Deaths in Laois – Tuesday, February 06, 2018

first_img By LaoisToday Reporter – 6th February 2018 Community Council Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining Facebook Twitter Deaths in Laois – Tuesday, February 06, 2018 Pinterest Twitter Laois County Council team up with top chef for online demonstration on tips for reducing food waste WhatsAppcenter_img Home Deaths Deaths in Laois – Tuesday, February 06, 2018 Deaths Below are the recent deaths in Laois.Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.John and Mary Brophy11 Davin Park, Mountmellick, LaoisThe death has occurred of John and Mary Brophy also known as Jack Maher and Molly. Died peacefully surrounded by their loving familes in The Midlands Regional Hospital, Portlaoise, Co. Laois. Deeply regretted by their sons John & Noel, daughters Martina, Patricia and Majella, daughters-in-law Tracey & Ann, son-in-law Seamus, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, neighbours, relatives and a large circle of friends.Jack and Molly will repose in their home from 5pm on Tuesday with Recital of The Rosary at 9pm. Family time on Wednesday morning please. Funerals arriving to St. Joseph’s Church, Mountmellick on Wednesday for 12 noon Requiem Mass. Burials after in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.Patrick (Pat) BrophyKilleen,Mountmellick,LaoisDied peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family. Sadly missed by his loving wife Chris, his sons Darren, Glenn, Colm & Patrick, daughters Aisling & Emma. His brother Donie, sisters Liz, Marie, Breda, Rosie, Bernie & Cyndi, brothers – in – law, sisters – in – law, daughters – in – law, grand children, relatives, neighbours & a large circle of friends.Reposing in his home on Sunday with rosary at 8pm. Reposing on Monday with rosary at 8pm. Removal on Tuesday morning to St Paul’s Church Emo for 12 o’clock requiem Mass. Burial afterwards in the new cemetery. House private on Tuesday morning please.Noel Bernard BuggyWoodview, Stradbally, LaoisNoel Bernard Buggy, Woodview, Stradbally, Co Laois. Peacefully surrounded by his wife and family on 4th February 2018. Sadly missed and remembered with love by his wife Marie, daughters Lisa and Tara, his adored grandchildren and his beloved mother Lil, sister Margaret, brothers Martin, Charlie and Dan, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law. aunts, uncles, extended family, neighbours and friends.Noel will repose at his family home from 4.30pm this Sunday evening, 4th February. Recital of the Rosary at 8pm on Monday evening. Removal to The Sacred Heart Church, Stradbally on Tuesday morning for 10am Funeral Mass with interment to follow in Oakvale Cemetery.Maura Dagg (née Finlay)Clondalkin, Dublin/LaoisDagg (nee Finlay), Maura, Clondalkin and formerly Ballycuddy, Co. Laois, Feb 3rd 2018. Beloved wife of the Late Lt. Col. Michael. Adored mother of Mary, Margaret, Michelle and Helen. Deeply regretted by her family, sister-in-law, brothers-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchild, relatives and friends.Reposing at Massey Bros.Funeral Home, Clondalkin Village, this Monday from 5 o’clock to 7 o’clock. Funeral Mass Tuesday morning at 11.30 o’clock in the Church of The Immaculate Conception, Clondalkin, followed by burial in Esker Cemetery. House Private please. All enquiries to Massey Bros. on 01 4574455.Mary Ann (Maisie) Miller (née Cahill)Boleybeg Spink, Abbeyleix, LaoisMaisie died at her residence. Deeply regretted by her husband John, sons Tom, Joe, Sean, Seamus and Robert, daughters Mairead and Mary, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, relatives, friends and carers.Reposing at her residence from 8pm on Sunday evening with Rosary at 9pm. Removal on Monday evening at 7.20pm to St Lazarian’s Church, Knock, arriving at 8 o’clock. Funeral Mass on Tuesday at 11 o’clock followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.Margaret BambrickAughanure, Ballylinan, Laois Margaret Bambrick (9-11-1920) in her 98th year. Reposing at her residence in Aughanure, Ballylinan today Saturday 3rd February. Rosary on Sunday evening at 7pm at her residence. Removal to St. Anne’s Church, Ballylinan on Monday 5th February for funeral Mass at 1pm. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.House private on Monday morning. