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#Portlaoise

# portlaoise - Thursday 5 July, 2018

'We are very concerned': Appeal to trace man who left hospital in Portlaoise three months ago
# Rafal Filipowicz
# Rafal Filipowicz

'We are very concerned': Appeal to trace man who left hospital in Portlaoise three months ago

Jul 5th 2018, 10:50 AM 17,134 Views 9 Comments

Rafal Filipowicz left Portlaoise General Hospital at around 8.09am on 16 March and has not been seen since.

# portlaoise - Sunday 24 June, 2018

'If prison does not serve and rehabilitate offenders, they will return to life as before, or worse'
# Column
# Column

'If prison does not serve and rehabilitate offenders, they will return to life as before, or worse'

Jun 24th 2018, 6:15 AM 16,828 Views 20 Comments

I think some people baulk a little when they hear reports of major improvements being made to prison conditions, and of resources being spent on education and training, writes Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan.

# portlaoise - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

Working at Liverpool and Sunderland, a return to Ireland and facing Dublin in a first Leinster final
# Prodigal Son Returns
From The42
# Prodigal Son Returns

Working at Liverpool and Sunderland, a return to Ireland and facing Dublin in a first Leinster final

Updated Jun 19th 2018, 3:00 PM 22,176 Views 2 Comments

Next Sunday is an occasion to savour for Portlaoise native Brian Glynn.

# portlaoise - Friday 30 March, 2018

Appeal to help find man last seen near Midland Regional Hospital
# Portlaoise
# Portlaoise

Appeal to help find man last seen near Midland Regional Hospital

Mar 30th 2018, 4:25 PM 18,665 Views 0 Comments

The 30-year-old was last seen on 21 March.

# portlaoise - Monday 5 March, 2018

Cannabis worth €230,000 found in wicker box and toys at Portlaoise Mail Centre
# Seized
# Seized

Cannabis worth €230,000 found in wicker box and toys at Portlaoise Mail Centre

Mar 5th 2018, 10:00 PM 17,462 Views 25 Comments

The drugs were found with the help of detector dog Stella.

# portlaoise - Saturday 24 February, 2018

Connolly nets twice as Nemo see off Slaughtneil after extra-time to reach All-Ireland decider
# Croker Calling
From The42
# Croker Calling

Connolly nets twice as Nemo see off Slaughtneil after extra-time to reach All-Ireland decider

Feb 24th 2018, 6:27 PM 13,964 Views 7 Comments

Corofin now await the Cork champions in the final.

# portlaoise - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

Laois county board propose formation of second GAA club in Portlaoise
# New Year New Club
From The42
# New Year New Club

Laois county board propose formation of second GAA club in Portlaoise

Jan 9th 2018, 1:15 PM 9,804 Views 6 Comments

The additional club would cater for underage teams only.

# portlaoise - Monday 18 December, 2017

Man arrested over assault of Irish Rail worker who was locked in boot for 9 hours
# Laois
# Laois

Man arrested over assault of Irish Rail worker who was locked in boot for 9 hours

Dec 18th 2017, 7:18 AM 23,702 Views 11 Comments

The security worker was approached by a number of men as he arrived for work.

# portlaoise - Sunday 17 December, 2017

Rural pub gets award for giving punters a lift home to avoid drink-driving
# Saving Lives
# Saving Lives

Rural pub gets award for giving punters a lift home to avoid drink-driving

Dec 17th 2017, 7:45 AM 89,133 Views 30 Comments

The Portlaoise Treacy’s Bar and Restaurant has an eight-seater mini-van.

# portlaoise - Friday 15 December, 2017

Two men arrested after Irish Rail security worker locked in car boot for nine hours
# Kilbricken
# Kilbricken

Two men arrested after Irish Rail security worker locked in car boot for nine hours

Dec 15th 2017, 8:12 AM 12,123 Views 6 Comments

The incident occurred at around 5am on 5 December at Kilbricken, Mountrath, Co Laois.

# portlaoise - Sunday 3 December, 2017

'Save our A&E': Thousands attend protest to protect services at Portlaoise hospital
# Midlands Regional
# Midlands Regional

'Save our A&E': Thousands attend protest to protect services at Portlaoise hospital

Dec 3rd 2017, 9:12 AM 9,488 Views 39 Comments

It has been proposed that the hospital be downgraded.

# portlaoise - Thursday 16 November, 2017

Stella the sniffer dog helped seize €140k worth of cannabis in Portlaoise today
# Collared
# Collared

Stella the sniffer dog helped seize €140k worth of cannabis in Portlaoise today

Nov 16th 2017, 6:37 PM 15,311 Views 53 Comments

The drugs were addressed to a property in Wicklow.

