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first_img Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining Twitter Council RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Community WhatsApp A Laois community is in outrage and shock after a family pet was found nailed and wired to a tree on Sunday morning.The dog is believed to have belonged to a local family and went missing from its home in recent days.The Mountrath Development Association posted upsetting images on their Facebook page on Sunday which caused huge reaction online.“A poor dog was found Sunday morning nailed to a tree and wrapped in wire on the riverbank in Mountrath between the quakers graveyard and Rushin Road,” said the post on Facebook.“He had been there for some time. The person who did this is living in our town. The entire community of Mountrath should be incensed at this outrageous cruelty.“Thank you to the kind people who cut him down, called the vet and stayed with him and comforted him in his last moments.”“We now know that he was a beloved family pet who went missing a few days ago.”After originally posting an image of the stricken pet the Mountrath Community Development forum removed the photo on the request of the family who didn’t want their young children seeing it. Twitter “As is obvious from the comments you are all as outraged as we are … so if anyone knows who did this please report it or pm us and we will!”Brenda O’Grady, Chairperson of Mountrath Development Association commented: “The entire community of Mountrath is outraged that someone would inflict such cruelty on any other living creature.As a community we wish to thank the kind people who found him, called the vet and cared for him in his last hour and of course a huge thank you to Fintan Graham Vetinary Surgeon who dropped everything and came to his assistance.”It is believed that the Gardai are appealing for information and the Laois Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals are investigating the incident.Image of the cruelty performed on the missing family pet in Mountrath. More graphic images were removed from Facebook.SEE ALSO – Bottle banks attracting dumping and vermin Anger in Laois community over disturbing discovery of missing pet WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook Permission granted for housing development in Abbeyleix while further homes planned in Portarlington Home News Community Anger in Laois community over disturbing discovery of missing pet NewsCommunity Council Pinterest Previous articleBottle banks attracting dumping and verminNext articleFleming highlights reservations over pension payments Sean HennessyA former Knockbeg student, and is currently a student in the University of Limerick trying to scrape a BA in History and Politics. A marquee player in the goals for Annanough, but well capable of doing a job in full-forward and has the knack to turn his hand to any sport (except running). Only starting out in his journalistic career but already the specialist farming and property reporter. Happiest when Liverpool and Laois are winning! TAGSAnimal CrueltyFamily PetISPCALaoisMountrath Laois County Council team up with top chef for online demonstration on tips for reducing food waste By Sean Hennessy – 29th January 2018 Pinterestlast_img read more

first_img Twitter Previous articleIn Pictures: Disgusting illegal dumping at disused Laois schoolNext articleIn Pictures: Large crowds gather for Ballyroan-Abbey Dinner Dance 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. Pinterest Portlaoise outfit Towerhill Rovers reached the third round of the Paddy Cotter Cup on Sunday as goals from Paddy Downey and Paul Sutton saw them past Clonown Rovers.Meanwhile in the league, Rosenallis pulled off a surprise in the Senior Division by drawing 2-2 with second placed Clara Town.Mountmellick United moved up to fifth in Division 1 after a 3-1 win over Coolraine while Stradbally Town’s promotion push in Division 2 continues.They fell behind against Birr Town B but equalised through Podge Fitzpatrick before Danny Kelly got the winner in the second half to move them up to third.Elsewhere, Maryborough remain rooted to the bottom of Division 3 after losing to Derry Rovers while Mountmellick Celtic have moved top of Division 4 after beating Rosenallis B 1-0.CARLOWThe bad weather hit the Carlow league particularly badly with just a handful of the games involving Laois teams that were scheduled to happen, actually going ahead.Killeshin B’s interest in the Division One/Two/Three Cup