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Big breakthrough as new school for Coláiste Íosagáin in Portarlington moves...

The long-running battle to get a new school for Coláiste Íosagáin in Portarlington took a significant step forward today with the news that the...

Laois Councillor hits out at substation protest and throws support behind...

A Laois County Councillor has hit out at a group who have been protesting over the proposed construction of a substation. The RTS Substation Action...

Planning permission sought to refurbish and reconstruct derelict building at Laois...

Planning permission has been submitted on behalf of Irish Rail to refurbish and reconstruct a derelict building at a Laois train station. Sinn Fein Councillor...

Work set to begin following €190,000 investment in Portarlington tourist location

Works are set to commence in making this growing tourist attraction an even better place. Derryounce Lakes recently received €190,000 in funding for improvement works. The...

Public should be alerted to dangers of Black Grass seeds, say...

Laois County Council should run a campaign alerting the public of the danger of Black Grass seeds that are found in many wildflower seeds...

Residents of Laois housing estate unhappy as ‘first time buyers to...

The residents of a private housing estate in Portarlington say they are disappointed that they were not consulted before it was agreed that an...

Calls for council to acquire land in Portarlington to help traffic...

Parking at school time can be a headache for parents all over the country - but a solution could be at hand in Portarlington...

Archive of late Laois historian secured with hopes it can be...

The archive of a late local historian and businessman has been secured by Laois County Council. Mathews, a well-known historian and author of several books...

Concerns raised over Graiguecullen housing estates as issues drag on

Two separate housing estates in Graiguecullen were discussed at this week's meeting of the Graiguecullen-Portarlington Municipal District held virtually by Laois County Council. Issues with...

Calls for CCTV in Laois playground as ‘mindless morons’ cause €4,000...

Laois County Council has been called upon to erect CCTV cameras in a playground after 'mindless morons' caused €4,000 in damage. Sinn Fein Councillor Aidan...

Sulky racing leading to problems on Laois roads with fears ‘someone...

Laois County Councillors have called for stricter penalties to be imposed on those who take part in sulky races. The issue came up at today's...

Road in Laois town facing ‘six more months’ of closure

A road in a Laois town faces six more months of closure as major flood relief measures are required. Sinn Fein Councillor for Portarlington, Aidan...

Laois County Council announce start dates for infrastructure works in Portlaoise...

Three major County Council led projects planned for Portlaoise and Portlaoise, that had been delayed due to Covid-19, are set to get underway this...

In Pictures: Laois County Council unveil details of 13 social housing...

Laois County Council Chief Executive John Mulholland has unveiled details of 13 social housing schemes which will deliver 141 new homes by the end...

‘Mindless morons’ set fire to equipment in Laois playground

Anyone with information is being asked to come forward following vandalism in a Laois playground. On Saturday evening, damage was done in the children's playground...

Eir branded ‘most disastrous company in Ireland’ as appeals to repair...

The mobile telecommunications company Eir has been branded the 'most disastrous company in Ireland' and an 'absolute disgrace' by two Laois County Councillors. The company's...

‘He let his guard slip – he didn’t think of the...

On of Brian Stanley's closest allies, local Sinn Féin councillor Aidan Mullins, hopes that Deputy Stanley's statement made at Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on...

Ballylinan estate finally set to be taken in charge by Laois...

Laois County Council have said that they are taking the final steps in the process of taking the Gracefield Manor estate in Ballylinan in...

‘Critical piece of leisure infrastructure’ calls for Portarlington skate park

There is a big need for a skate park in the town of Portarlington, according to local councillor Aidan Mullins. Cllr Mullins made the suggestion...

Calls made for Portarlington road to be named after legendary community...

There are some people that go over and above for their community and the late Niall McElwaine in Portarlington was one such man. The Donegal...

‘Eyesore’ in Laois town ‘would not be tolerated anywhere else in...

The issue of derelict building that has been described as 'an eyesore that would not be tolerated anywhere else in the county' has come...

Warm welcome as Laois County Council secure landmark building in Portarlington

Laois County Council has taken a long-term lease on the landmark Market House building in the square in Portarlington, one that operated as Ryan's...

Laois County Council keen to purchase five properties in Killeen for...

Laois County Council have made an offer to purchase five houses in the Bruach na hAbhainn estate in Killeen to us "use for housing...

New chairpersons elected to Municipal Districts – as Sinn Féin councillor...

Cllr Thomasina Connell and Cllr Aisling Moran have been elected the new chairpersons of their respective Municipal Districts, following the AGMs in Laois County...

Popular local amenity closes as hundreds gather over the weekend

A popular local amenity on the Laois-Offaly border has been advised to close due to the large crowds congregating there over the weekend. Derryounce Lakes...

My Life in Politics: Aidan Mullins on early influences, a slow...

My Life in Politics is a new weekly series on LaoisToday where we will chat with various local politicians - both past and present. First...

Sinn Féin membership surge in Laois following General Election 2020

Sinn Féin have seen a huge rise in membership nationally since the 2020 General Election - a surge that has also been experienced by...

Unresponsive contractors ‘should not receive council work’

Contractors who carry out work for Laois County Council - but don't engage or respond to complainants after they have finished should not get...

People reporting drug dealing should be ‘protected at all times’

People who wish to report drug dealing in their estates should have their identity protected at all costs was the strong view of Laois...

No progress in sight for Portarlington relief road

The Portarlington relief road is a roadway that’s going nowhere fast it seems. There is no sign of any progress whatsoever for the long awaited...