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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...

Portarlington will have a parade on St Patrick’s day

Some concern surrounded the likelihood of a Portarlington St Patrick's Day parade this year, but a crisis has been averted. This year's committee had lost...

The Bog Road – The dark fantasy comic book set in...

Former Laois resident, Barry Keegan, has been rewarded with a deal from an Irish publisher for his new comic book called 'The Bog Road'. The...

In Pictures: Portarlington GAA turn on the style at Dinner Dance...

The 2018 GAA campaign at club level is still a couple of months away - but we're now at the height of Dinner Dance...

In Pictures: Crowds gather in Portarlington for Operation Transformation walk

People of all ages were out and about this cold Saturday morning in Portarlington for the Operation Transformation 5k. The walk took place in Derryounce,...
Six football clubs have reappointed their managers for the coming year

Six Laois football clubs reappoint managers for 2018 season

More than a third of the senior football clubs in Laois have reappointed their managers for the 2018 season. Six of the sixteen teams have...

Best of 2017 – WATCH: Portarlington ‘cut in half’ as River...

As flooding devasted Laois towns in late November, Portarlington became one of the final victims when the River Barrow burst its banks. The river was...

Action sought as raw sewage within 50 feet of Portarlington houses

Some residents in Portarlington are living within 50 feet of where raw sewage is overflowing onto the ground, leading to local councillor Aidan Mullins...

CCTV sought for Portarlington playground to deter ‘louts’

Following a number of recent incidents at Portarlington playground, a local councillor has called for CCTC cameras to be installed and public lighting to...

Portarlington crowned U-21 football champions for the first time in 24...

Portarlington 2-15 Graiguecullen 0-8 Laois Shopping Centre U-21 'A' FC Final Portarlington have enjoyed their best season in years and they capped off this evening in...

Serious issues highlighted over proposed Portarlington relief road

Portarlington-based Laois County Councillor Aidan Mullins says "there are enough things in Portarlington screaming out for funding" without having €1million ring-fenced for a relief...

7-year-old boy recovering after being knocked down by car in Portarlington

A 7-year-old was brought to hospital in Dublin after being knocked down by a car in Portarlington yesterday afternoon. The incident occurred at 3.45pm on...

WATCH: Portarlington duo a big hit again with latest Snapchat takeover

It has taken on a life of its own, the LaoisToday Snapchat account. It was the last social media platform for us to properly embrace...

In Pictures: Great start to the day at the Rise and...

6am on Friday October 27 saw over 400 secondary school students and staff in Coláiste Íosagáin, Portarlington, gather and break with their usual early...

Portarlington book U-21 semi-final place

Laois Shopping Centre U-21 FC Quarter-final Portarlington are the first team into the Laois U-21 FC semi-finals following a six-point win over Sarsfields in the...

Road closed on Laois-Offaly border after early-morning crash

Traffic diversions are in place and emergency services are at the scene following an early-morning car crash near Portarlington. The two-car crash happened on the...

Gardaí appeal after quad bike stolen in Portarlington

Gardaí are appealing for information after a quad bike was stolen in Portarlington. The incident occured overnight on October 8 into the following day from...

In Pictures: Lots of style at Portarlington Debs

From extravagent gowns, to well tailored suits the Colaiste Iosagain debs was without question a very glamourous evening. Proud parents, envious younger students, and teachers...

Outrage in Portarlington as tireless community worker is fined for littering

The community of Portarlington is rallying behind a local community man, who has been fined for littering, despite getting up at 5am every day...

Portarlington liver transplant recipient holds novel 60th birthday

Portarlington man, Kevin McCormack came up with a novel way to celebrate his 60th birthday recently by donating €3,735 to the Liver Transplant Unit...

Minor football glory for Portarlington

 Portarlington 1-10 Emo-Courtwood-The Rock 1-6 Laois Shopping Centre MFC 'A' Final For the second time in four years Portarlington are Laois MFC 'A' champions following a hard-earned...

Your guide to what’s on in Laois over the weekend

It's set to be a busy few days around the county. Between Heritage Week, quizzes, socials, photo exhibitions, family fun days and barbecues, there...