is over after they were soundly beaten by Hannover Harps.While in the Premier Division, St Fiacc’s lost to Hannover Harps with Killeshin moving fourth by beating Parkville 2-0.KILKENNYIn Kilkenny, Clover United remain top of Division One despite drawing 3-3 with Thomastown United.And in the only other game involving a Laois team, Clover United B reache dthe next round of the Division 3 Cup by beating Evergreen 2-0.RESULTSLeinster Senior LeagueLummey O’Reilly CupPortlaoise AFC 3 Skerries 0CCFLLFA Youths Cup 2nd RoundEmo Celtic 5 Willow Park 1U-17 Premier DivisionMelview Celtic 2 Portlaoise 1U-17 Division 1Mullingar 0 Ath St Aengus 0U-19 Premier DivisionPortlaoise 3 Tullamore Town 2U-19 Division 1St Aengus 4 Banagher Utd 1Mountmellick Utd 3 Kilbeggan 0Paddy Cotter Cup 2nd RoundClonown Rovers 1 Towerhill Rovers 2Senior DivisionClara Town A 2 Rosenallis AFC 2Division 1Coolraine 1 Mountmellick Utd 3Division 2Stradbally Town 2 Birr Town B 1Division 3Maryborough 2 Derry Rovers B 7Division 4Mountmellick Celtic 1 Rosenallis B 0Abbeyleix Athletic 1 St. Cormacs Athletic 4KILKENNYDivision 1:Thomastown United B 3 Clover United A 3Division 3 Cup:Clover United B 2 Evergreen 0CARLOW:Division One/Two/Three Cup:Killeshin B 0 Hannover Harps C 5Premier Division:St Fiacc’s 0 Hannover Harps 4Parkville 0 Killeshin FC 2Ballymurphy Celtic 2 St Patrick’s Boys 2Ladies Carlow Cup:Parkville United 4 St Fiacc’s 1Crettyard 3 Mill Celtic 0SEE ALSO – Moment in Time: Clough-Ballacolla Dinner Dance 2010 TAGSCCFLLeinster Senior League Rugby Pinterest The Emo Celtic team that beat Willow Park Laois teams were competing across four different leagues this weekend as the season ticked into the final third.Portlaoise AFC’s attentions turned away from the league for this weekend and on to the Lummey O’Reilly Cup away to Skerries.Oisin Fitzpatrick’s first half strike gave Ger Dunne’s side a half time lead and they built on that in style in the second half.Colm Poole and form Athlone Town man Jason Caffrey both netted in the second period to seal a safe passage to the next round.On Saturday in the CCFL, Emo Celtic advanced to the quarter final of the LFA Youth Cup after a 5-1 win over Willow Park which included goals from Jack Owens (2), Barry Howling (2) and Mark Barry. Home Sport Soccer Mixed fortunes for Laois soccer clubs on busy weekend SportSoccer Mixed fortunes for Laois soccer clubs on busy weekend Twitter Laois County Council team up with top chef for online demonstration on tips for reducing food waste center_img WhatsApp Facebook Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining By Alan Hartnett – 18th February 2018 Community Facebook Council RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squadlast_img read more

first_img Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleMoment in Time: Throwback to the St Fergal’s Debs 2010Next articleOur pick of the Top Stories of the Week 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 – 25th February 2018 Twitter Brought to you in association with Telfords PortlaoiseOffaly 1-21 Laois 1-16Allianz National Hurling League Division 1B Council Inaccurate Laois suffer hurling league defeat to Offaly Laois suffered defeat at the hands of Offaly in Tullamore this afternoon and are now facing a real battle to keep their Division 1B status.Eamonn Kelly’s men were exposed physically around the field and they never got going in front of goal, firing 13 wides in comparison to Offaly’s five. There was just 12 seconds on the clock when Laois, playing with the wind, took the lead via a point from midfielder Paddy Purcell.Laois were two up after three minutes when Enda Rowland pointed a free from his own 45 – giving an indication of the strength of the breeze.Offaly were level after 12 minutes via Paddy Delaney and Shane Dooley before Laois grabbed their first goal of the National hurling league.Some good play between Ross King and Paddy Purcell results in the latter slamming the ball to the corner of the net from near the end line.But Offaly took the concession of that goal well and shot the next four points to take the lead for the first time by the 19th minute via Shane Dooley, Tommy Geraghty and Joe Bergin and Cillian Kiely.Laois were wasteful in the first half, shooting six wides in total but Podge Lawlor, Ross King and Willie Dunphy all split the posts either side of a Shane Dooley effort to give Laois a slender lead as we entered the final ten minutes of the half.Shane Dooley tied the game again and we were still level after 31 minutes when David O’Toole and