Local News from Cathal's Work in County Laois​

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Free Public WiFi now live in Portarlington

Laois County Council has launched Free Public WIFI in Portarlington and Stradbally. The free public WIFI in both towns will provide free access to Wi-Fi connectivity for citizens in public spaces in the town centre. In Portarlington the Free Public WIFI is available in the Peoples Park and ...

Portarlington Façade Enhancement Scheme

Portarlington Façade Enhancement Scheme has been re-launched for 2022. The grant available is 75% of the overall cost of the painting works subject to a maximum grant of €750. The scheme is open to both residential and commercial properties in French Church Street, Market Square and Main Street ...

Portarlington Arts Festival

What started off as a conversation over a cup of coffee has become a reality. The first-ever Portarlington Arts Festival turned out to be a great success this year. There certainly is fantastic talent here locally in Portarlington. It was great also to meet Dermot Muldowney (Portarlington’s new ...

Connected Hubs Scheme 2021

Good news this week for many organisations in our constituency set to receive funding under the Connected Hubs Scheme! I really welcome this additional funding for digital hubs across Regional and Rural Ireland. Investing in our national digital hub network is vital so that people can work ...

Barrow Blueway Economic Plan

Fantastic to see the Barrow Blueway Economic Plan launched today. This is an excellent project that will deliver transformative results for the communities along the route such as Robertstown, Rathangan, Monasterevin, Vicarstown & Athy. Not only will this local amenity be of importance ...