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Laois County Council agree to sell eight pieces of land for more than €60,000

Laois County Council General

Laois County Councillors have voted to sell eight pieces of land totalling more than €60,000.

The decisions were made at Monday’s meeting of Laois County Council in the Dunamaise Arts Centre.

Two of these were sold for €30,000 each and are the final two sites that the Council owned in Castletown.

Site 11 was sold to Shane and Pamela Cahalan while Emma Dunne-Haughton and Darren Haughton purchased site 12 – both of which are 0.087 hectares.

A freehold comprising 0.435 hectares at 2 Doonane Terrace, Crettyard was sold to Ciaran and Paula Hosey for €300.

While 0.163 hectares at 7 Emmett Terrace, Mountmellick was disposed to Mary Kelly as administrator of the Estate of Patrick L Guilfoyle for the same amount of money.

Four more parcels of land were disposed and each for just €1.

0.29 hectares of land at Ballymullen, Errill, was sold to Edward and Mary Fox while 0.0290 hectares of land at Slieve Bloom Heights, Rathdowney, was disposed of to Gillian Finane.

0.020 hectares at Liogard, Portlaoise, was sold to Alan and Christine Worthington while 0.0172 hectares of land at Clonrooske Abbey was sold to Anthony Lam.

All of these parcels of land that were previously owned by Laois County Council were disposed of under Section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001.

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.