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Portarlington primary school students go above and beyond with feel-good art...

A young student in Presentation Primary school in Portarlington recently underwent a bone marrow transplant but has used her time since returning to school...

Tributes paid to former Laois school teacher following sad passing

Tributes have been paid to a former Laois primary school teacher who passed away suddenly over Christmas. Helen Whelehan, from Ballycarroll, Portarlington, was a teacher...

‘A big thank you to the people of Portarlington and beyond...

Valerie Moore, General Manager of Oakdale Nursing Home, would like to say a big 'Thank You' to all the people of Portarlington and beyond...

Conor McGregor steps in to save Laois gym from closure

Mixed Martial Artist Conor McGregor has stepped in to stop a Laois gym from having to close. On Friday night, the owners of Straight Blast...

Local drivers named as ‘Transport Heroes’ for outstanding service through lockdowns...

Portarlington-based business Polar Ice Ltd had cause to celebrate recently as their four dedicated delivery drivers were recognised as Transport Heroes in the Fleet...

Free Saturday parking in Laois’s main towns – and new public...

More than three years after being closed, the refurbished public toilets in the heart of Portlaoise are set to open this week. The toilets have...

Whenever it happens a famine will be ended in the 2020...

On Monday night just gone, the draws for the Laois senior football championship semi-finals were made pitting favourites Portarlington against Ballyfin and Emo against...

Pop-up Christmas shop and outdoor cafe set to open in Portarlington

A pop-up Christmas shop with 20,000 square foot of retail space and an outdoor cafe is set to open in Portarlington on December 2. The...

From playing to coaching and refereeing – Laois footballer now immersed...

David Sweeney from Portarlington gave huge service to club and county but after switching his allegiances to the Oliver Plunketts club in Dublin for...

Have your say: Submissions sought for Portarlington Regeneration Strategy

Laois County Council invites you to make submissions or observations to the pre-draft stage of the Portarlington Regeneration Strategy. Downey Planning have been commissioned to...

Laois Gardai seize €60,000 in cannabis and make one arrest following...

Laois Gardai seized €60,000 in cannabis and made one arrest following recent searches in Portarlington. Gardai say the searches were carried out as part of...

Fundraiser launched to save Portarlington Christmas tree

In its 35th year this year, the Christmas tree in Portarlington is under threat as Covid-19 has hampered the committee's abilities to fundraise. A GoFundMe...

In Pictures: Laois secondary school end mid term with Mask Factor

Colaiste Iosagain secondary school in Portarlington finished the mid term on Friday by hosting 'The Mask Factor'. The idea was that students were encouraged to...

‘Critical piece of leisure infrastructure’ calls for Portarlington skate park

There is a big need for a skate park in the town of Portarlington, according to local councillor Aidan Mullins. Cllr Mullins made the suggestion...

Calls made for Portarlington road to be named after legendary community...

There are some people that go over and above for their community and the late Niall McElwaine in Portarlington was one such man. The Donegal...
Stradbally manager Martin Murphy's side beat O'Dempsey's last night

‘Absolute bullshit’ – Portarlington boss on the suggestion that the club...

Portarlington senior football manager Martin Murphy has described as 'absolute bullshit' the rumours that the club's players have been discouraged from playing with Laois...

Laois Gardai recover heroin following ‘dangerous driving’ incident

Gardai in Laois seized a quantity of heroin following an incident in Portarlington. On Monday evening, Portarlington gardai observed a vehicle being driven dangerously in...

Portarlington on top in local derby to book semi-final place

Portarlington 0-8 O'Dempsey's 0-4 Laois Shopping Centre SFC Quarter-final Portarlington are back into the Laois SFC semi-finals following a battling win over neighbours O'Dempsey's in MW...

Property Watch: Focus on homes currently for sale in Portarlington

In this week's Property Watch, we're taking a look at what is available in and around the town of Portarlington. In each case, you can...

Collegiality vanishes as teachers prepare to head into battle on the...

In a record-breaking year, five of the teaching staff at Portlaoise College are still standing at the business end of the Laois hurling and...

Portarlington town centre property sells for almost €1.1 million at auction

A portfolio of town centre properties in Portarlington has sold for €1,085,000 at a BidX1 online auction this week. It comprised of a mix of...

JOB VACANCY: Personal Assistant/Receptionist required for Oakdale Nursing Home

Oakdale Nursing Home in Portarlington are currently recruiting for the following position: Personal Assistant/Receptionist. Permanent Position x 5 days (reduced hours). Excellent phone and...

‘Eyesore’ in Laois town ‘would not be tolerated anywhere else in...

The issue of derelict building that has been described as 'an eyesore that would not be tolerated anywhere else in the county' has come...

Portarlington topple The Town to avenge 2019 semi final defeat

Portlaoise 0-10 Partarlington 1-11 Laois Shopping Centre SFC Round 2 Portarlington have beaten Portlaoise for the first time in the championship since 2001 following a committed...

O’Sullivan hoping his Portarlington comrades can right wrongs and down The...

Portlaoise and Portarlington are set to square off in the Laois senior football championship for the second time in 12 months in O'Moore Park...

Funding secured for major improvements in Portlaoise and Portarlington

€1,196,000 under the Government’s July Stimulus Funding for Active Travel and Climate Change Adaptation Measures has been allocated to Laois. This money will be used...

Portarlington on form to see off Kilcavan in opening round of...

Portarlington 1-17 Kilcavan 3-7 Laois Shopping Centre JFC 'A' Round 1 Portarlington have their first win in this year’s Laois JFC 'A' after they put in...

Coffey on form as Portarlington come from behind to beat Stradbally

Portarlington 1-12 Stradbally 0-12  Laois Shopping Centre SFC Round 1 Portarlington edged out Stradbally in a dogged Laois SFC opener at LOETB Centre of Excellence on...

New Portarlington Business Association to be set up as tender issued...

A new Portarlington Business Association is to be set up, spearheaded by local Kildare South TD Cathal Berry who has an office in the...

Weekend Read: The story of the Portarlington to Mountmellick Tramway

National Heritage Week began yesterday and runs until August 23.  Unfortunately due to the current Covid Crisis, Laois County Library Service is not in a...