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Overdue report on security of Ireland’s gas and electricity systems due...

A report on Ireland’s energy security conducted by London based consultancy firm CEPA is due for delivery in the third quarter of this year. So...

‘Proposed increase in student earnings cap is a sensible and welcome...

A proposal to increase the holiday earnings income disregard that third level students can earn under the Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) scheme is...

‘Minister confirms turbary rights to bog-land could be removed or delimited...

The Agriculture Minister has confirmed that while the exercise of turbary rights by persons in possession of a folio number for bog plots are...

‘Fear factor’ preventing farmers and producers from making complaints over ‘unfair...

The Unfair Trading Practice’s (UTP) Enforcement Authority has said that while the number of complaints it has received to date is relatively low, this...

Vacant Special Education Needs Organiser position for Laois-Offaly to be filled...

The National Council for Special Education has confirmed to Independent TD Carol Nolan that the vacant position of Special Education Needs Organiser for Laois-Offaly...

Local TD calls for ‘consumers and farmers to be protected from...

While consumers must be protected from soaring rises in food prices, efforts must also be doubled to ensure that farmers and food producers are...

Calls for a passport office to open in the midlands to...

Government must consider setting up a passport processing office in and for the midlands region. That was the position put forward by Independent TD for...

‘Government response to Post Office crisis will meet with a lukewarm...

There is 'widespread suspicion' around the 'nature and intent' of Government proposals to support the Post Office network. So says Independent TD for Laois Offaly...

‘How much longer can the private forestry sector survive this level...

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said that he will not 'be happy' until he sees a greater level of plantation and afforestation taking place within...

Local TD voices ‘disappointment’ as changes to student income earning limit...

There is to be no change to the €4,500 limit on student earnings in order to qualify for the SUSI Grant. So says local TD...

‘Micro-generation customers must wait until at least July to receive payment...

Environment Minister Eamon Ryan has confirmed that The Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) is not setting a date or deadline for the timing...

‘Government must address parent’s concerns around the impact of the refugee...

There is concern among parents and within schools after it was confirmed that schools could be asked to accommodate more than 40,000 new students...

‘Major staff vacancy levels identified in Laois Children’s Disability Networks’ says...

HSE services that deliver high levels of complex care to children and young adults with a disability in Laois are experiencing a significant staff...

‘Mounting anger’ as micro-generation solar panels support scheme ‘still not operational’

There is mounting anger among farmers, families and landowners who invested in Micro-generation solar panels in the expectation that they would be able to...

Local TD calls for Children’s Allowance to be extended to all...

Government must give now serious consideration to extending receipt of the Children’s Allowance to parents and guardians of full-time students in second level education...

‘Disbelief and anger’ as the ‘sale and marketing of turf is...

Independent TD for Laois-Offaly Carol Nolan has said there is a sense of disbelief and anger within rural communities following confirmation that the sale...

Local TD calls for government and An Post action ‘before post...

Independent TD Carol Nolan has called on the Taoiseach to provide clarity on the timing and intention of Government regarding the publication of a...

‘Minister must explain why a €200,000 rural water report will not...

An Independent TD has called on the Minister for Housing to explain why his department has not published a report on ‘Research and information...

Emergency support scheme for hauliers ‘has yet to issue a single...

Independent TD for Laois Offaly Carol Nolan has questioned the apparent lack of urgency surrounding the roll-out of a €100 a week subsidy for...

‘HSE must demonstrate greater discretion toward medical card applicants’ says local...

Independent TD for Laois and Offaly, Carol Nolan, has called on the HSE to provide a more flexible and humane response to people who...

‘We have fuel in the bogs while people are freezing in...

Independent TD for Laois-Offaly, Carol Nolan, has called on the government to at least temporarily suspend the current system of regulation that is preventing...

‘Government must act if cartel-like behaviour emerges around increasing fuel prices’...

Independent TD for Laois Offaly, Carol Nolan, has said called for the government to act if 'cartel like behaviour emerges around increasing fuel prices'. Deputy...

Local TD calls on government to reassess rejection of horticulture report...

Independent TD for Laois-Offaly, Carol Nolan, has said that Government must now move to immediately re-examine a series of decisions that it took in...

Local TD confirms government to discuss fuel rebate and support for...

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has confirmed to Independent TD for Laois Offaly, Carol Nolan, that Government is to review issues surrounding the level of fuel...

‘Urgent need’ to update National Strategy to Combat Energy poverty says...

Laois-Offaly TD Carol Nolan has called on the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications to immediately update the national Strategy to Combat Energy...

‘Government must maintain and increase supports for 1,724 people living with...

Independent TD for Laois and Offaly, Carol Nolan, has extended her support to the 1,724 people within the constituency who are currently living with...

HSE confirm completion date for day-care services renovation works in Portlaoise...

A completion date for renovation works at two day care service facilities in Laois have been confirmed by the HSE. This were given to Independent...

Local TD questions need for €22,000 afforestation poll ‘when Department already...

Independent TD for Laois-Offaly, Carol Nolan, has questioned the necessity of a poll conducted by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine on...

‘Damning poll finds more than half of adults have not heated...

Independent TD for Laois-Offaly Carol Nolan has described the findings of a recent Amarach poll on the actions people have taken in response to...

‘Laois-Offaly residents being told it may be Christmas 2026 before their...

An Independent TD for Laois-Offaly has described the anticipated connection date for high-speed fibre broadband for parts of Offaly and Laois as ‘utterly unacceptable’. Carol...