Paddy Purcell swapped efforts.The bulk of Offaly’s scores were coming from poor Laois turnovers all over the field and they ended the half with a one point lead.Shane Dooley took his tally to five while Tommy Geraghty cancelled out Willie Dunphy’s leveller to leave it 1-7 to 0-11 at half time.Laois made a great start to the second half with Ross King converting a free and Mark Kavanagh slotting a sideline moments after being introduced at half time.However, Offaly got the next five scores to take a commanding lead. Joe Bergin, David King and Shane Dooley all pointed before Joe Bergin caught a high ball and rammed it past Enda Rowland after 42 minutes.Laois responded via Neil Foyle and King but Offaly kept the pressure on with Joe Bergin taking his tally to 1-4 before Shane Dooley hit his seventh.Dooley then took his tally to nine with a point from play and a 65 to make it 1-20 to 1-11 as we entered the final quarter of the game.Paddy Purcell, Cha Dwyer and Ross King tried to bring Laois back into it but they continued to rack up the wides and trailed by six points with seven minutes to play.Shane Dooley and Ross King swapped frees while Laois had a goal chance but Enda Rowland’s 21 metre free was stopped on the line.Laois kept going and Mark Kavanagh made it a five point game as we enetered five minutes of second half injury time.But that would be it and Laois must now beat Dublin in O’Moore Park next weekend to have any chance of avoiding a relegation final.SCORERS – Laois: Enda Rowland 0-1 (free), Ross King 0-5 (four frees), Paddy Purcell 1-3, Willie Dunphy 0-2, Podge Lawlor 0-1, Mark Kavanagh 0-2, Neil Foyle 0-1, Cha Dwyer 0-1 Offaly: Shane Dooley 0-10 (six frees, one 65), Paddy Delaney 0-1, Joe Bergin 1-4, Cillian Kiely 0-1, Tommy Geraghty 0-2, David O’Toole 0-1, David King 0-1, Dan Currams 0-1LAOIS: Enda Rowland (Abbeyleix); Donncha Hartnett (Mountmellick), Leigh Bergin (Shanahoe), Lee Cleere (Clough-Ballacolla); Podge Lawlor (Ballinakill), Matthew Whelan (Borris-Kilcotton), Eric Killeen (Rathdowney-Errill); James Ryan (Rathdowney-Errill), Paddy Purcell (Rathdowney-Errill); Ben Conroy (Slieve Bloom), Cha Dwyer (Ballinakill), Willie Dunphy (Clough-Ballacolla); Ross King (Rathdowney-Errill), Neil Foyle (Borris-Kilcotton), Ciarán Comerford (The Harps). Subs: Colm Stapleton (Borris-Kilcotton) for Hartnett (22mins), Mark Kavanagh (Rathdowney-Errill) for Comerford (ht), Conor Quinlan (Kyle) for Killeen (42mins), Cian Taylor (Portlaoise) for Dunphy (59mins), Paddy McCane (Rathdowney-Errill) for Foyle (68mins)OFFALY: Eoghan Cahill; Tom Spain, Seán Gardiner, Ben Conneely; David O’Toole, Pat Camon, Paddy Delaney; David King, Tommy Geraghty; Joe Bergin, Shane Dooley, Colin Egan; Cillian Kelly, Conor Mahon, Dan Currams. Subs: Oisin Kelly for Kiely (51mins), Damien Egan for Egan (55mins)Referee: Justin Heffernan (Wexford)SEE ALSO – LIVE BLOG – Follow the Laois hurlers, footballers and ladies footballers in action Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Pinterest Twitter Facebook Facebook Community WhatsApp WhatsApp Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining Laois County Council team up with top chef for online demonstration on tips for reducing food waste TAGSAllianz Hurling League Division 1BLaois v Offaly Rugby Home Sport GAA Inaccurate Laois suffer hurling league defeat to Offaly SportGAAHurlinglast_img read more

first_img Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining Facebook By LaoisToday Reporter – 9th May 2018 WhatsApp In Pictures: All the best bits from the Rock Inn Vintage Run and Rally Classic cars and vintage tractors converged upon the Rock Inn over the weekend for the 17th Rock Inn Vintage Run and Rally.The two day event began on Saturday with the eagerly anticipated Vintage Tractor and Car Run.Around 30 tractors took to the road as well as a large number classic cars which were shining in the glorious sunshine.The main event was on Sunday as the Rally took centre stage at the Rock Inn, where a congregation of steam engines, vintage tractors, classic cars as well as a number old vintage machinery took over the surrounding field.Bouncing castles and numerous other attractions were also at hand for the younger attendees, which was all enclosed to keep the kids safe.With it being the 17th edition of this great event, the rally has certainly come a long way and it is now one the best vintage rallies that takes place in the county.Raising funds for the Laois Hospice also provided a great incentive for people to get involved.Our photographer went along and got some great pictures: Council Twitter WhatsApp SEE ALSO – Plans to turn former pub into a restaurant TAGSRock Inn Vintage Rally RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 1 of 25 Twitter Previous articleCullohill to stage All Ireland Porridge ChampionshipsNext articleLaois senior football team named for Leinster championship opener LaoisToday Reporter Home Lifestyle In Pictures: All the best bits from the Rock Inn Vintage Run… LifestyleOut and About Facebook Pinterest Community Rugby Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Pinterest Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government fundinglast_img read more

