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Monday, June 14, 2021

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Laois got the lowest amount of funding from Tourism board

Laois County Council sets out ‘supports and initiatives’ to boost tourism industry this summer

Laois County Council have set out the ways in which they are acting to boost the tourism industry in Laois this summer. The issue came...

Laois County Council has its own ‘you have no authority here Jackie Weaver’ moment...

A serious row broke out at today's virtual meeting of Laois County Council - in scenes similar to a famous online row at Handford...

Lorries ‘hopping’ off manhole covers force family to sell their home in Laois town

The noise of heavy vehicles driving over manhole covers is causing a great disturbance to Laois people in two towns - leading one family...

‘The only people who are happy about that road are the ones that own...

A Laois County Councillor has said that the only people who are happy about the state of a particular road in the county at...

Laois County Council joins drive to renovate buildings and deliver on climate objectives

Laois, Cork and Kilkenny joined a network of 32 European local authorities testing out how measuring the holistic benefits of energy renovation can help...

€22,000 for footpath upgrade works in Laois town with works to begin in next...

€22,000 has been allocated to carry out 'much needed' footpath upgrade works on the N80 at Emmett Street, Mountmellick. Fine Gael Councillor Conor Bergin, who...

New homes for 50 Laois families following €745,000 government investment

50 Laois families are expected to be in new homes by the end of this year following a €745,000 investment from the government. According to...
Bogs tidy up

‘Asbestos sheets, furniture and building supplies’ found dumped in Laois bogs as school children,...

200 bags full of rubbish which had been dumped in three Laois bogs has been recovered by school children, Tidy Towns group and Coillte...
Speed limit

Speed an issue on Laois roads as councillors again express frustration over limits

There's rarely a meeting in Laois County Council goes by without frustration being expressed over various speed limits around the county. And so it was...

Three Laois cemeteries set for improvement works this summer

Improvements works for three Laois cemeteries will begin on July 1, it has been confirmed. Graveyards at St Fintan's Mountrath, Castletown and Rathdowney will also...

Traffic calming measures planned for Borris-In-Ossory estate but issues over damaged fence remain

Traffic calming measures will be undertaken to make a housing estate in Borris-In-Ossory safer for all residents. The news comes following a motion by Cllr...
Glenbarrow

No quick solution in sight for ongoing parking issues at popular Laois tourist spot

There appears to be no quick solution in sight for the ongoing parking issues at one of Laois's most popular tourist destinations. Gardai have been...

Elderly people ‘left standing in all weathers’ waiting for buses in busy part of...

A call has been made for bus shelters to be constructed in a busy part of a Laois town. A recent meeting of the Portlaoise...
Tyrrell's Lands

Plans advancing to construct refuge centre for victims of domestic violence in Laois

Plans are advancing to construct a refuge centre to cater for victims of domestic violence in Laois. A meeting of the Portlaoise Municipal District yesterday...
Sandy Lane NS in Portarlington

Calls for council to acquire land in Portarlington to help traffic near local primary...

Parking at school time can be a headache for parents all over the country - but a solution could be at hand in Portarlington...

Calls for a playground to be constructed in two Laois villages

Two Laois County Councillors have called for a playground to be constructed in two Laois villages. Raheen and Ballyroan were the subject of motions put...

Unkempt grass, damaged perimeter fence and no reopening date – frustrations expressed over Portlaoise...

Frustrations about the ongoing closure of Portlaoise Leisure Centre were expressed at today's meeting of the Portlaoise Municipal District. On June 7, Portarlington Leisure Centre...
Good news for Portlaoise as 45 minutes free parking approved

Number of parking tickets handed out in Laois during Covid-19 pandemic revealed

The number of parking fines that were handed out to motorists in Laois by the County Council has been revealed. According to the Irish Independent,...

Big pay rise on the cards for County Councillors following government decision

County Councillors in Laois and across the country are set for a significant pay rise following a government decision this morning. Taoiseach Micheál Martin and...

Laois Gardai involved Criminal Assets Bureau raids in the Midlands

Gardai from Portlaoise were involved in a Criminal Assets Bureau Search Operation involving three raids in the Midlands today. Two residential addresses and a property...
Conor Bergin Borris-in-Ossory

Busy road near Borris-in-Ossory benefits from council programme

A section of a busy road near Borris-in-Ossory has been resurfaced in recent weeks. The L-5057 road between the junction with the R445 at Moneymore,...

Laois County Council sell land worth €30,000 for new home with plans for more

Laois County Councillors agreed to sell land valued at €30,000 at Monday's monthly meeting. The matter of 0.108 hectares of land at Castletown, Laois in...
Portlaoise Leisure Centre

Gardai called to Portlaoise Leisure Centre following ‘littering’ and trespassing issues

Gardai have been called to Portlaoise Leisure Centre on several occasions this year to deal with incidents of littering and trespass. Director of Services Donal...
Site for proposed Borris-In-Ossory playground

Planning permission approved for new playground in Laois village

Planning permission to build a brand new playground in Borris-In-Ossory has been approved. The matter came before members of Laois County Council this afternoon and,...
Cllr PJ Kelly and Catherine Fitzgerald

Warm welcomes and ‘big boots to fill’ as Laois’s newest Councillor officially takes office

There were warm welcomes this morning as Laois's newest County Councillor was officially co-opted. Fine Gael's PJ Kelly replaces Tom Mulhall as the sixth Councillor...
Speed limit

Speed limit review needed on rural Laois roads, say councillors

Speed limits on rural Laois roads was again raised as an issue of concern at the most recent Graiguecullen-Portarlington Municipal District.  A motion from Cllr...
Rath National School

A TD and two councillors – Laois primary school boasts strong local representation among...

Tomorrow Laois County Council will welcome its newest member with the co-option of PJ Kelly to the Fine Gael seat previously held by Tom...

‘Young mothers don’t feel safe walking at night’ – New LED lights continue to...

'Young mothers don't feel safe walking at night' - So says Sinn Fein Councillor Caroline Dwane Stanley. She made the comment at a recent meeting...
Old Boys School Ballyroan

Calls for old Laois ‘eyesore’ school to be used for ‘good of community’

A call has been made for an old Laois school, which is now derelict, to be handed back to the community so they can...
anti-social behaviour

Plea for action over anti-social behaviour at derelict house as neighbours unable to sleep

A plea has been made for action to be taken over a vacant property in Portlaoise which is routinely the scene of anti-social behaviour. The...