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Fall in personal insurance pay outs welcomed by Laois minister

Laois-Offaly TD Sean Fleming, Minister of State with responsibility for Insurance, has welcomed a new report which shows the value of average injury awards...

Laois TD blasts Budget 2022 as only for ‘landlords, developers and speculators’

Laois TD Brian Stanley has blasted Budget 2022 as being only good for 'landlords, developers and speculators'. The Sinn Fein Deputy said that people wanted...

Laois TD highlights disappointment with the Defence Budget for 2022

Independent TD for Kildare South and former Army Ranger, Cathal Berry, has highlighted his 'disappointment and frustration' with the Defence Budget for 2022. The Portarlington...
12-10-2021 Conor Lenihan book launch

In Pictures: Fianna Fáil stalwarts turn out in force for Albert Reynolds book launch...

Ministers, TDs, senators and councillors were in attended in Moloney's Gaelic Bar in Mountmellick on Friday night last as a new biography of Albert...

Laois launch for new book on former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds

Moloney's Gaelic Bar in Mountmellick will be a throw back to pre-pandemic days next Friday night when it hosts the launch of a new...
Mary Sweeney

Mary Sweeney: ‘Anyone who knows me knows how proud I feel to have been...

Fine Gael County Councillor Mary Sweeney has expressed her gratitude to the people of Laois and Laois County Council as she announced her retirement...
Laois woman Elsie Trainor will contest the Northern Ireland Assembly elections for the SDLP next year

Laois woman to contest next Assembly elections in South Belfast for SDLP

A Laois woman will bid to win a seat in the Northern Ireland Assembly elections next year after being selected by the SDLP to...

Former Laois Army Ranger pleased special forces deployed to Kabul to evacuate Irish citizens

Laois TD Cathal Berry says he is pleased that his calls to send the Irish Army Ranger Wing to Kabul have been listened to. The...

‘More than a whiff of cronyism’ – Laois TD hits out at Zappone appointment...

Laois TD Brian Stanley is to convene a meeting of the Public Accounts Committee to investigate the appointment of Katherine Zappone as UN special...
Marty Rohan

Death occurs of former Laois County Councillor and Fianna Fáil stalwart Marty Rohan

The death has occurred of former Laois County Council and Midland Health Board chairman Marty Rohan from Ballinakill. He was aged 88. Mr Rohan was...
Cllr Conor Bergin

Conor Bergin excited for Cathaoirleach role – but General Election ambitions can’t be denied

Last week Conor Bergin, the Fine Gael councillor from Borris-in-Ossory, became the youngest Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council. At 27, he is one of the...
colaiste iosagain portarlington

Cathal Berry on new school for Coláiste Íosagáin: ‘It’s absolutely our number one priority’

One of the positive things from the Celtic Tiger era is that so many new schools - both secondary and primary - have been...

Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington...

There was a bizarre situation in Laois County Council this afternoon as independent councillor Ben Brennan was elected as vice-chairman of the Graiguecullen-Portarlington Municipal...

Laois TD calls for more funding for the Defence Forces and Gardai

Independent TD Cathal Berry has asked the Taoiseach Micheál Martin for additional funding for both the Defence Forces and An Garda Síochána. The Portarlington TD...

Changing of the guard in Laois-Offaly Fine Gael as new constituency executive elected

It is a case of a real changing of the guard in Laois-Offaly Fine Gael as the group elected a new constituency executive recently. Long...

Local Senator calls for ‘urgent change in puppy care’ as she backs Justice for...

Local Senator Fiona O’Loughlin has pledged to support a campaign Justice for Reggie demanding urgent change for puppy's being sold without proper care from...

Protest planned in Portlaoise in relation to ongoing Palestine situation

A protest is being organised in Portlaoise for this weekend in solidarity with Palestine where over 200 people have been killed in recent weeks...
Disabled Persons Grant

€1 million in funding for Laois secured for Disabled Persons Grant Scheme

€1,031,693 in funding has been secured for the Disabled Persons Grant Scheme in Laois and Improvement Works In Lieu of social housing scheme (IWILs). The...
Flanagan AIT

First ever Technological University announced for the Midlands

Laois/Offaly Fine Gael TD, Charlie Flanagan, has today welcomed the establishment of a new Technological University in the Midlands following confirmation from his colleague...
Fianna Fail

Laois-Offaly Ógra Fianna Fáil to celebrate 95th anniversary with special online event

The Ógra units of Fianna Fáil in Laois and Offaly are holding a special online event to mark the 95th anniversary of the party's...
Brian Stanley on Covid-19

Laois TD urges cross-party support for Sinn Féin mental health motion

Sinn Fein TD Brian Stanley has urged cross-party support for Sinn Féin’s motion calling for an emergency response to the accelerating mental health crisis. This...

New Laois county councillor confirmed as Fine Gael fill vacancy

A new councillor will be officially co-opted to Laois County Council later this month after Fine Gael today completed the process of electing a...

Laois man in the running for top position in Ógra Fianna Fáil

A Laois man is set to contest the position of Uachtarán (President) of Ógra Fianna Fáil this weekend. On Saturday, the youth wing of Fianna...

A political convention like no other as Fine Gael candidates make their case

In normal times the Fine Gael delegates from around the county would have gathered in a hotel function room or a community hall. There would...

Fine Gael members to have their say as two names confirmed for convention battle

Fine Gael members in the Graiguecullen-Portarlington Municipal District will convene on Monday evening for a virtual convention to hear from the candidates in the...

Contest for Fine Gael seat down to two candidates as former councillor James Daly...

The internal battle in Fine Gael for the Laois County Council seat vacated by Tom Mulhall has been reduced to two candidates following the...
Mark Wall

‘All gambling advertising needs to be banned at this stage’

A local senator is leading the way in attempting to get gambling advertising banned after what he described as the saturation of gambling promotions...
Brian Stanley on Covid-19

Laois TD calls on fellow elected officials to back bill on adoptive rights

Sinn Fein TD Brian Stanley has called on his colleagues in Laois, Offaly and around the country to back a bill on adoptive rights. This...
Catherine Fitzgerald

‘Council deserve huge credit for Low Carbon funding’ says Cathaoirleach

Almost €26 million in funding was announced today as part of the Government's Revitalising the Midlands Programme - with Portlaoise very much leading the...

Over €125,000 in funding for Women for Election group as local senator welcomes support...

Peter Burke, Minister of State at the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, today  announced that he has approved funding of €126,159 for...