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Major €560,000 investment outlined for Portlaoise Cemetery including Columbarium Wall

A major €560,000 investment by Laois County Council in St Peter and Paul's Cemetery in Portlaoise has been confirmed. As part of the Council's capital...

Calls for bollards to be erected near Laois secondary schools to...

A Laois County Councillor has called for bollards to be erected on cycling lanes near two Laois secondary schools to prevent cars from parking...

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...

Portlaoise Leisure Centre set to reopen ‘within six weeks’

The long saga surrounding Portlaoise Leisure Centre appears to be almost at an end. Two weeks ago, Councillors in the Portlaoise area fumed after their...

Bins needed for dog foul – or remove dispensers altogether argues...

The ongoing issue of dog fouling on public paths in Portlaoise was raised once again at the most recent meeting of the local Municipal...

Angry exchanges as no date given for reopening of Portlaoise Leisure...

The issue of when Portlaoise Leisure Centre will re-open was raised at a Municipal District meeting in Laois County Council today with councillors expressing...

Calls for busy Portlaoise rural road to be resurfaced for dramatic...

Two Laois County Councillors have called for repairs to be carried out on a narrow Laois road that has become very busy. The road in...

Laois County Council has its own ‘you have no authority here...

A serious row broke out at today's virtual meeting of Laois County Council - in scenes similar to a famous online row at Handford...

€748,000 Just Transition Funding for conservation of medieval churches and pollinators...

A major new project linking conservation of medieval heritage and biodiversity has been launched by Laois and Offaly County Councils. The three year project has...

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...

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...

Plea for action over anti-social behaviour at derelict house as neighbours...

A plea has been made for action to be taken over a vacant property in Portlaoise which is routinely the scene of anti-social behaviour. The...

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...

Calls for a ‘retractable canopy’ to be erected on Main Street...

The Covid-19 pandemic has meant that we have all had to adapt the way we live our lives - and one Laois County Councillor...

New footpath and pedestrian crossing approved for busy road near Laois...

A brand new footpath and a controlled pedestrian crossing are set to be constructed on a busy road near a Laois GAA ground. The Cathaoirleach...

Laois County Council aims to cut Portlaoise’s carbon emissions by 72%...

Laois County Council aims to cut Portlaoise's carbon emissions by 72% by the end of the decade in a new plan. This target is set...

County Council agree €562,000 sale of Togher land for expansion of...

A fourth business is set to start operating from the Togher National Business Park in Portlaoise. The issue of the disposal of 3.04 hectares at...

‘Solution needed now’ to unpleasant issue in Portlaoise housing estate

An immediate solution is needed to solve a serious sewage problem in the Hermitage estate in Portlaoise, a recent meeting of Laois County Councillors...

‘Council deserve huge credit for Low Carbon funding’ says Cathaoirleach

Almost €26 million in funding was announced today as part of the Government's Revitalising the Midlands Programme - with Portlaoise very much leading the...

Councillors cry foul at new government bill on planning laws

Laois County Councillors have expressed their opposition and disgust at a segment of the new Land Development Bill which is due before the Dail...

In Pictures: Laois County Council unveil details of 13 social housing...

Laois County Council Chief Executive John Mulholland has unveiled details of 13 social housing schemes which will deliver 141 new homes by the end...

Calls for prison sentences for ‘repeat offenders’ as clampdown needed on...

"People are sick to the teeth of illegal dumping and the measures in place are not doing anything to deter it". So says the Cathaoirleach...

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...

‘Absolutely disgusting’ – outrage as dog fouling leads to wheelchair user...

Dog fouling has been described as 'absolutely disgusting and a huge problem' at this morning's meeting of the Portlaoise Municipal District. Fianna Fail Councillor Catherine...

Disgusting dumping occurs at same Laois area twice in a week

This is truly disgusting. Dumping and littering has taken place in the exact same area in Laois - twice in just seven days. Last week, on...

Laois Councillors had no say in decision to grant planning permission...

Laois County Councillors have no function when it comes to the decision making process in relation to planning applications. So says Laois County Council CEO...

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...

Laois County Council Cathaoirleach encourages everyone to ‘shop local’ and ‘stay...

With shops and businesses around the County having reopened their doors following the easing of Covid-19 restrictions from Level 5 to Level 3, Laois...

Safety of cyclists a big issue at Portlaoise’s secondary schools

One of the features of lockdown life this year has been an increase in people out cycling and walking. But secondary school students cycling to...