#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 10°C Wednesday 21 October 2020


# abbeyleix - Saturday 1 February, 2020

Missing 31-year-old man who was missing from Laois has been 'located'

Robert was last seen on Thursday in Abbeyleix.

# abbeyleix - Wednesday 30 January, 2019

'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 - Friday 17 August, 2018

Gardaí seize €50k worth of cocaine in Laois

Two men were arrested.

# abbeyleix - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

'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.

# abbeyleix - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

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.

# abbeyleix - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

100 jobs promised at two new motorway service sites

Topaz is opening the service stations on the Dublin-Cork and Dublin-Waterford motorways.

# abbeyleix - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

High winds cause truck to overturn in Co Laois

It’s wild out there today.

# abbeyleix - Friday 18 May, 2012

THE SOUTHBOUND LANES of the M8 motorway have been closed due to an oil spillage on the road.

The closure affects the whole area between Junction 3 near Abbeyleix, Co Laois and Junction 8 near Cashel, Co Tipperary. It’s expected the road will be closed for a number of hours.

Diversions are in place and motorists have been advised to use alternative routes.

# abbeyleix - Monday 16 April, 2012

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.

# abbeyleix - Saturday 24 December, 2011

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 - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

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.

# abbeyleix - Thursday 24 November, 2011

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 - Sunday 20 November, 2011

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.

The Daily Fix: Sunday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Catch up on the day’s main stories as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

# abbeyleix - Wednesday 16 November, 2011

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.

# abbeyleix - Friday 11 November, 2011

Daily Fix: Friday

A round up of the day’s main news – plus any bits and pieces you may have missed.

'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

# abbeyleix - Thursday 3 November, 2011

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.

# abbeyleix - Wednesday 2 November, 2011

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.

# abbeyleix - Monday 31 October, 2011

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.

# abbeyleix - Tuesday 31 May, 2011

From The Daily Edge Abbeyleix café helps ease bus delay with free hot drinks 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.