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Three new County Councillors elected as chairs of Municipal Districts

Three new chairs of the three Municipal Districts in Laois have been elected in the last day. Fianna Fail's Seamus McDonald and the Fine Gael...

Rural lighting a major concern while Shanahoe issues also raised

A Laois County Councillor has said that he has had more queries for lighting in rural areas than anything else this winter. Cllr Conor Bergin...

Rivers, roads and Rathdowney – series of issues ire local councillors

Rivers in a "third world state" and "the most urgent issue since I came into the council" were the basis of two motions raised...

Laois school in bad need of further safety measures

The ongoing issue of improved safety measures at The Rock National School was raised once again at the recent Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick Municipal District meeting in...

Calls for ‘serious road safety’ measures at dangerous Mountmellick road

Anyone that has ever travelled from Portlaoise to Mountmellick via "the back road" will know all about the twists and turns you encounter but...

‘Flooding fears’ over blocked drains in Laois town

A call for drain cleaning on all minor storm drains in and around Mountmellick was made at the recent Municipal District meeting of the...

Calls for more lights in ‘Ireland’s darkest village’

Calls have been made for more lights to be erected in Attanagh Village at the recent Municipal District meeting of the Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick district. Indpendent Cllr...

Laois cemetery works being buried in red tape

Laois has 27 local authority cemeteries. The ongoing delays in carrying out works at Laois cemeteries was a cause of frustration and annoyance for Laois...

E-tendering framework killing small local businesses

The rules and regulations that compel agencies like Laois County Council to put contracts out for quotes by e-tender is detrimental to Laois businesses...

Those dreaded words, ‘subject to funding’

You know the feeling.  Everyone’s been there at some stage or other. Those dreaded words: “It’s not you, it’s me.” Well, there is a political equivalent at...

Derelict Laois property a danger to the public

It’s been another long running saga but the danger of a derelict Laois property inflicting serious injury on an unsuspecting member of the public...

Slieve Blooms attraction the victim of its own success

One of the most popular attractions in the county is proving a victim of its own success. Glenbarrow in the Slieve Blooms continues to attract...

Heavy traffic taking its toll on Laois bridges

Heavy traffic is taking its toll on some old bridges in rural parts of Laois this week’s meeting of the Borris-Mountmellick district was told. The...

Behind every good man … is a Laois woman, ask Shane...

The secret ingredient of super star golfer Shane Lowry’s success is revealed. The elusive X-factor is not his caddie or dedicated training on the putting...

ELECTED: Paddy Bracken first elected in Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union After four counts of no-one reaching the quota in the Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick area, Paddy Bracken is...

In Pictures: We bid adieu to day one of the local...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union It's been a long day from dawn to dusk and it's set to continue as...

PROFILED: The full list of candidates running for Local Election in...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union The people of Laois and Ireland will be asked to vote in the Local Elections this Friday. There...

‘More people enter through the wall than through the door,’ at...

Calls have been made to carry out a safety audit on a dangerous junction in Laois at this week's Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick municipal district meeting. The junction...

‘Busy’ Laois village could be set to receive new road safety...

A village in Laois could be set to receive new road safety measures for traffic control. Ballaghmore, Borris-in-Ossory, was the subject of discussion for new...

Portlaoise has fourth highest national rate of women contesting in 2019...

As it stands, Portlaoise has one of the highest rates of declared female candidates of any local election area in the country. According to research...

Parking spaces and access issues need to be addressed in Laois...

Parking zones in Mountmellick need to be reassessed at, say members of Laois County Council. The parking zones local councillors are referring to include the...

Towns and villages ‘have been abandoned by Bus Éireann’ says local...

A Laois county councillor has said that Mountrath and Castletown have been 'abandoned' by Bus Éireann. Cllr James Kelly made the statement at the latest...

Fine Gael shape up to win back seats in Borris-Mountmellick Area

It may have been freezing cold and snowing outside but there was a clear spring in the step of the Fine Gael members who...

New candidate among nominees for Fine Gael Local Election convention in...

A new candidate has been nominated to contest the upcoming Fine Gael selection convention to contest next year’s local elections in the Borris-In-Ossory/Mountmellick local...