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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...

Proposals in place for a Portlaoise town bus service – with...

Preliminary designs are in place for a Portlaoise Town Bus Service for two bus routes which would run on a half-hourly basis. A recent meeting...

Calls for lorries to be banned from using Mountmellick Road in...

Large articulated lorries should not be allowed to use the Mountmellick Road and come through Portlaoise town centre - and instead should be forced...

My Life in Politics: Caroline Dwane-Stanley on visiting Long Kesh, local...

Sinn Féin's rise at a national level has been mirrored somewhat in Laois. The party won their first Dáil seat in the 1997 General Election...

‘I would love to see Sinn Féin leading an alternative left...

Portlaoise-based Sinn Féin county councillor Caroline Dwane-Stanley says she would love to see her party leading an "alternative left Government" in the future. And she...

Sinn Féin scrap over make-up of Council committees

There was a right good verbal spat at the Council over the make-up of the local authority Special Policy Committees (SPCs) for the next...

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

There were 31 boxes in the Portlaoise Municipal District - with 22 of them in Portlaoise and the remaining nine spread across a wide...

ELECTED: Caroline Dwane Stanley takes the third Portlaoise seat

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union Sinn Fein's Caroline Dwane-Stanley has retained her seat in the Portlaoise Municipal District. She polled 1,210...

Battle for the last seat in Portlaoise set to go right...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union Six of the seven seats in the Portlaoise Municipal District are set to be won...