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Aaron Kelly: ‘I’m happy with how I did. As a first-time candidate you’re always...

It was a bitterly disappointing election campaign for Sinn Féin as the party failed to add to their two seats in Laois County Council. However,...

James Kelly: ‘I’m buzzing but exhausted, if that makes sense. I have been working...

Independent Cllr James Kelly was comfortably re-elected to Laois County Council earlier this week, returning to the Borris-in-Ossory-Mountmellick Municipal District on the 7th count. The...

Fintan Cuddy: ‘You don’t lose your first election – you start from zero. I’m...

With the 2024 Local Elections now in the rear-view mirror, the 19 successful candidates will be making all the headlines. But a special space must...

Ollie Clooney: ‘When I saw the Durrow boxes, tears came out my eyes’

Independent Councillor Ollie Clooney was re-elected to Laois County Council on Monday after polling extremely well in Durrow. There will be many familiar faces in...

Joey Kennedy: ‘There’s no point sulking over it. Even though I didn’t win a...

Fianna Fáil are once again the largest party in Laois, having won six of the 19 County Council seats on offer in last week's...

PJ Kelly: ‘I fought the good fight to the end … congratulations to Vivienne,...

After the first count in the Graiguecullen-Portarlington Municipal District, outgoing councillor PJ Kelly seemed to be in a good position. The Fine Gael man from...

Aisling Moran: ‘I’m not afraid to say what needs to be said. And I...

Independent Aisling Moran was comfortably re-elected in the Graiguecullen-Portarlington Municipal District in the Local Elections. This was Moran's second election to contest but her first...

Vivienne Phelan: ‘What a weekend … I’d written myself off on Saturday’

The story of the 2024 Local Elections in Laois was undoubtedly the remarkable comeback of Fine Gael's Vivienne Phelan. The Stradbally woman was as much...

Fianna Fáil’s Bracken ‘grateful to the people of Mountmellick’ after securing re-election

The results are in and the the Laois County Councillors to serve from 2024 to 2029 have been elected. Day 3 of the count on...

Communication officer needed to share ‘all of the great work undertaken by Laois County Council’

Laois County Council have been urged to appoint a Communications Officer to share the work undertaken by the Council with the community and the...

Laois County Councillors accused of ‘election stunt’ with June 7 almost upon us

There was a huge dispute between councillors of Graiguecullen-Portarlington Municipal District, with the Fianna Fáil councillors accused of "an election stunt" by their political...

Calls for Government to provide full contributory pension to foster parents

A Laois County Cllr has called on Roderic O'Gorman TD, Minister for Children, Equality, Disability and Youth, and Heather Humphries TD Minister for Social...

Weekend Read: Cold water poured on Regional Sports Centre – but Councillors remain persistent 

Laois County Council have poured cold water on talks of a Regional Sports Centre in Portlaoise, saying they are not "in a position to...

Election Diary: Rail beds retained, Emo solar farm, and €2.4 million for Laois SMEs

Sinn Féin has confirmed that the rail beds connecting the three bogs that Bord Na Mona owned in Laois will now be retained for...

Laois County Council appoint interim CEO following departure of John Mulholland

Laois County Council have confirmed the appointment of an interim CEO following the departure of John Mulholland. Back in February, Mr Mulholland signalled that he...

‘The biggest concern is that lorries are being diverted past the school’ says local...

Calls have been made for Roadstone Management to liaise with local people in the vicinity of the company's site in Laois "in the interest...

Election Diary: Playgrounds, local enhancement funding, and healthcare funding

An increase in funding is needed to deliver additional playgrounds, Fine Gael Cllr Thomasina Connell has said. Cllr Connell is calling for more funding from...

Election Diary: Rural roads, Laois taxis, Town Teams and another hole in the head

The single biggest issue in the rural areas is the poor state of  local roads according to Paddy Buggy, Fine Gael candidate in the...

Laois County Councill urged to purchase plot of land with ‘huge potential for future...

A Laois County Councillor has urged the Local Authority to purchase a plot of land with "huge potential for future development." Fine Gael Cllr PJ...

Improvements called for in public infrastructure across four locations in south-east Laois

Laois County Council have been called upon to make several improvements to public infrastructure across the south-east of the County. Independent Cllr Aisling Moran raised...

Laois Councillor calls for investigation into ‘long delays’ in ‘basic public infrastructure’

Laois County Council have been called on to conduct an investigation into "long delays" in "basic public infrastructure" in the County. Speaking at the Graiguecullen-Portarlington...

Minister for Health urged to intervene to help resolve ‘very strange’ situation in Laois...

Laois County Council have been urged to make contact with Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly to address "a very strange" situation in the County. Fianna...
Laois County Council General

Raw sewage coming through manholes and onto residential properties in Laois

Raw sewage is coming up through manholes and onto residential properties according to a local County Councillor. Independent Cllr Ben Brennan made the claim at the...
Laois County Council Housing

Planning Permission granted for new residential development in Portarlington

Laois County Council have awarded planning permission to Kingscroft Developments Ltd for a residential development in Cooltederry, Portarlington. The development is to comprise of 67...

‘It’s like doing a feasibility study on a cow to see if it needs...

Laois County Councillors in the Portlaoise area have been left angry at the latest update on their ongoing battle to improve traffic flow on...

‘Millions of euro being wasted through outsourcing to private companies’ says Laois County Councillor

A Laois County Councillor has said the Irish State is not 'getting value for money from private agencies'. According to Independent Cllr Aisling Moran, Ireland...

New Independent candidate for Local Elections focussed on farming and rural communities

A new candidate has thrown their name in the hat to contest the upcoming Local Elections, scheduled for June 7. Kevin Drennan, from the Coolrain/Camross...

Petition presented to Laois County Council demanding pedestrian crossing for rural community

Laois County Council have been presented with a petition containing over 500 signatures this week, as a rural community aims to send a strong...

Call made to rectify several drainage and flooding issues throughout Laois

Laois County Council have been urged to remember the importance of roadside drainage systems and the important part such drains play with regard to...
Laois County Council General

Importance of roadside drainage system highlighted by Laois County Councillor

The importance of drains, road-side drainage and drainage maintenance was highlighted this week in Laois County Council. Fine Gael Cllr Conor Bergin made the passionate...