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#Portlaoise

# portlaoise - Tuesday 19 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Bereaved parents: ‘It needs to stop now, enough pain and enough hurt has been caused’ Portlaoise

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

From TheJournal.ie ‘They were lied to’: Health Minister speaks out over baby deaths Midland Regional Hospital

‘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.

# portlaoise - Friday 15 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Lucinda: ‘If Portlaoise babies got the care I did, they’d still be alive’ Deeply Upsetting

Lucinda: ‘If Portlaoise babies got the care I did, they’d still be alive’

The Renua Ireland leader went through a traumatic labour.

# portlaoise - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

Attitude of Laois’ young Connacht star Masterson ensures he won’t be left behind

Eoghan Masterson could have been cut adrift after battling through age grade rugby, but he wouldn’t take no for an answer.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Absolutely farcical’: EPA report into Portlaoise waste facility slammed Whitewash

‘Absolutely farcical’: EPA report into Portlaoise waste facility slammed

Senator John Whelan has called today’s interim EPA report into the Enva plant in the midlands town a “complete whitewash”.

# portlaoise - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie “Like something from a Frankenstein novel” – bereaved mother describes Portlaoise Hospital’s morgue Portlaoise

“Like something from a Frankenstein novel” – bereaved mother describes Portlaoise Hospital’s morgue

Janice Boland has given a heart-rending interview regarding the trauma she went through at the maternity hospital in 2006

# portlaoise - Saturday 9 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie “To err is human, to cover up is inexcusable” – eight babies died at Portlaoise Hospital Portlaoise

“To err is human, to cover up is inexcusable” – eight babies died at Portlaoise Hospital

The HIQA report painted a picture of care that was woefully substandard.

From TheJournal.ie Prisoner found dead in Midlands Prison cell Portlaoise

Prisoner found dead in Midlands Prison cell

It’s the second death of a prisoner in 24 hours.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you feel safe in Irish hospitals? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you feel safe in Irish hospitals?

The report in Portlaoise has posed some important questions.

# portlaoise - Friday 8 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Baby’s remains squeezed into tiny box and given to parents HSE

Baby’s remains squeezed into tiny box and given to parents

The HIQA report into Midland Regional Hospital comes after an RTÉ investigation last year into the deaths of five babies at the hospital.

# portlaoise - Friday 27 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Coombe to oversee maternity services at Portlaoise Hospital following deaths Newborns

Coombe to oversee maternity services at Portlaoise Hospital following deaths

The new agreement is the first of its kind in Ireland.

# portlaoise - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Terrier with cuts and bite marks found ‘huddled and shaking’ tied to tree Recovering

Terrier with cuts and bite marks found ‘huddled and shaking’ tied to tree

‘Buzz’ the Staffie was found at an estate in Portlaoise.

From TheJournal.ie The HSE has published five letters it sent to health watchdog as hospital fight intensifies Love Letters

The HSE has published five letters it sent to health watchdog as hospital fight intensifies

More than 250 adverse findings were discovered in the standards of care at Portlaoise Hospital.

# portlaoise - Monday 23 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie A report into Portlaoise hospital is being delayed AGAIN as the HSE and HIQA go toe to toe They Started It

A report into Portlaoise hospital is being delayed AGAIN as the HSE and HIQA go toe to toe

The inquiry came about after a 2014 Prime Time report discovered five newborns had died in very similar circumstances at the hospital.

# portlaoise - Monday 23 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Looking for work? ESB is hiring 300 apprentices Job Fairy

Looking for work? ESB is hiring 300 apprentices

They will be taken on over the next five years.

# portlaoise - Monday 16 February, 2015

There was one last colourful invasion by the Austin Stacks fans in Portlaoise yesterday Rockies Roar This post contains videos

There was one last colourful invasion by the Austin Stacks fans in Portlaoise yesterday

Their team were beaten but the supporters were there in numbers.

# portlaoise - Friday 13 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Calls for Portlaoise Courthouse to be moved after ‘mass gurrier brawl’ Trouble Brewing

Calls for Portlaoise Courthouse to be moved after ‘mass gurrier brawl’

“Up to 60 people were involved in a wholesale chaotic brawl, fisticuffs and dangerous scenes of violence.”

# portlaoise - Friday 23 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Person struck by train between Portarlington and Portlaoise Emergency Services

Person struck by train between Portarlington and Portlaoise

There are significant delays as a result.

