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In Pictures: Inclusivity the key to new upgrade at Portlaoise Leisure...

Inclusivity was the central message as a brand new upgrade to the playground at Portlaoise Leisure Centre was unveiled recently. Laois County Council Cathaoirleach Conor...

Wheelchair accessible swing comes to Laois playground after years of campaigning

After years of campaigning, a Laois playground has finally had its wheelchair accessible swing installed. Portlaoise Leisure Centre is having huge work carried out on...

After almost two years closed, Portlaoise Leisure Centre will re-open at...

After almost two years closed to the general public, the Portlaoise Leisure Centre will re-open on Monday, February 28. Now operating under the name 'Laois...

‘Dreadful’ response from council on Portlaoise pool reopening as leisure centre...

Portlaoise councillors have slammed as "disappointing" and "dreadful" the response from Laois County Council on reopening the county town's leisure centre, with some lamenting...

In Pictures: Beautiful mosaic installed on the wall of popular Laois...

Laois County Council engaged a mosaic artist, Aidan Byrne of Make Mosaic to devise and facilitate a unique mosaic piece with young people in...

First look inside Portlaoise Leisure Centre as extent of required improvement...

A delegation of Laois County Councillors met with the new manager of Portlaoise Leisure Centre on Tuesday where the extent of the required improvement...

Portlaoise Leisure Centre set to reopen ‘within six weeks’

The long saga surrounding Portlaoise Leisure Centre appears to be almost at an end. Two weeks ago, Councillors in the Portlaoise area fumed after their...

Angry exchanges as no date given for reopening of Portlaoise Leisure...

The issue of when Portlaoise Leisure Centre will re-open was raised at a Municipal District meeting in Laois County Council today with councillors expressing...

Portlaoise Leisure Centre grass and astroturf pitches set to reopen following...

The grass and astroturf pitches in Portlaoise Leisure Centre are set to reopen following a breakthrough. At a recent meeting of the Portlaoise Municipal District,...

Unkempt grass, damaged perimeter fence and no reopening date – frustrations...

Frustrations about the ongoing closure of Portlaoise Leisure Centre were expressed at today's meeting of the Portlaoise Municipal District. On June 7, Portarlington Leisure Centre...

Gardai called to Portlaoise Leisure Centre following ‘littering’ and trespassing issues

Gardai have been called to Portlaoise Leisure Centre on several occasions this year to deal with incidents of littering and trespass. Director of Services Donal...

‘Offensive’ graffiti and ‘runners on wires’ to be removed in Portlaoise

A call for some graffiti in Portlaoise, that has been described as 'offensive' and 'menacing', to be removed was made at a Laois County...

Outstanding memberships at Portlaoise Leisure Centre to be honoured when facility...

Anyone who had paid their membership to Portlaoise Leisure Centre when it closed last year will have the remaining time honoured when the facility...

BREAKING: Laois County Council confirm date for possible re-opening of Portlaoise...

Laois County Council are hopeful that Portlaoise Leisure Centre will re-open in January 2021. Director of Services Donal Brennan revealed the news at this morning’s...

Portlaoise Leisure Centre ‘has to be kept on the agenda’

The issue of Portlaoise Leisure Centre "has to be kept on the agenda or it will be forgotten about" said Cllr Noel Tuohy at...

‘Portlaoise Leisure Centre will not be privatised’ hears Laois County Council...

Laois County Council have confirmed that Portlaoise Leisure Centre will not be privatised. Chief Executive John Mulholland told this morning’s monthly meeting of elected members...

In Pictures: Crowds gather at County Hall for protest over closure...

A crowd of around 300 people gathered outside Laois County Council buildings for a protest this morning over the closure of Portlaoise Leisure Centre. The...

Weekend Read: Finances, repairs, competition and Covid – a perfect storm...

It has been quite a week for Ben Smith, the manager at Portlaoise Leisure Centre. Last Monday after lunch, he got an email, just like...

‘It’s not ok to close a community facility like this’

Ben Smith, who has been manager of Portlaoise Leisure Centre for the last couple of years and has worked there for the past 13...

Protest march organised over the closing of Portlaoise Leisure Centre

A protest march over the closure of Portlaoise Leisure Centre has been organised for Monday June 22. The march will begin at the leisure centre...

Portlaoise Leisure Centre would have needed at least €300,000 to stay...

Portlaoise Leisure Centre would have needed at least €300,000 just to stay open until Christmas - and the voluntary board of directors could have...

Online petition launched to ‘Save Portlaoise Leisure Centre’

An online petition aiming to save Portlaoise Leisure Centre has been launched. Set up in the name of the staff of the facility, more than...

Laois County Council release statement on the future of facilities at...

Laois County Council say they will immediately arrange for refurbishment works to enhance the Portlaoise Leisure Centre building and the site to make sure...

Confirmed: Portlaoise Leisure Centre to close immediately with loss of 30...

Portlaoise Leisure Centre is to close with immediate effect with the loss of 30 jobs, the board behind the facility have confirmed this morning. "Severe...

Doubts over the future of Portlaoise Leisure Centre as staff meeting...

A meeting between management and the staff of Portlaoise Leisure Centre will be held tonight over the facility's future. LaoisToday understands that the facility is...

Laois street leagues are streets ahead and success is a different...

Mens sana in corpore sano is the old Latin saying but its basic message is a simple truth that has stood the test of...

Laois Councillor welcomes funding for disability access and equipment in Portlaoise...

A call was made for an update on the position with disability access and equipment in a Portlaoise playground at the Municipal District meeting...

UPDATED: Pool at Portlaoise Leisure Centre REOPENED but plumbing problems persist

The swimming pool at the Portlaoise Leisure Centre has re-opened to the public. However, those wishing to use the pool will be notified that some...

Official barrier to safety railings at pedestrian crossings

Local authority officials are opposed to the erection of any further safety railings at pedestrian crossing junctions councillors have been told. While it used to...

Remarkable Alex not letting autism or loss of vision stop him...

One Laois family have gone to great lengths to show that impossible certainly is nothing. Alex Percy, who is autistic and legally blind, graduated from...