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Laois GAA club set to resume popular bingo game – but...

A Laois GAA club have announced the resumption of their popular bingo game - but with a twist. Due to Covid-19, Portarlington GAA have decided...

Business Association aiming to erect CCTV cameras in Laois town to...

The Portarlington Business Association are aiming to combat crime and anti-social behaviour in the town by erecting CCTV cameras. The recently formed business group are...

Steps 4 Sandy Lane – Fundraiser launched for new IT equipment...

One of Laois's smallest primary school is set to embark on a big fundraiser throughout the month of April. Sandylane NS is a small primary...

Gardai dealing with ‘large gathering’ at popular Laois lake

Gardai in Laois are currently dealing with a large gathering at a popular lake. Portarlington Gardai are curently at Derryounce Lake. They are appealing for people...

Road in Laois town facing ‘six more months’ of closure

A road in a Laois town faces six more months of closure as major flood relief measures are required. Sinn Fein Councillor for Portarlington, Aidan...

Impressive Coláiste Íosagáin video for International Women’s Day

The students and teachers of Coláiste Íosagáin in Portarlington came together to produce a very impressive video for International Women's Day, piecing together poetry,...

Three arrests made in Portarlington as part of investigation into organised...

Gardaí have arrested three men following a number of searches carried out in the Portarlington area yesterday. The searches were conducted as part of an investigation into...

Laois County Council announce start dates for infrastructure works in Portlaoise...

Three major County Council led projects planned for Portlaoise and Portlaoise, that had been delayed due to Covid-19, are set to get underway this...

Property Watch: Five homes currently for sale in Portarlington for between...

On this week's Property Watch we take a look at some of the homes currently for sale in Portarlington for around €250,000. Portarlington is a...

13 point plan submitted to improve walking and cycling infrastructure in...

A new speed limit, increased pedestrian crossings and new cycles lanes are some of a proposal to improve infrastructure in a Laois town. The plan...

‘Mindless morons’ set fire to equipment in Laois playground

Anyone with information is being asked to come forward following vandalism in a Laois playground. On Saturday evening, damage was done in the children's playground...

Laois community comes together to wish 85 year-old man a happy...

A Laois community came together to give one of their most loved residents the best birthday possible. Portarlington native Michael Dunne turned 85-years-old today. Reaching such...

New school, rejuvenated town centre and increase in remote working –...

A new build for Coláiste Íosagáin secondary school, a regeneration of the town centre and capitalising on the increase in remote working are the...

Laois student earns prestigious Trinity College Entrance Exhibition Award

A Laois student earned a prestigious Trinity College Entrance Exhibition Award for her Leaving Cert results. Jodie Walsh, who hails from Portarlington, completed her Leaving...

GAA Diary: Coffey named on U-20 team of the year; transfers...

Coffey named on GAA U-20 football team of the year  Laois U-20 football captain for 2020, Ronan Coffey, has been named on the GAA's team...

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...