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Over 100 solicitors attend major legal conference in Laois

Over 100 solicitors from the midlands attended the Midland General Practice Update 2019, a major legal conference which took place in the Midlands Park...

Case made to bring a third level college to Portlaoise

The case has been made to a bring a third level college to Portlaoise. It was highlighted that this would bring educational opportunities and employment...

Astronomical cost of Mountmellick footpath gets the cold shoulder

A suggestion that the Council would provide a hard shoulder instead of a proper public footpath between Debicott and the Rock School in Mountmellick...

No roundabout for ‘dangerous’ and ‘neglected’ Mountmellick road

Portlaoise is a town filled with roundabouts. Yet there will not be a roundabout put in place at the second entrance to Newpark opposite...

Concerns over the future of Portlaoise Mail Centre

Concerns over the future of Portlaoise Mail Centre were raised at today's meeting of the Portlaoise Municipal District. An Post has four mail centres across...

Stained glass window in Laois could be a priceless and world renowned piece

This stained glass window could an internationally renowned piece and must be saved, remarked one Laois county councillor. The stained glass window in question is...

Five days on average to fix public lighting in Portlaoise area

It has taken an average of 5.3 days to fix public lighting in the Portlaoise area from January to March 2019. The figures for the...

Residents in same estate paying twice as much as their neighbours to live there

Depending on whether you're a resident who comes under the Laois County Council authority or a resident who comes under Carlow County Council, you...

If ‘those lads in Dublin’ heard first-hand about lack of rural broadband, they would...

Portlaoise councillors recently revealed that broadband services were the one topic they were ‘getting it in the neck’ from by residents on doorsteps. Since then,...

Multi-use sport ground to be built in growing Laois community

A multi-use sport ground will be built in Graiguecullen to cater for the growing young population in the area. This news was revealed at the...

Glowing tributes paid to councillor John Moran at his last ever municipal district meeting

It was an emotional day at Laois County Council offices today as Cathaoirleach of Portlarington/Graiguecullen John Moran sat in the head seat for his...

Portlaoise residents are extremely concerned about new waste plant, say local councillors

Portlaoise residents are 'extremely concerned' about the proposed 'waste to gas' plant at Coolnamona, say local councillors. Speaking at the Portlaoise municipal district meeting on...

Extra funding sought for five areas in Laois

A letter requesting funding under the Clár Programme for five areas in Laois has been sent to the Department of Rural and Community Development. Ballyroan,...

Minister for Justice and Equality contacted about putting continuous white line on Laois road

The office of the Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan was contacted about reinstating the white lines and signs at Bondra Lane on...

Councillors reminisce the Blue Bridge at county council meeting

Is there any wealthy Laois billionaires who want to donate to the resurrection of the Blue Bridge in Portlaoise, akin to the donations being...

Clampdown on illegal dumping continues across Laois

This is Clean Up Laois Week and the local authority are redoubling their efforts to clamp down on illegal dumping across the county. A whole...

Insurance burdens are driving Laois businesses to the wall

Hefty insurance bills and spiraling premiums are crippling small businesses and in some instances it is driving them to the wall. Laois County Council...

‘More people enter through the wall than through the door,’ at dangerous Laois junction

Calls have been made to carry out a safety audit on a dangerous junction in Laois at this week's Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick municipal district meeting. The junction...

‘Busy’ Laois village could be set to receive new road safety measures

A village in Laois could be set to receive new road safety measures for traffic control. Ballaghmore, Borris-in-Ossory, was the subject of discussion for new...

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...
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