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#Abbeyleix

From TheJournal.ie 'A tremendous loss': Tributes paid to priest who died in 'freak accident' at Laois parochial house Abbeyleix

'A tremendous loss': Tributes paid to priest who died in 'freak accident' at Laois parochial house

Tributes to Father John Cummins this evening recalled a “lovely man” and a “true gentleman”.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí seize €50k worth of cocaine in Laois Abbeyleix

Gardaí seize €50k worth of cocaine in Laois

Two men were arrested.

From TheJournal.ie 'Like stepping into the 1900s': Morrissey's in Abbeyleix is a glorious time capsule The Story Of My Pub

'Like stepping into the 1900s': Morrissey's in Abbeyleix is a glorious time capsule

Like all good pubs, it started out as a grocery shop and shebeen.

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.

From TheJournal.ie 100 jobs promised at two new motorway service sites Topaz

100 jobs promised at two new motorway service sites

Topaz is opening the service stations on the Dublin-Cork and Dublin-Waterford motorways.

From TheJournal.ie High winds cause truck to overturn in Co Laois High Winds

High winds cause truck to overturn in Co Laois

It’s wild out there today.

THE SOUTHBOUND LANES of the M8 motorway have been closed due to an oil spillage on the road.

The closure affects the whole area between Junction 3 near Abbeyleix, Co Laois and Junction 8 near Cashel, Co Tipperary. It’s expected the road will be closed for a number of hours.

Diversions are in place and motorists have been advised to use alternative routes.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Monday Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Monday

All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as the few bits and pieces you might not have seen.

From TheJournal.ie Communities will fight for nursing homes, says Sinn Féin Health

Communities will fight for nursing homes, says Sinn Féin

Reports that ten publicly-run community nursing homes will be shut next year have been met with criticism by the Opposition party.

From TheJournal.ie Abbeyleix nursing home gets reprieve as HSE to hold consultation Abbeyleix

Abbeyleix nursing home gets reprieve as HSE to hold consultation

The Health Service Executive has said it will now hold a consultation with residents after they challenged the closure in the High Court.

From TheJournal.ie HSE chief executive to be questioned by TDs and senators Health Service

HSE chief executive to be questioned by TDs and senators

Cathal Magee will face questions about the health service crisis when he appears before an Oireachtas committee.

From TheJournal.ie Thousands turn out to protest Abbeyleix nursing unit closure Abbeyleix

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.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Sunday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Catch up on the day’s main stories as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

From TheJournal.ie HSE announces second Laois nursing unit closure in two weeks HSE

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.

From TheJournal.ie Daily Fix: Friday Daily Fix

Daily Fix: Friday

A round up of the day’s main news – plus any bits and pieces you may have missed.

From TheJournal.ie 'Shocked' residents battle to save Abbeyleix nursing unit from closure Abbeyleix

'Shocked' residents battle to save Abbeyleix nursing unit from closure

Closing the unit down will unfairly target its vulnerable and elderly residents, leaders of the campaign told TheJournal.ie.

From TheJournal.ie Local TD slams 'eviction' of patients as Abbeyleix nursing unit closes Abbeyleix

Local TD slams 'eviction' of patients as Abbeyleix nursing unit closes

Fianna Fáil’s Seán Fleming said the move was “uncaring and insensitive”, and will not deliver significant savings for the HSE.

From TheJournal.ie Abbeyleix Community Nursing Unit to close Closure

Abbeyleix Community Nursing Unit to close

The HSE said the decision was taken as a safe service could not be guaranteed in the face of budget cuts.

From TheJournal.ie Man seriously injured in Laois assault Appeal

Man seriously injured in Laois assault

Gardaí in Abbeyleix are seeking the public’s assistance in relation to a serious assault that occurred on Sunday morning.

Abbeyleix café helps ease bus delay with free hot drinks

Bus driver Francis Donoher says he was taken aback at the generosity of the cafe which gave him and his passengers free tea, coffee and hot chocolate as they waited for the road to clear.