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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

End of an era as Goodwin goes down fighting

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union The Local Elections always bring about a certain number of casualties - and on this...

Long-serving McDonald delighted to be back again as Bracken increases his vote once more

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union Seamus McDonald is Fianna Fáil's longest-serving county councillor in Laois, the Rosenallis man first having...

Fianna Fáil stalwart Fitzgerald looking forward to getting back to work again

A feature of this year's Local Elections in Laois was that while Fianna Fáil lost a seat and their new candidates failed to make...

Dom proud as he goes the distance in battle for council seat

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union After the 14th count in the Portlaoise Municipal District came to a conclusion, duly electing...

Brendan Phelan out for the count and fairly sore with Fianna Fáil

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union Brendan Phelan from Rathdowney will long remember the 10th count in the Borris-in-Ossory electoral area...

In Pictures: The curtain comes down on the 2019 Local Elections

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union After a marathon three days, the counting at the 2019 Local Elections in Laois has...

Elections 2019: Your full list of the 19 Laois County Councillors following three incredible...

After three days of incredible drama, the 19 Laois County Councillors for the next five years are now known. The marathon count came to a...

ELECTED: Conor Bergin, John King and Ollie Clooney all fill Borris-Mountmellick seats

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union John King, Conor Bergin and Ollie Clooney have all been elected to Borris-Mountmellick this evening...

ELECTED: Thomasina secures major gain for Fine Gael in Portlaoise with final seat

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union Thomasina Connell has secured a Council seat on her first attempt. She was elected on 796...

ELECTED: Ben Brennan and Aisling Moran take final Graiguecullen-Portarlington seats

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union Independent Ben Brennan and Fine Gael's Aisling Moran have taken the final two seats in...

ELECTED: Ballyroan woman Mary Sweeney takes sixth seat in Portlaoise area

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union Ballyroan's Mary Sweeney has taken the sixth seat in Portlaoise for the Laois County Council. She...

LIVE BLOG: Follow all of the action from Day 3 of the Local Election...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union Candidates are exhausted, count staff are exhausted and members of the media are exhausted -...

ELECTED: Noel Tuohy takes fifth seat in Portlaoise area

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union Labour will have one seat in the next Laois County Council as Noel Tuohy has...

Full recount underway in Borris-Mountmellick area

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union A full recount of the Borris-Mountmellick electoral area is now firmly underway in the Portlaoise...

ELECTED: Catherine Fitzgerald has been re-elected in the Portlaoise area

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union Catherine Fitzgerald has been re-elected to the Portlaoise Municipal District following the 9th count and...

Kelly reflects on massive success as he’s returned with huge vote in Borris-Mountmellick

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union Independent candidate James Kelly from Mountrath has reflected on another successful campaign that has seen...

ELECTED: Seamus McDonald takes third seat in Borris-Mountmellick

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union Fianna Fail's Seamus McDonald has been elected in the Borris-Mountmellick area on the eight count...

John Whelan: The battle of Borris and the scrap for Portlaoise will leave casualties

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union As the count in Portlaoise grinds on the final outcome still remains elusive and inconclusive. However,...
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