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Laois County Council to hire six new staff in housing section to help meet...

Laois County Council has been given the go ahead to recruit six new staff into the housing section of the Council to assist them...
St Peter and Paul's Cemetery Portlaoise

Major €560,000 investment outlined for Portlaoise Cemetery including Columbarium Wall

A major €560,000 investment by Laois County Council in St Peter and Paul's Cemetery in Portlaoise has been confirmed. As part of the Council's capital...
Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise

Laois TD and Councillors call for restoration of adult diabetic services in Portlaoise Hospital

A Laois TD and County Councillors have called on the HSE to restore adult diabetic services in Portlaoise Hospital. At Monday's meeting of Laois County...
Caroline Dwane-Stanley Laois County Council

‘An absolute and utter disgrace’ – Outrage as Laois County Council hand back €600,000...

Laois County Council's inability to spend the majority of a record allocation of grant money from the government has been labelled 'an absolute and...
Portlaoise Upgrade Work (1)

Contractors told to ‘pull the finger out’ as ‘snail’s pace work’ leaves Portlaoise traders...

The pace at which a huge plan to upgrade a significant portion of Portlaoise is being carried out at has come in for fierce...

“When there is an accident out there, someone will come out but it will...

A Laois County Councillor has expressed his anger over the Council's continual refuse to put salt on a busy school road. Independent Councillor Ben Brennan...
Portlaoise Burial Ridge

Council urged to take the lead on historic Portlaoise graveyard

Laois County Council should oversee maintenance on the historic Ridge graveyard in Portlaoise and not leave it to volunteers. Cllr Thomasina Connell proposed at the...
Good news for Portlaoise as 45 minutes free parking approved

Free parking in Portlaoise on Saturdays ahead of Christmas rush

People shopping in the centre of Portlaoise will be able to avail of free parking on the three Saturdays in December in the lead...

Importance of road infrastructure around new Portlaoise secondary school highlighted

In the coming years, Dunamase College will move into a new build secondary school on the Timahoe Road in Portlaoise, close to the old...

Laois County Council commits to delivering 612 new homes over the next two years

Laois County Council intends to deliver 612 new homes over 2022 and 2023. This detail was unveiled by Chief Executive John Mulholland at Monday's Council...
Laois County Council General

Where the money is spent: How Laois County Council intends to spend €89 million...

Laois County Councillors voted to confirm an expenditure budget of almost €89 million at a meeting of Laois County Council yesterday. The revenue for this...

Laois County Councillors approve biggest ever budget for 2022

Laois County Councillors voted to approve the Laois's biggest ever budget at a meeting this morning. €88,337,000 will be spent in a range of different...
Retrofitting

Almost 190 Laois homes to be retrofitted by the middle of next year

Almost 190 Laois homes in seven housing estates are to be retrofitted by the middle of 2022. Laois County Council was approved funding for two...

Laois TD says 99% of Laois householders will see no change to property

99% of all Laois homeowners will see no change or an actual reduction in their Local Property Tax bill - according to a Laois...
Laois County Council General

Laois County Council sell four pieces of land worth €35,600 to members of the...

Laois County Council have agreed to sell four pieces of land to members of the public. At a recent meeting of Laois County Council, Councillors...
Clonrooske Abbey

Meeting demanded with Cluid as major housing project in Laois continues to experience delays

A meeting with the housing body Cluid has been demanded in a bid to find out why a major housing development in Laois has...

Anger as council forced to pay for removal of Eir pole in Portarlington

Council meetings by their nature can be tetchy affairs - and the issue of a pole in Portarlington was the latest cause of frustration...
Portlaoise Cemetery

Renewed calls for Columbarium Wall and crematorium as Councillors estimate Portlaoise Cemetery could run...

There have been renewed calls for the construction of a Columbarium Wall and crematorium in Portlaoise. This comes after Cllr Catherine Fitzgerald put down a...

Call made to turn former Laois famine workhouse into IT training hub

A Laois County Councillor has called for the Donaghmore Workhouse to be turned into an IT training hub. Cllr John King put down the motion...
Community Welfare Office

Loss of Community Welfare Office in Laois town described as ‘a disgrace’

The loss of the Community Welfare Office in Mountmellick has been described as 'a disgrace' by a Laois County Councillor. Fianna Fail's Paddy Bracken brought...
Aidan Mullins

Funding to be sought to construct new footpath near popular walking spot in Laois...

Laois County Council is to seek funding to construct a footpath near a popular walking spot in a Laois town. Sinn Fein Councillor Aidan Mullins...
Court Square Stradbally

‘I’d prefer if you’d mind your own business’ – Laois Councillors clash as saga...

Laois Councillors Aisling Moran and Paschal McEvoy clashed once again over a housing development that is set to take place in Stradbally. At September's meeting...

Calls for HGVs to be encouraged to use new road in Portlaoise to take...

A Laois County Councillor has called for HGVs to be encouraged to use a new road that will take them away from encountering school...
Laois County Council

Report finds Laois County Council ‘improved performance’ despite Covid-19 challenges

Laois County Council improved its performance across a range of indicators during 2020, despite Covid-19 challenges and while providing additional innovations and services during...
Laois County Council General

Laois County Council agree to sell eight pieces of land for more than €60,000

Laois County Councillors have voted to sell eight pieces of land totalling more than €60,000. The decisions were made at Monday's meeting of Laois County...

HSE official requested for meeting in Laois as ambulance services issues persist

A HSE official is to be summoned to a meeting in Laois to discuss the ongoing issues surrounding the ambulance service in the county. There...

Laois Councillor makes emotional plea for extra funding for mental health services following recent...

A Laois County Councillor made an emotional plea for extra funds to be made available in the upcoming Budget for mental health. Portlaoise-based Labour councillor...
Court Square Stradbally

26 new houses approved for Laois town following vote after fierce debate

26 new homes are on their way to Stradbally - but only after a fierce debate and a vote at this week's Laois County...
Portlaoise Leisure Centre

Portlaoise Leisure Centre set to reopen ‘within six weeks’

The long saga surrounding Portlaoise Leisure Centre appears to be almost at an end. Two weeks ago, Councillors in the Portlaoise area fumed after their...
Nicole Turner and Gary O'Reilly

Two Civic Receptions in honour of Paralympic heroes to be held in Laois

Laois County Council are set to hold two separate Civic Receptions in honour of two Paralympians. Portarlington’s Nicole Turner came from Japan with a silver...