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Meeting planned to begin talks on a proposed major new indoor...

Laois County Councillors have led a charge for a new, state-of-the-art indoor sports complex to be developed in Portlaoise. The first step came on Monday...

Born na Mona urged to retain Laois site ‘with unlimited tourist...

Born na Mona have been urged by Loois County Councillors to ensure the continued use of a site "with unlimited tourist potential." The motion was...

Transport Infrastructure Ireland draws the ire of Portlaoise County Councillor

Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) have drawn the ire of a Laois County Councillor this week. Speaking at the February meeting of the Portlaoise Municipal District,...

Gardai investigating and meeting called following disturbing vandalism at Laois cemetery

Gardai are continuing to investigate following 'disgusting' vandalism that took place at several graves in Portlaoise last week. In a seemingly random attack, at least...

Laois County Councillor calls for public Wi-fi to be installed at...

"I think it's a very basic requirement now, to have Wi-Fi in a hospital." That is the view of local Fianna Fáil County Cllr Catherine...

‘The traffic in Portlaoise is absolutely unreal now – it’s bumper...

Laois County Council were this week called upon by Councillors to press Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan TD on the urgent need for the...

Council may need to take over building of one and two...

Laois County Council may need to take over the building of one and two bedroom homes in the County. That is the view of Sinn...

Problematic Portlaoise footpaths could be in line for an upgrade if...

The state of the County's footpaths was a major talking point at the monthly meeting of the Portlaoise Municipal Council last week. Several County Cllrs...

Astro Pitch at Portlaoise Leisure Centre ‘in dire need of repair...

The Astro Pitch at Portlaoise Leisure is in dire need of repair and will soon become unplayable Laois County Council has heard. This is the...

Laois County Council calls on Minister for Health to extend mammogram...

Laois County Council is to write to the Minister for Health to request that mammogram screening be extended to those over the age of...

Call for works to be carried out to alleviate flooding problem...

A call has been made for urgent works to be carried out on a road in Laois which has experienced serious flooding. The problem, as...

New ramp/pedestrian crossing in Portlaoise estate causing ‘serious and extremely dangerous’...

A new ramp/pedestrian crossing at the entrance to a housing estate in Portlaoise is being viewed by those who live there as a 'serious...

Laois Councillor calls for stronger action to be taken on housing...

A Laois Councillor has called for the County Council take a stronger position on various housing issues in the town, including Down's Lane, The...

New Cathaoirleach elected to lead Portlaoise Municipal District Committee

Cllr Catherine Fitzgerald has been elected as the new Cathaoirleach of the Portlaoise Municipal District Committee. The vote took place at this week's Committee AGM,...

Laois County Council exploring the possibility of developing a safe cycle...

Laois County Council say they are investigating options to develop a route from Portlaoise to the Rock of Dunamaise that could be safely used...

Special recognition proposed for legendary Portlaoise basketball figure

A legendary figure on the local basketball scene could receive the highest possible council honour, following a motion at a meeting in Laois County...

Election row already as motion on ‘For Sale’ signs opens election...

A suggestion to Laois County Council to ask auctioneers to stop putting up 'For Sale' signs at the entrance to housing estates went in...

Long overlooked Mountmellick Road in Portlaoise on course to get its...

Given the number of roundabouts dotted around Portlaoise town, you'd think that there would be little appetite for any more. But the Mountmellick Road area...

Primary school places under pressure in Portlaoise as councillor calls for...

A Laois county councillor has called on the Department to Education to visit Portlaoise to discuss "the serious shortage of school places" in primary...

Call for safety measures at Laois estate as residents of fearful...

The residents of a Laois housing estate are afraid that every time they leave their homes in a vehicle, there could be an accident. So...

‘People’s lives are at risk’ – HSE under fire as ambulance...

The HSE came under fire at a meeting in Laois County Council today over the way it configures the National Ambulance Service. The issue was...

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...