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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Public warned about fake print-at-home Electric Picnic tickets Stradbally

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.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí investigate assault of Irish Rail worker who was locked in car boot for 9 hours Co Laois

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.

From TheJournal.ie Couple settle with council out-of-court after 'appalling story' of flooded home Laois County Council

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'It absolutely destroyed me': Man sues Laois County Council after house floods twice Small Tsunami

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Drunk driver jailed for death of boy was sentenced “as an example” argues lawyers Court Of Appeal

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.

From TheJournal.ie Mother of boy (4) killed by drunk driver says, "We will always wonder how life would have been" Portlaoise

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.

From TheJournal.ie 80-metre wind mast knocked over Co Laois

80-metre wind mast knocked over

It is unclear what exactly cause the collapse.

From TheJournal.ie Fiona Pender search in Co Laois forest called off 18 Years On

Fiona Pender search in Co Laois forest called off

The Garda investigation into her whereabouts continues.

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Little girl (3) killed after being hit by van in Portlaoise Co Laois

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 EP2012 This post contains images

In pics: the first night of the Electric Picnic

The tents are up and the festival is underway…

From TheJournal.ie In pics: A first look at Electric Picnic 2012 EP2012 This post contains images

In pics: A first look at Electric Picnic 2012

Take a sneak peek at the festival site…

From TheJournal.ie Best resort in the world is in… Co Laois Plush Pad This post contains images

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.

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

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

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

From TheJournal.ie Report on Portlaoise nursing unit released HIQA

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Bog body found in Co Laois could be that of sacrificed king Bog Body

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.

From TheJournal.ie Court for men arrested during counterfeit investigation Court

Court for men arrested during counterfeit investigation

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

From TheJournal.ie Raiders steal cigarettes and cash from family filling station Raid

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.