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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...

Renewed calls for a crematorium and Columbarium Wall to be constructed...

"I haven't decided what I would like to happen to me (when I die), but I think people should have the option of being...

License should be required for dangerous weapons, argues Laois councillor

People who own weapons like samurai swords or machetes should require a license, similar to gun owners. That was the view expressed by Laois Fine...

Calls for a fence to be erected at Laois playground to...

A number of Laois County Councillors have called on the Council to erect a fence at the back of a popular Laois playground in...

Community CCTV remain unused as ‘scheme has failed’ says Laois TD

A long-running saga over the data on CCTV cameras continues to frustate local community groups and politicians with Laois Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley...

Laois County Councillor calls for a commercial airport to be constructed...

A Laois County Councillor has suggested that a commercial airport should be constructed in Laois. Fine Gael Councillor Aisling Moran says that Laois is ideally...

Mixed views among Fine Gael’s elected representatives in Laois on Government...

There are varied views among Fine Gael elected representatives in this area about the proposed Programme for Government that would see a coalition formed...

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...

My Life in Politics: Aisling Moran on canvassing, helping people and...

Aisling Moran, who is a Fine Gael councillor for the Graiguecullen-Portarlington Municipal District, is the latest to feature on our Life in Politics interview. Though...

‘Health services should be controlled by local government’ says Laois county...

Laois County Councillor Aisling Moran has said that the health services should be controlled by local government and that the HSE needs to reformed. Speaking...

Quality of surfacing raised as ‘spending more and more money on...

The state of the county's roads and the never-ending issues of potholes was raised at the recent Graiguecullen-Portarlington Municipal District meeting in Laois County...