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Portlaoise hit by vandalism and litter days after best ever cleanliness ranking

This is not nice to see.

Just days after Portlaoise rose to fourth place in the Anti-Litter League, Portlaoise Tidy Towns has reported incidences of vandalism and littering.

Bridge Street, the Memorial Park and An Pairc Phobail were hit.

Portlaoise Tidy Towns said: “So unfortunately it’s back to reality for us today.

“The first two pictures were taken a couple of hours ago around Bridge Street and in the Memorial Park and the third in An Pairc Phobail yesterday.

“This type of behaviour won’t dishearten us, we’ll be back out tomorrow evening.

“Our wish is that when Visitors and Tidy Town Adjudicators alike come to our town that they see the best of Portlaoise and not this sort of roguish behaviour.”

Portlaoise was in 21st place when the last Irish Business Against Litter (Ibal) anti-litter league standings were released but is now up 17 spots.

However, now just Kilkenny (1st), Athlone (2nd) and Killarney (3rd) are ranked ahead of Laois’s county town.

SEE ALSO – Two businesses on Portlaoise Main Street close in recent weeks

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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.