyleix
Local TD slams 'eviction' of patients as Abbeyleix nursing unit closes
Fianna Fáil’s Seán Fleming said the move was “uncaring and insensitive”, and will not deliver significant savings for the HSE.
# Closure
Abbeyleix Community Nursing Unit to close
The HSE said the decision was taken as a safe service could not be guaranteed in the face of budget cuts.
# appeal
Man seriously injured in Laois assault
Gardaí in Abbeyleix are seeking the public’s assistance in relation to a serious assault that occurred on Sunday morning.
# Tea Break
Abbeyleix café helps ease bus delay with free hot drinks
Bus driver Francis Donoher says he was taken aback at the generosity of the cafe which gave him and his passengers free tea, coffee and hot chocolate as they waited for the road to clear.