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Laois County Councillors Conor Bergin, Paddy Bracken and Ollie Clooney clashed over the allocation of funding for local roads

War of words as councillors do battle over Camross roads

It's not unusual for a local council meeting to develop into a row over roads - but at this week's Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick District meeting the...

‘No Carlow land’ left in Graiguecullen as 75 remain on the housing waiting list

Carlow County Council say they have no land remaining for the construction of houses in the Graiguecullen area as 75 people remain on the...

Garda and community led group established to tackle ‘aggressive begging’ and anti social behaviour...

A group comprising of Gardai, community leaders and County Councillors has been established to tackle 'aggressive begging' and anti social behaviour in Portlaoise. They were...
Slieve Bloom Mountains

Almost €600,000 to be spent on improving roads near key Laois tourism area in...

€598,170 will be spent on improving roads in the Camross, Coolrain and Killanure area in 2021 by Laois County Council - boosting its status...

Controlled pedestrian crossing planned near Laois school while ramp to be installed on road...

A controlled pedestrian crossing is set to be constructed on a busy road near a Laois primary school. At a recent meeting of the Graiguecullen/Portarlington...

Additional car parking spaces requested for growing Laois school

The case for additional car parking spaces has been made for an expanding Laois school. The plight of Rath NS was raised at a recent...

Calls for CCTV in Laois playground as ‘mindless morons’ cause €4,000 in damage

Laois County Council has been called upon to erect CCTV cameras in a playground after 'mindless morons' caused €4,000 in damage. Sinn Fein Councillor Aidan...

Wheelchair car parking space to be installed outside health centre in Laois town

A new wheelchair car parking space is to be installed outside a health centre in a Laois town. Fianna Fail Councillor Paschal McEvoy called on...

Laois Councillor calls on Chief Superintendent to confiscate ‘unchipped or unregistered’ horse to deter...

Laois County Councillor Aisling Moran has continued with her efforts to have sulky racing stamped out in Laois. At last week's Graiguecullen-Portlarlington Municipal meeting, Cllr...

Laois County Council aims to cut Portlaoise’s carbon emissions by 72% by 2030

Laois County Council aims to cut Portlaoise's carbon emissions by 72% by the end of the decade in a new plan. This target is set...

Laois Councillor calls on Agriculture Minister to establish an ‘Independent Meat Regulator’ with statutory...

A Laois County Councillor has called on the Minister for Agriculture to establish an Independent Meat Regulator with statutory powers. Fianna Fail Cllr Padraig Fleming...
The land at Togher on the outskirts of Portlaoise

County Council agree €562,000 sale of Togher land for expansion of Laois business

A fourth business is set to start operating from the Togher National Business Park in Portlaoise. The issue of the disposal of 3.04 hectares at...

‘People are afraid for their lives’ – restrictions on HGVs on rural Laois road...

'People are afraid for their lives' - so says Cllr Paddy Bracken in relation to HGVs and their use of a rural Laois road. The...

Calls for Laois bridge to be repaired as works also required to fix hole...

Laois County Council has been called upon to repair a bridge in Errill and also fix a hole in a wall near Ballacolla in...

Road repair in Ballyfin, tree trimming in Clonaslee and flooding in Rosenallis

Road repair, tree trimming and flooding were three issues that arose at the recent meeting of the Borris-In-Ossory/Mountmellick municipal district. Fianna Fail Councillor Seamus McDonald...

Sulky racing leading to problems on Laois roads with fears ‘someone could be killed’

Laois County Councillors have called for stricter penalties to be imposed on those who take part in sulky races. The issue came up at today's...

Update: ESB say they are not liable for pole that has been ‘crashed into...

The ESB say they are not liable for a pole on a Laois road after a Laois County Councillor called on them to 'cop...

Measures requested as vehicles forced to ‘reverse up to 1km’ if they meet on...

Urgent safety measures are being requested after a Laois County Council meeting heard how cars are being forced to reverse up to 1km if...

Calls for a number of Laois roads to be resurfaced – including the ‘M50...

Laois County Councillors in the Borris-In-Ossory/Mountmellick Municipal District have called for a number of smaller roads to be resurfaced. Speaking at Thursday's meeting of the...

Laois County Council commit to car park revamp in Laois town as new regime...

A new car parking regime is set to come into force in a Laois town later this year. Mountrath is to be subject to ‘time...

‘There will be a fatality and it will be said to us, ‘what did...

The ongoing issue of wild deer on the main road between Abbeyleix and Durrow was raised once again at this week's Portlaoise Municipal District...

Council urged to improve maintenance of housing stock

Laois County Council need to prioritise a plan to improve their current housing stock, according to Portlaoise's Sinn Féin councillor Caroline Dwane-Stanley. She was speaking...

Calls made for improved parking and roads at hugely popular Togher Woods in Portlaoise

One of the most popular amenities in Laois over the past year has been Togher Woods outside Portlaoise which has experience a huge surge...

Laois councillor suggests a museum and heritage centre to be developed in Portlaoise town...

Laois County Council should develop a museum/heritage centre in Portlaoise "to recognise the tremendous history of our town and county" according to Cllr Noel...

€500,000 road investment on the way for Laois villages in 2021

A section of the R434 between Clough and Ballacolla will receive €500,000 for major road resurfacing works this year. So says Cllr Conor Bergin as...
Bull Lane Portlaoise and Main Street Portarlington

Laois County Council announce start dates for infrastructure works in Portlaoise and Portarlington

Three major County Council led projects planned for Portlaoise and Portlaoise, that had been delayed due to Covid-19, are set to get underway this...

Calls for wildflowers to be planted on motorways and primary roads in Laois

A Laois County Councillor has called for wildflowers to be planted along major roads in Laois. Fine Gael Cllrs Aisling Moran says that these would...

Praise for PATH as majority of calls to Laois Covid-19 helpline request food parcels

There was widespread praise for a Laois homelessness charity at Monday's meeting of Laois County Council. In his Management Report, Chief Executive John Mulholland gave...
Calls for heritage sites in Laois to go green for St Patrick's Day

Calls for Laois heritage and tourism sites to go green for St Patrick’s Day

A Laois County Councillor has called for heritage and tourism locations in Laois to turn green for St Patrick's Day. Fine Gael Councillor Mary Sweeney...

Potential for ‘2,500 Laois vacant homes’ to be refurbished for families as just one...

There is the potential for up to 2,500 vacant homes in Laois to be refurbished and brought back onto the market for those on...