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Portlaoise ring road opening pushed back again as November 1 now set as completion...

The new ring road around Portlaoise - which will link the Timahoe Road to the Abbeyleix Road - has been hit with further delays...

Flower power boost for pollinators on Laois roads

Good news for residents, motorists … and butterflies and bees this week. Laois County council has agreed to embrace a proposal to plant more wild...

8 year boil notice has Laois residents boiling mad

A boil notice for a day is a nuisance; for a week, well that’s a bother; for a year, you’d say ‘you’ve got to...

Claims of threats for highlighting anti-social behaviour

The vexed issue of anti-social behaviour in housing estates and unruly threatening behaviour from those responsible continues to preoccupy the authorities. Albeit with some reluctance...

Laois Climate Change report warmly received, but …

There has been a warm welcome at the County Council for the adoption of the Laois Climate Change Adaptation Strategy. However, there were shades of...

NPA refuse to contribute to cost of road works for the Ploughing

A meeting of Laois County Council has heard that the local authority had to plough almost €200k of its own funds into road works...

House repairs are carried out by the book but rules may change

The difficulty in getting small jobs and minor house repairs carried out for local authority tenants in Laois Council houses is the latest bugbear...

Child dental and mental health services in Laois in disarray

Not for the first time Laois elected representatives this week once again trained their sights on the Health Minister, Simon Harris as they highlighted...

200,000 medical card cuts ‘the meanest of all’

“We all second that,” affirmed the Chairman, Cllr Willie Aird this week as he led unanimous support for his Council colleague Noel Tuohy’s call...

Homeless Laois children forced to commute to school from Offaly

Homeless Laois children are being forced to commute to school from County Offaly as there is no emergency accommodation to house them closer to...
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News Diary: New roof for Rathdowney library, flooding in Borris and Mountmellick and safer...

The important facility that is Rathdowney library is in line for a new roof. Local councillor, John King enquired at this week’s meeting of the...

Road safety issues across the county warrant attention

A plethora of road safety issues in various parts of the county have been aired at this week’s meeting of the Borris-Mountmellick municipal district. The...

Residents left in limbo as bridge in Portlaoise is abruptly closed

There were cross words and crossed wires as it was revealed that an old bridge across the River Triogue in Portlaoise has been abruptly...

New Director arrives in Laois as Michael Rainey departs

There was good news and bad news to greet Portlaoise councillors at their municipal meeting this week. They were all smiles and delighted to be...

Dead slow progress on Laois cemetery works of grave concern

The painfully slow progress on long promised works on cemeteries across Laois continues to cause concern. The frustration of councillors over the issue started to...

Need for loo and facilities in Laois villages highlighted

The need for improvement on some basic services and facilities in small Laois rural communities has been highlighted this week. Councillors from the Borris-Mountmellick municipal...

Property Tax to remain unchanged in Laois for 2020

Laois County Councillors have voted unanimously to leave the Property Tax Rate in the county unchanged. The Council earned €495,000 from the tax last year...

Progress in sight as contract signed for straightening of notorious Laois road

Anyone who has ever driven from Portlaoise to Carlow will know all about the winding roads around Arles - so it'll come as good...

No progress in sight for Portarlington relief road

The Portarlington relief road is a roadway that’s going nowhere fast it seems. There is no sign of any progress whatsoever for the long awaited...

Slow progress at last on Laois speed limits

While some councillors felt that the review of Laois speed limits had dragged on to the point where they would soon be passing themselves...

Sinn Féin scrap over make-up of Council committees

There was a right good verbal spat at the Council over the make-up of the local authority Special Policy Committees (SPCs) for the next...

Cervical checks concerns emphatically laid bare by local councillor

One of the county’s newest councilors announced her arrival in convincing fashion this week when she emphatically laid bare the concerns sweeping the country...

Sofa so good, for Laois mattress amnesty

The Laois mattress amnesty is in full swing. It’s proving hugely popular. That’s a good reflection on the county. In other countries they are trying to...

Almost 600 complaints to Laois County Council this year over illegal dumping

Laois County Council is continuing with its carrot and stick approach to illegal dumping and waste management - and so far this year it...

Laois cemetery works being buried in red tape

Laois has 27 local authority cemeteries. The ongoing delays in carrying out works at Laois cemeteries was a cause of frustration and annoyance for Laois...

E-tendering framework killing small local businesses

The rules and regulations that compel agencies like Laois County Council to put contracts out for quotes by e-tender is detrimental to Laois businesses...

Those dreaded words, ‘subject to funding’

You know the feeling.  Everyone’s been there at some stage or other. Those dreaded words: “It’s not you, it’s me.” Well, there is a political equivalent at...

Derelict Laois property a danger to the public

It’s been another long running saga but the danger of a derelict Laois property inflicting serious injury on an unsuspecting member of the public...

Slieve Blooms attraction the victim of its own success

One of the most popular attractions in the county is proving a victim of its own success. Glenbarrow in the Slieve Blooms continues to attract...

Heavy traffic taking its toll on Laois bridges

Heavy traffic is taking its toll on some old bridges in rural parts of Laois this week’s meeting of the Borris-Mountmellick district was told. The...
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