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Friday 29 September 2023 Dublin: 14°C

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Group fined after travelling 100km to Co Laois beauty spot
Gardaí on patrol in Portlaoise found a group that had travelled well outside their 5km to visit the Rock of Dunamaise.
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.
€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.
Body of 44-year-old man discovered in Slieve Bloom Mountains in Co Laois
A post-mortem examination is due to take place today.
Missing 31-year-old man who was missing from Laois has been 'located'
Robert was last seen on Thursday in Abbeyleix.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
17 beautiful photos that would make you proud to be from Laois
Up the blue and whites.
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.
80-metre wind mast knocked over
It is unclear what exactly cause the collapse.
Fiona Pender search in Co Laois forest called off
The Garda investigation into her whereabouts continues.
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.
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.
In pics: the first night of the Electric Picnic
The tents are up and the festival is underway…
In pics: A first look at Electric Picnic 2012
Take a sneak peek at the festival site…
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.
The Daily Fix: Tuesday
Your nightly news round-up of the day’s biggest stories…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
Court for men arrested during counterfeit investigation
The men were arrested as part of a European investigation involving a number of law enforcement agencies.
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.