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Well-known community activist declares to run in Local Elections

Another candidate has declared his intention to contest the May 24 local election the Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick Municipal District. Long time community, environmental and political activist Brian...

‘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...

Five in the mix at final Fine Gael Local Election Selection...

The last Fine Gael selection convention ahead of May's Local Elections will take place Thursday night in St Fintan's Hall in Mountrath at 8.30pm. And...

Mountmellick residents receiving ‘abuse’ by motorists blocking their homes

One Laois county councillor has stated that residents are receiving abuse by people parking and blocking entrances to their homes on Patrick's Street, Mountmellick. According...

Rathdowney housing estate to be ‘taken in charge’ in 2019 after...

A Rathdowney housing estate built in 1995 is to be taken in charge in 2019. Brodericks housing estate in Knockiel, Rathdowney is proposed to be...

Calls for safety measures near GAA Club to be carried out

One Laois county councillor has called for road safety measures to be carried out in a GAA club in the county. Cllr James Kelly raised...

Safety issues and lack of parking outside Laois secondary school seen...

Safety concerns and a lack of parking have been raised over pedestrian safety outside of a local secondary school at the latest Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick Municipal...

Remedial works wanted for, ‘rollercoaster of a road’ in Laois

The Mountrath to Abbeyleix road has been described as, "The worst road in the county' according to one Laois councillor. Cllr James Kelly made the...

Flooding in Clonaslee, the ‘worst road in the county’ and repairs...

A number of issues in the Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick municipal district area were highlighted at the latest area meeting. Councillor Seamus McDonald raised the issues involving flooding...

People living in ‘fear of their lives’ towards accident blackspot

One local councillor has claimed that people, 'are living in fear of their lives' towards an accident blackspot in Mountmellick. The issue was raised by...

Need to stop speed in Clonaslee and road repairs around the...

The issue of speeding on the Tullamore road, Clonaslee came up at the recent Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick Municipal district meeting. Cllr Semaus McDonald tabled a notice of...

Full list of river and drain maintenance works for Mountmellick and...

In efforts to alleviate to possibilty of severe flooding in Mountmellick/Rosenallis during the winter months, ongoing river and drain maintenance works have taken place. A...

Works on the Mountrath to Castletown road slated at municipal district...

Works carried out on the ageing water mains on the R445 between Castletown and Mountrath received strong backlash from councillors at the Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick Municipal...

‘What we’re building now are ghettos,’ Laois councillor warns of housing...

"What we're building now are ghettos," said Cathaoirleach of Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick municipal district Paddy Bracken in relation to people not being able to afford houses...

‘Parent behaviour’ often causes parking problems at schools, says Laois council...

Parents' behaviour during drop off and pick up times is part of the problem at school car parks, according to a senior engineer at...

No more jumping off Castletown bridge

The issue of more safety measures on the Castletown bridge was raised at the latest Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick municipal district meeting. Cllr James Kelly said that a...

New Cathaoirleach and leas-Cathaoirleach for Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick district have been chosen

The new Cathaoirleach (chairperson) and Leas Cathaoirleach (vice-chairperson) of the Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick municipal district meeting have been chosen. Councillor Paddy Bracken is the new Cathaoirleach while...

Dumping in Clonaslee is an ‘eyesore’

Illegal dumping is a 'disgraceful eyesore' in Brockera, Clonaslee and Cush, according to one local councillor at the latest Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick Municipal District meeting. Cllr Seamus...

Works planned for derelict courthouse

Money is available for planned works to improve the appearance and security of the Borris-in-Ossory Courthouse. This statement came after cllr Brendan Phelan asked for...

Road works in Trumera and Mountrath to be completed by the...

Works on Trumera Cross and Canon Delaney Bridge, Rushin Road, Mountrath, should be completed as part of the 2018 works programme. Senior engineer Paul McLoughlin...

New carpark to be added to hugely popular Laois tourist attraction

Funding has been secured for the building of an additional carpark this year at Glenbarrow, Rosenallis. The funding was announced at the latest Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick municipal...

New housing plan welcomed as popluation increases in Laois village

Preliminary designs have been prepared for social housing at the back of St Kieran's Park in Errill. This is according to a written statement by...

Works on fatal accident black spot will cost ‘a multiple of...

A hazardous accident black spot where three young people were killed will cost, "a multiple of €200,000" to make safe, according to a senior...

Those involved in dumping ‘epidemic’ should be ‘named and shamed’

Local councillors have called the ongoing dumping at Eglish Grogan, Rathdowney, an 'epidemic'. The statement was made both cllr James Kelly and cllr John King...

‘Mammy, I have to do a poopie’ is the fear of...

The words "Mammy, I have to do a poopie" bring dread to every parent that attends a rural playground without toilet facilities says Cllr...

The completion of rejuvenation works in Durrow estimated to cost almost...

At the latest Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick Municipal District meeting, it was confirmed by Laois County Council that almost half a million euro will be required to...

Outside groups stopping the carrying out of Barrow works claims Councillor

A Laois County Councillor has claimed that the much needed works along the River Barrow are being stopped by outside groups and organisations, which...

Solar panels stolen from a Laois school’s warning lights

A bizarre story surfaced from the latest Borris-in-Ossory/Mounmellick Municipal District Meeting, as a Councillor told the meeting of the theft of solar panels from...

Councillors angry over lack of safety surrounding Rosenallis housing estate

There was an air of anger voiced by Councillors at this months Borris-in-Ossory/Mounmellick Municipal District Meeting over the lack of movement on a boundary...