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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...
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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...

REVEALED: 82 positions filled on bodies by Laois County Councillors

Aside from the business of electing Willie Aird as chairman and John Joe Fennelly as vice-chair, Laois County Councillors also had to appoint members...

Laois’s longest serving politician elected new Cathaoirleach of County Council

Fine Gael's Willie Aird has been elected as Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council at the AGM this afternoon. The Portlaoise native, who has spent 40...

Mary Sweeney reflects on 20 years as a Councillor following fifth successive election

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union For the fifth successive term, Ballyroan native Mary Sweeney will take her seat in the...

Independent Councillor Brennan commends family effort following third successive election

Since Ben Brennan dislodged sitting Fianna Fail Councillor Dick Miller in 2009, he has successfully defended his seat twice. The Crettyard Independent polled 586 first...

Thirty-one extra Special Needs Assistants for Laois schools this September

There will be 31 extra Special Needs Assistants (SNAs) for Laois schools this coming September. This is according to Laois TD and Minister for Justice...

Fine Gael and Fianna Fail set to strike deal to continue control of Laois...

The confidence and supply arrangement between Fianna Fail and Fine Gael at national level is set to be replicated at local level once again...

Box by box – how your area voted in the 2019 Local Elections in...

There were 31 boxes in the Portlaoise Municipal District - with 22 of them in Portlaoise and the remaining nine spread across a wide...

Box by box – how your area voted in the 2019 Local Elections in...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union Being strong on your home patch was very much apparent in Graiguecullen-Portarlington Municipal District, where...

Weekend Read: New faces, departures and a crazy count – reflections on this year’s...

Brought to you in association with People First Union At 10.30pm on Monday evening last in a warehouse in Kea Lew Business Park in Portlaoise...

Laois and Offaly home help crisis raised in the Dáil as 500 people left...

According to Laois TD Brian Stanley, 500 constituents in Laois and Offaly are left on waiting lists for home help services. Speaking in the Dáil,...

Box by box – how your area voted in the 2019 Local Elections in...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union On close examination of the tallies for the Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick Municipal District, there's one set of...
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