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Negotiations taking place with State to take over Portlaoise estate

Laois County Council is in negotiation with the State solicitor’s office over the ownership of a housing estate in Portlaoise, it has emerged. The Portlaoise...

New carpark to be added to hugely popular Laois tourist attraction

Funding has been secured for the building of an additional carpark this year at Glenbarrow, Rosenallis. The funding was announced at the latest Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick municipal...

New housing plan welcomed as popluation increases in Laois village

Preliminary designs have been prepared for social housing at the back of St Kieran's Park in Errill. This is according to a written statement by...
Footpath updates called on for Raheen Cemetery

“One of the worst footpaths in the county” causing major concern at Raheen Cemetery

The Raheen Cemetery footpath has been called, "one of the worst you will ever see" in the county. The state of affairs has gotten so...

Works on fatal accident black spot will cost ‘a multiple of €200k’

A hazardous accident black spot where three young people were killed will cost, "a multiple of €200,000" to make safe, according to a senior...
Dumping in Laois has become an epidemic one Cllr has claimed

Those involved in dumping ‘epidemic’ should be ‘named and shamed’

Local councillors have called the ongoing dumping at Eglish Grogan, Rathdowney, an 'epidemic'. The statement was made both cllr James Kelly and cllr John King...

Safety concerns over traffic parking associated with local Mosque

Residents of an estate in Portlaoise have raised “serious issues” in relation to parking there, some of which is associated with the Muslim Centre...

Young man makes plea for wheelchair-friendly swings in Laois playgrounds

Wheelchair-friendly swings should be provided in playgrounds in Laois, a councillor has claimed after he received a heart-wrenching letter outlining the exclusion one wheelchair...

Stradbally road flooding is reportedly coming from lake

A meeting with landowners is needed to determine what is causing mass flooding on the road at Killroy, Stradbally. These were the sentiments echoed at...

Thugs set tree on fire and break into cabin in Graiguecullen estate

Residents in a Graiguecullen estate have been tormented by senseless vandals committing anti-social behaviour. Local councillor Ben Brennan has called for a high boundary wall...

Concerns outlined after fall on paving near library

The cobble block paving is causing major concern for locals at Abbeyleix Library with a person falling on it last week. The concerns were outlined...

Cemetery wall could cost thousands if it falls

The cementary wall in Timahoe is in a "bad, bad way" and could end up causing, "thousands in damages" according to one Laois county...

High risk of arson attack at derelict bank by ‘Hoodie Brigade’

Anti-social behaviour or even an arson attack could happen at the site of a former bank in Portarlington unless the building in secured. The warning...

Dead animals being dumped on farmlands

Dead animals are being tipped out by the truckload along with industrial scale dumping on farmers' land. This was a claim made by cllr Caroline...

CCTV funding sought to combat criminal behaviour

Funding for CCTV  to combat anti-social behaviour on the Mountmellick Road should be requested from the Minister for Justice & Equality, according to Cllr...

Council meeting adjourned as tributes flow for late Cllr Lodge

Tributes were paid to the late Cllr Jerry Lodge by his colleagues earlier today as the monthly meeting of Laois County Council was adjourned...

Councillor claims ‘Bob the Builder’ would have done a better job on Laois footpaths

Councillor Aidan Mullins made the claim that 'Bob the Builder would have done a better job', following the completion of works on footpaths in...

Plans for new Laois fire station put on the back burner

The plans for a new fire station to be constructed in Stradbally have been put on hold, despite a site being identified nearly two...

‘Mammy, I have to do a poopie’ is the fear of every Mammy claims...

The words "Mammy, I have to do a poopie" bring dread to every parent that attends a rural playground without toilet facilities says Cllr...

Care urged on design of new Portlaoise roundabout

A new roundabout at Rockview in Portlaoise could be done in tandem with works on the Southern Circular Relief road in Portlaoise, according to...

Footpaths in local cemetery make it ‘dangerous to carry a corpse’

It is dangerous to carry a corpse at the graveyard in Raheen, due to the state of the footpaths there, it has been claimed. Cllr...
Cllr Jerry Lodge will celebrate 50 years as an elected representative this year

Crimean cannon to return to Portlaoise ‘in memory of Jerry Lodge’

The return of a Crimean cannon to Portlaoise will be a fitting tribute to Cllr Jerry Lodge, a Laois Council official said. Speaking prior to...

The completion of rejuvenation works in Durrow estimated to cost almost half a million

At the latest Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick Municipal District meeting, it was confirmed by Laois County Council that almost half a million euro will be required to...

Outside groups stopping the carrying out of Barrow works claims Councillor

A Laois County Councillor has claimed that the much needed works along the River Barrow are being stopped by outside groups and organisations, which...

Solar panels stolen from a Laois school’s warning lights

A bizarre story surfaced from the latest Borris-in-Ossory/Mounmellick Municipal District Meeting, as a Councillor told the meeting of the theft of solar panels from...

Councillors angry over lack of safety surrounding Rosenallis housing estate

There was an air of anger voiced by Councillors at this months Borris-in-Ossory/Mounmellick Municipal District Meeting over the lack of movement on a boundary...

Empty seat a poignant reminder of the late Jerry Lodge

An empty seat at the Portlaoise Municipal Authority meeting today was a poignant reminder of the recent death of Cllr Jerry Lodge. The monthly meeting...

Safety measures a must for Laois primary school, argue councillors

A sum of around €50,000 has been suggested for the required safety works at the Raheen National School. At the latest Portlaoise Municiple District Meeting,...

‘Boy racers’ wrecking Laois roundabouts claim councillors

Following the tearing up of roundabouts around the M7 in Emo, some Councillors have called for the installation of CCTV cameras to deter the...

Tributes paid to late Jerry Lodge following sad passing

Last night, the sad news that local Councillor Jerry Lodge had sadly passed away began to emerge. The Fianna Fail Cllr held the role of...
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