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#Portlaoise

# portlaoise - Monday 16 July, 2018

Irish teen who drowned tragically in Spanish lake named

Joshua Osahon from Portlaoise lost his life after going swimming in a lake in central Spain on Saturday afternoon.

# portlaoise - Thursday 5 July, 2018

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

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'

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

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

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

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

# portlaoise - Saturday 24 February, 2018

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

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

Corofin now await the Cork champions in the final.

# portlaoise - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

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

Laois county board propose formation of second GAA club in Portlaoise

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

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

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

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

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

The drugs were addressed to a property in Wicklow.

# portlaoise - Sunday 29 October, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The boy had been missing from Limerick.

# portlaoise - Friday 12 May, 2017

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

Dublin man who smuggled IRA message out of Portlaoise Prison convicted

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

Jason Collins was last seen on 27 April in Portlaoise.

# portlaoise - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

Trains cancelled and delayed due to mechanical fault

A number of Heuston and Connolly services have been affected.

# portlaoise - Thursday 6 April, 2017

Man arrested after Portlaoise stabbing in broad daylight

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

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

He had not been seen since Wednesday afternoon.

# portlaoise - Thursday 5 January, 2017

Woman missing from Portlaoise found 'safe and well'

Susanne Krauss has been missing since Tuesday.

# portlaoise - Thursday 8 December, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The officer intervened in a shiv attack on an inmate.

# portlaoise - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

He remains in a critical condition.

# portlaoise - Wednesday 4 May, 2016

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

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

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'

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

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