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Price fixed as new Columbarium Wall in Laois cemetery becomes operational

The price for securing a slot in the new Columbarium Wall that has been erected in a Laois cemetery has been confirmed. The matter came...

Calls for bollards to protect cyclists near Laois schools as parents...

A call has been made for bollards to be erected on the cycle lanes near two Laois secondary schools following a number of incidents. The...

Laois Councillors call on the government to halt standing charge increases...

Laois County Councillors have called on the government to 'stop the standing charge increase on electricity and gas bills'. The standing charge is a fixed...

Disappointment as still no site found for promised Women’s Refuge in...

Disappointment has been expressed as the search for a site for a Women's Refuge in Laois has been unsuccessful so far. In February, it was...

Full council retrofit budget needed to upgrade Portlaoise estate

It would take the council's full annual budget for retrofitting just to retrofit the 30+ houses in St Brigid's Place, with this Portlaoise estate...

‘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...

Considerable improvement of footpaths and cycle lanes planned for Portlaoise

Laois County Council is planning to considerably improve footpaths and cycle lanes in Portlaoise town next year, as well as develop a cycle network...

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...