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to Laois Pallative Home Care Services. Donation box in Church.John Brophy11 Davin Park, Mountmellick, LaoisAlso known as “Jack Maher”. Died peacefully surrounded by his loving family in The Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise Co. Laois. Deeply regretted by his wife Molly, John, Martina, Patricia, Majella, Noel & their spouses Ann, Seamus & Tracey, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, neighbours, relatives & many friends.Reposing in his home today, Saturday, from 8pm with Rosary at 9pm. Reposing all day Sunday in his home. Removal on Monday morning at 11.15am to St Joseph’s Church, Mountmellick, arriving for 12 noon requiem Mass. Burial afterwards in St Joseph’s Cemetery.John DwyerBrockley Park,Stradbally,LaoisJohn Dwyer, Brockley Park, Stradbally, Co. Laois (suddenly) on the 2nd February, 2018. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Mary (née Connor) , daughters Valerie, Karen, Maeve, Rosemary and Brid, sons James and John, sons-in-law, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, relatives and friends.Reposing at his home from 6pm today (Saturday) with Rosary at 9pm. Removal on Sunday to St. Patrick’s Church, Clogh, Co. Kilkenny for funeral Mass at 1pm, followed by burial immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.Kathleen Foran (née Kane)5 Emmett terrace, Mountmellick, LaoisDied peacefully in St Vincent’s Hospital, Mountmellick, Co. Laois, surrounded by her loving family. Predeceased by her loving husband John. Deeply regretted by her daughters Mary, Kay, Ann, Ber, Joan, Caroline, Patricia, Christina, Gabriel and Madelien, sons Sonny and Anthony, her brother John and sister Mary, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, grandchildren great-grandchildren, relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friends.Reposing in Moloney’s Funeral Home, Mountmellick, on Sunday from 7pm with Rosary at 9pm. Reposing in her home on Monday from 5pm – 8pm. House private after 8pm please. Removal on Tuesday morning at 11.15am to St Joseph’s Church, Mountmellick, arriving for 12 o’clock Requiem Mass. Burrial afterwards in St Joseph’s Cemetery. Family flowers on please. Donations if desired to St Vincent’s Hospital, Mountmellick.Jack Maher11 Davin Park, Mountmellick, LaoisAlso known as “John Brophy”. Died peacefully surrounded by his loving family in The Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise Co. Laois. Deeply regretted by his wife Molly, John, Martina, Patricia, Majella, Noel & their spouses Ann, Seamus & Tracey, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, neighbours, relatives & many friends.Reposing in his home today, Saturday, from 8pm with Rosary at 9pm. Reposing all day Sunday in his home. Removal on Monday morning at 11.15am to St Joseph’s Church, Mountmellick, arriving for 12 noon requiem Mass. Burial afterwards in St Joseph’s Cemetery.Patrick (Paddy) KellyChurch Quarter,Errill,LaoisKelly, Church Quarter, Errill, Co. Laois. February 2nd 2018, peacefully at Portlaoise Regional Hospital. Patrick (Paddy), in his 87th year, predeceased by his brothers Sean and Jerry and his sisters Delia (Gray), Sadie (Carroll) and Liz (Farrelly). Deeply regretted by his loving wife Lil and his sons Pat and John, daughters in law Siobhan and Orla, grandchildren Michael, Emer, Patrick and Kate, his brothers Matt and Joe and his sister Mary (Spencer), sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.Reposing at his home this Saturday evening from 3pm with rosary at 8pm. Funeral prayers on Sunday evening at 6pm followed by removal to The Church Of Our Lady, Queen Of The Universe, Errill, arriving at 7pm. Funeral Mass on Monday at 12 noon followed by burial in Errill Cemetery.Chrissie Breen (née O’Brien)Sliabh Bloom Park,Clonaslee,LaoisChrissie Breen (nee O’Brien), Sliabh Bloom Park, Clonaslee, Co. Laois. Died the 1st of February 2018, Peacefully at the Midlands Regional Hospital, Tullamore, Co. Offaly. Dearly loved wife of the late Paddy. She will be sadly missed by her loving family, daughter Mary, sons Michael, Joe, Johnny and Jimmy, grandchildren, son-in-law Gordon, daughters-in-law Carmel, Laura and Laura, brothers, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Monday, February 5, 2018 Pinterest WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleHere are all of this week’s CCFL soccer fixtures and the updated league tablesNext articleAward winning young Laois scientists return to hero’s welcome LaoisToday Reporter Facebook Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Rugby last_img read more

