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# co-laois - Monday 27 July, 2020

Man (20s) charged after €161,000 worth of cocaine seized following search of house

The seizure was made following a search of a house in the Patrick Street area of Portarlington on Saturday.

# co-laois - Monday 6 April, 2020

€50,000 cash seized as two women arrested on suspicion of money laundering in Laois

The women were arrested after their car was stopped on the M7 motorway this afternoon.

# co-laois - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

Body of 44-year-old man discovered in Slieve Bloom Mountains in Co Laois

A post-mortem examination is due to take place today.

# co-laois - 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.

# co-laois - Friday 14 December, 2018

Man jailed for two years for stealing over €19,000 from friend's late husband's pension fund

William Butler (52) told gardaí that temptation had gotten the better of him after Kathleen Carroll, a family friend, had allowed him stay at her home when he was in need.

# co-laois - Monday 27 August, 2018

Public warned about fake print-at-home Electric Picnic tickets

The festival begins next weekend – Gardaí are advising people not to fall for ‘print-at-home’ ticket scams.

# co-laois - Thursday 7 December, 2017

Gardaí investigate assault of Irish Rail worker who was locked in car boot for 9 hours

The man has been described as being “very, very shaken” after the incident.

# co-laois - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

Couple settle with council out-of-court after 'appalling story' of flooded home

The couple claimed there were no problems before the Council laid a culvert near their home in 2007.

# co-laois - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

'It absolutely destroyed me': Man sues Laois County Council after house floods twice

After the floods he said “it took a long time to get it right,” and that he can no longer get flood insurance.

# co-laois - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

Drunk driver jailed for death of boy was sentenced “as an example” argues lawyers

Judge Keenan Johnson sentenced Finbarr O’Rourke to seven-and-a-half years imprisonment at Portlaoise Circuit Criminal Court on November 3, 2015.

# co-laois - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

From The Daily Edge 17 beautiful photos that would make you proud to be from Laois Laois Pride

# co-laois - Tuesday 27 October, 2015

Mother of boy (4) killed by drunk driver says, "We will always wonder how life would have been"

Gillian Treacy was seriously injured in the crash Ballymorris, outside Portarlington in Co Laois.

# co-laois - Thursday 24 September, 2015

80-metre wind mast knocked over

It is unclear what exactly cause the collapse.

# co-laois - Sunday 21 December, 2014

Fiona Pender search in Co Laois forest called off

The Garda investigation into her whereabouts continues.

# co-laois - Saturday 31 May, 2014

The Data Protection Commissioner is getting a new office, but keeping the one beside a convenience store in Laois

The DPC is to open a new sub office in Dublin following Cabinet agreement this week.

# co-laois - Saturday 15 March, 2014

Little girl (3) killed after being hit by van in Portlaoise

The toddler was struck by a van at St Brigid’s Place just after midday.

# co-laois - Friday 31 August, 2012

From The Daily Edge In pics: the first night of the Electric Picnic EP2012 This post contains images

In pics: the first night of the Electric Picnic

The tents are up and the festival is underway…

# co-laois - Tuesday 28 August, 2012

In pics: A first look at Electric Picnic 2012 EP2012 This post contains images

In pics: A first look at Electric Picnic 2012

Take a sneak peek at the festival site…

# co-laois - Saturday 2 June, 2012

Best resort in the world is in… Co Laois Plush Pad This post contains images

Best resort in the world is in… Co Laois

Prestigious Robb Report on luxury getaways puts Ballyfin Demesne in Laois at the top of its must-travel list.

# co-laois - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

The Daily Fix: Tuesday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Your nightly news round-up of the day’s biggest stories…

# co-laois - Friday 2 December, 2011

Report on Portlaoise nursing unit released

The HIQA report was positive about St Brigid’s Hospital – but the HSE said last month that it is to be closed on a phased basis.

# co-laois - 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.

# co-laois - Saturday 19 November, 2011

Two arrested over €600,000 drugs seizure in Portlaoise

A quantity of cocaine and cannabis herb was discovered during a search on a van in the town yesterday afternoon.

# co-laois - Wednesday 16 November, 2011

HSE announces second Laois nursing unit closure in two weeks 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.

# co-laois - Friday 2 September, 2011

Thousands descend on Laois for an electric weekend of music

With food, chat, debate, and music on offer, this weekend’s festival looks like the best yet.

# co-laois - Tuesday 30 August, 2011

From The Daily Edge In numbers: the Electric Picnic 2011 Electric Picnic

In numbers: the Electric Picnic 2011

From food stands to portable toilets, here’s a breakdown of the figures behind this weekend’s music festival the Electric Picnic…

From The Daily Edge Electric Picnic organisers rubbish 'final year' rumours Electric Picnic

Electric Picnic organisers rubbish 'final year' rumours took a sneak peak behind the scenes at the Electric Picnic site today to see how preparations for how this weekend’s festival are going.

# co-laois - Monday 15 August, 2011

Bog body found in Co Laois could be that of sacrificed king

The National Museum of Ireland’s head of antiquities says further examination of the human remains would reveal more details about their life and social status.

# co-laois - Tuesday 12 July, 2011

Court for men arrested during counterfeit investigation

The men were arrested as part of a European investigation involving a number of law enforcement agencies.

# co-laois - Wednesday 11 May, 2011

Raiders steal cigarettes and cash from family filling station

Four masked men armed with crowbars broke into a woman’s home late on Monday night and forced her to open the family’s business for them to raid.