Portarlington family homeless after suspected arson attack

SIX children and their parents have been left homeless following a suspected arson attack that destroyed their bungalow. Gardaí say they are following “a definite line of enquiry” as they carry out an investigation into the weekend blaze at Woodlands...

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Upgraded water treatment plant up and running in Portarlington

THE newly-upgraded Portarlington wastewater treatment plant was officially opened on Friday. The €1.96 million upgrade has significantly improved performance at the plant, which will benefit local residents and the surrounding environment. It will also ensure compliance with the Urban Wastewater...

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Homeless action group gathers 1,000 sleeping bags at Picnic

MORE than 1,000 sleeping bags were gathered from campsites when the Electric Picnic concluded in Stradbally. The operation was organised...

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Rents on the rise in Portlaoise

PORTLAOISE should be designated a rent pressure zone in view of the increasing high rents for residential accommodation in the...

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Celtic cross crafted in Stradbally is bound for Notre Dame uni in USA

A MAGNIFICENT Celtic cross that was hand-carved in Stradbally is on its way to the USA. The imposing 15-foot monument...

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Dunamase College opens its doors for the first time

A NEW school uniform appeared in Portlaoise last Tuesday when Dunamase College opened its doors for the first time. Mid-blue-coloured...

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