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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/hrphoto.ie

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/HRPhoto.ie

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/HRPhoto.ie

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...

€60 million to tackle Laois housing crisis

The local authority could do with over €60 million to tackle its housing waiting list, according to its CEO. The monthly meeting of Laois County...
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Laois County Council forced to appoint private contractors to tackle litter

The ‘war is lost’ on dumping in Laois, with Laois County Council having to appoint private contractors to tackle litter blackspots. At today’s council meeting...
Sinn Féin Cllr Caroline Dwane Stanley has a new role

Sinn Féin councillor elected chairperson of LOETB

Councillor Caroline Dwane Stanley has been elected as the chairperson of the Laois/Offaly Education and Training Board. Cllr. Dwane Stanley was elected Chairperson at this month’s...
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