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#Portlaoise

# portlaoise - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

# portlaoise - Wednesday 24 February, 2016

Hospital apologises after man settles case against HSE and doctor who delivered him for €4.1 million
# Courts
# Courts

Hospital apologises after man settles case against HSE and doctor who delivered him for €4.1 million

Feb 24th 2016, 8:20 PM 29,607 Views 9 Comments

Cerebral palsy sufferer Andrew Whelan took a legal action through his mother against the gynaecologist who delivered Andrew 22 years ago.

# portlaoise - Wednesday 17 February, 2016

A sniffer dog discovered these drugs at Portlaoise mail centre today
# Investigations
# Investigations

A sniffer dog discovered these drugs at Portlaoise mail centre today

Feb 17th 2016, 6:23 PM 27,150 Views 46 Comments

Stella gave a positive reaction to a parcel on its way to Dublin City.

# portlaoise - Thursday 4 February, 2016

Three adults and two minors arrested in burglary crackdown
# Operation Thor
# Operation Thor

Three adults and two minors arrested in burglary crackdown

Feb 4th 2016, 1:41 PM 20,402 Views 34 Comments

Property, believed to be stolen, was seized during a number of searches.

# portlaoise - Thursday 28 January, 2016

Gardaí thank communities for help catching 54 drug dealers
# Crackdown
# Crackdown

Gardaí thank communities for help catching 54 drug dealers

Jan 28th 2016, 6:00 PM 32,417 Views 0 Comments

The youngest arrested as part of the operation was just 15-years-old.

# portlaoise - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

Six years after his death, report finds ‘significant failings’ in care of baby at Portlaoise
# Joshua Keyes Cornally
# Joshua Keyes Cornally

Six years after his death, report finds ‘significant failings’ in care of baby at Portlaoise

Jan 20th 2016, 12:24 PM 7,773 Views 8 Comments

Joshua Keyes Cornally was pronounced dead 55 minutes after his birth at Midland Regional Hospital.

# portlaoise - Friday 8 January, 2016

Man who sexually assaulted sleeping woman initially claimed he had tripped and landed on her
# Courts
# Courts

Man who sexually assaulted sleeping woman initially claimed he had tripped and landed on her

Jan 8th 2016, 4:47 PM 25,824 Views 33 Comments

The man was handed a suspended sentence today.

# portlaoise - Thursday 7 January, 2016

'I'm worried, we don't know what's in this' - Prime Time probes bad odour in Portlaoise air
# Enva
# Enva

'I'm worried, we don't know what's in this' - Prime Time probes bad odour in Portlaoise air

Jan 7th 2016, 11:00 PM 36,279 Views 44 Comments

Residents have, for years, been complaining about the strong, oily smell but feel they are not being listened to.

# portlaoise - Thursday 31 December, 2015

Governor warned of potential 'bloodbath' among IRA prisoners if rubber bullets were removed
# RIOT CONTROL
# RIOT CONTROL

Governor warned of potential 'bloodbath' among IRA prisoners if rubber bullets were removed

Dec 31st 2015, 6:10 AM 12,629 Views 1 Comment

The government wanted to stop using them as part of efforts to rid them from Northern Ireland.

# portlaoise - Tuesday 29 December, 2015

Gardaí appeal for help in finding missing woman (35)
# Missing
# Missing

Gardaí appeal for help in finding missing woman (35)

Dec 29th 2015, 10:38 PM 63,938 Views 13 Comments

Anne Marie O’Brien has been missing since 23 December.

# portlaoise - Wednesday 23 December, 2015

Convicted murderer Dundon launches legal challenge against his prison visitors being screened
# Portlaoise
# Portlaoise

Convicted murderer Dundon launches legal challenge against his prison visitors being screened

Dec 23rd 2015, 1:01 PM 14,336 Views 0 Comments

He says the decision is unfair and breaches his rights.

# portlaoise - Sunday 6 December, 2015

Paul Cahillane will take a while to get over this
# Horror Miss
From The42
# Horror Miss

Paul Cahillane will take a while to get over this

Dec 6th 2015, 3:31 PM 16,781 Views 10 Comments

Portlaoise full-forward missed an easy free late on as Ballyboden claimed their first Leinster title.

# portlaoise - Tuesday 24 November, 2015

Further €9 million awarded to girl who suffered brain injury at birth
# Portlaoise
# Portlaoise

Further €9 million awarded to girl who suffered brain injury at birth

Nov 24th 2015, 1:42 PM 8,827 Views 6 Comments

Roisin Conroy has cerebral palsy as a result of her birth at the hospital in Portlaoise in 2001.

