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Laois County Council sells greenfield site worth €170,000 to garage company

Oliver Stanley Motors Durrow

A garage company has completed the purchase of a greenfield site worth €170,000 from Laois County Council.

Oliver Stanley Motors Ltd, currently a Texaco filling station on the Cork Road in Durrow, recently acquired the land.

The proposal came before Laois County Council on Monday where it was proposed by Independent Councillor Ollie Clooney and seconded by fellow Independent James Kelly.

The land in question is zoned for development and located on The Swan Road behind the village’s fire station, off the Abbeyleix road.

The site in question is 0.48 hectares and it is believed Oliver Stanley Motors may set up an operation there.

Three other parcels of land were also disposed of by Laois County Council at the meeting.

0.0023 hectares of land at 3 St. Fintan’s Terrace, Mountrath, Co. Laois in the townland of Mountrath to Gearoid Phelan for €300 was proposed by John Joe Fennelly and seconded by James Kelly.

A freehold comprising 0.0071 hectares of land at Knockmay, Hepburn Court, Squash Court and Kingdom Hall, Ballyfin Road, Portlaoise, was signed over to Cluid Housing.

This is for €300 and was proposed by Caroline Dwane-Stanley and seconded by Thomasina Connell.

Meanwhile, it was also agreed to lease of 1.67 hectares of land at Tullyroe, Abbeyleix in the townland of Tullyroe to Shane Kirwan, Secretary of Laois Beekeeper’s Association.

This, for a period of 20 years for €500 per year, was proposed by John Joe Fennelly and seconded by Barry Walsh.

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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.