Portlaoise News

  • BREAKING: All Laois GAA games postponed
    on August 7, 2020 at 5:33 pm

    All GAA games in Laois have been postponed for at least two weeks from midnight tonight. Laois GAA have since announced that games schedule for tonight will also not go ahead as they act on government advice announced this evening. Football action this weekend and hurling the following weekend now w

  • LATEST: Another 98 cases of Covid-19 confirmed and further deaths
    on August 7, 2020 at 4:58 pm

    The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that 4 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 in Ireland have died.  There has now been a total of 1,772 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of midnight Thursday 6th August, the HPSC has been notified of 98 confirmed cases of COVID-19. T

  • Tougher Covid-19 restrictions on Laois, Offaly, Kildare start from midnight
    on August 7, 2020 at 4:32 pm

    Tough restrictions on Laois, Offaly and Kildare have been confirmed to come into effect at midnight tonight, Friday August 7. Residents will not be allowed to leave their own counties unless for specific reasons, among a range of closures to businesses.  The restrictions are to stay in place for two

  • Laois councillor says lockdown can be avoided if immediate action in direct provision centre
    on August 7, 2020 at 4:12 pm

    A Laois councillor living close to the Direct Provision centre at the former Montague hotel, says a lockdown can be avoided if immediate action is taken there. Fine Gael Cllr Tom Mulhall is alarmed that people living in the centre are working in the affected meat factories and bringing the virus int

  • Nighttime water restrictions to start immediately for Laois town
    on August 7, 2020 at 3:52 pm

    A Laois town has been placed under immediate nighttime water restrictions, this Friday August 7. Irish Water and Laois County Council are announcing to customers in Portarlington that essential water restrictions are required nightly from 10pm until 6am, beginning tonight. "Despite recent rainfall,

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