# portlaoise - Sunday 22 November, 2015

Sharp-shooting Portlaoise book spot in another Leinster final
# 5 Star
From The42
# 5 Star

Sharp-shooting Portlaoise book spot in another Leinster final

Nov 22nd 2015, 4:20 PM 8,069 Views 3 Comments

Portlaoise now take on Dublin champions Ballyboden-St Enda’s as they bid for a first provincial title since 2009.

# portlaoise - Sunday 15 November, 2015

Republican prisoners complain of living in 'Victorian' conditions
# Portlaoise Prison
# Portlaoise Prison

Republican prisoners complain of living in 'Victorian' conditions

Nov 15th 2015, 7:45 AM 22,846 Views 120 Comments

A support group for republican prisoners has called on prison authorities to address conditions at Portlaoise.

# portlaoise - Thursday 5 November, 2015

Man sentenced to 17 years in jail for false imprisonment of 11-year-old girl
# Courts
# Courts

Man sentenced to 17 years in jail for false imprisonment of 11-year-old girl

Nov 5th 2015, 11:11 AM 22,401 Views 85 Comments

Michael Martin appeared in Portlaoise Circuit Court today.

# portlaoise - Thursday 29 October, 2015

Court hears about heroic actions of 10-year-old who saved his sister from abduction
# Portlaoise
# Portlaoise

Court hears about heroic actions of 10-year-old who saved his sister from abduction

Oct 29th 2015, 7:33 PM 20,156 Views 0 Comments

This related to an incident that happened in March.

# portlaoise - Tuesday 27 October, 2015

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

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

Oct 27th 2015, 8:06 PM 29,983 Views 44 Comments

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

# portlaoise - Saturday 24 October, 2015

Portlaoise power to Laois nine-in-a-row (and they've to play again tomorrow afternoon!)
# Unstoppable
From The42
# Unstoppable

Portlaoise power to Laois nine-in-a-row (and they've to play again tomorrow afternoon!)

Oct 24th 2015, 8:43 PM 10,129 Views 8 Comments

The town ran out 12-point winners in this evening’s Laois SFC replay.

# portlaoise - Thursday 22 October, 2015

Staff failed to recognise signs of foetal distress in baby who died at 22 minutes old
# Mark Molloy
# Mark Molloy

Staff failed to recognise signs of foetal distress in baby who died at 22 minutes old

Oct 22nd 2015, 1:05 PM 20,555 Views 26 Comments

The HSE has apologised to the baby’s parents.

# portlaoise - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

Now there's video footage of 42-year-old Mick Lawlor scoring two goals in two minutes
# Old Dog Same Tricks
From The42
# Old Dog Same Tricks

Now there's video footage of 42-year-old Mick Lawlor scoring two goals in two minutes

Oct 20th 2015, 12:45 PM 8,870 Views 9 Comments

Lawlor and Emo will face Portlaoise in the county final replay on Saturday.

# portlaoise - Monday 19 October, 2015

Heard about the 'bizarre' water charges protest outside a Sinn Féin TD's office?
# On The Same Side?
# On The Same Side?

Heard about the 'bizarre' water charges protest outside a Sinn Féin TD's office?

Oct 19th 2015, 8:30 PM 24,506 Views 103 Comments

Aren’t they on the same side?

# portlaoise - Thursday 24 September, 2015

This rural village is about to get some of the fastest broadband in the country
# Fibre Optic Connectivity
# Fibre Optic Connectivity

This rural village is about to get some of the fastest broadband in the country

Sep 24th 2015, 8:20 AM 25,277 Views 36 Comments

This comes as part of a joint venture between the ESB and Vodafone.

# portlaoise - Thursday 17 September, 2015

Portlaoise prisoners plan dirty protest after being refused gluten-free bread
# Standards
# Standards

Portlaoise prisoners plan dirty protest after being refused gluten-free bread

Sep 17th 2015, 2:12 PM 13,221 Views 65 Comments

The action is being taken by about 25 men.

# portlaoise - Wednesday 9 September, 2015

Lose something at Electric Picnic? Here's how you can get it back
# Lost And Found
From The Daily Edge
# Lost And Found

Lose something at Electric Picnic? Here's how you can get it back

Sep 9th 2015, 4:01 PM 4,170 Views 2 Comments

Portlaoise Garda Station is “like an iPhone shop”, apparently.

# portlaoise - Thursday 23 July, 2015

Priest injured in knife-point robbery says Mass before going to hospital
# Portlaoise
# Portlaoise

Priest injured in knife-point robbery says Mass before going to hospital

Jul 23rd 2015, 1:27 PM 16,506 Views 30 Comments

Father Dominic Savio had only arrived in Ireland recently.

# portlaoise - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

Paramore's Hayley Williams is featured on this poster in Portlaoise... and she's not impressed
# I Put A Spell On You
From The Daily Edge
# I Put A Spell On You

Paramore's Hayley Williams is featured on this poster in Portlaoise... and she's not impressed

Jul 14th 2015, 9:22 AM 7,551 Views 7 Comments

Oh no you didn’t.

