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Mountmellick remembers Martin McGuinness

The 1916-2016 Memorial in Mountmellick played host to a Peoples' tribute to the late Martin McGuinness on Saturday, July 15. Scottish bagpipe player John Geoghegan...

‘It is time for neglect of Laois to end’ argues Minister

Laois TD and Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan, has held talks with the Tanáiste and Minister for Jobs and Enterprise, Ms Frances...

Cllr Aird thrilled to see Fianna Fail voting for him

Cllr Willie Aird was elected as the vice-chairman of Laois County Council last week and the Portlaoise-based Fine Gael representative joked that he "will...
The National Broadband plan has been delayed again

Broadband delay a further blow to rural areas, says Stanley

Laois TD Brian Stanley says that the delay in rolling out the National Broadband Plan means hundreds of thousands of people will wait years...

Deeply unpopular but constituency changes means Laois will be boring no more

Charlie Flanagan says it is "cackhanded", "inexplicable" and "wholly unsatisfactory". Sean Fleming says it is "most unfair" and "unjustified". Brian Stanley says they've "made...
Deputy Stanley says the new waste charges are another stealth tax

New waste charges are another stealth tax claims Sinn Fein TD

Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley has described the proposed waste charges regime as a new stealth tax which "will again hit low income workers and...

Minister to visit Eirgrid site in Laois after ‘fraudulent’ claims

The government minister with responsibility for Eirgrid and ESB Networks has said in the Dail that he will visit Coolnabacca, the site of the...

Anger as new constituency to send almost 10,000 Laois voters to Kildare

Almost 10,000 Laois voters are set to be moved to the Kildare South constituency following the recommendations of the Constituency Commission. Laois-Offaly is set to be...

Laois-Offaly constituency to return for next General Election

After just one Dail term, the Laois-Offaly constituency is set to return for the next General Election. The Constituency Commission, set up in 2016 to...
One Cllr says the Council's Housing Department is in crisis

Can you name all 19 County Councillors in Laois?

In May 2014, all of the people of Laois took the polling boots and elected 19 County Councillors. These are split among three Municipal Districts...
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