# portlaoise - Monday 22 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Stella strikes again: More cannabis found labelled ‘food and spices’… a LOT more Sniffer Dog This post contains images

# portlaoise - Friday 12 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Doctors told pregnant woman her baby had died. Two days later they found a heartbeat Portlaoise

Doctors told pregnant woman her baby had died. Two days later they found a heartbeat

The HSE has apologised and said a full review of the case is under way.

# portlaoise - Friday 5 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Today’s top stories in 6 seconds News Wrap

Today’s top stories in 6 seconds

Don’t have time to mull over the news? Here’s everything you need to know.

# portlaoise - Monday 24 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Yet another County Council has passed a motion to abolish water charges No-mentum

Yet another County Council has passed a motion to abolish water charges

There was only one dissenting voice in the chamber…

From TheJournal.ie Priest told to stay away from direct provision centre says he will go anyway Direct Provision

Priest told to stay away from direct provision centre says he will go anyway

Monsignor John Byrne called direct provision “an open prison”.

# portlaoise - Sunday 23 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

Everyone’s talking about the cost of water meters, a direct provision priest and unusual robbery in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie Parish priest banned from visiting direct provision centre – but he’s going anyway Asylum Seekers

Parish priest banned from visiting direct provision centre – but he’s going anyway

Equality Minister Aodháin Ó Ríordáin says only a “brave staff member” would stop him.

# portlaoise - Sunday 9 November, 2014

As It Happened: Leinster, Connacht and Ulster Sunday GAA club football action

We’re following the action that’s going on all around the country.

# portlaoise - Saturday 8 November, 2014

Vincent’s, Brigid’s, Portlaoise and Ballintubber all chase club football success this weekend

The four clubs feature in the fifteen key Gaelic football club games that are on this weekend.

# portlaoise - Friday 7 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘Tragic cases like Savita Halappanavar make us strive to ensure our health service is safe’ Patient Safety

‘Tragic cases like Savita Halappanavar make us strive to ensure our health service is safe’

Leo Varadkar said progress is being made on implementing the recommendations from the Portlaoise report.

# portlaoise - Monday 3 November, 2014

Zach Tuohy back from Oz for Portlaoise’s clash with St Vincent’s

The Aussie Rules star will help Portlaoise against the All-Ireland champions this Sunday.

# portlaoise - Sunday 19 October, 2014

James O’Donoghue’s Legion lose to Dr Crokes as Portlaoise complete eight-in-a-row

Elsewhere, The Nire also won their seventh Waterford SFC title today.

# portlaoise - Friday 10 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Woman placed in male dormitory at psychiatric hospital Mental Health

Woman placed in male dormitory at psychiatric hospital

The breach in recommended practice took place at a hospital in Laois.

# portlaoise - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘Barbaric’: Puppy had tail cut off before being abandoned ISPCA

‘Barbaric’: Puppy had tail cut off before being abandoned

The ISPCA is appealing for information in relation to an injured puppy found in Portlaoise.

# portlaoise - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

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

Lost something at Electric Picnic? Here’s how you can try to get it back

Phones, wallets, passports, bags. Let’s get reuniting!

# portlaoise - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

Ireland wing Miller hoping to spark back three for World Cup semi-final

The former Laois footballer says the range of sports she has played is of great benefit.

# portlaoise - Friday 25 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Two dead after van and motorbike collide on N80 in Laois Crash

Two dead after van and motorbike collide on N80 in Laois

A van and motorbike collided at around 6am this morning.

# portlaoise - Thursday 24 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The BMW that rammed Garda car was spotted all over Ireland – did you see it? Collision This post contains images

The BMW that rammed Garda car was spotted all over Ireland – did you see it?

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses.

# portlaoise - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí injured after patrol car ‘rammed’ in Portlaoise, four men arrested Gsoc

Gardaí injured after patrol car ‘rammed’ in Portlaoise, four men arrested

GSOC have been informed and are sending a team of investigators to the scene.

# portlaoise - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Laois group raises €40k for wind farm resistance Wind Farms

Laois group raises €40k for wind farm resistance

People Over Wind want to launch a legal challenge to An Bord Pleanála’s granting of planning permission for the Cullenagh Wind Farm project.

# portlaoise - Saturday 12 July, 2014

Tipperary advance to round 4 after stunning victory over Laois

The hosts overturned a ten-point deficit to level matters in the 63rd minute.

# portlaoise - Saturday 21 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Joan Burton says she has the passion needed to be the next Labour leader Leadership Battle

Joan Burton says she has the passion needed to be the next Labour leader

She said the widening gap between the rich and the poor needs to be tackled.

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