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In Pictures: Former Portlaoise Citizens Information Centre chairperson retires

On her retirement from the Board of Laois Citizens Information Centre, Catherine Scully is pictured with Board members, from left: MIchael Cobbe, Pauline Bunion, Pat Fitzpartrick (chairman); Oliver Phelan (manager); Brian Rohan (auditor) and MIchael Rainey. Picture: Alf Harvey.

Catherine Scully, who worked for the Citizens Information Centre in Portlaoise, has retired.

Ms Scully served on the Board of Management for 19 years and was an incredibly popular member.

She was also chairperson of the centre for five years.

Colleague Oliver Phelan led the tributes. He said: “Catherine really is one in a million.

“She served the Board of Management for 19 years and will truly be missed by everyone here.”

Citizens Information Centre Portlaoise was started in 1991 to provide free, comprehensive and confidential information on people rights and entitlements.

The CIC established itself officially in Portlaoise some four years later in 1995 and has provided that service ever since with outreach services in various town on occasion over the years.

They moved into a new premises above Mulhall’s Super Valu supermarket, in Lyster Square in April 2015.

Alf Harvey popped out to Catherine’s retirement party and supplied the following pictures.

On her retirement from the Board of Laois Citizens Information Centre, Catherine Scully receives a presentation from Oliver Phelan (manager) on Behalf of Laois CIC.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
On her retirement from the Board of Laois Citizens Information Centre, Catherine Scully is pictured with Board members and staff at their offices at Kellyville Centre, Portlaoise.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
On her retirement from the Board of Laois Citizens Information Centre, Catherine Scully is pictured with Board members, from left: MIchael Cobbe, Pauline Bunion, Pat Fitzpartrick (chairman); Oliver Phelan (manager); Brian Rohan (auditor) and MIchael Rainey.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
On her retirement from the Board of Laois Citizens Information Centre, Catherine Scully is presented with flowers by Gemma Culleton on Behalf of Laois CIC.
Picture: Alf Harvey.

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Stradbally 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.