# portlaoise - Sunday 29 October, 2017

Rhode lose their cool late on as 36-year-old 'Bruno' McCormack leads Portlaoise to victory
# Club Call
From The42
# Club Call

Rhode lose their cool late on as 36-year-old 'Bruno' McCormack leads Portlaoise to victory

Oct 29th 2017, 4:18 PM 8,031 Views 0 Comments

Portlaoise will face Moorefield in a mouth-watering Leinster club SFC quarter-final.

# portlaoise - Sunday 24 September, 2017

Behaviour of staff top reason for complaints about maternity services at Portlaoise
# Freedom Of Information
# Freedom Of Information

Behaviour of staff top reason for complaints about maternity services at Portlaoise

Sep 24th 2017, 6:05 AM 22,137 Views 38 Comments

Half of the complaints were about staff behaviour and three were about the care received.

# portlaoise - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

Prisoner was not checked for over two hours on night he died
# Portlaoise
# Portlaoise

Prisoner was not checked for over two hours on night he died

Sep 19th 2017, 3:59 PM 24,018 Views 22 Comments

The Inspector of Prisons has said the people who failed in their duties in the man’s care should be held to account.

# portlaoise - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

Farmers gather outside supermarkets in protest at low milk prices
# Milk Wars
# Milk Wars

Farmers gather outside supermarkets in protest at low milk prices

Aug 30th 2017, 9:31 PM 23,373 Views 62 Comments

Liquid milk producers were led in a protest by IFA president Joe Healy outside Dunnes Stores and Aldi in Portlaoise.

# portlaoise - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

Man accused of abducting, and stealing savings from, his own elderly father granted bail
# Limerick
# Limerick

Man accused of abducting, and stealing savings from, his own elderly father granted bail

Jun 13th 2017, 8:34 PM 18,012 Views 0 Comments

Accused James O’Connor is charged with abduction and is also alleged to have stolen over €8,000 of his father’s pension and credit union savings.

# portlaoise - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

HSE review of maternity complaints finds patients not treated with dignity or respect
# Infant Deaths
# Infant Deaths

HSE review of maternity complaints finds patients not treated with dignity or respect

May 23rd 2017, 3:22 PM 11,475 Views 8 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris said it is ‘regretted’ that it took such a long time for families to be heard on their babies’ deaths.

# portlaoise - Monday 15 May, 2017

Missing teen found safe and well
# Dublin
# Dublin

Missing teen found safe and well

May 15th 2017, 9:13 PM 19,482 Views 1 Comment

The boy had been missing from Limerick.

# portlaoise - Friday 12 May, 2017

Dublin man who smuggled IRA message out of Portlaoise Prison convicted
# IRA
# IRA

Dublin man who smuggled IRA message out of Portlaoise Prison convicted

May 12th 2017, 6:04 AM 17,521 Views 0 Comments

Brian Kenna was stopped by the detectives in the prison’s car park.

# portlaoise - Thursday 4 May, 2017

Gardaí believe missing Laois teen may be in Dublin
# Missing
# Missing

Gardaí believe missing Laois teen may be in Dublin

May 4th 2017, 9:37 PM 16,082 Views 7 Comments

Jason Collins was last seen on 27 April in Portlaoise.

# portlaoise - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

Trains cancelled and delayed due to mechanical fault
# Heuston
# Heuston

Trains cancelled and delayed due to mechanical fault

Apr 18th 2017, 9:24 AM 17,778 Views 8 Comments

A number of Heuston and Connolly services have been affected.

# portlaoise - Thursday 6 April, 2017

Man arrested after Portlaoise stabbing in broad daylight
# Stabbing
# Stabbing

Man arrested after Portlaoise stabbing in broad daylight

Apr 6th 2017, 2:06 PM 16,392 Views 4 Comments

The victim received non life-threatening injuries.

# portlaoise - Tuesday 28 February, 2017

Five arrested and €230,000 worth of drugs seized in major operation in three counties
# Seizures
# Seizures

Five arrested and €230,000 worth of drugs seized in major operation in three counties

Feb 28th 2017, 10:01 PM 19,651 Views 0 Comments

The seizures began this afternoon when Gardaí stopped and searched a car on the M8.

# portlaoise - Thursday 12 January, 2017

Body of missing Polish man found
# Laois
# Laois

Body of missing Polish man found

Jan 12th 2017, 1:17 PM 17,572 Views 2 Comments

He had not been seen since Wednesday afternoon.

# portlaoise - Thursday 5 January, 2017

Woman missing from Portlaoise found 'safe and well'
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Woman missing from Portlaoise found 'safe and well'

Jan 5th 2017, 9:12 PM 14,678 Views 1 Comment

Susanne Krauss has been missing since Tuesday.