first_img Community All of Friday’s Cumann na Bunscol results Facebook Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad WhatsApp Previous articleNew Pre-Paramedic Studies course now available in Portlaoise InstituteNext articleWell-known Laois man completes gruelling Double Ironman challenge 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. Home GAA Cumann na mBunscol All of Friday’s Cumann na Bunscol results GAACumann na mBunscolSport Pinterest WhatsApp TAGSCumann na mBunscol center_img Facebook Twitter Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Community By Siun Lennon – 18th May 2018 It was an extremely busy last day of Cumann na Bunscol finals as 14 teams took to O’Moore Park to battle out their divisions.Abbeyleix had an extraordinary day – winning three out of the four finals they were competing in.There was also wins for Mountmellick, Rosenallis, Paddock and Camross as divisions 8 through to 1 were played for. Rugby Pinterest Twitter Here are all the results from today’s finals.FRIDAY MAY 1810.30am Roinn 3 Hurling PlateMountmellick 5-2 Stradbally 3-1 – See full report here.11.30am Roinn 5 CamogieRosenallis 5-2 Stradbally 4-1 – See full report here.12.30 Roinn 2 Hurling ChampionshipPaddock 4-11 Ballinakill 2-7 – See full report here.1.30pm Roinn 8 CamogieAbbeyleix 9-3 Portarlington 4-0 – See report here.2.30pm Roinn 2 CamogieAbbeyleix 11-5 Paddock 0-5 – See report here.3.30pm Roinn 5 Hurling Abbeyleix 7-12 Camross 7-5 – See report here.4.30pm Roinn 1 Shield Camross 4-9 Abbeyleix 0-6 – See report hereSEE ALSO – Lucky Laois winner lands €50k in Prize Bonds drawlast_img read more

first_img Facebook Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Twitter Laois players “just weren’t prepared” for the Leinster Final against Dublin and were let down by the County Board, Cllr Ben Brennan told the monthly meeting of Laois County Council.His controversial comments completely contradicted the unanimous praise that went before from elected representatives at the meeting.Cllr Brennan entered the chamber just after the meeting had begun and afer the players were roundly congratulated for reaching the Leinster Final.When Cllr Brennan was asked by Cathaoirleach Cllr Padraig Fleming if he wished to comment, the councillor cut loose.“I feel they just weren’t prepared. That’s what’s wrong. The County Board thinks they’re heroes. We have fabulous players, but we have to let them play. The County Board are not doing their job,” he said.Cllr Paschal McEvoy took particular exception to his comments, retorting: “Why don’t you put your name forward, and get elected”.“I was there for three years,” Cllr Brennan said. “I know what they’re like”.Earlier, Cllr Fleming had led the tributes, saying what a wonderful day it had been in Croke Park, even if the result didn’t go their way. WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Home News Laois footballers “just weren’t prepared” for Leinster final, council hears News Previous articleDeaths in Laois – Tuesday, June 26, 2018Next articleThousands of Laois children to benefit from Back to School Allowance David PowerA journalist for over 20 years, David has worked for a number of regional titles both as journalist and editor. From Tullamore he also works as a content editor for Independent.ie. His heroes include Shane Lowry, Seamus Darby and Johnny Flahertycenter_img By David Power – 26th June 2018 Community “There was great joy and happiness that we had reached a Leinster Final. They played very well and played with great heart. They kept in it, until the second half and then it crept away from them,” he said.SEE ALSO – Laois manager Sugrue provides injury update on keeper Brody TAGSLaoisLaois County CouncilLeinster final Community WhatsApp Pinterest Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Rugby Laois footballers “just weren’t prepared” for Leinster final, council hearslast_img read more

