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Gaelscoil Thromaire

Safety measures planned as brand new Laois primary school set to officially open in...

The students of a Laois primary school are set to move into their brand new building in the coming weeks. Gaelscoil Thromaire has existed in...
Laois County Council's Anti dog fouling campaign was launched this week

Bins needed for dog foul – or remove dispensers altogether argues Laois councillor

The ongoing issue of dog fouling on public paths in Portlaoise was raised once again at the most recent meeting of the local Municipal...
RTS Substation Group Ratheniska

Laois Councillor hits out at substation protest and throws support behind €500,000 community fund

A Laois County Councillor has hit out at a group who have been protesting over the proposed construction of a substation. The RTS Substation Action...
Sleaty Road Knockbeg

‘Death trap of a road’ leading to Laois secondary school to be assessed for...

A road that leads up to a Laois secondary school is to be assessed to examine possible safety measures after it was described as...
Portlaoise Leisure Centre

Angry exchanges as no date given for reopening of Portlaoise Leisure Centre

The issue of when Portlaoise Leisure Centre will re-open was raised at a Municipal District meeting in Laois County Council today with councillors expressing...
St Peter and Paul's Cemetery Portlaoise

Councillors call for concrete wall rather than wooden fence to separate cemetery from new...

Laois County Councillors have called for a concrete wall to be built to separate a cemetery from a new housing development. The issue of boundaries...
Laois is still a no wind zone after latest vote in the County Council

Laois Councillors reject proposed changes to proximity of wind turbines to homes

Laois County Councillors have rejected a proposal to reduce the minimum distance that a wind turbine must be away from a home. The issue of...

Laois Councillors vote to amend Rural Housing and Regeneration section on draft Development Plan

Laois County Councillors successfully deleted a section of into the County Development Plan which they say would have made it harder to successfully obtain...

Laois Councillors reject ‘Ballymun style’ developments and place cap on the number of storeys...

High rise residential developments will not be coming to Laois any time soon after Laois County Councillors rejected any suggestion of them at a...
New cemetary Emo

‘Some people have no scruples’ says Laois councillor over horrific incident with dead pet

Laois County Council meetings hear of various injustices and outrages - and there was another example at the most recent meeting held this week. Cllr...

New campaign aimed at further reducing gum litter in Laois launched

A new campaign aimed at further reducing gum litter in Laois has been launched. Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council, Councillor Conor Bergin, has officially launched...

Contract signed to retrofit 62 local authority homes in Laois

Laois County Council has signed the contracts for retrofitting of 62 local authority-owned houses in the county. The retrofitting of homes in Mountain View, Portlaoise,...
Laois County Council headquarters

High praise for council water staff going over and above for a community in...

County Councils and officials are an easy target for criticism but one particular section and a staff member came in for high praise at...
Joe Delaney, Laois County Council

Tributes paid to departing council official as calls made for female replacement

Laois County Council have a new appointment to make for one of their key management positions following the departure of Joe Delaney, who was...
Laois County Council Housing

Laois councillor hits out as maintenance payments excluded from social housing applications

Laois County Councillor Caroline Dwane-Stanley has hit out at a recent change that to exclude maintenance payments made by social housing applicants. Anyone applying for...

Additional €284k allocated for upgrade works on rural roads and laneways in Laois

Laois County Council has been allocated additional funding this year for upgrade works to rural roads and laneways. The total allocation of funding under the...

NPHET guidance sought by Laois County Council on Electric Picnic decision

NPHET should provide an urgent recommendation to Laois County Council on whether Electric Picnic should be given a license to proceed in Stradbally at...

Local Property Tax Rate to remain unchanged in Laois as Councillors vote against proposed...

Laois County Councillors have voted down a proposed 3% increase in the Local Property Tax Rate. At a special meeting of Laois County Council today...
N80 Mountmellick

Calls again for Mountmellick by-pass that has been ‘on the agenda for 30 years’

Laois County Councillors have called again for Mountmellick to be by-passed in order to alleviate the traffic going through the town on a daily...
County Hotel Portlaoise

Portlaoise councillors well impressed with Cabra development that County Hotel will be similar to

A number of Portlaoise-based county councillors recently made a trip to Cabra in Dublin to look at a housing complex that is similar to...
Laois County Council

Laois councillors back motion for memorial to Laois people who lost their lives to...

It's not often that the local elected representatives agree across the board - but a motion from Portlaoise-based councillor Noel Tuohy for a memorial...
Good news for people in Rathdowney this morning

Ongoing frustration over water restrictions in Portlaoise

The ongoing current issue of water restrictions in the Mountmellick Road area of Portlaoise was addressed at today's meeting of Laois County Council. Due to...

‘God forbid a child ran out onto the road’ – Laois Councillors call for...

Two Laois County Councillors have called for a boundary wall to be put up on the perimeter of a housing estate. Independent Councillor James Kelly...

’30 years is a long time to wait for a footpath’ – Laois Councillor...

'30 years is a long time to wait for a footpath' - so says Laois County Councillor John King. The Fine Gael politician is so...

Laois school set to get new signpost ‘before the kids go back to class’

A Laois school is to get a brand new signpost before the children return to the classroom in September. This comes after Fianna Fail Councillor...

‘Seeing children standing in the rain is sad’ – Councillor calls for bus shelter...

A Laois County Councillor has requested that a bus shelter be erected at Sean Doire in Durrow. At a recent meeting of the Borris-In-Ossory/Mountmellick Municipal...
N80 Mountmellick

‘Thank God nobody was killed’ – Calls for safety works following serious accident on...

There have been calls for safety works to be carried out on a section of the N80. On Friday June 18, two vehicles were involved...

‘We have to take a stand’ – Laois Councillors call for action on dangerously...

Two Councillors have called on Laois County Council to cut down dangerous trees that are on private land - and to bill the owners...

An Bord Pleanala decision on flooding works in Laois town due this month

A decision on a proposed flood relief plan for a Laois town is due by the end of this month. Back in February, Laois County...

Calls for wheelchair swings to be installed in playgrounds across Laois

A call has been made to install wheelchair swings in playgrounds across Laois. Independent Councillor James Kelly raised the matter at this morning's meeting of...