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Generational change as ‘marked difference’ in social housing needs explains leading council official

There is a "marked difference from a previous generation" in terms of social housing needs, according to Donal Brennan, Director of Services in Laois...

Official barrier to safety railings at pedestrian crossings

Local authority officials are opposed to the erection of any further safety railings at pedestrian crossing junctions councillors have been told. While it used to...

Laois County Council and community groups urged to work together to secure funding

Laois/Offaly TD and Minster for Justice & Equality, Charlie Flanagan has urged Laois County Council and local communities to work together on proposals for...
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Brakes put on Portlaoise land disposal

The clampers have been put on a proposal to sell off a site at Clonminham Industrial Estate for the time being at least. The site...

Pakistani native and community volunteer set to run in Local Elections in Portlaoise

A new name has emerged as a candidate in the Portlaoise District for the Local Elections which takeplace in May. Naeem Iqbal was born and...

Portlaoise housing estate left in ‘complete darkness’ by overgrown trees

One side of St. Brigid’s estate in Portlaoise is completely in the dark at night as the street lights are overgrown by trees. The Council...

Getting the run-around over roundabouts on the forgotten road

If you are one of those that thinks Portlaoise already has enough roundabouts, think again. There is a case being made for more roundabouts in...

Parking spaces and access issues need to be addressed in Laois town

Parking zones in Mountmellick need to be reassessed at, say members of Laois County Council. The parking zones local councillors are referring to include the...

Local councillor argues more funding needed for roads and footpaths, not LED lights

A Laois county councillor has argued that more funding needs to be put into upgrading roads and footpaths, not installing LED lights. In the council's...

Collapsed pipe floods outdoor swimming pool in Ballinakill

The flooding of an outdoor swimming pool in Ballinakill due to a collapsed water pipe running from Gill's Pond will be a 'big job'...

Towns and villages ‘have been abandoned by Bus Éireann’ says local councillor

A Laois county councillor has said that Mountrath and Castletown have been 'abandoned' by Bus Éireann. Cllr James Kelly made the statement at the latest...

Irish Rail out of line with Ballybrophy parking, say local councillors

Irish Rail have come in for a dressing down for their failure to honour commitments made to provide ample safe parking at Ballybrophy train...

€100k cost of Coroner should not be incurred by Council, argues local politician

A campaign to get the Department of Justice to foot the bill and fund the County Coroner’s offices across the country has been initiated...
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After years of waiting Laois estates finally taken-in-charge

In a move that was well received at their monthly meeting, Laois councillors across the board welcomed the taking in charge of eight housing...

‘Hard working’ community man enters election race in Portlaoise as Renua snap up former...

Renua will have a candidate in the Portlaoise Municipal District Area in this year's Local Elections, following the decision of well-known community activist and...

Kudos for Kieran the consummate Laoisman

You can take the man out of Laois but you can’t take the Laois out of the man, and if Waterford bound Kieran Kehoe...

Payroll services success story continues with 12 new jobs while update given on Glanbia...

The success story of the Payroll Shared Services Centre at Laois County Council continues with 12 additional staff to be added immediately to cater...

Nigerian native and former Mayor of Portlaoise set to run in Local Elections again

The man who was Ireland's first black mayor is set to run in this year's Local Elections in Portlaoise. LaoisToday understands that the Nigerian-born Rotimi...

‘Welcome to Carlow’ signs out of place and out of order

Usually, ‘Welcome to Carlow’ or indeed ‘Welcome to Anywhere’ signs would be viewed as a positive, a gesture of friendship. But not if such...

Fine Gael shape up to win back seats in Borris-Mountmellick Area

It may have been freezing cold and snowing outside but there was a clear spring in the step of the Fine Gael members who...

Five in the mix at final Fine Gael Local Election Selection Convention

The last Fine Gael selection convention ahead of May's Local Elections will take place Thursday night in St Fintan's Hall in Mountrath at 8.30pm. And...

County Hall finally gets its hands on County Hotel

In its heyday it was a hub of social activity on the Main Street but for years now it’s been one of the Town’s...

In Pictures: Durrow community group recognised for outstanding contribution

Community spirit is alive and well around the county - but perhaps nowhere more so than in Durrow, where a vibrant group have been...

Water ponding problem highlighted in Portlaoise estate

The problem of water ponding in Parnell Crescent, Knockmay, was highlighted at the most recent Portlaoise municipal district meeting. 'Water ponding' is caused by lack...

No contest needed as Fine Gael select their Portlaoise Local Election team

The late withdrawal of one of the candidates meant that there was no need for a vote at this evening's Fine Gael Local Election selection...

Heated discussion surrounding anti-social behaviour in Portlaoise at night

Barriers along the taxi rank at the Top Square in Portlaoise have been proposed to try bring a stop to anti-social behaviour after nights...

Four Fine Gael candidates set to contest in Portlaoise in Local Elections

It looks like Fine Gael will run four candidates in the Portlaoise Municipal District in this year's Local Elections. The party are holding their selection...

New candidate among nominees for Fine Gael Local Election convention in Borris-In-Ossory/Mountmellick

A new candidate has been nominated to contest the upcoming Fine Gael selection convention to contest next year’s local elections in the Borris-In-Ossory/Mountmellick local...
Gardaí seized cocaine and a number of other drugs

2018 Remembered: Level of local cocaine use is ‘mind-boggling’

  The level of cocaine use in Portlaoise and throughout the county was labelled as “mind-boggling” by Cllr Willie Aird at the County Laois Joint...

School at accident blackspot hopes for more road safety measures

Another serious crash outside of a rural Laois school has people calling for more road safety measures on the busy road. The Rock NS saw...
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