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Fianna Fáil add candidate to their team for European Elections

There was a bit of a shock at the Fianna Fáil European Election selection convention for the Ireland South constituency last week when Wexford...

The confirmed list of candidates in the running in Ireland South for the European...

The European Elections are coming fast down the tracks at us - and will be held on the same day as the Local Elections,...

Local Fianna Fáil European hopeful withdraws from contest – for now

Local Fianna Fáil county councillor Eddie Fitzpatrick has withdrawn his name as a candidate to contest the party's selection convention for the European Elections...

MEP Deirdre Clune visits Laois as European Elections come into focus

It's not just for Local and General Elections that the constituencies have been re-drawn. The same is the case for the upcoming European Elections, with...

MEP calls for specialised services to stop gender violence

Today MEP and leader of Fine Gael in the European Parliament Sean Kelly has today marked the 108th International Women’s Day by calling for...

Portlaoise has fourth highest national rate of women contesting in 2019 local elections

As it stands, Portlaoise has one of the highest rates of declared female candidates of any local election area in the country. According to research...

Much-needed ASD unit coming to Laois school

The Department of Education has granted funding for a new purpose built ASD unit in Rath National School. €15,500 was granted to equip the new unit. The...

Mountmellick hospital to undergo construction next year – Stanley

St Vincent’s Hospital Mountmellick to go to construction next year. This is according to Laois TD Brian Stanley. Deputy Stanley has said “I have been informed...

Labour select candidate to contest European Elections

The Labour Party have selected their candidate to run in the Ireland South Constituency in this summer's European Elections - which Laois is now...

The confirmed list of candidates in this year’s Local Elections

The people of Laois and Ireland will be asked to vote in the Local Elections this year. There’s just over three months to go to...

Fine Gael select their team for Europe as Marcella Corcoran-Kennedy missses out

Over 1,000 Fine Gael members gathered in the Minella Hotel in Clonmel on Sunday afternoon for the party's European Election convention for Ireland South...

Election Diary: Launches, big support and a call for help

It was a busy week of campaign launches - but it was really only the start of it. On Thursday night, Renua officially kick-started Dom...

Four candidates for three positions as Fine Gael to select team for European Elections

Fine Gael members from vast swathes of the southern half of the country will gather in the Minella Hotel in Clonmel on Sunday evening...

‘Positive’ meeting between Laois politicians and IDA

A Laois TD has said that a meeting between the county's three elected Dáil representatives, Laois County Council and Martin Shanahan, CEO of the...

Over 790 children in Laois waiting more than a year for occupational therapy –...

Over 870 people in Laois are waiting over a year for occupational therapy. There are 1140 people are awaiting Speech and Language Therapy while...

High insurance costs putting businesses at risk

Fianna Fáil TD for South Kildare, Fiona O’Loughlin has expressed her concerns over the pressure businesses are under which will force closures without Government...

Camross native to run as Independent in Local Elections

Another independent candidate has declared to run in the local elections in May. From Camross, Ger Hogan will be a first time candidate contesting the...

Local Fianna Fáil councillor to seek nomination to contest European Elections

A local Fianna Fáil councillor is to throw his name in the hat to represent the party in May's European Elections in the new Ireland...

Labour Party convention selects two candidates for local elections in Laois

Last night's Labour Party selection convention saw two candidates selected for local elections in Laois. Current councillor Noel Tuohy was selected to contest the Portlaoise...

Laois-Offaly Fine Gael TD to seek nomination for European Elections

Laois-Offaly Fine Gael TD Marcella Corcoran Kennedy is seeking the party’s nomination to become an MEP in the Ireland South constituency. The European Elections take...

Portlaoise hospital spent €10.8 million on agency staff in 2018 – the second highest...

According to figures released to Sinn Féin, Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise was the second highest spender on agency staff in the country. According to a statement...

In Pictures: Michael Martin in Portarlington during visit to Kildare South constituency

The boundary changes that moved Portarlington, Killenard and Ballybrittas into the Kildare South constituency for the next General Election will only become real when...

Irish MEP speaks about raising the needs of Kolbe Special School in European parliament

An Irish MEP has spoken about raising the issue of a new buidling for Kolbe Special School in European parliament. MEP and 2018 presidential election...

‘Hard working’ community man enters election race in Portlaoise as Renua snap up former...

Renua will have a candidate in the Portlaoise Municipal District Area in this year's Local Elections, following the decision of well-known community activist and...

Sinn Féin Bill aims to protect mortgage holders against vulture funds – Stanley

Laois TD Brian Stanley spoke about Sinn Féin's 'No Consent No Sale' Bill in the Dáil last night. Speaking on the Bill, Deputy Stanley said:...

IDA and Enterprise Ireland representatives coming to Laois – Fleming

Enterprise Ireland and the IDA will be in Laois on Friday March 1, 2019. Laois TD Sean Fleming made the announcement recently. "I am pleased to...

New Labour representative seeks nomination for Graiguecullen-Portarlington election

Graiguecullen-Portarlington have a new Labour representative running for this year's local elections. Eoin Barry has announced his intention to seek the Labour Party nomination for...
The roads in Laois are poor

Over €12 million worth of funding allocated to repair regional and local roads in...

According to Laois TD and Minister for Justice & Equality, Charlie Flanagan, €12,823,820 has been allocated to assist the repair of regional and local...

Harris must now cancel proposals to downgrade Portlaoise Hospital – Fleming

Laois TD Sean Fleming has called on Minister for Health Simon Harris to immediately cancel and withdraw the proposals on his desk for the...

Laois TD raises ‘chronic need’ for new building for Kolbe Special School in Leinster...

Laois TD Brian Stanley told the Dáil that there is a 'chronic need' for a new building for Kolbe Special School yesterday, January 31. Kolbe...
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