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Referendum Watch: How Laois-Offaly voted in the 1986 Marriage Referendum

first_img WhatsApp Referendum Watch: How Laois-Offaly voted in the 1986 Marriage Referendum WhatsApp Pinterest Rugby Divorse Referendum 1986 In less than a month, the country will go to the polls for another referendum as we’re asked to vote on the hugely emotive issue of the 8th Amendment.Yes campaigners are seeking to give women the right to choose – freely, safely and legally in Ireland – if they want to have an abortion or not.This is challenged by pro-life campaigners who seek to protect the rights of an unborn child.But ahead of that we have decided to look back at previous referendums that have asked the people of Ireland to decide on family-related matters – previous abortion votes, divorce and marriage equality – and how the Laois-Offaly constituency voted in each case.This week we’re looking back at the 1986 Divorce Referendum, called during the Garret Fitzgerald-led Fine Gael-Labour Government.At the time an absolute ban on divorce had been present in the constitution since its adoption in 1937. The prohibition reflected the religious values of the document’s Roman Catholic drafters, but was also supported by senior members of the Anglican Church of Ireland.In the 1930s some other nations had similar bans, such as Italy, which would not repeal its ban until the 1970s. By the 1980s, however, many saw the prohibition on divorce as illiberal or as discriminating against those who did not share the Christian attitude to divorce.In 1986, a first attempt to remove the ban on divorce was made by the Fine Gael–Labour Party coalition government of Garret FitzGerald. The proposal was put to a referendum on 26 June 1986 but was rejected. The proposal was opposed by Fianna Fáil (the main opposition party), by the Catholic Church and by conservative groups. The Tenth Amendment, 1986 was rejected by 935,843 (63.5%) against to 538,279 (36.5%) in favour. Twitter Pinterest TAGS19861986 Divorce Referendum By Steven Miller – 24th April 2018 Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding In Laois-Offaly, it was an even more overwhelming No with a massive 73.4% of the vote on the No side. The Laois-Offaly No vote was the ninth highest in the country – with Cork North West leading the way at 79%.Dun Laoghaire was the highest-voting Yes constituency with 58.8% as Dublin constituencies made up eight of the first nine places in the regard.Local constituencies to Laois also voted against the referendum – with Carlow-Kilkenny at 68.1%, Kildare at 55% and Tipperary North at 74.5%.The massive defeat of the referendum led for calls for the Taoiseach’s resignation.“The knives are out,” screamed the front-page headline on the Irish Independent the day after the vote. “Taoiseach faces party wrath after big divorce defeat,” read the subheadline.The Irish Independent after the 1986 Divorce ReferendumLaois Fine Gael TD Oliver J Flanagan was one of the backbenchers on the anti side of the party while Fianna Fail leader at the time Charles Haughey said the government was “totally out of touch with public opinion”.“The majority have spoken loudly and clearly,” said Deputy Flanagan in the Leinster Express after the referendum.“There is still hope for Ireland. One would want to be a raving political lunatic to think Ireland would vote for divorce.“The people of Ireland have behaved magnificently at the polls – and have clearly rejected the Godless decision of the government to introduce a divorce legislation in the Republic.”An anti-divorce poster in 1986The Leinster Express reporter painted the picture of the voting centre in Portlaoise by saying “there were more reporters present than members of the public and the inevitability of the outcome was clear from early morning”.“The previous day members of Family Solidarity and anti-divorce activisists had been busy at the polling stations erecting posters and also ferrying voters to and from the stations. There was virtually no evidence of any pro-divorce campaign or campaigners.“Active and prominent Fine Gael members were admitting privately that they had been cornered by the Referendum. Expressing dismay at the extent of the defeat, they simply could not understand where Dr FitzGerald had got his advice on this matter and as one said, ‘it wasn’t from the grassroots anyway’.“The Referendum also came in for a fleeting reference at Monday’s meeting of Laois County Council. While the Council had been discussing the shortfall in finance, Cllr Mary Wheatley asked where did the Government get the money for the divorce referendum. ‘I hope there’s no more of them on the way,’ she said.”SEE ALSO – Wired with Whelan: There are three sides to every storycenter_img Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining Community Previous articleTwo Laois players named on Division 1B team of the yearNext articleOne detained after overnight robberies in Portlaoise Steven Millerhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSteven Miller is owner and managing editor of LaoisToday.ie. From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he’s happiest when he’s telling stories or kicking a point. Facebook Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Council Home News Referendum Watch: How Laois-Offaly voted in the 1986 Marriage Referendum NewsPolitics Facebooklast_img read more

