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Laois Councillor renews appeal to abolish annual registration fee for nurses and midwives

"A round of applause is lovely, but this is a proper gesture that shows how much we all value the work that nurses have...

Tanaiste Varadkar and Laois County Councillors pay tribute to Tom Mulhall as resignation tendered

Tanaiste Leo Varadkar and a host of Laois County Councillors have paid tribute to Tom Mulhall as his resignation was officially tendered at this...

Parking review of Portlaoise Town Centre to be carried out in 2021

A review of the current parking laws in Portlaoise town centre is to be carried out. Fine Gael Cllr Thomasina Connell requested that alternatives to...

Laois County Council to erect temporary salt/grit areas to help rural areas with slippery...

Laois County Council is to pilot two temporary salt/grit drop off points in rural areas of the Portlaoise Municipal District in a bid to...

Outstanding memberships at Portlaoise Leisure Centre to be honoured when facility reopens

Anyone who had paid their membership to Portlaoise Leisure Centre when it closed last year will have the remaining time honoured when the facility...

Public bodies should attend municipal meetings, argues local councillor

A Laois county councillor has said that public bodies like the National Transport Authority (NTA) and the Office of Public Works (OPW) should be...

Laois County Council to spend €1 million on upgrade of halting site

Laois County Council have agreed to spend €1 million on an upgrade of a halting site in Portlaoise. Oak Park halting site in Knockmay, beside...

Calls for repair works in Mountrath as noise of passing lorries keep people awake...

The noise of passing lorries hitting a 'bad patch in the road' is keeping people awake at night - a meeting of the Borris-In-Ossory/Mountmellick...

Flooding and a troublesome ditch causing problems in Laois village

Flooding affecting 12 houses and safety issues relating to a ditch in Ballylinan have been raised at a recent meeting of the Graiguecullen-Portarlington Municipal...

Laois County Councillor calls on government to abolish annual fee for nurses and midwives

A Laois County Councillor has called on the government to abolish the €100 annual registration fee that nurses and midwives must pay to the...

Laois County Council confirm €130 million capital spending programme

Laois County Councillors have rubberstamped a plan to invest more than €130 million in capital projects from 2021 to 2023. The plan, unveiled by Laois...

Calls for safety works to be carried out at ‘second most dangerous bend’ in...

A Laois County Councillor has called for safety works to be carried out on what he described as the 'second most dangerous bend' in...

Laois County Council Cathaoirleach encourages everyone to ‘shop local’ and ‘stay safe’ this Christmas

With shops and businesses around the County having reopened their doors following the easing of Covid-19 restrictions from Level 5 to Level 3, Laois...

Eir branded ‘most disastrous company in Ireland’ as appeals to repair unsafe manholes fall...

The mobile telecommunications company Eir has been branded the 'most disastrous company in Ireland' and an 'absolute disgrace' by two Laois County Councillors. The company's...

‘Thundering disgrace’ and ’embarrassment’ as campaign over footpath to Laois cemetery continues

A Laois County Councillor has branded the lack of a footpath to a Laois cemetery a 'thundering disgrace' and an 'embarrassment' at a meeting...

Safety of cyclists a big issue at Portlaoise’s secondary schools

One of the features of lockdown life this year has been an increase in people out cycling and walking. But secondary school students cycling to...

‘Build our own houses for our own people’ – Councillor objects to Carlow people...

Independent Councillor Ben Brennan has called on Laois County Council to do more to ensure that Laois people on the housing waiting list are...

Community groups in Laois encouraged to apply for additional Government funding

A further €47,000 fund is being made available to community and voluntary groups in Laois to help them deal with Covid-19. The funding, which is...

Calls for update on ‘non existent’ Laois HSE Community Intervention Team

The Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council has called on the HSE to provide an update on what she says is the 'non-existent' HSE Community...

Calls for Health Minister to increase bed capacity for those with dementia

Laois County Council are to call on the Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly to increase bed capacity for those suffering with dementia. Cllr Willie Aird...

Laois County Council calls for exhumation of ‘Irish National Invincibles’ from Kilmainham Gaol

Laois County Council has become the eleventh electoral authority to call on the Office of Public Works to exhume the bodies of five men...

Laois County Councillors call for ‘Strategic Housing Developments’ to be abolished

Laois County Councillors have called on the Minister for Housing, Darragh O'Brien, to abolish Strategic Housing Developments (SHD) immediately. Normally applications for planning permission first...

Fence needs be erected following ‘serious incidents’ involving deer on busy Laois road

Laois County Councillor John Joe Fennelly has called on Transport Infrastructure Ireland to erect a fence on the Abbeyleix/Durrow road following a number of...

Laois Councillor ‘scalded’ and running around like ‘Wee Willie Winkie’ over lights

A Laois County Councillor has said he is being 'scalded' on the phone on a daily basis over the installation of new LED lights...

‘Cultural Accord’ signed between historical Australian site and Laois house

Laois County Councillors have approved the signing of a 'Cultural Accord' between an historic Australian site and a Laois house. The Eureka Centre in Victoria,...

Laois soccer club and special needs school to benefit from lease of County Council...

A Laois soccer club and a special needs school are to benefit from the leasing of lands owned by Laois County Council to them. For...

County Council sell land to air industry company who plan expansion in Laois

Laois County Council has approved the sale of 1.56 hectares of land to a company who are planning an expansion. AuBren have purchased the site...

Ballylinan estate finally set to be taken in charge by Laois County Council

Laois County Council have said that they are taking the final steps in the process of taking the Gracefield Manor estate in Ballylinan in...

Calls to replace key Council worker as elderly ‘left vulnerable’ in Covid-19 pandemic

"I know of one elderly man living alone in a council house who could not sleep for two weeks because the battery in his...

Saturday free parking sought in Portlaoise for Christmas period

Free parking in Portlaoise for the three Saturdays leading up to Christmas has been sought by local Councillors. Fine Gael Councillor Mary Sweeney had initially...