The Labour Party in Laois-Offaly held its constituency meeting in Kavanagh’s in Portlaoise this week.
At the meeting JP O’Mahony was re-elected for another term as constituency Chairperson and Eoin Barry was re-elected as Secretary and Area Representative for the Graiguecullen-Portarlington electoral area.
The meeting highlighted the significant progress that the party made in the recent local elections.
Members noted the positive reaction that voters had to the poster free campaigns and the constituency agreed to continue to campaign for environmentally sustainable elections.
Ideally, with plastic posters being replaced by community billboards. These billboards are common throughout Europe during elections and are currently available for the community in Abbeyleix.
While campaigning on environmental issues the party locally also committed to highlighting the ongoing uncertainty for Bord Na Mona workers and will campaign to ensure there is a just transition for all.
There was concern raised at the meeting about the number of students that are commuting out of Laois every day to attend college.
It was agreed that the party would work to promote Portlaoise and Tullamore as possible locations for Third Level campuses.
The party commended the work that Cllr Noel Tuohy has done to ensure that playground facilities in County Laois are accessible for children with disabilities.
The parties work to prepare for the upcoming elections continues at a pace and anyone that wishes to join can contact Eoin on 087-7412748.