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Graiguecullen to stay in Laois, proposes Boundary Committee

There is relief for the people of Graiguecullen this evening with the news that the Carlow Boundary Review Committee has opposed any changes to...

‘Nobody who lives in Laois should have to travel to work’

A business networking event held in Portlaoise on Friday morning heard how there is a need for a “skills audit” in the county. Seamus Delaney,...

Caravans causing a serious issue in Portarlington

Illegal parking in Portarlington was labelled an “absolute disgrace” at the Graiguecullen-Portarlington Municipal Authority meeting this week. Cllr Tom Mulhall said illegal parking and temporary...
Labour cllr Noel Tuohy backs use of cannabis for medicinal purposes Picture: Alf Harvey/

Council backs legalisation of cannabis

Laois County Council has backed a motion in support of medicinal cannabis, to help people suffering from medical conditions. Cllr Noel Tuohy, who brought the...

Slieve Bloom Mountain Bike trail could attract 25,000 visitors a year

Tourism bodies in Laois believe the €4 million Slieve Bloom Mountain Bike Trail which has recently been granted planning permission could attract up to...
Cathaoirleach of LCC Tom Mulhall pressed not to shake US President's hand Picture: Alf Harvey/

Cllr Mulhall asked not to shake President Trump’s hand

Laois County Council Cathaoirleach Cllr Tom Mullhall was asked not to shake President Donald Trump’s hand if he meets him on his visit to...
Cllr Paschal McEvoy warns that people will be forced to starve themselves Picture: Alf Harvey/

3,000 houses lie vacant as housing waiting list grows

Many families in Laois are waiting over four years to secure a council house, while 3,000 houses are currently lying idle in the county. Due...

A by-pass of Mountmellick could be on the cards

A by-pass of Mountmellick could move a step closer after funding of €100,000 was announced at Laois County Council today. Laois County Council chief executive...
Cllr John Moran was at the centre of controversy this afternoon

Controversy as Cllr Moran elected municipal chair

There was controversy at this afternoon's Graiguecullen-Portarlington Municipal District meeting following the election of Cllr John Moran as chairman for the next year. At the...
Signposts in Laois are under threat says county councillor

Rural Laois under siege from ‘signage theft epidemic’

Parts of Laois are suffering from a 'signage theft epidemic', a Laois County Councillor has claimed. Cllr James Kelly made the revelation following a discussion...
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