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Laois Councillor calls for halt on new library project as estimated...

A Laois County Councillor has called for the ongoing building of a new library in Portlaoise to be halted. Fine Gael Councillor Aisling Moran made...

A walk-out, an adjournment and a withdrawal as live streaming row...

A debate on whether or not Laois County Council should live stream their meetings ended in a ferocious row in the chamber today. The matter...

“When there is an accident out there, someone will come out...

A Laois County Councillor has expressed his anger over the Council's continual refuse to put salt on a busy school road. Independent Councillor Ben Brennan...

Momentum grows behind campaign for playground in Emo

Momentum is growing behind a campaign to develop a playground in Emo in the parish sports grounds where the GAA club, soccer club and...

‘I’d prefer if you’d mind your own business’ – Laois Councillors...

Laois Councillors Aisling Moran and Paschal McEvoy clashed once again over a housing development that is set to take place in Stradbally. At September's meeting...

26 new houses approved for Laois town following vote after fierce...

26 new homes are on their way to Stradbally - but only after a fierce debate and a vote at this week's Laois County...

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...

Tributes paid to departing council official as calls made for female...

Laois County Council have a new appointment to make for one of their key management positions following the departure of Joe Delaney, who was...

Calls for ‘mandatory bins’ to be placed at the homes of...

A call has been made to make it mandatory that every tenant of Laois County Council should have a waste bin. Fine Gael Councillor Aisling...

Laois County Council has its own ‘you have no authority here...

A serious row broke out at today's virtual meeting of Laois County Council - in scenes similar to a famous online row at Handford...

Speed an issue on Laois roads as councillors again express frustration...

There's rarely a meeting in Laois County Council goes by without frustration being expressed over various speed limits around the county. And so it was...

Call made to change laws to give Laois Gardai more powers...

A Laois County Councillor has brought forward a proposal aimed at changing the bye laws in the county to give Gardai more powers to...

Speed limit review needed on rural Laois roads, say councillors

Speed limits on rural Laois roads was again raised as an issue of concern at the most recent Graiguecullen-Portarlington Municipal District.  A motion from Cllr...

Meeting sought with Carlow Gardai as issues arise on Laois border

A meeting is to be sought by a delegation of Laois and Carlow County Councillors with the Chief Superintendent in Carlow over issues relating...

Laois Councillor laments section of Barrow Blueway that didn’t go ahead

A Laois County Councillor has lamented a 19km stretch between Athy and Graiguecullen that was not included in the Barrow Blueway project. The €5 million...

Laois Councillor calls on Chief Superintendent to confiscate ‘unchipped or unregistered’...

Laois County Councillor Aisling Moran has continued with her efforts to have sulky racing stamped out in Laois. At last week's Graiguecullen-Portlarlington Municipal meeting, Cllr...

Laois Councillor calls on Agriculture Minister to establish an ‘Independent Meat...

A Laois County Councillor has called on the Minister for Agriculture to establish an Independent Meat Regulator with statutory powers. Fianna Fail Cllr Padraig Fleming...

County Council agree €562,000 sale of Togher land for expansion of...

A fourth business is set to start operating from the Togher National Business Park in Portlaoise. The issue of the disposal of 3.04 hectares at...

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...

Calls for wildflowers to be planted on motorways and primary roads...

A Laois County Councillor has called for wildflowers to be planted along major roads in Laois. Fine Gael Cllrs Aisling Moran says that these would...

Testy exchanges as Councillors clash over suggestion to dredge rivers rather...

"You are off your tree if you think this is practical". Those are the words of Fianna Fail Councillor Paddy Bracken as he hit out...

Weekend Read: A potential solution to the Leaving Cert impasse as...

Next week, the first set of students of 2021 will return to physical education after almost two months out of the classroom. The Department of...

Laois Councillor renews appeal to abolish annual registration fee for nurses...

"A round of applause is lovely, but this is a proper gesture that shows how much we all value the work that nurses have...

Laois County Councillor calls for those over 66 to be allowed...

A Laois County Councillor has called on the Deptartment of Social Protection to remove the age limit currently in place on the Pandemic Unemployment...

Laois County Councillor calls on government to abolish annual fee for...

A Laois County Councillor has called on the government to abolish the €100 annual registration fee that nurses and midwives must pay to the...

Tributes paid as long serving Laois Garda retires

Tributes have flooded in following the news that a long serving Laois Garda is set to retire. Garda Micheal Hurley has signs off for the...

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...

Weekend Read: Life insurance companies must not use Covid-19 to increase...

Life assurance or insurance companies must not be allowed to increase premiums or introduce penalties on policies of people who undergo a Covid-19 test. So...

Laois children losing out in medical card dispute between dentists and...

A dispute between dentists and the Department of Health has left children in Laois caught in the middle. Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council, Catherine Fitzgerald,...

Home Care help in Laois – a funding or an operational...

Some Laois people are being forced to stay in hospital for weeks longer than necessary due to a home care system that is not...