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Importance of local genealogy and historical records in Laois graveyards highlighted

The importance of establishing further historical records in some of Laois's older graveyards was highlighted recently at a meeting in Laois County Council. Cllr Conor...

Calls for Electric Car charging points to be installed in Mountmellick

Calls have been made for the installation of electric car charging points in the centre of Mountmellick town. At the recent Municipal District meeting for...

Historic Mountmellick building labelled an ‘eyesore’ as no plans currently in...

The historic Maltings building in Mountmellick was labelled as an 'eyesore' and in a 'total state of dereliction' at a recent Laois County Council...

Fears that ‘cars could crash into houses’ near busy bridge outside...

Residents living near a busy bridge over the River Owenass are fearful that cars could crash into their homes. So says Fianna Fail Councillor Seamus...

Laois school set to get new signpost ‘before the kids go...

A Laois school is to get a brand new signpost before the children return to the classroom in September. This comes after Fianna Fail Councillor...

Ollie Clooney elected chairman of the Borris-in-Ossory-Mountmellick District for next 12...

Councillor Ollie Clooney has been elected as the chairperson of the Borris-in-Ossory-Mountmellick Municipal District for the next 12 months. Laois County Council is split up...

No quick solution in sight for ongoing parking issues at popular...

There appears to be no quick solution in sight for the ongoing parking issues at one of Laois's most popular tourist destinations. Gardai have been...

Laois County Council commit to car park revamp in Laois town...

A new car parking regime is set to come into force in a Laois town later this year. Mountrath is to be subject to ‘time...

In Pictures: County Council called on to clean up popular walking...

Laois County Council has been called upon to clean up a popular walking route in a Laois town. Fine Gael Councillor Conor Bergin asked the...

Public bodies should attend municipal meetings, argues local councillor

A Laois county councillor has said that public bodies like the National Transport Authority (NTA) and the Office of Public Works (OPW) should be...

Calls for safety works at Laois junction before ‘someone has their...

A Laois County Councillor has called for safety works to be carried out before 'someone has their nose taken off' their car. Fine Gael Cllr...

New car parking regime to be trialled in Laois town

A new car parking regime is to be trialled in a Laois town. Mountrath is to be subject to 'time limited' parking, rather than paid-parking,...

Pedestrian crossing for Laois town and calls to resurface road near...

A brand new pedestrian crossing is on the way to a Laois town. Laois County Council, at the request of Independent Cllr James Kelly, will...

Suggestion that a ‘private car park’ could help solve problems at...

The idea that a private car park could be opened to alleviate some of the major issues with the lack of car parking facilities...

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...