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€6.45 million in major health funding is announced for Laois

€6.45 million in capital expenditure on key major health projects in Laois has been announced for 2021. These figures, for five different projects, are contained...
Laois County Council

€647,690 in funding allocated to Laois under LEADER Programme

Laois Partnership is to receive €647,690 through the LEADER Programme for the period 2021-2022. The LEADER Programme supports private enterprises and community groups in rural...
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‘Some people have no scruples’ says Laois councillor over horrific incident with dead pet

Laois County Council meetings hear of various injustices and outrages - and there was another example at the most recent meeting held this week. Cllr...

New campaign aimed at further reducing gum litter in Laois launched

A new campaign aimed at further reducing gum litter in Laois has been launched. Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council, Councillor Conor Bergin, has officially launched...

Contract signed to retrofit 62 local authority homes in Laois

Laois County Council has signed the contracts for retrofitting of 62 local authority-owned houses in the county. The retrofitting of homes in Mountain View, Portlaoise,...
Laois County Council headquarters

High praise for council water staff going over and above for a community in...

County Councils and officials are an easy target for criticism but one particular section and a staff member came in for high praise at...
Joe Delaney, Laois County Council

Tributes paid to departing council official as calls made for female replacement

Laois County Council have a new appointment to make for one of their key management positions following the departure of Joe Delaney, who was...
Laois County Council Housing

Laois councillor hits out as maintenance payments excluded from social housing applications

Laois County Councillor Caroline Dwane-Stanley has hit out at a recent change that to exclude maintenance payments made by social housing applicants. Anyone applying for...

In Pictures: More than €26,000 raised following 12 hour cycle in aid of young...

A 12-hour cycle in aid of a young Laois boy has generated more than €26,000. Cathail Dooley is a four-year-old from The Rock in Laois...

Laois TD calls on Taoiseach to sort ‘chaos with Digital Covid Passports’

Laois TD Brian Stanley has called upon Taoiseach Micheal Martin to intervene in the 'chaos with digital Covid Passports'. According to the Sinn Fein Deputy,...

Laois Gardai appeal for owners of recovered stolen items to come forward after man...

Gardai are appealing for the owners of stolen items that were recovered to come forward. They are particularly looking for those in the Rossvale and...

Additional €284k allocated for upgrade works on rural roads and laneways in Laois

Laois County Council has been allocated additional funding this year for upgrade works to rural roads and laneways. The total allocation of funding under the...

Laois TD’s Consumer Protection Bill will see ‘monthly payment plans’ regulated by the Central...

Laois TD Sean Fleming TD has introduced legislation in the Oireachtas that he says will regulate monthly repayment plans for the first time ever. The...

Expectant Laois mother hits out at ongoing maternity restrictions

An expectant Laois mother has hit out at the ongoing restrictions that are being imposed on parents during labour.  At present, partners of mothers are...

Local sawmills forced to import timber as Laois TD calls for urgent action

Laois TD Brian Stanley has called for urgent to sort out timber supplies. According to the Sinn Fein TD, sawmills in the county are being...
Crettyard GAA Pieta House

Laois GAA club launch fundraiser in aid Pieta House

A Laois GAA club are organising a big joint fundraiser that will help raise money for Pieta House as well as the club's development...

Well-known Portlaoise man ‘honoured’ to be appointed Peace Commissioner

A well-known Portlaoise man says he is 'honoured' be selected as a Peace Commissioner, a prestigious role that is appointed by the Minister for...

NPHET guidance sought by Laois County Council on Electric Picnic decision

NPHET should provide an urgent recommendation to Laois County Council on whether Electric Picnic should be given a license to proceed in Stradbally at...

Local Property Tax Rate to remain unchanged in Laois as Councillors vote against proposed...

Laois County Councillors have voted down a proposed 3% increase in the Local Property Tax Rate. At a special meeting of Laois County Council today...

Inquiry demanded into Ratheniska ambulance ‘no show’ following injury to Laois teenager

Laois TD, Charlie Flanagan, has asked the Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly to investigate the lack of Emergency Services in Laois on Tuesday last. The...

Details confirmed for new ‘walk-in’ Covid-19 vaccine centre in Laois

The HSE has published details of 39 Covid-19 vaccine centres that will operate on a 'walk-in' basis at specific times. These centres are appointment free...

In Pictures: Two Laois sisters raise almost €10,000 in memory of beloved late dad

Two Laois sisters have raised almost €10,000 in memory of their beloved late dad. Paula and Gemma Delaney, who hail from Camross, raised €9,468 for...

Laois social enterprise awarded business supports from Rethink Ireland

A Laois social enterprise has been awarded business supports by Rethink Ireland under their Genesis Programme. The successful Laois organisation is The Treo Nua Resource...
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Calls again for Mountmellick by-pass that has been ‘on the agenda for 30 years’

Laois County Councillors have called again for Mountmellick to be by-passed in order to alleviate the traffic going through the town on a daily...
County Hotel Portlaoise

Portlaoise councillors well impressed with Cabra development that County Hotel will be similar to

A number of Portlaoise-based county councillors recently made a trip to Cabra in Dublin to look at a housing complex that is similar to...

Number of people permitted to attend weddings set to increase next month

The number of people permitted to attend weddings is to increase from next month. From August 5, the number of attendees will rise to 100...

Anger as Laois teenager left stricken on GAA pitch for two hours as ambulance...

A Laois teenager who sustained a serious injury in a GAA match last night was left stricken on the field for hours afterwards as...

Covid incidence rate in Laois among highest in the country

The incidence rate of Covid-19 in Laois is now among the highest in the country as the daily number of cases nationwide continues to...
Gary O'Reilly Paralympics

WATCH: Hundreds turn out for a drive-by celebration in Portlaoise to wish Gary O’Reilly...

Wow, what a send off! The Borris Road in Portlaoise had its own Italia 90 moment this evening as hundreds well wishers turned out to...
Laois County Council

Laois councillors back motion for memorial to Laois people who lost their lives to...

It's not often that the local elected representatives agree across the board - but a motion from Portlaoise-based councillor Noel Tuohy for a memorial...