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‘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,...
Portlaoise Town Centre is set to undergo a revamp

Laois people invited to meeting to discuss Portlaoise redevelopment

The people of Laois and Portlaoise are being invited to a meeting to help shape the revamp of Portlaoise town centre. The meeting is the...
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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Council should buy land to solve railway parking problems

Railway parking problems for commuters could be solved if Laois County Council bought land near Portlaoise Railway Station. Today’s meeting of Portlaoise Municipal Authority heard...
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...
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...
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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...

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...

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...
The Clodaigh River is at risk of contamination from raw sewage, a councillor has warned

Fears that river in Clonaslee will become polluted with raw sewage

There is a strong chance that the river in Clonaslee will become polluted with human waste if action is not taken, a county Councillor...
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