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All of Saturday’s sports results from around the county

first_img Pinterest Home Sport GAA All of Saturday’s sports results from around the county SportGAAGaelic FootballHurlingLadies FootballSoccer Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Pinterest Twitter By Alan Hartnett – 28th April 2018 Previous articleIn Pictures: Laois primary school’s cookbook a sell-outNext articleAbbeyleix crowned Palmer Cup champions for the first time Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. GAALaois Shopping Centre ACFL Division 2St Joseph’s 1-13 Barrowhouse 2-8Laois Shopping Centre ACFL Division 4The Rock 0-9 Emo 1-5The Harps got a walkover from Arles-KilleenSpink 1-8 Arles-Kilcruise 3-15Crettyard 3-8 Camross 10-7Laois Shopping Centre ACHL Division 1Portlaoise 1-16 Clough-Ballacolla 4-14 Facebook Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Community All of Saturday’s sports results from around the county WhatsAppcenter_img Twitter All the sports results Today has been one of the nicest Saturday’s of the year but there wasn’t actually that many sporting events of note.In Ladies football, the Laois U-14s have qualified for the Leinster ‘C’ football final after a big win over neighbours Carlow in Ballylinan.We also had the conclusion of the Palmer Cup where Abbeyleix were crowned champions and one round of the ACHL Division 1 league but that was the height of the GAA action. Facebook WhatsApp Council After that, there were a handful of underage soccer games in the CCFL. Portlaoise U-19s reached the semi finals of the cup after thumping Mullingar and will now play Clongowes Wood.Here are all the results we have to date and we will update them as we get them: Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining TAGSCCFL Soccer ResultsGAA results RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Rugby Laois Shopping Centre Palmer CupShanahoe Gaels 1-14 Abbeyleix 3-15Leinster U-14 ‘C’ Ladies Football Semi-FinalLaois 3-12 Carlow 2-2SOCCERUnder 17 Cup Semi Final:Portlaoise v Tullamore TownUnder 17 Cup Quarter Finals:Willow Park v St Aengus;Stradbally Town 1 Melview FC6Under 19 Cup Quarter Final:Mullingar Ath 0 Portlaoise B 6SEE ALSO – Laois solicitor sworn in as District Court judgelast_img read more