first_img Community Facebook By LaoisToday Reporter – 26th September 2018 Previous articleFormer Laois footballer in the running for Mayo roleNext articleIntroducing the 2018 Junior hurling Team of the Year LaoisToday Reporter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Community Pinterest The victim is a man in his 30s, who was allegedly attacked by another man known to him.The Independent say he was taken to Portlaoise Hospital to be treated for his injuries. Gardai have launched an investigation after a stabbing incident in Laois last night.The Irish Independent are reporting that the incident occurred in Portlaoise last night.They say that the stabbing happened in O’Moore Place at approximately 8pm last night. TAGSstabbing Gardai are investigating and it is unclear at this stage if anyone has been arrested.Anyone with any information is asked to contact their local Garda Station.SEE ALSO – ‘I feel like we’re only surviving,’ Richie Reid opens up about life after son Dinny Pinterest Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ BREAKING: Gardai investigating following ‘stabbing incident’ in Portlaoise Twitter Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp Council Home News Crime BREAKING: Gardai investigating following ‘stabbing incident’ in Portlaoise NewsCrime Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official openinglast_img read more

first_img Facebook Prestigious honour for Portlaoise business Twitter WhatsApp Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Pinterest WhatsApp By Steven Miller – 6th October 2018 Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Community Home News Business Prestigious honour for Portlaoise business NewsBusiness Pinterest Nook and Cranny Gift Shop in Portlaoise main street was formally recognised this week as being one of Ireland’s Top30 retail stores in the Retail Excellence AIBMS Awards 2018.The Awards recognise, reward and celebrate outstanding performance and vision by stores, places, people, websites and suppliers throughout the Irish retail industry – there were almost 600 applicants from various retail stores across the country.As part of the initial Top100 selection process, all store entrants were visited by an independent mystery shopper, with those exceeding service and standards criteria making it into the Top100 stores.The Top100 were then invited to a private briefing with London based creative retail agency; Echo chamber, who track global retail trends, in August at the AIB Bank Centre.Here the attendees were all presented with details of the ‘10 pillars of Retail Excellence’ and were given time to prepare a detailed submission showing evidence as to how their business meets those 10 pillars.Echo chamber then considered these submissions and proceeded to select the Top30 stores – with Nook and Cranny securing a place therein.The Top30 stores have just this week been personally visited for rigorous testing by retail futurist Matthew Brown of Echochamber and David Fitzsimons (Group Chief Executive of Retail Excellence).They covered 30 stores in a five-day, 11-county road trip and were followed by a video and camera crew who took promotionalfootage of each store.The visiting retail experts described the store when they left as being ‘very impressive with amazing product in a beautifully curated setting. Nook and Cranny in Portlaoise is a gorgeous gallery of gift ideas’.The Retail Excellence competition culminates in a prestigious awards ceremony in Killarney on Saturday, November 10, where the Top 3 finalists and winners in sectoral categories will be announced.Previous winners of the Store of the Year include Avoca, Tilestyle, Applegreen, Arboretum, O’Briens wines, Galvins for men, Greenacres and Garveys Supervalu in Tralee.Delighted owner of Nook & Cranny, Ladonna McCartan said that she and Mark Healy her life and business partner are absolutely thrilled to receive this wonderful recognition.“We are deeply thankful to each and every one of their customers both for their loyal support and good wishes. We are also enormously grateful for the help and encouragement from valued staff, friends, family and colleagues in business locally over the three years since they opened their business.”SSEE ALSO – LISTEN: Our hurling County Final day preview as Senior, Senior A and Minor concludes Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleDeaths in Laois – Saturday, October 6, 2018Next articleFr Paddy: How the Franciscan movement was born 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. New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Community Council TAGSLadonna McCartanMark HealyNook & Cranny last_img read more

