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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...

My Club & I: Portarlington’s Colin Slevin ahead of Laois U-20...

The Laois U-20 ‘A’ football championship final is on this Friday night at 7.45pm in Stradbally. Portarlington will take on Courtwood-Emo in the final and...

Fifty Seven Boutique announce plans for a Pop Up Sale Shop...

Fifty Seven Boutique are excited to unveil changes coming soon to their Portarlington store. A Pop Up Sale Shop will open in their Portarlington Store...

British football championship glory for two Laois brothers

Thomas MacCurtains were crowned All-British Junior football champions at the weekend and they had two Laois lads in their ranks. Portarlington duo Conor and Sean...

Portarlington Leisure Centre honoured with prestigious award

Portarlington Leisure Centre have been awarded 'Overall Best Leisure Centre in Ireland'. The Leisure Centre received the award at this year's National Standards Awards after...

Five Laois towns to reap the benefits of substantial new funding...

Five Laois towns and villages have been allocated €437,761 for improvements from the Town and Village Renewal scheme. Laois TD Charlie Flanagan welcomed the funding...

Property Watch: The five most expensive properties currently for sale in...

This week for Property Watch, we take a look at some of the most pricey properties the county has to offer. And they range in...

Sadness in Killenard and Portarlington areas following death of Mick Terrett

There was sadness in the Killenard and Portarlington areas this week following the sudden death of Mick Terrett. Mick worked in JJ Behan's, Bord na...

Trick or Treat – Anvil Inn getting into the Halloween spirit...

They know how to put on a show in the Anvil Inn in Portarlington and this Sunday night, October 27, the place should be...