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BREAKING: Laois fans travelling to Navan ‘urged to take another route’ following crash

first_img BREAKING: Laois fans travelling to Navan ‘urged to take another route’ following crash Previous articleProperty Watch: Five most expensive houses for sale in the Mountmellick areaNext articleLIVE BLOG: Follow all the action as Laois try to reach the Super 8s against Monaghan Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. By Alan Hartnett – 8th July 2018 Facebook Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Twitter TAGScrash WhatsApp Pinterest Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Twitter Home News BREAKING: Laois fans travelling to Navan ‘urged to take another route’ following… News Facebook Rugby Laois fans travelling to Navan this morning are asked to take an alternative route following a crash this morning.AA Roadwatch have tweeted minutes ago with details of an incident.They say: “There is an incident on the M7 northbound between J10 Naas South and J9 Naas North.“Delays can be expected. Take an alternative route if possible.”We are receiving reports of delays of up to 40 minutes at present on the motorway.It is believed that a van has overturned and that is causing the delay.It is not known if anyone has been hurt.Laois supporters should look for an alternative route, one which would see them avoid that pert of the motorway altogether. Pinterest Community Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Community last_img read more

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Job Alert: All of this week’s job vacancies in Laois

first_imgRainbow Castle Creche – Maternity CoverRainbow Castle Creche located in Portlaoise are looking to fill a key role in their business from November.The team at Rainbow Castle are looking for the perfect candidate to fill in on Maternity cover for six months in the Baby Room. This is a Full time position up to 38 hours per week Monday–Friday. There is a number of job vacancies being advertised in Laois at the moment.Below we have listed all of the roles advertised on LaoisToday in the last two weeks. In each instance you can click through to the full job description to read more.Shortt Recruitment – Mechanical Design EngineerReporting to: Operations DirectorThis is an excellent opportunity to join a progressive Portlaoise based company, operating in a specialized sector. Working as part of a small Technical/Engineering Team this is a very dynamic and interesting role.Click here to read full job description.  Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Pinterest Twitter Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Community Facebook Home Jobs Job Alert: All of this week’s job vacancies in Laois Jobs Facebook Community Mulhall’s SuperValu, Portlaoise – Floor Staff PositionMulhall’s SuperValu in Portlaoise have a vacancy for the following role: Floor Staff PositionThe successful candidate must have three years experience in retail fresh foods sector. Experience should include stock control, stock rotation, SEL management, Till work and general supermarket operations. See full job description here.SEE ALSO – Check out the dedicated jobs section on LaoisToday.ie Twittercenter_img Council Cuisle Cancer Support Centre – Office ManagerThe Cuisle Cancer Support Centre based in Portlaoise are looking to fill the following vacancy.Office ManagerWe are looking for an Office Administrator with strong interpersonal skills to organise and co-ordinate administrative duties and office procedures. Your role is to create and maintain a pleasant work environment, ensuring high levels of organisational effectiveness at all times.Working time: 4 days per weekTo applyAll applications by email or letter to [email protected] or Cuisle Centre, Block Road, Portlaoise, Co LaoisClosing Date: Tuesday, September 18 By LaoisToday Reporter – 16th September 2018 WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Shortt Recruitment – Number of vacanciesShortt Recruitment, a Portlaoise-based Recruitment Agency, have a number of vacancies at the moment.  Below is a list of list of current vacancies.Machine/Maintenance Operative – PortlaoiseGeneral Operative (Shift Work) – NewbridgeRigid Lorry Driver –  Laois based-Nationwide areaOffice Admin/Accounts Assistant – PortarlingtonClick here to see more.  Job Alert: All of this week’s job vacancies in Laois Previous articleOpen Evening in Dunamase College as school prepares for 2019Next articleLIVE BLOG: SFC relegation final between Ballyfin Gaels and Clonaslee St Manmans Gaels LaoisToday Reporter Pinterest New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening WhatsApplast_img read more

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Laois vice-captain Phelan on giving the season 100 percent

