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# co-laois - Wednesday 24 February, 2021

Group fined after travelling 100km to Co Laois beauty spot
# Rock Of Dunamaise
# Rock Of Dunamaise

Group fined after travelling 100km to Co Laois beauty spot

Feb 24th 2021, 8:25 PM 83,301 Views 73 Comments

Gardaí on patrol in Portlaoise found a group that had travelled well outside their 5km to visit the Rock of Dunamaise.

# co-laois - Monday 27 July, 2020

Man (20s) charged after €161,000 worth of cocaine seized following search of house
# Portarlington
# Portarlington

Man (20s) charged after €161,000 worth of cocaine seized following search of house

Jul 27th 2020, 7:22 AM 10,011 Views 0 Comments

The seizure was made following a search of a house in the Patrick Street area of Portarlington on Saturday.

# co-laois - Monday 6 April, 2020

€50,000 cash seized as two women arrested on suspicion of money laundering in Laois
# Garda Operation
# Garda Operation

€50,000 cash seized as two women arrested on suspicion of money laundering in Laois

Apr 6th 2020, 10:45 PM 33,499 Views 0 Comments

The women were arrested after their car was stopped on the M7 motorway this afternoon.

# co-laois - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

Body of 44-year-old man discovered in Slieve Bloom Mountains in Co Laois
# Co Laois
# Co Laois

Body of 44-year-old man discovered in Slieve Bloom Mountains in Co Laois

Feb 5th 2020, 10:39 AM 26,906 Views 5 Comments

A post-mortem examination is due to take place today.

# co-laois - Saturday 1 February, 2020

Missing 31-year-old man who was missing from Laois has been 'located'
# Missing
# Missing

Missing 31-year-old man who was missing from Laois has been 'located'

Feb 1st 2020, 7:30 PM 25,949 Views 6 Comments

Robert was last seen on Thursday in Abbeyleix.

# co-laois - Friday 14 December, 2018

Man jailed for two years for stealing over €19,000 from friend's late husband's pension fund
# Co Laois
# Co Laois

Man jailed for two years for stealing over €19,000 from friend's late husband's pension fund

Dec 14th 2018, 6:15 AM 20,101 Views 12 Comments

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.

# co-laois - Monday 27 August, 2018

Public warned about fake print-at-home Electric Picnic tickets
# Stradbally
# Stradbally

Public warned about fake print-at-home Electric Picnic tickets

Aug 27th 2018, 1:34 PM 12,898 Views 9 Comments

The festival begins next weekend – Gardaí are advising people not to fall for ‘print-at-home’ ticket scams.

# co-laois - Thursday 7 December, 2017

Gardaí investigate assault of Irish Rail worker who was locked in car boot for 9 hours
# Co Laois
# Co Laois

Gardaí investigate assault of Irish Rail worker who was locked in car boot for 9 hours

Dec 7th 2017, 4:29 PM 18,375 Views 10 Comments

The man has been described as being “very, very shaken” after the incident.

# co-laois - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

Couple settle with council out-of-court after 'appalling story' of flooded home
# Laois County Council
# Laois County Council

Couple settle with council out-of-court after 'appalling story' of flooded home

Feb 8th 2017, 10:28 PM 14,881 Views 5 Comments

The couple claimed there were no problems before the Council laid a culvert near their home in 2007.

# co-laois - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

'It absolutely destroyed me': Man sues Laois County Council after house floods twice
# Small Tsunami
# Small Tsunami

'It absolutely destroyed me': Man sues Laois County Council after house floods twice

Feb 7th 2017, 10:38 PM 16,818 Views 0 Comments

After the floods he said “it took a long time to get it right,” and that he can no longer get flood insurance.

# co-laois - 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 22,126 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.

# co-laois - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

17 beautiful photos that would make you proud to be from Laois
# Laois Pride
From The Daily Edge
# Laois Pride

17 beautiful photos that would make you proud to be from Laois

Jul 6th 2016, 6:00 PM 9,185 Views 2 Comments

Up the blue and whites.

# co-laois - 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 29,773 Views 44 Comments

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

# co-laois - Thursday 24 September, 2015

80-metre wind mast knocked over
# Co Laois
# Co Laois

80-metre wind mast knocked over

Sep 24th 2015, 9:22 AM 26,032 Views 51 Comments

It is unclear what exactly cause the collapse.

# co-laois - Sunday 21 December, 2014

Fiona Pender search in Co Laois forest called off
# 18 Years On
# 18 Years On

Fiona Pender search in Co Laois forest called off

Dec 21st 2014, 7:45 PM 29,968 Views 14 Comments

The Garda investigation into her whereabouts continues.

