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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...

Calls for lorries to be banned from using Mountmellick Road in...

Large articulated lorries should not be allowed to use the Mountmellick Road and come through Portlaoise town centre - and instead should be forced...

New Cathaoirleach elected to lead Laois County Council for the next...

Catherine Fitzgerald has been elected as the new Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council. The Fianna Fáil councillor was elected at today’s monthly meeting of the...

Calls for a new road to link Stradbally and Dublin Roads...

Portlaoise-based councillor Catherine Fitzgerald has called for Laois County Council to give serious consideration to connecting the Dublin Road and Stradbally Road in the...

Laois councillors request meeting with Housing Minister following ‘stupid’ affordable housing...

Laois County Councillors are requesting a meeting with the Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy after they deferred a vote on a draft Affordable Housing...

Appeal for municipal chair to be offered around, best wishes to...

The Portlaoise Municipal District AGM took place in Laois County Council on Monday morning and while there was a general feel-good atmosphere as the...

Box by box – how your area voted in the 2019...

There were 31 boxes in the Portlaoise Municipal District - with 22 of them in Portlaoise and the remaining nine spread across a wide...

Fianna Fáil stalwart Fitzgerald looking forward to getting back to work...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union A feature of this year's Local Elections in Laois was that while Fianna Fáil lost...

ELECTED: Catherine Fitzgerald has been re-elected in the Portlaoise area

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union Catherine Fitzgerald has been re-elected to the Portlaoise Municipal District following the 9th count and...