Home News Community ‘We will adjust that behaviour’ – top Laois Garda promises action on… NewsCommunity Council Twitter Facebook By Alan Hartnett – 14th April 2021 Facebook TAGSGeraldine RasoolJohn ScanlanLaois PPNPortarlington Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Electric Picnic Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festival Mary Sweeney elected Cathaoirleach of Portlaoise Municipal District for next 12 months WhatsApp Pinterest Laois’s top Garda has promised that action will be taken after issues surrounding alleged illegal parking in Portarlington were presented to him at yesterday’s meeting of the Joint Policing Committee.Chief Superintendent John Scanlan asked that ‘it be let known’ to those engaging in this that Gardai will be looking to stamp it out immediately.The problem, according to Geraldine Rasool of Laois PPN who was speaking on behalf of residents at The Glen in Portarlington, is getting worse.She said: “There are two issues here. The first concerns cars parking fully on the footpath along Upper Main Street near O’Dea’s/Laois Kebab.“This has been raised by both people with buggies and mobility issues in the past and is getting worse.“While the second involve cars parking along cycle lanes and footpaths along Station Road, particularly during peak times when children are getting dropped to and collected from school.“This has made walking and cycling to and from school unsafe for children of Kilnacourt and surrounds to both Presentation Primary and St Partick’s Boys School.”In reply, Chief Superintendent Scanlan said: “We will come out in force and we will adjust that behaviour.“The most decent people in the world make errors in parking.“They park their car and they often do not realise that they are impeding cycle lanes, those with buggies or those who require walking aids.“So if the message could be got out there by the media that we will address this from today that would be appreciated.”SEE ALSO – Laois Abroad: Meet the Stradbally woman who followed her heart and ended up in New Zealand Previous articleDeaths in Laois – Wednesday, April 14, 2021Next articleLaois man elected vice-chairman of Leinster Camogie 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 ‘We will adjust that behaviour’ – top Laois Garda promises action on parking in Portarlington Electric Picnic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Twitter
Home CountryBy SLIM RANDLESIt was one of those evenings that makes you glad there’s a month called May. Bob Milford parked his truck in front of the Mule Barn truck stop, then changed his mind and drove the few blocks into town and parked in front of Sarah’s Read Me Now book store and got out.The air was sweet like wine, warm and flowing over his body. The calves out on the Diamond W were healthy and frolicking all over the place and there had only been three difficult births where he’d had to pull the calves, and those were from first-calf heifers, so it was to be expected.And he decided what he needed was to see how the rest of the world was handling a nice dose of spring, so he drove in from the ranch for the evening. Sarah was just locking up and visited with Bob for a few minutes before heading home for supper. Bob leaned against the wall and kept his eye on the square across the street. Two kids were playing with the cannon, shooting invisible invaders and making the world safe for suppertime in a small American town.Dud Campbell and his wife, Anita, were walking across the square, not talking, but just being with each other. Their hands were touching, but there was more there. They were touching each other in a silent way, sharing love and promises silently. Across the way, Doc and Mrs. Doc stood together, looking in the window of the now-closed hardware store. They looked tired tonight, Bob thought. Neither was that young any more.Seeing these two couples made Bob a little sorry he wasn’t married, but he’d tried that once and it hadn’t worked out too well. She lived in the city now and was married to another fellow and had three kids.Oh, he knew it had all happened for the best. He knew it. So he patted the cow dog in the back of his pickup and headed back down the road to the Mule Barn. He would order the special tonight. Maybe some pie, too.Just the right thing for a warm evening in May.Brought to you by A Cowboy’s Guide to Growing up Right, check it out at nmsantos.com.
Winners and runners-up with one of Bert’s finest.We were soon there and booked in, then it was to the first Tee and we were to play the C & A Nines, quite a difficult day ahead. The course was in its normal fine condition and as usual with the C Nine the lead-off, good scores were difficult to come by. These nine holes always seem to be the toughest, but playing from the yellow tees gave everyone a chance.As always the players got around here in reasonable time and then it was into the showers, and a bite to eat before we were able to get into cars for the slow amble back to Bert’s. At this time of the day the roads were quite packed, still the Route 7 into Pattaya is such an asset to travel we still made good time.Back at Bert’s most of the players were tucking into Bert’s Golfers special, before the presentation. In the A Flight, 0 to 16, the winner was Rob Brown, playing well lately, with 37 points ahead of Mike Gaussa in second with 36 points and in third was Richard Kubicki with 35 points.In the B Flight the winner was Andre Van Dyk with 38 points ahead of Bernie Cairns with 37 points and in third was Dick Warberg, back from sickness, with 31 points. T.T.F.N.Near Pins: Mike Gaussa, Carole Kubicki, Andre Van Dyk, Alan Jones. PSC golf from Tropical Bert’sTuesday, Feb. 21, Greenwood – StablefordGreenwood is a course we book every month; mainly because we can now get there pretty quick on the new roads, the course is always in good condition, the ‘rates’ are usually good, and most of all, all the players enjoy their visit there. On this day the group at Bert’s was a little smaller than usual, due to various reasons, it may be that the High Season is coming to an early end, but we did have a full list for Friday. So into cars and off we went. The drive up there was as usual swift, up past Laem Chabang, turn left at the main road and keep going. Easy really!
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