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# portlaoise - Today’s News


# 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.

# portlaoise - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

‘Willie was a true gentleman’ – Tipperary councillor dies after being hit by car in Laois

The popular local politician died from his injuries last night.

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# portlaoise - Wednesday 24 February, 2016

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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)

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

He says the decision is unfair and breaches his rights.

# portlaoise - Sunday 6 December, 2015

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

Paul Cahillane will take a while to get over this

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

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

# portlaoise - Sunday 22 November, 2015

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

Sharp-shooting Portlaoise book spot in another Leinster final

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

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

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

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”

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

# portlaoise - Saturday 24 October, 2015

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

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

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

The HSE has apologised to the baby’s parents.

# portlaoise - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

From The42 Now there’s video footage of 42-year-old Mick Lawlor scoring two goals in two minutes Old Dog Same Tricks This post contains videos

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

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

# portlaoise - Monday 19 October, 2015

# portlaoise - Thursday 24 September, 2015

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

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

The action is being taken by about 25 men.

# portlaoise - Wednesday 9 September, 2015

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

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

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

Father Dominic Savio had only arrived in Ireland recently.

# portlaoise - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

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

# portlaoise - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

Gardaí are trying to find owners for 10 boats and a caravan Lost And Found This post contains images

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

Gardaí have seized a lot of equipment.

# portlaoise - Friday 3 July, 2015

From The42 Dublin hurlers ring the changes for Laois clash Reaction

Dublin hurlers ring the changes for Laois clash

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

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

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”

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.

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# portlaoise - Tuesday 19 May, 2015

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

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

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

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