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Laois County Council unveils completion of two new housing developments

Laois County Council has welcomed the completion of two new housing developments in Portarlington and Stradbally over the last two weeks. These homes are a...

Death occurs of Anne Goodwin, a champion of many great Laois...

The death has occurred of Anne Goodwin, the popular and long-serving CEO of the Laois Partnership company. In recent times, Anne headed up the Laois...

Popular local amenity closes as hundreds gather over the weekend

A popular local amenity on the Laois-Offaly border has been advised to close due to the large crowds congregating there over the weekend. Derryounce Lakes...

Recalling the legacy of the businessman behind Butler’s Engineering in Portarlington

The 2017 edition of the Portarlington Emigrant Newslatter featured a very interesting article on Pat Butler, the man who founded and built up Butler's...

County Final Memory: Portarlington end their famine in 1988

Portarlington 0-6 Timahoe 0-5 1988 Laois SFC Final Portlaoise's dominance of the Laois club football scene in the 1980s saw them win six titles in seven...

Laois TD volunteers to help local nursing home during Coronavirus pandemic

A Laois TD has been doing voluntary shifts to help out a local nursing home during the Coronavirus pandemic. Portarlington-based Cathal Berry, a TD for...

My Life in Politics: Aidan Mullins on early influences, a slow...

My Life in Politics is a new weekly series on LaoisToday where we will chat with various local politicians - both past and present. First...

16-year-old Laois native to sky dive for Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland

A 16-year-old Laois man has launched a fundraiser on behalf of Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland. Thomas Weight, who just turned 16 on April 2, will...

Laois Senior hurlers and 11 GAA clubs launch ‘Do It For...

The Laois community is showing just how good they can be when they work together. And the GAA community in particular is really coming to...

Sadness following the passing of president of Laois athletics club

Tributes have been paid following the sad passing of the president of a Laois athletics club. Bill Devereux, of 7 Millbrook Manor, Portarlington, passed away...

Paralympic hopes put on hold for Portarlington swimmer Nicole Turner

Portarlington native Nicole Turner had her sights set not just on competing in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics later this year but of also finishing...

Portarlington predicted to win Laois senior football championship – by the...

With no live GAA action to talk about or games to preview, we've entered the world of fantasy! God knows when we'll have another match...

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...