first_img Pinterest Winner announced in brilliant Gerry Browne Jewellers/LaoisToday Competition It’s one of the busiest shops in Portlaoise at this time of the year and we were delighted to bring you a competition from Gerry Browne Jewellers this week.Thanks to Gerry and his team we offered our readers the chance to win a €100 voucher on our Facebook page.All you had to do to be in with a chance of winning was like and share our post which explained the competition details.Unsurprisingly the competition created huge interest with over 1,000 shares.And from those entries we’re delighted to announce that the lucky winner is:Congratulations Caroline Farrell from Portlaoise.Thanks to all those who entered and keep an eye on our Facebook page for more great giveaways. Pinterest Facebook Twitter Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year Facebook Community Twitter By LaoisToday Reporter – 22nd December 2018 center_img Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Home Lifestyle Winner announced in brilliant Gerry Browne Jewellers/LaoisToday Competition LifestyleOut and About WhatsApp Council New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Community Previous article2018 Remembered – Laois GAA club suffers sickening weekend attack by ‘idiots’Next article2018 Remembered – Laois GAA appoint eight-time All Ireland winner as new hurling manager LaoisToday Reporter last_img read more

first_imgHome News Community Laois suicide prevention and support service highlighted on the Late Late Show NewsCommunity Previous articleIn Pictures: St Brigid’s camogie club host successful Family Walk/RunNext articleEason Spelling Bee looking for Laois participants for ninth annual competition 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. By Siun Lennon – 11th January 2019 Facebook WhatsApp The work of an initiative to support those affected by suicide in both Laois and Kilkenny was highlighted on tonight’s Late Late Show.Teac Tom is located in Stradbally and Kilkenny and supports individuals and their families affected by suicide, or contemplating suicide.Alan Hayes was a guest member in the audience in tonight’s show. WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest Twitter New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Community Alan helped to set up the organisation along with his mother Angela after his father Tom and brother Tom jr died by suicide.Alan spoke about setting up Teach Tom with his mother Angela, and the services the organisation provides. The young Kilkenny man made national headlines when he and his mother were invited to speak on the Late Late Show, in January 2014.They told tell their story of how suicide had affected their family and Alan performed a song he composed for her called “Survivor”.In the song, he wrote of how proud of her he was after she had reached out for help through counselling, to help herself and her family navigate the awful pain of grief through suicide.The public response to the story and the song was phenomenal.From there, an opportunity arose  to set up the Trust to, “support the people of Kilkenny and surrounding areas that have been affected by suicide, and to those who contemplate or contemplated ending their life.”The vital service came to Laois through another personal tragedy.Caroline Devoy and her family lost their sister and daughter, Clare O’Brien, to suicide on June 29, 2015.Caroline was determined to raise funds for suicide support after their loss. They were put in touch with Angela Hayes, the founder of Teac Tom, and immediately Caroline was impressed.Things grew from there and with the help of her employer, Liam Kelly, along with Fr Sean Kelly, the local St Vincent de Paul and Cllr Paschal McEvoy, a premises was secured above the SVP shop to provide local services.Teac Tom now provides monthly group meetings as well as one to one counselling, family and sibling support group and play therapy for children.To find out more about Teac Tom, visit here.SEE ALSO – Gardaí appeal to find stolen vehicle after woman assaulted by gang in Laois Council Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Facebook Laois suicide prevention and support service highlighted on the Late Late Show Twitter Community Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic yearlast_img read more

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