# portlaoise - Thursday 8 December, 2016

Enda Kenny and Gerry Adams face off over blacked-out van driver
# Brian Stack
# Brian Stack

Enda Kenny and Gerry Adams face off over blacked-out van driver

Dec 8th 2016, 8:36 PM 21,088 Views 238 Comments

The Taoiseach called on the Sinn Féin leader to give more information to gardaí.

# portlaoise - Monday 5 December, 2016

'Significant risks remain' at hospital despite maternity improvements after eight baby deaths
# Portlaoise
# Portlaoise

'Significant risks remain' at hospital despite maternity improvements after eight baby deaths

Dec 5th 2016, 6:31 PM 10,060 Views 17 Comments

A report into Portlaoise General Hospital was published today.

# portlaoise - Thursday 17 November, 2016

Dart delays and dangerous roads, with temperatures due to plummet to -4 this weekend
# Hello Winter
# Hello Winter

Dart delays and dangerous roads, with temperatures due to plummet to -4 this weekend

Nov 17th 2016, 8:51 AM 25,711 Views 17 Comments

It will be freezing tonight in many places, according to Met Éireann.

# portlaoise - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

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

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

Oct 18th 2016, 6:01 AM 22,149 Views 0 Comments

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

# portlaoise - Monday 17 October, 2016

This brilliant goal in the final seconds denied Portlaoise a 10th consecutive Laois SFC title
# Electric Pick And Kick
From The42
# Electric Pick And Kick

This brilliant goal in the final seconds denied Portlaoise a 10th consecutive Laois SFC title

Oct 17th 2016, 1:32 PM 7,288 Views 3 Comments

A first crown for Stradbally since 2005 by the narrowest of margins.

# portlaoise - Saturday 15 October, 2016

Officer hospitalised with knife wounds after intervening in prison attack
# Portlaoise
# Portlaoise

Officer hospitalised with knife wounds after intervening in prison attack

Oct 15th 2016, 4:40 PM 17,379 Views 18 Comments

The officer intervened in a shiv attack on an inmate.

# portlaoise - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

Laois book first Leinster minor final place in 9 years with win over Offaly
# Milestone
From The42
# Milestone

Laois book first Leinster minor final place in 9 years with win over Offaly

Jul 5th 2016, 9:11 PM 6,877 Views 2 Comments

Evan Lowry scored the second-half goal that sealed victory in a convincing win for his side.

# portlaoise - Saturday 2 July, 2016

Three men charged after €290k cannabis haul in Laois
# Portlaoise
# Portlaoise

Three men charged after €290k cannabis haul in Laois

Jul 2nd 2016, 3:37 PM 18,098 Views 0 Comments

The men are aged from their mid-20s to mid-50s.

# portlaoise - Friday 10 June, 2016

Mental health: 'Shocking' report finds patients secluded for two days at a time
# Portlaoise
# Portlaoise

Mental health: 'Shocking' report finds patients secluded for two days at a time

Jun 10th 2016, 7:12 PM 14,960 Views 10 Comments

Seclusion is a standard practice in mental health treatments, but should be used “as a last resort only”.

# portlaoise - Tuesday 10 May, 2016

Man found on the road after being stabbed in the stomach
# Portlaoise
# Portlaoise

Man found on the road after being stabbed in the stomach

May 10th 2016, 11:33 AM 18,891 Views 1 Comment

He remains in a critical condition.

# portlaoise - Wednesday 4 May, 2016

Prison officers to undergo tests after being bitten by convicted 'HIV positive' rapist
# Portlaoise
# Portlaoise

Prison officers to undergo tests after being bitten by convicted 'HIV positive' rapist

May 4th 2016, 1:32 PM 25,523 Views 104 Comments

The matter is the subject of a Garda investigation.

# portlaoise - Tuesday 15 March, 2016

Man in his 40s arrested in connection to theft of ESB cables
# Kildare
# Kildare

Man in his 40s arrested in connection to theft of ESB cables

Mar 15th 2016, 5:46 PM 27,420 Views 47 Comments

A number of planned searches were carried out in Leixlip.

# portlaoise - Sunday 13 March, 2016

'It's only been around for three years, and it's opened up the world'
# Cause For Optimism
# Cause For Optimism

'It's only been around for three years, and it's opened up the world'

Mar 13th 2016, 7:00 PM 27,869 Views 4 Comments

Those who suffer from Rett Syndrome are unable to speak or move their hands, but eye gaze technology is allowing them to communicate.

# portlaoise - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

'Willie was a true gentleman' - Tipperary councillor dies after being hit by car in Laois
# Willie Kennedy
# Willie Kennedy

'Willie was a true gentleman' - Tipperary councillor dies after being hit by car in Laois

Mar 8th 2016, 1:11 PM 31,197 Views 6 Comments

The popular local politician died from his injuries last night.