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No contest needed as Fine Gael select their Portlaoise Local Election team

The late withdrawal of one of the candidates meant that there was no need for a vote at this evening's Fine Gael Local Election selection...

Heated discussion surrounding anti-social behaviour in Portlaoise at night

Barriers along the taxi rank at the Top Square in Portlaoise have been proposed to try bring a stop to anti-social behaviour after nights...

Four Fine Gael candidates set to contest in Portlaoise in Local Elections

It looks like Fine Gael will run four candidates in the Portlaoise Municipal District in this year's Local Elections. The party are holding their selection...

New candidate among nominees for Fine Gael Local Election convention in Borris-In-Ossory/Mountmellick

A new candidate has been nominated to contest the upcoming Fine Gael selection convention to contest next year’s local elections in the Borris-In-Ossory/Mountmellick local...
Gardaí seized cocaine and a number of other drugs

2018 Remembered: Level of local cocaine use is ‘mind-boggling’

  The level of cocaine use in Portlaoise and throughout the county was labelled as “mind-boggling” by Cllr Willie Aird at the County Laois Joint...

School at accident blackspot hopes for more road safety measures

Another serious crash outside of a rural Laois school has people calling for more road safety measures on the busy road. The Rock NS saw...

People ‘abandoned’ by politicians as they are told to give up their job to...

Many Laois County councillors stated that they have told people to give up their jobs in order to be eligible for housing waiting lists. People...

Illegal dumping in Portlaoise housing estate deemed ‘a serious health and safety problem’

Illegal dumping in Lakeglen, Portlaoise, has been called 'a serious health risk' by one Laois county councillor. Councillor Noel Tuohy made the statement as he tabled...

Laois school added to Road Salting Programme for 2018-19

Cllr Catherine Fitzgerald is "delighted and hopes it is always salted" on news that the the road from the roundabout to The Heath school...

‘Health and safety concerns’ raised towards Laois waste water treatment plant

A waste water treatment plant has been described as 'a health and safety concern' in Ballyroan by one Laois county councillor. Cllr Mary Sweeney said...

‘Chaos’ traffic at Portlaoise primary schools causing people to go to different schools, warns...

Serious action is needed in the form of parking places and set-down bays for the school campuses at Summerhill in Portlaoise, because the unsavoury...

No disabled facilities leaves couple stuck at Portlaoise railway station

A broke elevator caused one couple to have to ring their family and ask for help to leave Portlaoise Railway Station, according to a...

Mountmellick residents receiving ‘abuse’ by motorists blocking their homes

One Laois county councillor has stated that residents are receiving abuse by people parking and blocking entrances to their homes on Patrick's Street, Mountmellick. According...

Public walkway in Portlaoise closed due to anti-social behaviour

A public walkway in Portlaoise will be closed due to anti-social behaviour. The walkway in Rathevan, Portlaoise, will be closed at three entrance points in...

‘Democracy has not won’ as Portlaoise will not become no poster town

The debate over whether or not Portlaoise will have local election posters spilled over into this week's municipal district meeting. Agruments for and against posters...

Games Area for Portlaoise park rejected by council

A games area for children at the People's Park in Portlaoise has been turned down by Laois County Council. Cllr Mary Sweeney proposed a MUGA...

Nursing home planned for Graiguecullen

A new 60-bed nursing home is being planned for Graiguecullen. It is expected the facility at Ballykillen will create up to 20 jobs and will...

Laois County Council to contact Minister for Health in regards to specialist medicine for...

In September of this year, a two year old Ballyroan girl captured the hearts of the nation as we saw her and her family...

Plans for almost 80 houses in Stradbally advancing

Plans to build a 72-house estate in Stradbally have moved a step closer. Cllrs have voted unanimously for a material contravention of the county development...

Laois Civil Defence base to remain in Mountmellick for 10 more years

Sites and premises for Laois Civil Defence were raised by three Laois county councillors at the latest full council meeting. Councillors Caroline Dwane Stanley, Catherine...

Councillor asks for continued support for new development committee in Ballinakill

Cllr John Joe Fennelly asked at the latest Portlaoise Municipal Meeting that the council continue to support the new development committee in Ballinakill with...

‘One in eight crimes are committed on bail’ Laois councillor calls for more stringent...

"One in eight crimes are committed by people out on bail," this was the statement made by cllr James Kelly at the latest Laois...

Councillors clash in arguments for and against election posters

Last week the news came that the sight of election posters in Portlaoise is set to become a thing of the past. This may not...

A Centre of Excellence for disability sports could be on its way to Laois

An indoor Centre of Excellence for disability sports has been proposed for the county in a Sport, Recreation and Play Strategy plan. The Laois County...

Laois to have a Chamber of Commerce by early 2019

A Chamber of Commerce will be re-established in Laois by early next year. An update on the establishment of a Chamber of Commerce was asked...

Over 570 people are waiting for home help in Laois/Offaly while only 19 are...

'Shocking', 'scandalous' and 'staggering' were just some of the words used to describe the 578 long waiting list for home help in Laois and...

‘Sad day’ as new housing plan will see ‘just a handful’ for Portlaoise

Laois County Councillors have hit out at a housing plan contained in the Indicative Capital Programme for 2019-2021 which was unveiled at the monthly...

New pedestrian crossing requested for Portlaoise school

Cllr Caroline Dwane Stanley has put a motion forward that the Council install a Pedestrian Crossing at Colaiste Dhun Masc at Tower Hill Portlaoise. The...
Laois County Council Offices

Laois social enterprises encouraged to apply for €1.6 million development fund

Laois social enterprises are being encouraged to apply to the €1.6 million social enterprise development fund. Social Innovation Ireland (SIFI) launched the €1.6m Social Enterprise...
Laois County Council Offices

Rathdowney housing estate to be ‘taken in charge’ in 2019 after 23 years

A Rathdowney housing estate built in 1995 is to be taken in charge in 2019. Brodericks housing estate in Knockiel, Rathdowney is proposed to be...
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