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Laois councillor hits out as maintenance payments excluded from social housing...

Laois County Councillor Caroline Dwane-Stanley has hit out at a recent change that to exclude maintenance payments made by social housing applicants. Anyone applying for...

Vacant Centrepoint Shopping Centre set to be demolished following Laois County...

The vacant Centrepoint Shopping Centre on the Mountrath Road in Portlaoise is set to be demolished. Laois County Council has issued a derelict site notice...

Elderly people ‘left standing in all weathers’ waiting for buses in...

A call has been made for bus shelters to be constructed in a busy part of a Laois town. A recent meeting of the Portlaoise...

Plans advancing to construct refuge centre for victims of domestic violence...

Plans are advancing to construct a refuge centre to cater for victims of domestic violence in Laois. A meeting of the Portlaoise Municipal District yesterday...

Gardai called to Portlaoise Leisure Centre following ‘littering’ and trespassing issues

Gardai have been called to Portlaoise Leisure Centre on several occasions this year to deal with incidents of littering and trespass. Director of Services Donal...

‘Young mothers don’t feel safe walking at night’ – New LED...

'Young mothers don't feel safe walking at night' - So says Sinn Fein Councillor Caroline Dwane Stanley. She made the comment at a recent meeting...

Calls for old Laois ‘eyesore’ school to be used for ‘good...

A call has been made for an old Laois school, which is now derelict, to be handed back to the community so they can...

Weekend Read: Centrepoint Shopping Centre – owners, asbestos and anti-social problems

"In all of my years as a County Councillor, I have never received as many calls about one single issue as a I have...

Meeting called following harrowing details of thefts and cars driving over...

A meeting between Laois County Councillors, Council officials and members of the St Peter & Paul’s cemetery committee in Portlaoise has been called after...

Funding secured for major improvement works on ‘dangerous’ roundabout on busy...

Major improvement works are set to be carried out in the coming months on a 'dangerous' roundabout on a busy Laois road. The roundabout in...

Council urged to improve maintenance of housing stock

Laois County Council need to prioritise a plan to improve their current housing stock, according to Portlaoise's Sinn Féin councillor Caroline Dwane-Stanley. She was speaking...

In Pictures: ‘Three-pronged approach’ required to tackle ‘dumping crisis’ on Council...

Old couches, fridges, blankets, mattress, drugs paraphernalia and general rubbish are strewn across a field owned by Laois County Council in the middle of...

Housing, sports facility and sustainability feature in masterplan for 25-acre Council...

A Laois County Councillor and TD have submitted a detailed masterplan for how they believe Laois County Council should use a sizeable portion of...

Calls for safety works on busy Laois road following incident involving...

A Laois County Councillor has called for safety works to be carried out on a busy Laois road, highlighting a near miss between a...

Calls for indoor sports centre to built on lands Laois County...

Laois County Councillors in the Portlaoise Municipal District have called for a indoor sports facility to be built in the town. In 2019, Laois County...

Outrage as tarmacadam ‘allowed’ to flow into sewage system causing blockages...

A full investigation has been called for into how works, being carried out on behalf of Irish Water, resulted in tarmacadam getting into a...

Laois County Council to spend €1 million on upgrade of halting...

Laois County Council have agreed to spend €1 million on an upgrade of a halting site in Portlaoise. Oak Park halting site in Knockmay, beside...

Mary Lou requests Brian Stanley to take week off and Taoiseach...

Embattled Laois Sinn Fein TD Brian Stanley is to take a week off on the request of his party leader Mary Lou McDonald ahead...

Saturday free parking sought in Portlaoise for Christmas period

Free parking in Portlaoise for the three Saturdays leading up to Christmas has been sought by local Councillors. Fine Gael Councillor Mary Sweeney had initially...

Renewed calls for courthouse to be moved as Covid restrictions lead...

There have been renewed calls for the courthouse in Portlaoise to be moved off of Main Street as the Covid-19 restrictions on people in...

Gardai to take action as elderly being harassed by aggressive beggars...

The Chief Superintendent of the Laois-Offaly Garda Division says his force will take decisive action to stamp out aggressive begging in Portlaoise. John Scanlan made...

Proposal made for barrier to be erected in busy Laois car...

A proposal to install a paid parking barrier in Lyster Square received a lukewarm response at yesterday's meeting of the Portlaoise Municipal District. Cllr Thomasina...

Left in the dark – Councillors rage over new LED lights...

"It's like you went into your kitchen and took the light out of the ceiling and replaced it with a lamp - that's how...

Need for broadband in rural Laois ‘greater than ever’ as Covid...

"People that have contacted me are depressed. Some say they have never been as lonely as they are now - never felt as isolated. "Some...

Laois village to get new playground as Laois County Council gives...

A brand new playground is on its way to a Laois village - after a plan to construct it was given the green light...

Issue of vacant site dragging on and falling trees causing problems...

Laois County Council should put in a compulsory purchase order on a vacant site at the front of the Maryborough Estate on the Mountrath...

Frustration over slow progress on new Portlaoise courthouse

The ongoing issue of the courthouse raised its head at the recent Portlaoise Municipal District meeting in Laois County Council as the elected representatives...

‘Park and Stride’ encouraged to tackle Portlaoise school traffic

Laois County Council should "establish a method to combat the current traffic problems each morning in Portlaoise" and "consider the 'Park and Stride' initiative...

Portlaoise Leisure Centre ‘has to be kept on the agenda’

The issue of Portlaoise Leisure Centre "has to be kept on the agenda or it will be forgotten about" said Cllr Noel Tuohy at...

Safety measures needed as new Laois secondary school continues to grow

A pedestrian crossing is badly needed at Towerhill in Portlaoise for Dunamase College where there are now over 300 students and over 30 staff...