first_img Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year Patrick Purcell, left, Joe Phelan, centre, have been chosen… After being announced as vice captain of the Laois hurling team for 2019, Joe Phelan emphasised the importance of giving it his all and setting a good example in the role.“It’s a huge honour to get the call today. It’s a great phone call to get now, a great surprise – I wasn’t expecting it. I’m just looking forward to working with Paddy and the rest of the panel now, pushing on and achieving good things during the year.”The Camross defender Joe Phelan was an integral part of the Laois set-up under Eamonn Kelly last year and also played a key role as Camross claimed back to back titles in 2017 and 2018. Laois vice-captain Phelan on giving the season 100 percent By Siun Lennon – 26th January 2019 WhatsApp Council Facebook TAGSJoe PhelanLaois senior hurlersLaois senior hurling team New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Pinterest Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Pinterest “As I see in Paddy, as a captain is someone you want to follow out on the field and know that they’re going to give it 100 percent and I know Paddy is going to do that. That’s all you want out of your captain – someone who is going to give 100 percent every day and that’s what I’ll try to be as well.“That’s all I’ll try to be as well and try set a good example for the rest of the lads and we’ll all row in together and see how we’ll go.”Laois hurlers take on Galway in Pearse Stadium on Sunday, January 27 at 12.30pm.SEE ALSO – Four new faces join Laois hurling panel ahead of league opener with Galway Previous articleOver 12,720 Laois properties left behind without high-speed broadband – StanleyNext articleFr Paddy: It’s nearly Spring… A Time of Hope Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. Now he hopes to continue to set the strong example for the upcoming season.“I think you just do your jobs to the best of your ability anyway and hope they all row in behind you.Phelan has previous experience in the role, having been joint club captain along with Zane Keenan when Camross won the first of their recent back-to-back club championships in 2017.“The joint captaincy worked well at that time but Paddy has the big honour now of captaining this time,” he laughed.Phelan also praised the Rathdowney-Errill man on the traits he sees out on the field. Home Sport GAA Laois vice-captain Phelan on giving the season 100 percent SportGAAHurlingLaois Senior Hurling Team Community Community WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

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Crettyard community to come together to honour Dominic Buggy

first_img Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Council WhatsApp Home News Crettyard community to come together to honour Dominic Buggy News Facebook Pinterest New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Dominic Buggy The community in Crettyard will come together on Friday night for a 7-aside football tournament in memory of the late Dominic Buggy.Dominic died by suicide in January of last year and his family and friends have come together to put on this competition to honour his life and raise funds for Pieta House.Dominic’s sister explained to LaoisToday how she and her family were approached by current Crettyard footballer Cormac Murphy about the idea of honouring Dominic in this way.Leona said: “Cormac came to us with the idea and we thought it would be a great way to remember Dominic.“Cormac and Dominic were friends from before they went to school having met down at the football pitch as small children. Twitter By Alan Hartnett – 30th January 2019 “Cormac and his family were a second family to Dominic so their idea to honour Dominic by playing the game that he loved is a perfect fit.”Donations on the night can be made to Pieta House and Leona is hoping to raise awareness about mental health – particularly among young men. I think there’s a lot of stigma attached to mental health and I think we as a society need to be more understanding and supportive to those who are struggling.She said: “A representative from Pieta House will be there on the night to talk to people about the work that they do and to offer their support”.“They do incredible work raising awareness and helping people who are going through difficult times.“If what we do on Friday evening helps just one person who is struggling, either by raising the funds for Pieta or by giving them the support to reach out then it will be worthwhile.“Even though Dominic was a quiet person and never liked being the centre of attention he always enjoyed the craic and was always up for a laugh so I know that he will be laughing at the thought of me being down at the field watching the tournament and I can imagine the witty quip he’d have for me of “Do you even know which way the ball is supposed to be going?”“My two brothers are going to be playing as well and I know Dominic will be with us all in spirit.”Cormac Murphy is expecting a large crowd to turn out on the night.He said: “The whole community here in Crettyard are behind Leona and the Buggy family and they want to be able to show their support.“Dominic and I played with Killeshin as part of Killeshin/Crettyard growing up and I know that a lot of those lads will be taking part as well.“We may be rivals on the field, but when it comes to something like this and honouring someone like Dominic, I know all of that rivalry will be put aside for one night.”Leona also expressed her thanks to Cormac and his family and to Crettyard GFC for hosting the tournament and for the continued support by them and the wider community.The tournament gets underway at 7pm of Friday night with all players asked to be there at 6.30pm.If anyone can’t make it on the night you can still make a donation to Pieta House by texting Pieta to 50300 to donate 2 euro.Pieta have a 24/7 Suicide Helpline – Freephone 1800 247 247 or text HELP to 51444SEE ALSO – In Pictures: Laois nurses and midwives begin 24-hour strike over pay paritycenter_img Community WhatsApp Crettyard community to come together to honour Dominic Buggy Pinterest Facebook Community TAGSCrettyardDominic Buggy Previous articleMore Laois businesses get out to support nurses and midwives on strikeNext articleShock and sadness in Laois community as Parish Priest killed in tragic accident Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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‘A Book About Portlaoise’ does exactly what it says on the cover

