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Anvil Inn Portarlington announces closure due to Coronavirus

The Anvil Inn, Portarlington - notice to customers Notice !- To help prevent further spread of the covid-19 virus, The Anvil Inn, will close for business...

Laois woman in complete lockdown in China

A young teacher from Portarlington is in quarintine in China, where she has been working for over a year. Aoife Corcoran from Portarlington has been...

Funding sought to improve road surface between Portarlington and Gracefield

Portarlington based Fianna Fail Cllr Eddie Fitzpatrick is seeking additional funding for the resurfacing of the R420 from Gracefield to Portarlington. The proposal under the 2020...

Brand new building in the works for Laois school

A brand new school is on the way to Portarlington - according to newly elected TD for Kildare South Cathal Berry. The Independent's first parliamentary...

Former Laois manager to take charge of Ballylinan as new club...

Former Laois senior football manager Mick Lillis has been appointed as the new Ballylinan boss for the 2020 season. Lillis, who was over the Laois...

Anticipation builds ahead of annual charity ball in Killenard

One of the highlights of the local social calendar is set to return to The Heritage in Killenard this Friday night, February 28, for...

Sand bags, stress and sympathy but no quick solutions in sight...

Not surprisingly there have been a flood of concerns over flooding across Laois this week. Virtually non-stop rainfall and water-logged land have combined to put...

Portarlington footpaths, dangerous road and parking issues

The town of Portarlington is in line for a major upgrade of its footpaths but local councillor Aidan Mullins did raise some concerns about...

Fundraiser launched for Laois mother as she awaits heart transplant

A fundraiser has been launched in aid of a Laois mother who is awaiting a heart transplant. Denise Geoghegan from Portarlington has found herself in...

In Pictures: Portarlington celebrates the election of its first TD since...

A large crowd of supporters of the newly elected TD for Kildare South, Portarlington resident, Dr Cathal Berry gathered in Portarlington Golf Club on...

History in Oakdale Nursing Home in Portarlington as residents cast their...

The residents of Oakdale Nursing Home in Portarlington made history today by being the first voters from Laois and Offaly to vote in the...

JOB VACANCY: MJ Turley & Associates looking to hire senior Quantity...

MJ Turley & Associates have immediate vacancies for Senior Quantity Surveyors to join our growing team in Portarlington. Successful Candidate Ideally the successful candidate should...

Strong Portarlington support as Cathal Berry launches Kildare South election campaign

Portarlington resident Dr Cathal Berry launched his bid for a Dáil seat in Kildare South in front of 150 people in the Keadeen Hotel...

Portarlington resident Cathal Berry – a doctor and former army ranger...

Dr Cathal Berry - a doctor and former army ranger - has been living in Portarlington for the last 16 years and as a...

Death occurs of much-loved Portarlington man Niall McElwaine

The death has occurred of Portarlington's Niall McElwaine, a much-loved community man and a former principal of St John's, the town's 'Tech'. Mr McElwaine was...

Big battle in store in Kildare South as Laois and Offaly...

This day three weeks we'll almost certainly be near the end of the General Election count - and from a Laois point of view...

Many lines now 1/2 price in Fifty Seven Winter Sale

With a lot of cold weather still to come before the warmer weather kicks in, now is a great time to bag yourself a...

Boost for Portarlington Leisure Centre as €300,000 in funding announced

A total of €300,000 in funding has been announced for Portarlington Leisure Centre under the Government's large scale sports infrastructure fund. The news was announced...

Grant of almost €400,000 on the way to four Laois towns

A grant of almost €400,000 has also been granted to the towns of Portarlington, Mountmellick, Mountrath and Rathdowney. This fund will be used to assist...

WATCH: Question about Laois comes up on popular quiz show

The county has made an appearance on the popular longstanding British quiz show 'University Challenge'. The show, which first aired in 1962 aired the episode...

Laois people turn out in their hundreds to support Christmas GOAL...

Hundreds of people from Laois took part in the GOAL charity Mile over Christmas helping to play their part in raising money and awareness...

Department of Justice says video of asylum seekers in cramped conditions...

The Department of Justice has released a statement where it states that it believes footage which appeared to show ten asylum seekers in cramped...

WATCH: 10 men sharing a bedroom with no windows – video...

Video footage has emerged of the accommodation being shared by asylum seekers in Portarlington which shows as many as 10 men sharing a bedroom...

2019 Remembered: Controlled explosion carried out at local secondary school this...

Not just your average day in Coláiste Íosagáin. The Army Explosives team were in a local secondary school this evening to carry out a controlled...

2019 Remembered: Jason ‘Chilly’ Ward – What gambling did to me

Back in July, a young Laois man opened up about his struggles with gambling and how betting led him to trying to take his...

WATCH: Santa arrives at Portarlington school amidst busy schedule

It was all excitement in Portarlington this morning as St Patrick's BNS welcomed a special visitor. The one and only Santa Clause took time out...

Portarlington Tidy Towns team up with Jamestown Cladding to complete ‘Operation...

The Dublin Road Business Park and the Jamestown Cladding in Portarlington have teamed up with the local Tidy Towns group to complete the second...

Sympathy for Laois Parish Priest on the death of his mother

Expressions of sympathy and condolences have been extended to a Laois Parish Priest on the death of his mother. The Parish Priest of Portarlington, Very...

Talented Portarlington swimmer shortlisted for RTÉ Young Sportsperson of the Year...

Best of luck Nicole! Portarlington swimmer, Nicole Turner has been shortlisted for RTÉ's Young Sports Person of the Year. The awards will be live tonight (Saturday)...

‘Devastated, heartbroken and fearing homelessness’ – Laois property owners won’t have...

A group of property owners in Laois have been left 'devastated, heartbroken and fearing homelessness' as they will not be able to move into...