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Election Countdown: Who’s in and who’s out of the sitting County Councillors ahead of...

The people of Laois and Ireland will be asked to vote in the Local Elections next year. There's just over six months to go to...

Need for new cemetery for Laois town is ‘a matter of urgency’

The need for a new cemetery in Portlaoise was raised at the area's latest municipal district meeting. "We definitely should plan one now - not...

Remedial works wanted for, ‘rollercoaster of a road’ in Laois

The Mountrath to Abbeyleix road has been described as, "The worst road in the county' according to one Laois councillor. Cllr James Kelly made the...

Flooding in Clonaslee, the ‘worst road in the county’ and repairs in Camross

A number of issues in the Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick municipal district area were highlighted at the latest area meeting. Councillor Seamus McDonald raised the issues involving flooding...

Lakes in Portlaoise cause for ‘serious worry’

"I was absolutely shocked and horrified at the lake in Glendowns Housing Estate," said councillor Pauline Madigan at the latest Portlaoise municipal district meeting. Cllr...

Tributes paid to the late Tom Peters, a ‘hero’ injured in the infamous Garryhinch...

"He stood in the gap of danger when this country was under attack," those were the words of one Laois councillor, when speaking of...

Councillors hit out at ‘disgraceful’ hurling county final incident

Laois County councillors have hit out at the senior hurling county final incident which left Rathdowney-Errill's Ross King requiring hospital treatment for a severe...

People living in ‘fear of their lives’ towards accident blackspot

One local councillor has claimed that people, 'are living in fear of their lives' towards an accident blackspot in Mountmellick. The issue was raised by...

Lyster Lane to be made safer during night time

A call to make Lyster Lane safer after daylight hours has been issued during the latest Portlaoise municipal district meeting. Councillor Catherine Fitzgerald raised the...

More toilet talk in local municipal district meeting

The toilet talk in Portlaoise municipal district meeting continued as the most recent meeting on Wednesday, October 17. The saga re-open public toilets in Portlaoise wages...

Road repairs in Ballyroan and safety measures in Cullenagh

A number of issues surrounding road repairs and safety issues in the Portlaoise municipal district area came up at this month's meeting. Councillor Mary Sweeney...

New senior engineer appointed to municipal district

A new senior engineer has been appointed to the Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick municipal district. Stan Cullen comes in with a wealth of experience to the role, and...

‘Fáilte Ireland has forgotten about Laois’

The Tourist Office in Laois has been the subject of much discussion at recent Portlaoise Municipal District meetings. As the issue was raised in today's...

State of Raheen cemetery comes to the fore once again

The issue of Raheen cemetery has been raised under three different motions at both full council and Portlaoise Municipal District meetings this week. Previously described...

Potential for 54 new housing units at Laois estate

The regeneration of Hepburn Court was discussed a length at the recent Portlaoise Municipal District meeting on Wednesday, Spetember 26. Councillor Caroline Dwane Stanley asked...

Update on regeneration of Portlaoise estate

At the latest Portlaoise Municipal District meeting, a motion was put forward for the council to give an update on any progress made with...

Saga to re-open public toilets in Portlaoise wages on

The latest motion to reopen the public toilets in Lyster Square was raised by councillor Noel Tuohy at Portlaoise Municipal District meeting on Wednesday,...

‘This is very serious, it’s the fate of small children’ councillor voices concern about...

"I am anxious, it's just not a safe place for children," said cllr Mary Sweeney when referring to Blandsfort Cross, Ballyroan, at the latest...

Abbeyleix aiming to become a ‘No poster’ town

Abbeyleix is aiming to become a 'No poster' town, according to councillor and member of the Tidy Towns committee, John Joe Fennelly Cllr Fennelly said...

Calls for a new Garda station in Portlaoise

A new motion for a new Garda Station in Portlaoise was raised at the latest Portlaoise Municipal District meeting today. Councillor Catherine Fitzgerald raised the...

Need to stop speed in Clonaslee and road repairs around the county

The issue of speeding on the Tullamore road, Clonaslee came up at the recent Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick Municipal district meeting. Cllr Semaus McDonald tabled a notice of...

260 people presented as homeless in Laois so far this year

Two hundred and sixty people have presented as homeless to Laois County Council so far this year. These figures come from a Strategic Policy Committee...
Mountmellick was under siege from floods this week

Full list of river and drain maintenance works for Mountmellick and Rosenallis

In efforts to alleviate to possibilty of severe flooding in Mountmellick/Rosenallis during the winter months, ongoing river and drain maintenance works have taken place. A...

Works on the Mountrath to Castletown road slated at municipal district meeting

Works carried out on the ageing water mains on the R445 between Castletown and Mountrath received strong backlash from councillors at the Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick Municipal...

‘What we’re building now are ghettos,’ Laois councillor warns of housing crisis

"What we're building now are ghettos," said Cathaoirleach of Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick municipal district Paddy Bracken in relation to people not being able to afford houses...

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...
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