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Refunds Relating to COVID-19 School Closures 

Refunds Relating to COVID-19 School Closures 

Families who paid a fee for school transport in 2019/20 will receive a refund for the unused portion following the public health measure of closing schools to prevent the spread of Covid19. Bus Éireann operates the School Transport Scheme on behalf of the Department of Education and Skills, and is managing the refund ...

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Laois Youth Volunteers and Laois Young Creatives Scheme 2020

Laois Youth Volunteers and Laois Young Creatives Scheme 2020

Laois County Council in partnership with Volunteer Laois & LOETB have today launched a scheme aimed at students in the County, aged 18-25, to encourage them to volunteer with their local Community Groups. This is a great opportunity for young people to help out in the community, get involved with a variety of ...

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Cathal Berry TD – Portarlington Constituency Office

Cathal Berry TD – Portarlington Constituency Office

Our Portarlington Constituency Office makeover is almost complete! The office will be open to the public as soon as the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. In the meantime, you can contact us on 057 860 0118 or by getting in touch through social media. Looking forward to working from the office soon 😁

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Restart Grant – Details for Kildare South

Restart Grant – Details for Kildare South

Local Authorities are now taking online applications for the Restart Grant for Small Businesses - Details for Kildare, Laois and Offaly. The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation has agreed details of a €250m Restart Grant which will provide grant aid to micro and small businesses to help them with the ...

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Covid-19 Community Response Forum Details

Covid-19 Community Response Forum Details

A reminder about the Covid-19 Community Response Forum and contact details for Kildare, Laois and Offaly. This helpline aims to support vulnerable members of the community and those who are cocooning during the COVID-19 pandemic. Contact Details for Kildare South - 📞 Call Kildare: 045 980 202 📧 E-mail: ...

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Flooding on the River Barrow

Flooding on the River Barrow

The Portarlington Constituency Team has been in contact with Laois County Council recently with regards to flooding on the River Barrow between Portarlington and Monasterevin. Laois County Council have advised that they are currently preparing a 5 year programme of river maintenance works for the Barrow Drainage ...

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Shop Front Improvement Scheme for Kildare and Laois

Shop Front Improvement Scheme for Kildare and Laois

This is a great initiative introduced by Kildare County Council and Laois County Council. The Shop Front Improvement Scheme aims to financially assist and support independent business owners to improve the appearance of their shop fronts or commercial properties. ✅ Proposals for funding do not have to involve a ...

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New Building in the works for Coláiste Íosagáin

New Building in the works for Coláiste Íosagáin

Great news for the people of Portarlington. A new school in the town is seriously needed and is a matter of priority. “It’s a commitment I made to the people of Portarlington and I intend honouring my word and will use every opportunity to deliver a new secondary school for the town.”   ...

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New testing criteria has been introduced for COVID-19.

New testing criteria has been introduced for COVID-19.

Patients will now need to meet revised criteria to qualify for testing. Patients must now display: A fever and at least one other symptom (like a cough OR shortness of breath) and also must fall into a priority group before being referred for testing. Priority groups include: * Close contacts of confirmed ...