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Gardai called to Portlaoise Leisure Centre following ‘littering’ and trespassing issues

Portlaoise Leisure Centre

Gardai have been called to Portlaoise Leisure Centre on several occasions this year to deal with incidents of littering and trespass.

Director of Services Donal Brennan informed Laois County Councillors of the ongoing problem at this week’s monthly meeting.

It was Sinn Fein’s Caroline Dwane Stanley who raised the anti-social problems after she was contacted by locals.

Despite the Leisure Centre being closed, Cllr Stanley explained that people were gaining access to the pitches and leaving them in a dreadful state.

She said: “There is a section of the fence that is broken and people are getting out onto the pitches.

“They are littering them and leaving them in a dreadful state.”

In reply, Director of Services Donal Brennan said that the Council are working with Gardai on this issue.

He said: “We have made contact with Gardai each time this is reported to us and they deal with it.

“There isn’t much more we can do about it unfortunately.”

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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.