first_img GAA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Facebook Twitter Home News ‘A Book About Portlaoise’ does exactly what it says on the cover News Pinterest A Book About Portlaoise is comprehensive and ambitious in its reach.It’s diverse subject matter ranges from a description of life in Maryborough in the 1700s, through the history of businesses and their owners on Main Street; to a detailed survey of local music in the 20th century, its pages are teeming with generations of townies, many dead and gone, many still with us; some famous, some forgotten, except by loved ones.As well as page after page of interesting facts drawn from four centuries, there are intriguing chapters entitled The Golden Croft, Kings, Queens and the Missing Ancestor and The Methodists and Me.That’s quite a mouthful and sure no wonder then that author, historian, critic, musician and retired school principal, John Dunne can justifiably claim that his latest tome is the most detailed book ever written about what locals affectionately call, The Town.The book will be launched by the award-winning Midlands 103 broadcaster Ann Marie Kelly this Thursday evening, March 7 in Dunamaise Arts Centre.“I’m delighted that Ann-Marie is ‘doing the honours’”, says John, “it’s hard to believe that it’s exactly twenty years ago that she and I worked together on the production of my play I’ll Fly Away which was premiered in the Dunamaise.”The evening will also include John’s new visual and musical evocation of ‘Vanished Portlaoise’ featuring 150 images, many of which have never been shown in public.Anyone who has seen his previous historical presentations won’t need to be told how effectively and movingly his work captures the spirit of old Portlaoise.Everyone is welcome to embark on this latest journey through the town’s past and, afterwards, enjoy a chat and a beverage.No long speeches guaranteed, insists John, the former Heath NS Principal.A Book about Portlaoise is, in every sense, ‘a townie production’ and John is quick to point out the extent of local involvement: “In these days of rampant globalisation, we should, as much as we can, support locally-owned businesses.“They have been very good to me. Martin Connolly’s Print Central couldn’t have been more helpful, and I was really touched by the unsolicited generosity of All Books and Declan Kelly at the Parish Centre.“I got such assistance with my research that it would be impossible to list all the people I interviewed personally, not to mention those I knew and didn’t know who responded to my queries on social media”.A Book About Portlaoise will be published at €20 in a hardback limited edition.So, to get what is likely to become a treasured collector’s item, and enjoy a trip down memory lane, get along to the Dunamaise Arts Centre, Church Street, this Thursday evening at 7pm.As John himself puts it, “The whole town is invited.”Following the launch, the book will be available in All Books, Lyster Square who have kindly offered to donate all profits from the sale of the book to St. Vincent de Paul.SEE ALSO – Nine Talking Points as Laois win to keep promotion hopes alive GAA Twitter By LaoisToday Reporter – 3rd March 2019 ‘A Book About Portlaoise’ does exactly what it says on the cover WhatsApp Previous articleNine Talking Points as Laois win to keep promotion hopes aliveNext articleTributes flow in for Ross Munnelly following 100th league appearance LaoisToday Reporter GAA Pinterest WhatsApp TAGSA Book About PortlaoiseJohn Dunne Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin Facebooklast_img read more

