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Creative Ireland Laois

Creative Ireland Laois Programme extended to 2027

The extension of the national Creative Ireland Programme was announced by Minister Catherine Martin earlier this year - and is something that has been...

Importance of local genealogy and historical records in Laois graveyards highlighted

The importance of establishing further historical records in some of Laois's older graveyards was highlighted recently at a meeting in Laois County Council. Cllr Conor...
Mountmellick General

Calls for Electric Car charging points to be installed in Mountmellick

Calls have been made for the installation of electric car charging points in the centre of Mountmellick town. At the recent Municipal District meeting for...
Cullohill Mountain

Work needed on Cullohill Mountain and bridge in Durrow

The road at Cullohill Mountain is in bad need of a resurface according to local councillor for the area Ollie Clooney. Cllr Clooney had a...
Irish Water Mountmellick

Anger as calls dismissed for public sewer in Mountmellick

A suggested public sewerage extension in Mountmellick has not been agreed to by Irish Water, leading to disappointment and anger being expressed at a...
Aidan Mullins Caroline Dwane-Stanley Laois County Council

Laois Councillors accuse government of ‘massaging figures’ following statement on social housing

Two Laois County Councillors have disputed figures released by the Department of Housing in relation to the county. Yesterday, the Department said that Laois had...
Portarlington Main

ESB called out as Councillors fume over delays to underground cabling in Laois town

Officials at the ESB have been called to meet with Laois County Councillors over delays to underground the overhead electricity cables on Main Street...
Rathmore Road Stradbally

Laois County Council called upon to take rural road in charge

Laois County Council has been called upon to take a rural road in Stradbally in charge. The road in question is known as the 'Rathmore...
Laois Padraig Fleming Bank Ukraine

Laois Councillor calls for vacant bank buildings to be used as emergency accommodation for...

A Laois County Councillor has called for vacant bank branches to be turned into emergency accommodation for Ukrainian refugees. Cllr Padraig Fleming made the call...
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...
Central Garage Mountmellick

Action called to deal with former business left idle in Laois town for a...

Action has been called for to deal with a former business that has been left idle in the middle of a Laois town for...
Slieve Bloom dumping

Outrage over disgusting dumping in one of the most scenic parts of Laois

There was outrage and anger expressed at a meeting in Laois County Council over dumping in one of our main tourist spots. Independent Councillor James...
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,...

In Pictures: Local ceremony remembers those lost during Covid-19 pandemic

A little over two years since the Covid-19 pandemic arrived in Ireland and change our lives, a dignified and low profile ceremony was held...
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...
Cllr James Kelly Coroner

‘A tragedy can occur on a Friday and families have to wait until Monday’...

A Laois County Councillor has called for changes to be made in how the State Coroner's Services operates in the county. Independent Councillor James Kelly...
Laois County Council General

Question over sale of Junction 17 land leads to row and Council adjournment following...

On Monday, members of Laois County Council voted to put through the sale of 3.42 hectares at Portlaoise Enterprise Park to Kirby Group Engineering...

Laois Councillor asks for creation of memorial area for those who lost loved ones...

A Laois County Councillor has asked that a memorial or reflective area by constructed in Laois for those who lost loved ones in the...
Ukraine Laois County Council

Laois County Council to fly Ukrainian flag and light up in support following Russian...

Laois County Council is to light up in the national colours of Ukraine this evening in support of the country following the Russian invasion. A...
Barry Walsh Fine Gael

Laois’s newest County Councillor sets out hopes for the future as he is officially...

Laois's newest County Council was officially co-opted into into his seat following a meeting this morning. Ballyroan native Barry Walsh will feel the seat left...
Rathdowney playground

Call made for Laois village to receive its own playground

A Laois County Councillor has called for a playground to be constructed in the village of Clough. Independent Councillor James Kelly made the call at...
Grantstown Lake

Call made to carry out road repairs at entrance to popular Laois tourist attraction

A request has been made to repair the main road leading to a popular tourist attraction in Laois. Fine Gael Councillor John King has requested...
Green Roads

One light requested to make ‘busiest junction in the parish’ safer for all

A request has been made to erect just one light in an area of Laois that has been described as 'the busiest junction in...
Durrow

Councillor pledges to ‘up my game’ in bid to bring ‘badly needed’ car park...

'All I am looking for is a small car park and I don't think that is too much to ask for'. That was the plea...
Ballaghmore Water

In Pictures: Call for action as Laois residents subjected to ‘brown and undrinkable’ water

Residents in one part of Laois are being subjected to 'brown and undrinkable' water whenever they turn on their tap. So says Fine Gael Councillor...

CCTV schemes vital as rural robberies ‘putting real fear’ into Laois people

The rolling out of CCTV schemes across the county have been described as 'vital' as the impact upon those who are the victims of...
Old AIB building Portarlington

Action finally on the way to deal with ‘disgusting eyesore’ in the middle of...

Action is finally set to be taken to tackle a 'disgusting eyesore' that has blighted the centre of a Laois town for many years. The...