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Laois town has become ‘organised crime hub’ – report

One of Laois's largest towns has become a 'hub' for organised crime, according to a report in the Irish Independent. It claims that specialist undercover...

Former Laois player turned Dublin games promotion officer praises Laois style...

Brought to you in association with Jeremiah Grant, Bar and Eatery, Portlaoise Former Laois footballer David Sweeney has long been affiliated with football in Dublin. The Portarlington...

Laois house sells for almost €600k in 10 minutes

A five-bed detached house in Portarlington sold for €580,000 at public auction on Thursday afternoon, exceeding its asking price by more than €200,000. Spire Hill,...

Property Watch: The five most expensive houses on the market in...

On this week's Property Watch, we are focusing on Laois' second largest town, Portarlington. Laois is fast growing, and the population is ever-rising and...

Laois woman declared the ‘coolest businesswoman in Ireland’

A Laois woman has been declared the "coolest businesswoman in Ireland” by a former Dragon’s Den entrepreneur. Sean Gallagher, who also ran in the...

Lack of river cleaning along with €9 million flood defences labelled...

No dredging of the River Barrow as part of the €9 million defence programme for Mountmellick Portarlington and Clonaslee has been labelled “scandalous”. Cllr Seamus...

Property Watch: Five most expensive rental homes in Laois

On this week's feature, we have comprised a list of the five most expensive rental properties in Laois. There is a growing number of...

Serious health fears over contaminated Laois site

Serious concerns have been raised over the contaminated former Avon site in Portarlington. Cancer-causing chemicals are believed to remain at the site, 18 years after...

Tributes paid to founding member of Portarlington Social Services

The death has taken place of Molly McMahon, who was well-known in the Portarlington community and beyond. She was a founding member of Portarlington Social...

First Portarlington ‘Green Balloon’ event proves a big hit

The town of Portarlington came alive last weekend - with their inaugural 'Green Balloon' event, one that encouraged customers to shop local, with participating...

Popular Laois pub comes on the market

A popular pub in Portarlington has come on the market and is due to be offered for sale next month. The Pint O’Port on Upper...

Ponies with ‘the mange’ and horses trespassing all over Portarlington

Laois County Councillors have told how horses in various states of neglect are trespassing in various parts of Portarlington. The Tidy Towns organisation in the...

Green Balloon event looks to promote local shopping in Portarlington this...

Stay Local. Shop Local. Play Local. That's the name of the game in Portarlington this week as the local traders have come together for a...

Portarlington man climbs 15 mountains in 5 days to raise funds...

The Tonners are nothing short of remarkable. Gary Tonner has climbed 15 peaks in 5 days in Scotland to raise funds for the very...

High risk of arson attack at derelict bank by ‘Hoodie Brigade’

Anti-social behaviour or even an arson attack could happen at the site of a former bank in Portarlington unless the building in secured. The warning...
Seán O'Neill of the Rock and Cathal Bennett of Portarlington will lead the Laois minors

Laois minor footballers name captain and vice-captain ahead of championship opener

Brought to you in association with Downey’s Autostop Laois minor football boss Donncha Phelan has named his captain and vice-captain ahead of their Leinster championship opener...

Councillor claims ‘Bob the Builder’ would have done a better job...

Councillor Aidan Mullins made the claim that 'Bob the Builder would have done a better job', following the completion of works on footpaths in...

Portlaoise at their ease in 19-point win over Portarlington

Portlaoise 4-15 Portarlington 0-8 Laois Shopping Centre ACFL Division 1A It's only April and it's only the league but the gap between Portlaoise and the rest...

Portlaoise and Graiguecullen crowned Laois Feile football champions

For the second year running, Portlaoise and Graiguecullen will be the two football clubs that will represent Laois at the All-Ireland U-14 competition this...

Property Watch: How much will a house cost you in the...

On this week's Property Watch, we are going to focus on the five highest populated towns in Laois. House prices tend to correlate with the...

Tributes paid to young Portarlington woman following sad passing

The town of Portarlington has been plunged into mourning today following the sad passing of a brave young woman. Rachel Flanagan, from St Michael's Park, Portarlington,...

New apartments in Portarlington on hold following objections

Plans to build new apartments in Portarlington have been put on hold following two objections. Drumgoan Developments Ltd applied to the council for permission to...

In Pictures: There’s snow problem at the Portarlington St Patrick’s Day...

Sprinklings of snow did not stop the people of Portarlington celebrating their parade in style today. The parade was on later than most at half...

Boost for Portarlington as former player Ryan returns

The Portarlington senior footballers have been given a boost with the news that Adam Ryan has transferred back to his native club. Ryan, who represented...

Property Watch: What type of house you can buy for €150,000...

This week's Property Watch will focus on houses in Laois and some of the surrounding counties. Laois has seen a small rise in house...

Calls for longer free parking in Portarlington

Councillors has called for the amount of time people can park for free in Portarlington to be increased. The town on the Offaly border is...

WATCH: Incredible drone footage of Stradbally, Portarlington and Portlaoise

At long last, the thaw is underway in Laois. Since Tuesday night, all of us have been covered in a blanket of the white fluffy...

Our pick of the Top Stories of the Week

NEWS Gardaí in the sky A Garda helicopter was seen combing the Midlands following a robbery Arrest in Portarlington  A man was arrested after a knife was...

Gardai ‘running away’ from issues surrounding travellers in Portarlington

Gardai in Portarlington have been accused of 'running away' from problems that the community in Portarlington is experiencing with travellers. The claim was made at...

Temporary developments removed from new school site in Portarlington

Council officials, accompanied by the Gardaí, moved this morning to remove the temporary dwellings - including a caravan and portable toilets -  from the...