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Gardaí in Portlaoise seized €187,000 worth of drugs and arrested one man during a search operation  on  Saturday. Photograph: An Garda Síochána

Crime gangs in regional Ireland are growing their businesses and receiving large consignments of drugs for resale despite the impact of the Covid-19 p(...)

Cash in euro and other currency estimated at around €110,000 in total seized in Coolock, north Dublin on Friday. Photograph: An Garda Síochána

A man in his 50 has been arrested in relation to the seizure of around €110,000 in cash and a vehicle in Coolock, north Dublin on Friday. The search(...)

Under Level 3 restrictions, visits to nursing and care homes are suspended, aside from critical and compassionate reasons. Photograph: iStock

At least 45 further coronavirus cases were confirmed in nursing home residents in seven new outbreaks reported in the past week, the National Public H(...)

The number of outbreaks of Covid-19 in nursing homes has risen to 155, up four on the previous day. Stock photograph: AFP.

Almost one-third of nursing homes in Ireland have the Covid-19 virus, the Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa) said on Thursday. Mary(...)

The 28-bed Maryborough Centre is in  St Fintan’s Hospital, Portlaoise, Co Laois. Photograph: Google Street

Eight residents in a Co Laois psychiatric centre have died from Covid-19 since the weekend. The HSE has confirmed that nine residents in the Maryboro(...)

The inspection report states that during administration of ECT for one patient, during which small electric currents are passed through the brain, written consent was not obtained for the eighth and ninth treatment session at the hospital.

A mental health centre in Co Laois carried out electro-compulsive therapy (ECT) on a patient without obtaining proper consent, constituting a breach o(...)

 Brothers and sisters John Paul, Ann-Marie, Bridget(wife), Mary Theresa, and Thomas Delaney, all relatives of William Delaney can be seen close to the rock of Dunamase in Co.Laois Photograph: James Forde/ The Irish Times

“This is the worst thing that could happen to anybody,” said Mary Therese Delaney as she and her family stood at the Garda tape blocking access to the(...)

The remains are carried from St Peter and Paul’s Church, Portlaoise after the funerals of father and son, Vincent and Sully (5) Rossi. Photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin

A five-year-old-boy killed alongside his father in a car crash last week was described in his final school report read aloud during his funeral as car(...)

Election is set for Thursday, June 27th at the Midlands Park Hotel in Portlaoise, Co Laois

Three candidates will vie to become the next president of the Irish Cattle & Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) at a vote next month. Nominations (...)

The Bergfink hammock €24.99 from Jysk

Look of the Danish Just over a week away, the opening of the first Jsyk stores in Naas Retail Park is likely to cause plenty of traffic. The Danish h(...)

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