# co-laois - Saturday 31 May, 2014

The Data Protection Commissioner is getting a new office, but keeping the one beside a convenience store in Laois
# Moving On Up
# Moving On Up

The Data Protection Commissioner is getting a new office, but keeping the one beside a convenience store in Laois

May 31st 2014, 7:15 AM 12,061 Views 29 Comments

The DPC is to open a new sub office in Dublin following Cabinet agreement this week.

# co-laois - Saturday 15 March, 2014

Little girl (3) killed after being hit by van in Portlaoise
# Co Laois
# Co Laois

Little girl (3) killed after being hit by van in Portlaoise

Mar 15th 2014, 8:55 PM 37,350 Views 12 Comments

The toddler was struck by a van at St Brigid’s Place just after midday.

# co-laois - Friday 31 August, 2012

In pics: the first night of the Electric Picnic
# EP2012
From The Daily Edge
# EP2012

In pics: the first night of the Electric Picnic

Aug 31st 2012, 9:24 PM 25,658 Views 32 Comments

The tents are up and the festival is underway…

# co-laois - Tuesday 28 August, 2012

In pics: A first look at Electric Picnic 2012
# EP2012
# EP2012

In pics: A first look at Electric Picnic 2012

Aug 28th 2012, 5:10 PM 15,705 Views 19 Comments

Take a sneak peek at the festival site…

# co-laois - Saturday 2 June, 2012

Best resort in the world is in… Co Laois
# Plush Pad
# Plush Pad

Best resort in the world is in… Co Laois

Jun 2nd 2012, 7:45 AM 15,527 Views 16 Comments

Prestigious Robb Report on luxury getaways puts Ballyfin Demesne in Laois at the top of its must-travel list.

# co-laois - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

The Daily Fix: Tuesday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Feb 21st 2012, 8:03 PM 2,672 Views 0 Comments

Your nightly news round-up of the day’s biggest stories…

# co-laois - Friday 2 December, 2011

Report on Portlaoise nursing unit released
# HIQA
# HIQA

Report on Portlaoise nursing unit released

Dec 2nd 2011, 9:01 AM 1,226 Views 0 Comments

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.

# co-laois - Sunday 20 November, 2011

Thousands turn out to protest Abbeyleix nursing unit closure
# Abbeyleix
# Abbeyleix

Thousands turn out to protest Abbeyleix nursing unit closure

Nov 20th 2011, 8:37 PM 2,919 Views 18 Comments

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.

# co-laois - Saturday 19 November, 2011

Two arrested over €600,000 drugs seizure in Portlaoise
# Drugs
# Drugs

Two arrested over €600,000 drugs seizure in Portlaoise

Nov 19th 2011, 11:55 AM 1,843 Views 7 Comments

A quantity of cocaine and cannabis herb was discovered during a search on a van in the town yesterday afternoon.

# co-laois - Wednesday 16 November, 2011

HSE announces second Laois nursing unit closure in two weeks
# HSE
# HSE

HSE announces second Laois nursing unit closure in two weeks

Nov 16th 2011, 11:09 AM 1,269 Views 4 Comments

St Brigid’s Hospital – a 28-bed unit in Shane, Portlaoise – will be closed, just two weeks after a unit in Abbeyleix was shut.

# co-laois - Friday 2 September, 2011

Thousands descend on Laois for an electric weekend of music
# Electric Picnic
# Electric Picnic

Thousands descend on Laois for an electric weekend of music

Sep 2nd 2011, 10:58 AM 781 Views 0 Comments

With food, chat, debate, and music on offer, this weekend’s festival looks like the best yet.

# co-laois - Tuesday 30 August, 2011

In numbers: the Electric Picnic 2011
# Electric Picnic
From The Daily Edge
# Electric Picnic

In numbers: the Electric Picnic 2011

Aug 30th 2011, 7:35 PM 1,649 Views 0 Comments

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
# Electric Picnic
From The Daily Edge
# Electric Picnic

Electric Picnic organisers rubbish 'final year' rumours

Aug 30th 2011, 7:25 PM 2,231 Views 9 Comments

TheJournal.ie 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.

# co-laois - Monday 15 August, 2011

Bog body found in Co Laois could be that of sacrificed king
# Bog Body
# Bog Body

Bog body found in Co Laois could be that of sacrificed king

Aug 15th 2011, 7:44 PM 6,055 Views 19 Comments

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.

# co-laois - Tuesday 12 July, 2011

Court for men arrested during counterfeit investigation
# Court
# Court

Court for men arrested during counterfeit investigation

Jul 12th 2011, 11:24 AM 659 Views 3 Comments

The men were arrested as part of a European investigation involving a number of law enforcement agencies.

# co-laois - Wednesday 11 May, 2011

Raiders steal cigarettes and cash from family filling station
# Raid
# Raid

Raiders steal cigarettes and cash from family filling station

May 11th 2011, 11:00 AM 901 Views 0 Comments

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.