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Laois Councillors accuse government of ‘massaging figures’ following statement on social...

Two Laois County Councillors have disputed figures released by the Department of Housing in relation to the county. Yesterday, the Department said that Laois had...

Elderly people ‘risking life and limb’ on Portlaoise footpaths due to...

Elderly people are 'risking life and limb' crossing the road at Kilminchy due to flooding that makes the footpath impassable. At the recent meeting of...

‘All kinds of activities’ putting residents in fear at derelict cottage...

The owner of a derelict cottage near Centrepoint, where people are "carrying out all kinds of activities" that are putting elderly residents in fear,...

Question over sale of Junction 17 land leads to row and...

On Monday, members of Laois County Council voted to put through the sale of 3.42 hectares at Portlaoise Enterprise Park to Kirby Group Engineering...

‘We don’t need a Ballymun in Portlaoise’ – Laois Councillors limit...

Laois County Councillors met in full in the Council Chamber to formally sign off on the Laois County Development Plan which will cover the...

‘It’s a vicious circle’ – Families left without homes as Laois...

The ongoing delays surrounding the delivery of 32 new houses in Clonrooske Abbey in Portlaoise has been described as a 'vicious circle'. Fianna Fail Councillor...

€1.5 millon approved for Civil Defence in Portlaoise but no suitable...

Funding of €1.5 million has been approved by Laois County Council for a new Civil Defence facility in Portlaoise. However, a suitable property has not...

Calls for safety works to be carried near Laois school ‘before...

Something needs to be done to improve road safety at Scoil Bhride in Portlaoise before there's a fatality. So said Cllr Caroline Dwane Stanley at...

Portlaoise County Councillor slams Supermac’s boss for ‘slagging off workers’

Frontline workers and retail staff deserve recognition for all their hard work instead of being insulted by a multimillionaire whose fortune was made by...

Laois County Council to hire six new staff in housing section...

Laois County Council has been given the go ahead to recruit six new staff into the housing section of the Council to assist them...

‘An absolute and utter disgrace’ – Outrage as Laois County Council...

Laois County Council's inability to spend the majority of a record allocation of grant money from the government has been labelled 'an absolute and...

Contractors told to ‘pull the finger out’ as ‘snail’s pace work’...

The pace at which a huge plan to upgrade a significant portion of Portlaoise is being carried out at has come in for fierce...

‘Social media frenzy’ exaggerating ‘date rape’ problem

"A social media frenzy" is exaggerating the problem of "date rape" attacks where young women are being stuck with needles in nightclubs, according to...

Almost 190 Laois homes to be retrofitted by the middle of...

Almost 190 Laois homes in seven housing estates are to be retrofitted by the middle of 2022. Laois County Council was approved funding for two...

Meeting demanded with Cluid as major housing project in Laois continues...

A meeting with the housing body Cluid has been demanded in a bid to find out why a major housing development in Laois has...

Renewed calls for Columbarium Wall and crematorium as Councillors estimate Portlaoise...

There have been renewed calls for the construction of a Columbarium Wall and crematorium in Portlaoise. This comes after Cllr Catherine Fitzgerald put down a...

New pedestrian crossing, footpath and roadway upgrades set to commence in...

A huge plan to upgrade a significant portion of Portlaoise is set to get underway next week. A brand new pedestrian crossing as well as...

HSE official requested for meeting in Laois as ambulance services issues...

A HSE official is to be summoned to a meeting in Laois to discuss the ongoing issues surrounding the ambulance service in the county. There...

First look inside Portlaoise Leisure Centre as extent of required improvement...

A delegation of Laois County Councillors met with the new manager of Portlaoise Leisure Centre on Tuesday where the extent of the required improvement...

Councillors call for concrete wall rather than wooden fence to separate...

Laois County Councillors have called for a concrete wall to be built to separate a cemetery from a new housing development. The issue of boundaries...

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...