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Proposal made for barrier to be erected in busy Laois car park to combat...

A proposal to install a paid parking barrier in Lyster Square received a lukewarm response at yesterday's meeting of the Portlaoise Municipal District. Cllr Thomasina...

Calls for safety works at Laois junction before ‘someone has their nose taken off’

A Laois County Councillor has called for safety works to be carried out before 'someone has their nose taken off' their car. Fine Gael Cllr...

Left in the dark – Councillors rage over new LED lights in Laois estates

"It's like you went into your kitchen and took the light out of the ceiling and replaced it with a lamp - that's how...

Need for broadband in rural Laois ‘greater than ever’ as Covid leaves people ‘depressed...

"People that have contacted me are depressed. Some say they have never been as lonely as they are now - never felt as isolated. "Some...

Calls for ‘two horrible derelict properties’ in Laois town to be dealt with

Laois County Councillor John King has called for immediate action to be taken on 'two horrible derelict properties' which he says are a serious...

Laois Councillors call for action to be taken on flooding issues at private houses

"Nobody should have to live like this - to live in fear of flooding. When it rains, it is like monsoon season in China." These...

New car parking regime to be trialled in Laois town

A new car parking regime is to be trialled in a Laois town. Mountrath is to be subject to 'time limited' parking, rather than paid-parking,...

Laois children losing out in medical card dispute between dentists and Department of Health

A dispute between dentists and the Department of Health has left children in Laois caught in the middle. Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council, Catherine Fitzgerald,...
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Home Care help in Laois – a funding or an operational issue?

Some Laois people are being forced to stay in hospital for weeks longer than necessary due to a home care system that is not...

Renewed calls for a crematorium and Columbarium Wall to be constructed in Laois

"I haven't decided what I would like to happen to me (when I die), but I think people should have the option of being...

Laois housing estate set to be taken in charge by County Council

The Graigavern Lodge housing estate in Ballybrittas has been taken in charge by Laois County Council - more than a decade after it was...

BREAKING: Laois County Council confirm date for possible re-opening of Portlaoise Leisure Centre

Laois County Council are hopeful that Portlaoise Leisure Centre will re-open in January 2021. Director of Services Donal Brennan revealed the news at this morning’s...

Issue of vacant site dragging on and falling trees causing problems in Portlaoise estates

Laois County Council should put in a compulsory purchase order on a vacant site at the front of the Maryborough Estate on the Mountrath...

Calls for a fence to be erected at Laois playground to ‘curb anti-social behaviour’

A number of Laois County Councillors have called on the Council to erect a fence at the back of a popular Laois playground in...

Issue over speed limit preventing safety measures at Portlaoise GAA grounds

A pedestrian crossing, a path and a decreased speed limit should be put in place at the Portlaoise GAA grounds at Rathleague outside the...
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Frustration over slow progress on new Portlaoise courthouse

The ongoing issue of the courthouse raised its head at the recent Portlaoise Municipal District meeting in Laois County Council as the elected representatives...

‘Park and Stride’ encouraged to tackle Portlaoise school traffic

Laois County Council should "establish a method to combat the current traffic problems each morning in Portlaoise" and "consider the 'Park and Stride' initiative...

Additional car charging facilities sought for Abbeyleix

Only one electric car charging point in Abbeyleix isn't nearly enough and a request should be made to the ESB to instal additional points...

Calls to address the ‘worst bend in Laois’ before serious accident occurs

Calls for Laois County Council to address safety concerns at the 'worst bend in Laois' have been made. Fine Gael Cllr Conor Bergin raised the...

Anti-social behaviour in Portlaoise park a ‘shame’ as local residents highlight noise and torment

Anti-social behaviour in the People's Park in Portlaoise at night time and weekends is causing huge disturbance to local residents as measures to combat...

A speed survey for Portarlington and request for new litter bins for The Swan

Laois County Council are to carry out a speed survey on the Edenderry Road in Portarlington. Cllr Aidan Mullins requested that one be carried out...

Suggestion that a ‘private car park’ could help solve problems at Glenbarrow in Slieve...

The idea that a private car park could be opened to alleviate some of the major issues with the lack of car parking facilities...

Portlaoise Leisure Centre ‘has to be kept on the agenda’

The issue of Portlaoise Leisure Centre "has to be kept on the agenda or it will be forgotten about" said Cllr Noel Tuohy at...

‘Eyesore’ in Laois town ‘would not be tolerated anywhere else in the county’

The issue of derelict building that has been described as 'an eyesore that would not be tolerated anywhere else in the county' has come...

Frustration grows as two Laois housing estates still not ‘taken in charge’

Frustration was palpable in the chamber of Laois County Council this afternoon as two Laois housing estates have still not been 'taken in charge'. When...

Calls for more welcoming approach signs when entering Portlaoise

Laois County Council should put in place more attractive 'Welcome to Portlaoise' signs on the main roads into the town to "enhance the aesthetics...

Safety measures needed as new Laois secondary school continues to grow

A pedestrian crossing is badly needed at Towerhill in Portlaoise for Dunamase College where there are now over 300 students and over 30 staff...

Ongoing saga of pedestrianisation of Portlaoise’s Main Street raises its head again

Nothing is straight forward in these times and if anything is symbolic of the strange circumstances we're now in, it's the saga of the...
The number of solicitors in Laois

Portlaoise Courthouse is letting the town down, claims local councillor

Portlaoise Courthouse "is a poor reflection of our principal town in Laois" according to Cllr Thomasina Connell, who called on Laois County Council to...

Laois County Council urged to up their social media game

Laois County Council's use of social media "needs attention", according to Fine Gael councillor Thomasina Connell, the new chairperson of Portlaoise Municipal District. She brought...