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Sulky Races

Sulky racing still endangering horses in Laois as bye-law review delayed

Three different State departments and Laois County Council are tied up in a review of the bye-laws on the Control of Horses. This, a meeting...
Laois County Council General

Full council retrofit budget needed to upgrade Portlaoise estate

It would take the council's full annual budget for retrofitting just to retrofit the 30+ houses in St Brigid's Place, with this Portlaoise estate...
Ballinakill school

Calls for ‘severe’ Balllinakill speed ramp to be reviewed

A speed ramp near a Ballinakill school is certainly slowing down traffic, but the ramp is so severe that the bottom of cars are...
St-Brigids-Place-768x432

Calls for community centre to be retained in Portlaoise housing estate

While it is always welcome to see more properties being returned to the council's social housing stock to tackle the waiting list, a vacant...
Portlaoise Leisure Centre pitch

Fence needed to protect Portlaoise pitch from pedestrians and cyclists

The grass pitch at Portlaoise Leisure Centre used by soccer teams from four counties may need to be protected with a boundary fence to...
Laois County Council General

Burnt-out houses in Portlaoise should be restored for people with disabilities

The renovation of two burnt-out houses in Portlaoise that were recently destroyed in a fire is a perfect opportunity for Laois County Council to...
Houses in Portlaoise

‘Bordering on criminal’ not to demolish houses to make way for road in Laois

"Two fine big houses" that are nevertheless "an eyesore" on the Stradbally Road in Portlaoise should be demolished to make way for a new...
Kilminchy

Elderly people ‘risking life and limb’ on Portlaoise footpaths due to flooding

Elderly people are 'risking life and limb' crossing the road at Kilminchy due to flooding that makes the footpath impassable. At the recent meeting of...
Harpur's Lane cottage

‘All kinds of activities’ putting residents in fear at derelict cottage in Portlaoise

The owner of a derelict cottage near Centrepoint, where people are "carrying out all kinds of activities" that are putting elderly residents in fear,...
Irish Water Ballyroan

Ballyroan flooding may be landowners’ responsibility

Laois County Council may be unable to address flooding in Ballyroan as the stretches of river in question are believed to be the responsibility...
Fr Browne Avenue Laois

‘Nowhere to safely cross’ Portlaoise road as traffic has trebled

There's nowhere on Fr Browne Avenue in Portlaoise to cross safely, according to Cllr Willie Aird, due to three times the amount of traffic...
Dunamase College

Roads infrastructure upgrade needed before 1,000-pupil school is built in Laois

Laois County Council needs to learn from the mistakes of the past and build a new link between the Stradbally Road and the Dublin...
Cycle lane

Considerable improvement of footpaths and cycle lanes planned for Portlaoise

Laois County Council is planning to considerably improve footpaths and cycle lanes in Portlaoise town next year, as well as develop a cycle network...
Portlaoise Upgrade Work (1)

Survey underway as ‘dangerous’ pedestrian crossings left in the dark

Laois County Council plans to carry out a lighting survey of all pedestrian crossings in Portlaoise. This comes following concerns that some are dangerous due...
Bottle Banks

Strict approach to ‘dumping’ at bottle banks taken by Laois County Council

Should Laois County Council show some leniency towards people who mistakenly dump boxes at bottle banks in the county, or should it be the...
Portlaoise Leisure Centre (1)

‘Dreadful’ response from council on Portlaoise pool reopening as leisure centre remains shut

Portlaoise councillors have slammed as "disappointing" and "dreadful" the response from Laois County Council on reopening the county town's leisure centre, with some lamenting...
Laois-Civil-Defence

€1.5 millon approved for Civil Defence in Portlaoise but no suitable building found

Funding of €1.5 million has been approved by Laois County Council for a new Civil Defence facility in Portlaoise. However, a suitable property has not...
Scoil Bhride Knockmay

Calls for safety works to be carried near Laois school ‘before there is a...

Something needs to be done to improve road safety at Scoil Bhride in Portlaoise before there's a fatality. So said Cllr Caroline Dwane Stanley at...
Noel Tuohy Pat McDonagh

Portlaoise County Councillor slams Supermac’s boss for ‘slagging off workers’

Frontline workers and retail staff deserve recognition for all their hard work instead of being insulted by a multimillionaire whose fortune was made by...
Mary Sweeney

End of an era as Ballyroan’s Mary Sweeney retires from elected office

Heartfelt tributes were paid at Laois County Hall today, as Mary Sweeney retired from her role as a county councillor with the Portlaoise Municipal...

Calls for parents to ‘Get your kid a bike not an electric scooter’ after...

People are taking their life in their hands walking the footpaths when there are so many electric scooters about - so maybe parents should...
Garda

Drug needles and beer cans in hedges as Laois residents threatened by youths

Youths are leaving drug needles and beer cans in the hedges of Esker Hills, but residents of this Portlaoise estate are being threatened and...
Alcohol

Laois TD calls for support in opposing proposed extension to opening hours

A Laois TD has called on local elected and community representatives to signal their objection to the proposed extension of opening hours for pubs...
Gardai

‘No meaning’ to threats to break legs as eight menacing phone calls recorded in...

There were eight threats to kill or cause serious harm made in Laois during the period of July to September this year. Although according to...
Gardai

Laois car thefts caused by keys left in the ignition

Don't leave any valuables in your parked car that might attract thieves - and most importantly of all, don't leave your keys in the...
Portlaoise garda

Issue of knife crime raised at Garda meeting following horror weekend incident in Portlaoise

In the wake of the horrific attack in Portlaoise at the weekend, in which a knife was reportedly used to inflict serious injuries, the...