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New faces on the team as Fine Gael confirm candidates for Graiguecullen-Portarlington District

Fine Gael will run three candidates in the Graiguecullen-Portarlington Municipal in this year's Local Elections. The party held their selection convention in the Gandon Inn...

Political rivalry, departed friends and a new perspective as Fine Gael set out their...

The Fine Gael Local Election selection convention for the Portlaoise Municipal District was held in the Killeshin Hotel on Wednesday night - with the...

Last five years the most difficult says long-serving local councillor as housing crisis deepens

Cllr Willie Aird has been a member of Laois County Council since 1979 but he says the last five years have been the most...

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...

Pupils praised over their political knowledge and activism by local councillors

Sixth class pupils from the Rock NS were praised for their political activism in yesterday's meeting of the Portlaoise municipal district. Pupils from Mr Fennelly's...

Third Fine Gael nomination hopeful in Graiguecullen/Portarlington named

Another new name has come up to contest the Fine Gael Local Election nomination in Graiguecullen/Portarlington for this year. Aisling Moran, who lives near Ballylinan, has...

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...

Smart meters in every home in the country by 2024 – Stanley

Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Climate Action Brian Stanley TD has said the ESB will begin installing new ‘Smart Meters’ this year to  help to...

Stradbally woman to contest Fine Gael Local Election nomination in Graiguecullen/Portarlington

Earlier this week the news broke that new candidate Conor Bergin was among nominees for the upcoming Fine Gael Local Election convention in Borris-In-Ossory/Mountmellick. He...

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...

Improving social welfare assessments requires greater effort – O’Loughlin

A local TD has called for improvements to be made on social welfare assessments, including those under the carers allowance. Fianna Fáil TD for South Kildare,...

Sean Kelly ready for the challenge as Laois moves to the South for European...

2019 will be a year for going to the polls - with both the Local and European Elections scheduled to take place in Ireland...

Remembering the ‘Brawl in the Dáil’ featuring a high-profile Laois TD

Last year the Irish Independent obtained an exclusive extract of the book 'A Century of Politics in the Kingdom - A County Kerry Compendium'. Here, authors Owen...

Lo-call numbers not necessarily low cost – Fleming

Laois TD Sean Fleming has called for 'clarity and consistency' when it comes to dialling lo-call numbers, as they may not necessarily mean low...

No General Election in 2019 as Fianna Fáil to extend confidence and supply arrangement

News has just broke that Fianna Fáil are to extend the confidence and supply arrangement with Fine Gael for one more budget. It is expected...

CCTV blockage for communities raised with Minister for Justice in the Dáil

Sinn Fein TD Brian Stanley has raised the issue with community CCTV cameras in the Dáil with Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan. Deputy Stanley said...

New candidates welcomed into the fold as Fianna Fail target gains in 2019 Local...

A high-profile battle, three new candidates welcomed into the fold, TDs from two different constituencies, a selection of their stalwarts from the past, news...

Madigan and Ormond added as Fianna Fáil finalise General Election candidates

The political parties are busy getting ready for three elections at the moment - Local, European and General. While the Local and Europeans are set...

Fianna Fail complete their team for 2019 Local Elections

The Fianna Fail team for the 2019 Local Elections in Laois is now complete following their selection convention for the Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick and Graiguecullen-Portarlington Municipal...

’Laois public being hoodwinked on Portlaoise Hospital’

A Laois TD has said that the people of Laois are being 'hoodwinked' with promises made by the government to 'drag the issue beyond the...

Well-known Laois duo set for battle at Fianna Fail Local Election Convention for Borris-Mountmellick

Two well-known Laois GAA faces are set to go head-to-head in the upcoming Fianna Fail Selection Convention for the Borris-In-Ossory/Mountmellick area. Former GAA President, Liam...

Social welfare waiting times are unacceptable, claims local TD

Fianna Fáil TD for Kildare South Fiona O'Loughlin has expressed huge concerns over the delays in processing social welfare payments. “Through a series of Parliamentary...

Sixty-five Laois schools to receive minor works grant payment

A total of 65 Laois schools will receive a Minor Works Grant payment over the coming days for small scale works and improvements. This is according...

Portlaoise set to receive over €3 million for cultural town centre fund

Urban regeneration and development projects in Portlaoise are set to receive €3,357,000 in funding projects. This €3 million forms part of the €30 million allocated...

Local election hopeful calls for sexual assault victims to not be subjected to further...

A Fine Gael candidate running for the Laois County Council elections raised the issue of putting strong measures to protect victims of sexual crimes...

Portlaoise Fianna Fail select three candidates for Local Election

Tonight saw the Fianna Fail selection convention for the local election area of Portlaoise. And there was something of an upset as sitting Cllr Pauline...

Fine Gael General Election candidate announces where she’ll run in 2019 Locals

In the 2016 General Election, Fine Gael candidate Thomasina Connell polled over 4,000 first preference votes - an impressive haul for a young rookie...

Laois TD says it is ‘shocking’ almost 600 await home support services

Brian Stanley TD has said “that it is shocking over 578 of the most vulnerable people are waiting for home support services across Laois...

Laois/Offaly should be a hub of future employment and apprenticeships – Stanley

Laois TD Brian Stanley TD has raised issue no longer limiting young people's options for long-term careers and spoke about the value of apprenticeships...
Minister Simon Harris says no decision has been made on Portlaoise Hospital

Facilitator to be appointed to head up consultation in Portlaoise Hospital

A Laois TD has received confirmation from Minister Simon Harris that an external facilitator will be appointed to head up the consultation process on...
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