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Age Friendly Ireland Laois ICE Card (3)

In Pictures: Age Friendly Laois launch new ICE card which could help save lives

Age Friendly Laois recently launched a new initiative called the ICE card which they hope will save lives. The ICE (In Case of Emergency) card...
Pauline Flanagan Fianna Fail

Laois woman elected as National Events Director with Fianna Fáil Women’s Network

A Laois woman has been elected as National Events Director at the Fianna Fáil Women’s Network Conference which was held in Mullingar on Saturday...
Laois Library Teddy Fennelly

Portlaoise Library set to host talk from renowned Laois historian

Portlaoise Library is set to host a talk from historian Teddy Fennelly on the role of the press from 1913-1923 on Wednesday evening at...
Community Welfare Office

Renewed calls for Minister to act as Community Welfare Officers still not reinstated in...

The Minister for Social Protection has been called upon to act in the community welfare sector in Laois. Councillor Conor Bergin brought forward a motion...
Laois County Council General

New appeal launched for Laois properties to house Ukrainian people

Laois County Council is appealing to those who have unoccupied properties to offer them as temporary homes for those fleeing war in Ukraine. The call...
Martin McDonald

Laois County Council set to honour legendary local athlete Martin McDonald

Legendary Laois athlete Martin McDonald is set to be honoured by Laois County Council for his recent success in the world masters mountain running...

Laois County Council urged to CPO vacant properties that have ‘never been lived in’

In the midst of a housing crisis, the image of vacant homes in the centre of Portlaoise is something that has angered local councillors...

Two speed tables to be installed in Laois village after traffic survey reveals worrying...

Two speed tables are to be installed in a Laois village after a traffic survey revealed motorists were approaching it way above the speed...
Junction on the N80

‘People are going to be killed at those junctions if action isn’t taken’

A Laois County Councillor has pleaded with Transport Infrastructure Ireland to follow up on their promises to carry out safety works at junctions across...
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Laois County Council could be ‘hit with bill for €40,000’ if ‘falling hedge’ is...

Laois County Council could be hit with a bill for €40,000 if works to address a hedge that is falling down are not carried...

New local campaign to reduce single-use coffee cups in Laois launched

Laois Council Council and 2GoCup are launching a major new environmental campaign to dramatically reduce single-use coffee cups in Laois. During a three-month pilot project...

Laois County Council urged to increase serviced sites offerings, particularly in Portlaoise area

Laois County Council should greatly increase the number of serviced sites offered for sale. That was the view expressed by a number of councillors at...
St Peter and Paul's Cemetery Portlaoise

Price fixed as new Columbarium Wall in Laois cemetery becomes operational

The price for securing a slot in the new Columbarium Wall that has been erected in a Laois cemetery has been confirmed. The matter came...
Laois County Council General

Laois County Council unveil €260 million Capital Spending Programme from 2023 to 2025

Laois County Council have unveiled details of a €260 million Indicative Capital Spending Programme to cover from 2023 to 2025. The 2023 to 2025 Indicative...
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Spending climbs again as Laois County Councillors approve biggest ever budget for 2023

Laois County Councillors voted to approve the Laois’s biggest ever budget at a meeting this morning. €95,809,000 will be spent in a range of different...
Laois County Council General

Draft zoned land map of Laois for Residential Zoned Land Tax published

The Draft Residential Zoned Land Tax Map of Laois has been published as part of the implementation of the Residential Zoned Land Tax (RZLT). The...

Anger as councillor demands breakdown of costings on key Portlaoise projects

Frustration at the length of time it's taking to provide a full breakdown of the costs involved in key Laois County Council projects in...
Public lighting

Frustration continues over delay in public lighting repairs

If there's one thing that continually exercises local councillors, it's the issue of public lighting. And at this time of year, with shortened daylight hours,...
Ukraine General

Laois close to capacity for Ukrainian refugees, Laois councillors hear

There are currently just over 700 Ukrainian refugees living in Laois having fled their country in the aftermath of the Russian invasion - and...

Easier method sought to report anti-social behaviour in council housing – as current form...

The Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council has called for a far simpler process to be introduced to allow tenants in social housing lodge a...

Another blazing row as local politicians discuss live streaming of council meetings

A motion to Laois County Council today called once again for council meetings to be live streamed so they could be accessed by the...

Ongoing fear of flooding in Mountmellick as council urged to clear debris in rivers

It's now almost five years since the dreadful floods hit Mountmellick hard and rarely a month goes by in Laois County Council without reference...
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Council urged to purchase houses that are up for sale as scale of housing...

A Laois County Councillor has pleaded with the Council to buy up homes that are for sale in the county in a bid to...
Clough Village

Walking route sought for Laois village as safety measures needed near Aghaboe

A suitable walking and cycling route should be identified and developed around the rural village of Clough, according to local councillor John King. Cllr King...
Covid 19 Commemorative Garden Abbeyleix

‘If people had been lost due to war, there would be a memorial’ –...

A Laois County Councillor has labelled the lack of a memorial area to remember those who died due to the Covid-19 pandemic 'an insult'. Labour...
Churchfield Heights Castletown

Castletown homes in bad need of additional parking spaces

Road safety measures and additional parking spaces are badly needed at a Castletown estate, according to a local county councillor for the area. Cllr James...
Cycle lane at Portlaoise CBS and Scoil Chriost Ri

Calls for bollards to protect cyclists near Laois schools as parents say students ‘constantly...

A call has been made for bollards to be erected on the cycle lanes near two Laois secondary schools following a number of incidents. The...
Portlaoise Public Toilets

Additional signage requested in order to make public aware that public toilets in Portlaoise...

Despite opening at the start of December 2020, people are still not using the public toilets in Portlaoise a recent meeting has heard. The issue...
Rock of Dunamaise

Calls for safety works at Rock of Dunamase as new car park still two...

There have been calls for safety works to be carried out around the Rock of Dunamase following a recent fatality. On Friday October 7, an...

Frustration as delay on families getting new homes in Borris-in-Ossory

A Laois County Councillor has expressed his extreme frustration at the delay in families receiving the keys to their new homes in a development...