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Laois Gardai issues fines and turn around cars for breaches of...

Gardai in Laois were out in force over the weekend - exercising powers that have been granted to them to punish people who breach...

Coronavirus: 60 further deaths and 3,231 new cases – 48 of...

There have been a further 60 Coronavirus-related deaths and 3,231 new cases, according to figures released by the health authorities today. Of these, 59 deaths...

Coronavirus: 50 further deaths and 3,498 new cases – 53 of...

There have been a further 50 Coronavirus-related deaths and 3,498 new cases, according to figures released by the health authorities today. All of these 50...

Mass Covid-19 vaccination centre set to open in Laois this weekend

Three mass Covid-19 vaccination centres are set to open around the country tomorrow - with one of them in Laois. Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly...

REVEALED: Areas of Laois with largest Covid-19 spikes shown in new...

The three local electoral areas in Laois have all experienced a spike in Covid-19 cases, the latest figures show. It is, of course, unsurprising, given...

Coronavirus: 63 further deaths and 3,569 new cases – 45 of...

There have been a further63 Coronavirus-related deaths and 3,569 new cases, according to figures released by the health authorities today. 5 of these deaths occurred...

Coronavirus: 46 further deaths and 3,086 new cases – 40 of...

There have been a further 46 Coronavirus-related deaths and 3,086 new cases, according to figures released by the health authorities today. 2 of these deaths...

The end of the line: Laois undertaker on Covid-19 experience and...

A Laois undertaker has opened up about how the Covid-19 pandemic has completely changed how we grieve in Ireland. Liam Whelehan, who works with his...

Gardai granted power to hand out fines for travel restriction breaches

Gardai now have the power to prosecute breaches of travel restrictions under Covid-19 Regulations by means of a fine. The Health Act 1947 (Section 31A-Temporary...

Coronavirus: Eight further deaths and 4,929 new cases – 63 of...

There have been a further eight Coronavirus-related deaths and 4,929 new cases, according to figures released by the health authorities today. 63 of the new...

Hospitalisations reach new record as frustrations over vaccination programme surface

The total number of people in hospital with Covid-19 continues to rise sharply, the latest figures show. A total of 1,582 people are in hospital...

Case of Covid-19 confirmed in Portlaoise Prison as mass testing underway

A positive case of Covid-19 has been confirmed in Portlaoise Prison. The Irish Prison Service has confirmed that one prisoner, who did not recently enter...

Coronavirus: Nine additional deaths and 4,842 new cases – 6 in...

There have been a further nine Coronavirus-related deaths and 4,842 new cases, according to figures released by the health authorities this evening. Of the new...

Health Minister commits to accelerated vaccination programme

The Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly, has announced that there will be an increase in vaccinations this month. The original plan had been to vaccinate...

Coronavirus: 20 additional deaths and 8,248 new cases – 55 in...

There have been a further 20 Coronavirus-related deaths and a massive 8,248 new cases, according to figures released by the health authorities this evening. Of...

Laois bank forced to close following suspected Covid-19 outbreak

A Laois bank has been forced to close temporarily following a suspected Covid-19 outbreak among staff members. AIB in Lyster Square in Portlaoise has been...

Laois TD becomes one of the first politicians to receive Covid-19...

A Laois TD became one of the first politicians in Ireland to receive the Covid-19 vaccine yesterday. Independent TD for Kildare South, Cathal Berry, who...

Calls for vaccination of teachers and school staff to be ‘fast-tracked’

Laois-Offaly TD Barry Cowen has called for the vaccination of teachers and school staff to be 'fast-tracked'. In a letter to Taoiseach Micheal Martin, Mr...

Coronavirus: 10 additional deaths and 6,521 new cases – 82 in...

There have been a further 10 Coronavirus-related deaths and a massive 6,521 new cases, according to figures released by the health authorities this evening. Of...

Historic day as Portlaoise Hospital starts Covid-19 staff vaccination programme

Aidel Aurel Casabar, Staff Nurse at the A&E in Portlaoise Hospital in Laois is the first person to be vaccinated with the Pfizer BioNTech...

Government announce new additional Covid-19 restrictions as cases continue to surge

The government have announced a raft of additional Covid-19 restrictions aimed at further curbing the spread of the virus in the country. Taoiseach Micheal Martin...

BREAKING: Portlaoise Hospital cease ‘all inpatient, day case and outpatient services’...

Given the rising numbers of community transmission of Covid-19, the Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise have taken the decision this week to cease all non-time...

CONFIRMED: Staff at Portlaoise Hospital to receive Covid-19 vaccine this week

The Dublin Midlands Hospital Group, of which Portlaoise Hospital is a member, has confirmed that staff in the Laois hospital will receive the Pfizer-BioNTech...

Nursing Home CEO praises staff as Covid-19 battle continues

The CEO of Brookhaven Healthcare, which manages Droimnin Nursing Home in Stradbally, has praised the efforts of staff in trying to manage the Covid-19...

Coronavirus: 17 additional deaths and 5,325 new cases – 12 in...

There have been a further 17 Coronavirus-related deaths and a massive 5,325 new cases, according to figures released by the health authorities this evening. Of...

Laois Doctor on Covid-19 Vaccines: How they work and why they’re...

2020 saw the world ravaged by Covid-19 but 2021 will hopefully see the world fight back against this virus through vaccinations. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is...

Laois nursing home battling Covid-19 outbreak among residents and staff

A Laois nursing home is battling a Covid-19 outbreak amongst residents and staff. Droimnin Nursing Home in Stradbally had remained Covid-free throughout the pandemic until...

Coronavirus: Six additional deaths and 6,110 new cases – 80 in...

There have been a further six Coronavirus-related deaths and a massive 6,110 new cases, according to figures released by the health authorities this evening. Of...

On the London Frontline: Laois nurse on her Covid-19 experience and...

A Laois nurse working on the frontline in a busy London hospital has opened up about her experiences since March. Christine Lambe, who hails from...

Coronavirus: 12 further deaths and 1,620 new cases – 50 in...

There have been 12 further Coronavirus-related deaths and 1,620 new cases according to figures released this evening by the health authorities. 50 of the new...