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Hospital waiting times for over 75s worsens in Tullamore and Portlaoise

Four hundred and thirty patients over 75 years old have been forced to wait over 24 hours in Portlaoise and Tullamore Hospitals during first...

Government should treat more patients locally, not spend €25 million outside the State –...

Laois TD and Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, Seán Fleming, has questioned why patients are not getting their medical procedures carried out in...

Beef crisis not being taking seriously by Government – Stanley

Laois TD Brian Stanley has claimed that the Government is, 'not taking the depth of the crisis currently affecting beef farmers seriously'. The Sinn Fein...

‘Funding for Alzheimer Society in Laois/Offaly must be increased,’ – Nolan

Local TD Carol Nolan has called on the Minister for Health, Simon Harris, to commit to seeking a significant increase in the budgetary support...

Laois parents worried about ‘accommodation crisis’ – O’Loughlin

A local TD and Chair of the Oireachtas Education and Skills Committee has said that university students are facing an 'accommodation crisis' as each...

TV License Fee proposals are not the way forward, argues Laois TD

The move by the Government to privatise the collection of TV licences is not the way forward, according to Laois Sinn Féin TD, Brian...

Absence of regulation of gas installations must be addressed immediately – Fleming

Fianna Fáil TD for Laois and Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, Seán Fleming, has called on the Government to urgently address the appalling...

Back to School costs must be reduced – Stanley

According to figures released this week by the Irish League of Credit Unions, it costs an average of €950 to send a child back...

Mountrath flooding problem needs a solution – Stanley

Laois TD Brian Stanley is calling for works to be carried out to solve the problem of flooding in Mountrath. “As a native of the...

Portlaoise hospital spent a massive €4.4 million on temporary agency staff in first five...

The Midlands Regional Portlaoise spent a massive €4.4 miliion on temporary agency staff in first five months of 2019. Speaking this morning, Laois TD Brian...

‘Funding crisis for primary schools must be addressed in upcoming Budget’ – Stanley

Laois TD Brian Stanley has written a statement to express his view that the goverment, 'must deal with the funding difficulties for the primary...

LaoisToday Local Election coverage honoured at NUI Maynooth

It may seem like a lifetime ago now - but the Local Elections still cast a long shadow and the LaoisToday coverage has been...

General Election Overview: The state of play in Laois-Offaly

Over a month has passed since this year’s Local Elections and with county councils around the country now back to the business, attention will...

Back to school allowances should be applied for – O’Loughlin

Local TD Fiona O’Loughlin wants to remind constituents that it’s still not too late to apply for the Back to School Clothing and Footwear...

TD hits out at ‘nasty’ online comments about seriously-ill former Taoiseach Brian Cowen

TD for Kildare South, Fiona O'Loughlin, has hit out at 'nasty' comments that surfaced online in the last 24 hours following the news that...

‘Government is making fools out of those who depend upon Portlaoise Hospital’ – Stanley

Laois TD Brian Stanley has today told the Government to not 'take the people of Laois for granted' after further delays expected in the...
Deputy Brian Stanley

Laois TD gets a new title after Sinn Féin reshuffle

A Laois TD has gotten responsibilities for a new role after a Sinn Féin reshuffle. TD Brian Stanley will take up the responsibility for Agriculture,...

Warm welcome to the news that Portlaoise Mail Centre is here to stay

There was a warm welcome given to today's news that Portlaoise Mail Centre is set to remain open. Laois TDs, Minister for Justice and Equality...

Laois Councillor hits out at ‘long delay’ in delivering Local Election results

A Laois County Councillor has hit out at the slow pace of counting in the Local Elections in the county at the end of...

In Pictures: Laois Minister visits Rehab Enterprise Centre in Portlaoise

Friday June 21 saw Minister Charlie Flanagan visit the Rehab Enterprises Centre in Clonminan Business Park to view the work that is being done...

Laois-Offaly Green Party candidate laments no Local Election choice in Laois

The Green Party are riding on the crest of a wave in Ireland at the moment as a fantastic showing in the Local Elections...

New Legal Aid Board centre opens in Portlaoise

Today saw the official opening of the Legal Aid Board’s new co-located Law Centre and Mediation Centre in Portlaoise. In attendance at the official opening,...

Future of Portlaoise Mail Centre raised in the Dáil

With An Post looking to close one of their four branches across Ireland, Deputy Sean Fleming made the case for Portlaoise Mail Centre to...

Appeal for municipal chair to be offered around, best wishes to departing councillor and...

The Portlaoise Municipal District AGM took place in Laois County Council on Monday morning and while there was a general feel-good atmosphere as the...

Chairmen and vice-chairs elected at first Council meetings of local areas

Three new chairmen and vice-chairpersons have been elected this morning as the three local areas of Laois County Council met for the first time...

Frustration expressed over delay in new school building for Portarlington

Local TD Fiona O'Loughlin has expressed her frustration over what she says is the lack of progress being made for the new school building...

Laois woman speaks on being elected to new Kildare area – and what it...

The seventh count of the new Kildare area in the recent Local Elections saw Patricia Ryan being elected to Kildare County Council. This is significant...

Oireachtas Committee guest states ‘government derailed’ broadband plan in 2017 – Stanley

Sinn Féin’s spokesperson for Communications, Brian Stanley has said that a technical advisor firm claims that the National Broadband Plan (NBP) was derailed by...

Renua leader Leahy leaves party and outlines Laois-Offaly General Election plans

The future of Renua looks uncertain as party leader John Leahy has announced that he has stepped down and resigned from the party with...

In Pictures: Emotional Willie Aird sets out stall for year as County Council Chairman

Fine Gael's Willie Aird was filled with emotion as he received the chain of office in the County Council Chamber on Friday. Laois's longest serving...
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