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Calls for parental alienation to be categorised as a form of abuse

It is not the kind of topic that you see raised at Council meetings every day, but the complex and corrosive issue of parental...

Green light for new homes but only after divisive vote

It took a divisive vote to clear the way for six new houses planned for Mountmellick. While the vote itself was divisive it was also...

Laois TD’s Dail vote to end state funding of Greyhound racing defeated

Laois/Offaly TD Brian Stanley called a vote in the Dáil yesterday afternoon to oppose horse racing and greyhound racing being given €86m of taxpayers’...

‘All we want for Christmas is assurances on our hospital’

“All we want for Christmas are assurances on our hospital and our A&E, that would be the best Christmas present ever for the people...

Bashful official left blushing as he is eulogised before his departure

For a man that shuns the limelight, one of the county’s most respected and highly regarded public officials must have had to pinch himself...

HAP hazard being used to doctor housing waiting lists

A proviso of the system whereby those requiring homes are removed from the housing waiting lists once they accept a Housing Assistance Payment (HAP)...

Prime Portlaoise property secured in €1.4m sale

A prime parcel of land in close proximity to Portlaoise town centre has been acquired in a sale for €1.4m. The site is located on...

Intervention needed on ‘busy’ Mountmellick Road says Cllr Dwane Stanley

A call has been made for an update on progress made to obtain funding for the three roundabouts that are needed on the Mountmellick...

Portlaoise parking row alleges heavy-handed ticketing

A row flared up at Laois County Council this week with accusations of heavy-handed ticketing and parking fines being levied in the town centre...

Concerns lead to calls to put 5G roll-out on hold

Public concerns around potential health hazards of 5G technology have led to calls for its rollout to be suspended until these matters can be...

Spate of objections to new Mountmellick housing

There is a spate of opposition after being lodged against plans to provide new housing in Mountmellick. Dozens of objections have been made by other...

Oh dear, oh deer, costly collision for Laois politician leads to calls for a...

Laois County Council have agreed to install signage on the R423 at Ballyfin to alert motorists to the potential danger of deer on the...

To bin or not to bin, that is the question

A call has been made on Laois County Council to replace all the rubbish bins in one Laois town with new solar bins in...

Calls for urgent action of road safety in Laois village

The local authority have been urged to intervene to tackle a series of road safety issues in a Laois village. On foot of a recent...
Good news for Portlaoise as 45 minutes free parking approved

Calls to extend free-parking slot in Laois town

A strong case has been put to Laois County Council to extend the free-parking period in Mountmellick. While there was broad based support for the...

Shards of glass falling on street of Laois town

The dangers to pedestrians and passers-by in one Laois town were forcibly brought home at a Council meeting this week. Local area elected representatives once...

Laois Councillor welcomes funding for disability access and equipment in Portlaoise park

A call was made for an update on the position with disability access and equipment in a Portlaoise playground at the Municipal District meeting...

Calls for a crematorium in Portlaoise to give families more options

Calls have been made for a Crematorium in Portlaoise at the recent Municipal District meeting of the Portlaoise district. Fianna Fáil Cllr, Catherine Fitzgerald made...
Gardaí seized cocaine and a number of other drugs

Resources for tacking drug use in Laois ‘neglected’ as Garda numbers fall

Fianna Fáil TD, Barry Cowen, said resources in Laois and Offaly aimed at tackling drug use has been neglected as the drug unit in...

Differing opinions on Government’s Broadband deal for rural Ireland and taxpayers

Laois TD, Brian Stanley, has described the Government’s Broadband deal as the 'worst of all options' following the announcement that the contract is to...

Laois is running out of space … in cemeteries

It’s a grave situation. Laois is losing the plots. Space is running out in some of the counties 27 local authority managed cemeteries. Nowhere is the...
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Not everyone happy as Portlaoise gets lion’s share of funding

A significant amount of infrastructural investment is earmarked by the Council for Portlaoise over the next 3 years. The projections presented in the local authority’s...

Housing tops the Laois priority list for 2020

With just over €78 million at its disposal Laois County Council has set out its stall and agreed on its spending priorities for next...

Peace prevails as €78m Laois Budget is approved

They met at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month and Laois County Councillors set aside any political differences or...

DUP jibe taken as a slur at Laois meeting

The Chinese have a saying that there is nothing under the sun that is not political. And so it is. Even the make-up of Strategic...

In Pictures: Official Opening of new Portlaoise Link Road

After months and months of delays, traffic congestion and frustration, the brand new Portlaoise Southern Circular Road officially on Friday November 1 The project was...

Election posters ‘an important part of the democratic process and creating public awareness’

Politicians in favour of the continued use of election posters during future campaigns have set out their reasons for doing so in no uncertain...

No posters, no thanks, we’ll pass here in Laois

Yet another attempt to have election posters prohibited in Laois has gone down in flames. Cllr Noel Tuohy is the poster boy for the ‘No...

Laois TD Flanagan welcomes opening of new Southern Circular Road

There was excitement in Portlaoise this morning on the new Southern Circular Road where Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, Charlie Flanagan TD,...

Portlaoise Southern Circular Road Extension officially opened this morning

After months and months of delays, traffic congestion and frustration – the brand new Portlaoise Southern Circular Road officially opened this morning. The project was...
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