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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...

Calls for update on ‘non existent’ Laois HSE Community Intervention Team

The Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council has called on the HSE to provide an update on what she says is the 'non-existent' HSE Community...

Laois County Councillors call for ‘Strategic Housing Developments’ to be abolished

Laois County Councillors have called on the Minister for Housing, Darragh O'Brien, to abolish Strategic Housing Developments (SHD) immediately. Normally applications for planning permission first...

Laois Councillor ‘scalded’ and running around like ‘Wee Willie Winkie’ over...

A Laois County Councillor has said he is being 'scalded' on the phone on a daily basis over the installation of new LED lights...

Laois soccer club and special needs school to benefit from lease...

A Laois soccer club and a special needs school are to benefit from the leasing of lands owned by Laois County Council to them. For...

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...

Resolution in sight for decade long dispute over rail crossing in...

Three years after declaring that his 'day will come' in relation to a Laois County Councillor's 14 year dispute with Iarnrod Eireann - his...

LGBTI+ flag to fly over Laois County Hall for the very...

The community of Laois has come together to support LGBTI+ awareness week from November 16-20 which will culminate in the raising of the LGBTI+...

Laois Gift Card launched by Chamber as Cathaoirleach and Laois Minister...

Laois Chamber of Commerce are just one year back in operation and what year it has been. But despite a global pandemic, they have strived...

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...

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 children losing out in medical card dispute between dentists and...

A dispute between dentists and the Department of Health has left children in Laois caught in the middle. Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council, Catherine Fitzgerald,...

Renewed calls for a crematorium and Columbarium Wall to be constructed...

"I haven't decided what I would like to happen to me (when I die), but I think people should have the option of being...

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 over speed limit preventing safety measures at Portlaoise GAA grounds

A pedestrian crossing, a path and a decreased speed limit should be put in place at the Portlaoise GAA grounds at Rathleague outside the...

Anti-social behaviour in Portlaoise park a ‘shame’ as local residents highlight...

Anti-social behaviour in the People's Park in Portlaoise at night time and weekends is causing huge disturbance to local residents as measures to combat...

Calls for more welcoming approach signs when entering Portlaoise

Laois County Council should put in place more attractive 'Welcome to Portlaoise' signs on the main roads into the town to "enhance the aesthetics...

Date confirmed for meeting between Minister for Health and Laois County...

A delegation of Laois County Councillors will meet with Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly on Wednesday at 12pm to discuss the restrictions that have...

Laois Cathaoirleach poses eight questions to Health Protection Surveillance Centre on...

The Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council, with the backing of her fellow Laois Councillors, has written a letter to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre...

‘We want answers’ as Minister for Health and Chief Medical Officer...

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly and acting Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Ronan Glynn have been invited to attend an emergency meeting of Laois County...

Calls for old railway track in Portlaoise to be turned into...

A new Greenway walking and cycling route could be developed linking Portlaoise to the new business park and Togher Woods. The proposed route would use...