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The footpaths in Portarlington are so bad one Councillor says they resemble a war-thorn region

Footpaths in Portarlington like ‘something you’d see in Syria’

The footpaths in Portarlington have deteriorated to such a bad state, they are like something from a war thorn region a county Councillor has...
Portlaoise Train Station

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...
The proposed new library in Portlaoise on the site of the old Shaw's building

New Portlaoise library set to cost €5 million

A new library in Portlaoise, planned to be in operation by 2019, is set to cost almost €5 million. The startling figure was confirmed by...
Calls for the bottle bank to be re-erected in Stradbally

Calls for suitable site for bottle bank in Stradbally

County Councillors have called for a suitable site in Stradbally to be made available to erect a new bottle bank. The previous bottle bank was...
Dumping in Laois has become an epidemic one Cllr has claimed

The dumping epidemic in Laois ‘is a disgrace’

A County Councillor has told a Municipal district meting that there is a dumping epidemic in Laois and he labelled it a 'disgrace'. Brendan Phelan...

Tributes paid as Cllr Tom Mulhall finishes up in his role as Cathaoirleach

Tributes were paid to Tom Mulhall as he finished up in his role as Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council on Monday afternoon. The Emo man,...
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...
The Laois Labour branch is planning for the next General Election

Laois Labour planning for next General Election

The Laois branch of the Labour Party are planning for the prospect of having to contest a General Election in the near future. Following a...

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...
Mountrath Community School is looking for public lights to be put up

Relief as lighting issue at Mountrath CS to be resolved

Laois County Council have confirmed that the street lights at Mountrath Community School will be working within a couple of weeks. The May meeting of...
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