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Fatal accident black spot near Rathdowney set for safety works

The Rathdowney to Abbeyleix Road, which claimed three young people back in July 2015, is still an accident black spot and is major need...

Rathdowney library is set for a revamp at long last

Rathdowney library might be in line for major remodelling if the funding is available. The issue was raised by councillor John King at a recent...

Council should ‘keep it local’ rather than hire ‘foreign nationals’

Laois County Council should use 'their own people' to fix bridges rather than hire 'foreign nationals' a Councillor has said. Cllr Ben Brennan was speaking...
Walking signs

Calls for signs warning drivers of pedestrians and cyclists to be erected

Calls have been made for signs on local roads to be erected to make drivers aware that pedestrians and cyclists are using them. Cllr Tom...

Disappointment at lack of funding for busy Heywood road

There was widespread disappointment at the lack of funding to upgrade the approach road to Heywood College from Ballypickas Cross at the recent Portlaoise...

Cllr has ‘pain in his ass’ over waste land in Stradbally

Cllr Paschal McEvoy says that he has a 'pain in my ass' over Transport Infrastructure Ireland's refusal to turn a waste land in Stradbally...
On the spot fines for road side dwellers

Calls for better warning signs at pedestrian crossings

Calls have been made for better warning signs at pedestrian crossings at the recent Portlaoise Municipal District meeting. Councillor Catherine Fitzgerald proposed the motion, saying...

“You’re forcing me to go down and paint it myself,” local councillor remarks over...

At yesterday's Portlaoise Municipal District Councillor Willie Aird said, "You're forcing me to go down and paint it myself!" in response to having his...
It is snowing in parts of Laois this morning

Calls for more salt on local roads in freezing weather

Calls for more salt to be spread on local roads were raised at today's Portlaoise Municipal District meeting. The correspondence was brought up by councillor...

No serious problems with rented houses in Laois

A total of 126 inspections have been carried out on Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) accommodation in Laois. There are currently 288 tenants of the HAP...
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