Dereliction in Portarlington on top of Laois official's agenda

Conor Ganly


Conor Ganly



The former AIB bank in Portarlington remains an 'eysore' insist councillor

Actions taken to tackle dereliction in Portarlington will be discussed with councillors in December, according to Laois County Council’s director of finance.

Mr Gerry Murphy, who also has oversight of the town’s management in county hall, updated councillors recently.

“At the next meeting we will have a specific item on derelict sites in Portarlington,” he told the October Port Graiguecullen Municipal District meeting.

Dereliction in the town was raised by Cllr Aidan Mullins at the September when he called the former AIB bank building a “horrific eyesore.”

Laois County Council has begun the process of preparing a new strategy called Regeneration Portarlington.