# portlaoise - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

Gardaí are trying to find owners for 10 boats and a caravan
# Lost And Found
# Lost And Found

Gardaí are trying to find owners for 10 boats and a caravan

Jul 7th 2015, 1:44 PM 22,316 Views 24 Comments

Gardaí have seized a lot of equipment.

# portlaoise - Friday 3 July, 2015

Dublin hurlers ring the changes for Laois clash
# Reaction
From The42
# Reaction

Dublin hurlers ring the changes for Laois clash

Jul 3rd 2015, 9:52 PM 6,095 Views 6 Comments

There are seven changes in total following the Dubs’ comprehensive loss to Galway.

# portlaoise - Monday 22 June, 2015

'Urgent' action needed to prevent further baby deaths
# Portlaoise
# Portlaoise

'Urgent' action needed to prevent further baby deaths

Jun 22nd 2015, 4:17 PM 8,515 Views 4 Comments

Parents’ concerns were addressed in only a minority of maternity cases assessed in a new HSE review.

# portlaoise - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

Man in his 60s killed in Laois road crash
# Fatal
# Fatal

Man in his 60s killed in Laois road crash

Jun 9th 2015, 3:26 PM 11,003 Views 1 Comment

The driver of the other car has been taken to hospital.

# portlaoise - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

Decision to outsource surgery at Portlaoise "threatens existence of hospital"
# Not Impressed
# Not Impressed

Decision to outsource surgery at Portlaoise "threatens existence of hospital"

Jun 3rd 2015, 5:35 PM 13,883 Views 30 Comments

The news that complex surgery will no longer be performed at Portlaoise follows last month’s highly critical HIQA report into the standard of care at the hospital.

Today’s top stories in 6 seconds
# News Wrap
# News Wrap

Today’s top stories in 6 seconds

Jun 3rd 2015, 1:22 PM 8,678 Views 1 Comment

Everything you need to know, as we get halfway through your Wednesday.

# portlaoise - Tuesday 19 May, 2015

Bereaved parents: 'It needs to stop now, enough pain and enough hurt has been caused'
# Portlaoise
# Portlaoise

Bereaved parents: 'It needs to stop now, enough pain and enough hurt has been caused'

May 19th 2015, 5:50 PM 17,938 Views 25 Comments

Calls have been made for HSE Chief Tony O’Brien to resign.

# portlaoise - Sunday 17 May, 2015

'They were lied to': Health Minister speaks out over baby deaths
# Midland Regional Hospital
# Midland Regional Hospital

'They were lied to': Health Minister speaks out over baby deaths

May 17th 2015, 8:25 PM 16,753 Views 41 Comments

The Health Minister Leo Varadkar has spoken out about the findings in HIQA’s report on the Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaoise.

# portlaoise - Friday 15 May, 2015

Lucinda: 'If Portlaoise babies got the care I did, they'd still be alive'
# Deeply Upsetting
# Deeply Upsetting

Lucinda: 'If Portlaoise babies got the care I did, they'd still be alive'

May 15th 2015, 9:41 AM 17,276 Views 52 Comments

The Renua Ireland leader went through a traumatic labour.

# portlaoise - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

Attitude of Laois' young Connacht star Masterson ensures he won't be left behind
# Slippery Pathway
From The42
# Slippery Pathway

Attitude of Laois' young Connacht star Masterson ensures he won't be left behind

May 13th 2015, 7:50 PM 8,476 Views 3 Comments

Eoghan Masterson could have been cut adrift after battling through age grade rugby, but he wouldn’t take no for an answer.

'Absolutely farcical': EPA report into Portlaoise waste facility slammed
# Whitewash
# Whitewash

'Absolutely farcical': EPA report into Portlaoise waste facility slammed

May 13th 2015, 5:10 PM 10,125 Views 6 Comments

Senator John Whelan has called today’s interim EPA report into the Enva plant in the midlands town a “complete whitewash”.

# portlaoise - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

"Like something from a Frankenstein novel" - bereaved mother describes Portlaoise Hospital's morgue
# Portlaoise
# Portlaoise

"Like something from a Frankenstein novel" - bereaved mother describes Portlaoise Hospital's morgue

May 12th 2015, 5:33 PM 16,375 Views 9 Comments

Janice Boland has given a heart-rending interview regarding the trauma she went through at the maternity hospital in 2006

# portlaoise - Saturday 9 May, 2015

"To err is human, to cover up is inexcusable" - eight babies died at Portlaoise Hospital
# Portlaoise
# Portlaoise

"To err is human, to cover up is inexcusable" - eight babies died at Portlaoise Hospital

May 9th 2015, 6:00 PM 19,634 Views 32 Comments

The HIQA report painted a picture of care that was woefully substandard.