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Laois to honour TJ Doheny as Civic Reception announced for World Champion boxer

Members of Laois County Council have announced they will hold a public civic reception to honour the achievements of World Boxing champion TJ Doheny. Doheny...

‘People in more desperate state than ever’, claims local councillor about housing crisis

A Portlaoise-based county councillor has claimed that he has people coming to him "in a more desperate state than ever before" looking for social...

Calls for increased funding to clear River Barrow

Laois County Councillor Tom Mulhall has called on the council to increase funding to keep the River Barrow clear - as "flooding is never...

Solution proposed for water shortage in badly affected part of Laois

Laois County Councillor Ben Brennan has hit out at Irish Water over their decision not to connect to a water supply in his area...

Summerhill Lake will be protected in town plan

The lake in the Summerhill will be protected in the Portlaoise's draft local area plan. Fears were raised about what will happen to the lake...

Warm council welcome as Pauline Madigan takes her seat

A warm welcome was extended to Pauline Madigan, the newest member of Laois County Council at today’s monthly meeting. Ms Madigan was co-opted to the...

Laois councillors rubber-stamp decision to sell land to Glanbia

The Laois County Council decision to sell five hectares of land to Glanbia for the development of a new cheese factory has been widely...

Council buy old Portlaoise primary school to use as new home for local music...

The old Scoil Mhuire primary school building in Portlaoise has been purchased by Laois County Council from Portlaoise parish - and it will be...

Safety scheme on road near Mountmellick rejected

A proposed safety scheme at Clonaghdoo has been rejected by members of Laois County Council. At the monthly meeting of Laois County Council, Cllr Seamus...

Fianna Fail choose successor for vacant Portlaoise seat following death of Jerry Lodge

Fianna Fail have selected Pauline Madigan to fill the vacant Laois County Council seat left vacant following the death of the long-serving Jerry Lodge...

Prime Portlaoise town centre site gets new zoning status

The potential of the Maltings Site in Portlaoise was highlighted with its change of zoning in the draft Portlaoise Local Area Plan this week. The...

Council agrees to zone extra Portlaoise land for housing

An additional 18 hectares of land have been zoned residential under the draft Portlaoise Local Area Plan which could allow for an additional 5-600...

Portlaoise roundabout gets approval from council for public consultation

A decision by Laois County Council to go ahead with pedestrian and cycling improvements at a busy roundabout in Portlaoise will be notified to...

Safety measures on busy Portlaoise road will reduce car park spaces

A number of parking spaces will be lost on the Stradbally Road in Portlaoise when double yellow lines are installed as a safety measure...

Weeds should not prevent river from being fixed

A River Barrow tributary needs its banks repaired as the condition of the banks of the River Douglas is deteriorating. Cllr John Moran gave the...

‘Parent behaviour’ often causes parking problems at schools, says Laois council official

Parents' behaviour during drop off and pick up times is part of the problem at school car parks, according to a senior engineer at...

ESB pole danger in Timahoe

A new request to remove ESB pole blocking the sightline of drivers at a Timahoe corner for years has been sent into Laois County...

Portlaoise housing estate now waiting over 15 years for council to take it in...

The 15 year delay in having an estate in Portlaoise taken in charge by the council has been labelled an embarrassment by a local...

New houses planned in field behind oldest estate in Portlaoise

A voluntary housing body is to build 34 new houses on the field behind O’Moore Place as part of the planned regeneration programme for...

Cllr King on song as he is elected first citizen of Laois

Councillor John King serenaded Laois County Council with his rendition of Lovely Laois as he was elected Cathaoirleach this afternoon. The Rathdowney councillor was elected...
Cllr Pádraig Fleming

Padraig Fleming reflects on busy year as Cathaoirleach

Three ambassadors were welcomed to Laois by Cllr Padraig Fleming in the past year in addition to him marching down 5th and 6th Avenue...

No more jumping off Castletown bridge

The issue of more safety measures on the Castletown bridge was raised at the latest Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick municipal district meeting. Cllr James Kelly said that a...

From butcher to caretaker to Cathaoirleach – the remarkable political journey of John King

From leaving school at 16 and a varied working life, Cllr John King becomes the first citizen of Laois tomorrow, when he is set...

Laois is the safest place for a stray dog in Ireland, but costs have...

New figures show that Laois has one of only two county pounds in Ireland where no dog died in 2017. New statistics for the Department...
On the spot fines for road side dwellers

Busy N80 junction needs further works carried out

A busy N80 road junction in Laois needs more works even after 'extensive' work was carried out on it in 2017. The Nyra junction on...

Contract to straighten notorious Laois road will be awarded in October

A €2.5 million project to straighten dangerous bends in Arles is due to be awarded in October. The accident black spot at Maidenhead has tender...

New Cathaoirleach and leas-Cathaoirleach for Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick district have been chosen

The new Cathaoirleach (chairperson) and Leas Cathaoirleach (vice-chairperson) of the Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick municipal district meeting have been chosen. Councillor Paddy Bracken is the new Cathaoirleach while...

Laois fire service has received 12 hoax calls so far this year

Laois firefighters have been called out to almost 240 emergencies from January to May this year. The county's busy fire and rescue service went to...

Laois leisure centres could be amalgamated

Portlaoise and Portarlington Lesuire Centres could be amalgamated under a new review. The two leisure centres in Laois are both funded by Laois County Council,...

Reintroduction of tax relief for trade union subs

Tax relief on trade union subscriptions should be re-introduced, the monthly meeting of Laois County Council heard. Cllr Noel Tuohy had a motion before the...
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