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Ongoing fear of flooding in Mountmellick as council urged to clear...

It's now almost five years since the dreadful floods hit Mountmellick hard and rarely a month goes by in Laois County Council without reference...

Walking route sought for Laois village as safety measures needed near...

A suitable walking and cycling route should be identified and developed around the rural village of Clough, according to local councillor John King. Cllr King...

Renewed calls for councillors discretionary funding to be increased significantly

A meeting in Laois County Council has heard calls for an increase in councillors' discretionary funding for the second month in a row. Councillors in...

Warm welcome as work on new carpark in Glenbarrow set to...

A new carpark at the very popular Glenbarrow amenity in the Slieve Blooms has moved a step closer following confirmation by Laois County Council...

‘Support local media – support what’s good’ says Laois councillor

It's not often that the media come in for praise at a public meeting. More often than not they're being blamed for something. But at a...

Time for Laois Ryder Cup sign to be binned

Golf's Ryder Cup took place in Ireland in 2006, in the K Club, at the height of the Celtic Tiger Boom. It returns to these...

Rathdowney playground and school safety concerns highlighted once more

A busy secondary school and a widely-used playground located side by side in Rathdowney will obviously lead to safety concerns when they're both on...

Programme of public lighting would improve service and efficiency, local council...

The western area of Laois - known in the county council circles as the Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick Municipal District - should be a pilot project for...

‘Never give waste for disposal to unlicensed operator’

Donal Brennan, Director of Services at Laois County Council, has urged the public not to use unlicensed waste collectors. Mr Brennan was speaking at this...

Mountmellick councillor vents anger over council refusal to provide loading bay

Mountmellick councillor Paddy Bracken has hit out strongly at Laois County Council over their decision not to install a suitable loading bay for businesses...

War of words as councillors do battle over Camross roads

It's not unusual for a local council meeting to develop into a row over roads - but at this week's Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick District meeting the...

Burnt out cars, boy-racers, rubbish and anti-social behaviour – chaos on...

Burnt-out cars, disgusting littering and despicable anti-social behaviour have blighted part of the Slieve Bloom Mountains recently. So says Independent Cllr James Kelly who outlined...

Box by Box: How the Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick area voted in the 2020...

Brian Stanley's dominance across the Laois-Offaly constituency, and in particularly in Laois, was again evident in the Borris-in-Ossory/Municipal District when he took in over...

News Diary: New roof for Rathdowney library, flooding in Borris and...

The important facility that is Rathdowney library is in line for a new roof. Local councillor, John King enquired at this week’s meeting of the...

Road safety issues across the county warrant attention

A plethora of road safety issues in various parts of the county have been aired at this week’s meeting of the Borris-Mountmellick municipal district. The...

Dead slow progress on Laois cemetery works of grave concern

The painfully slow progress on long promised works on cemeteries across Laois continues to cause concern. The frustration of councillors over the issue started to...

Need for loo and facilities in Laois villages highlighted

The need for improvement on some basic services and facilities in small Laois rural communities has been highlighted this week. Councillors from the Borris-Mountmellick municipal...

Box by box – how your area voted in the 2019...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union On close examination of the tallies for the Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick Municipal District, there's one set of...

End of an era as Goodwin goes down fighting

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union The Local Elections always bring about a certain number of casualties - and on this...

Long-serving McDonald delighted to be back again as Bracken increases his...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union Seamus McDonald is Fianna Fáil's longest-serving county councillor in Laois, the Rosenallis man first having...

New candidates Bergin and Clooney in the mix in Borris-Mountmellick as...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union Two new first-time candidates have put the cat among the pigeons in the Borris-Mountmellick Municipal...

Ground hurling, the GAA vote and the Rosenallis factor all in...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union One of the puzzling anomalies of Laois-Offaly politics is how villages like Ballacolla and Bracknagh...

The confirmed list of candidates in this year’s Local Elections

The people of Laois and Ireland will be asked to vote in the Local Elections this year. There’s just over three months to go to...

Camross native to run as Independent in Local Elections

Another independent candidate has declared to run in the local elections in May. From Camross, Ger Hogan will be a first time candidate contesting the...

Well-known Laois man opts to run as Independent in Local Elections

One of the county’s most popular and best known community activists has thrown his hat in to the ring for the local elections. It’s no...