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Gardai open investigation into ‘criminal’ damage at Rock of Dunamase

first_img By Alan Hartnett – 15th April 2019 Gardai have launched an investigation after our pictures revealed shocking vandalism on one of Laois’s most loved tourist attractions.The Rock of Dunamase was the scene of a graffiti attack at the weekend.The letters ‘DREVM’ and ‘SSG’ have been painted on the walls of the historic building – and it is unclear what these actually mean.And now Gardai have opened an investigation into what they say is criminal damage.Gardai say: “Gardai at Portlaoise are investigating incidents of criminal damage to the historical Rock of Dunamase. TAGSRock of Dunamase Facebook WhatsApp GAA Gardai open investigation into ‘criminal’ damage at Rock of Dunamase Twitter Home News Gardai open investigation into ‘criminal’ damage at Rock of Dunamase News 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin GAA Twittercenter_img “The graffiti appears to have occurred over the past two weeks.“We are appealing to any member of the public that may recognise the ‘tags’ or initials or may have information to contact Portlaoise at 0578674100.” Pinterest Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Previous articleLaois youngster named on Ireland U-18 rugby squad for games against EnglandNext articleWell-known community activist declares to run in Local Elections Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp GAA Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Pinterest Facebooklast_img read more

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Jobs in Laois: All the recent jobs in Laois as advertised on LaoisToday

first_imgHeart ER Ambulance Services Ltd – Office ManagerHeart ER Ambulance Services Ltd based in Portlaoise are looking to hire an Office Manager.This position requires a high level of confidentiality.  A flexible and experienced office manager who has a good telephone manner, has an ability to think on their feet in an ever-changing dynamic working environment and a good geographical knowledge.See full job description here.SEE ALSO – Check out the dedicated jobs section on LaoisToday Twitter TAGSJobs in Laois Nuvo Personnel – Truck DriverRequired with a full clean artic licence for a family run recycling business in Portlaoise.Full time permanent position for the suitable candidate. Full clean driving licences required and CPC up to date.See full job description hereOakdale Nursing Home – Health Care AssistantOakdale Nursing Home in Portarlington are looking to fill the following position: Health Care AssistantRequired for: Part-Time Shifts (Mornings, Weekdays & Weekends)Check out full job description here.Mulhall’s Restaurant – Front of House staffMulhalls Restaurant in Portlaoise have a vacancy for the following role: Front of House Staff PositionFront of House Staff required for busy restaurant in Portlaoise, open Mon-Sat 8am-6pm.The successful candidate must have:Minimum 3yrs experienceBarista training an advantage, but not essentialMinimum 4 day week with possibility of 5 daysSee full job description here. Mulhall’s SuperValu – Deli staffIt’s one of the busiest delis around and Mulhall’s SuperValu in Portlaoise are currently recruiting to fill a vacancy.Deli Assistant – 3 years experience is essential.Check out full job description here. WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Nuvo Personnel – Two Funeral AssistantsRequired on a part-time basis for an undertaking firm in the Midlands.The funeral assistant job will be to assist the funeral director with planning funerals and carrying out the various tasks required.The assistant will work with the bereaved family showing dignity, respect and be confidential in all dealing with the family.See full job description here Home Jobs Jobs in Laois: All the recent jobs in Laois as advertised on… Jobs WhatsApp GAA Oldtown Construction Ltd – Metal FabricatorOldtown Construction Ltd, fabricators of Farm & Industrial Building have a vacancy for a full-time Metal Fabricator.This is an exciting new career opportunity for an ambitious and enthusiastic candidate to join the team, with good conditions.See full job description here. There is a number of jobs in Laois being advertised on LaoisToday at the moment.Below we have listed all of the roles advertised on LaoisToday in the last two weeks. In each instance you can click through to the full job description to read more.Nuvo Personnel – General OperativeWarehouse operative with a reach truck certification that has basic computer skills and excellent English.  This position is full time – 5 days per week.Location: Portlaoise. Must have safe pass, manual handling and reach truck certificate all in date.See full job description herecenter_img 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Facebook Pinterest Previous articleLaois Rose Sarah Bergin on future aspirations, confidence building and Tralee 2019Next articleBox by box – how your area voted in the 2019 Local Elections in the Portlaoise Municipal District LaoisToday Reporter GAA Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results GAA Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory By LaoisToday Reporter – 3rd June 2019 Jobs in Laois: All the recent jobs in Laois as advertised on LaoisTodaylast_img read more

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