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Local Senator and Laois TD join calls for extra Bank Holiday...

A local Senator and a Laois TD have called for the proposed 'extra Bank Holiday' to be added in next year. Plans are at an...

Laois people encouraged to apply for fuel allowance scheme as almost...

A total of 5,977 households across Laois received fuel allowance payments through the National Fuel Scheme last winter. According to Laois TD Charlie Flanagan, these...

Momentous day as Knockbeg College’s brand new school officially opened

It was a momentous day in the history of one of Ireland's oldest educational facilities as Knockbeg College's brand new school was officially opened. A...

€28,000 in funding to support outdoor tourism in Laois forests as...

Four car parks in Laois that are used by people to park before they walk are set to receive a makeover. Laois TD Charlie Flanagan...

€50,000 for new community garden in Camross Village Park under CLAR...

A new community garden is on the way to Camross following a government announcement today. €50,000 has been allocated to the village for the project...

Entrepreneurs and start-ups in Laois urged to apply for Competitive Start...

Entrepreneurs and start-ups in Laois are invited to apply for funding to provide an innovative product or service aimed at international markets. Several support workshops will...

Housing stock in Laois to be boosted following €20bn 5-year Government...

The launch of the Government’s Housing For All plan marks a significant step forward in the goal to ensure everyone has the option to...

Laois residents invited to submit their ideas on how to make...

Residents across the Laois are being offered the chance to have their voice heard and contribute to national policymaking. This is being offered, according to...

Laois farmers encouraged to have their say on the future of...

The public consultation on the draft interventions proposed for the 2023-2027 CAP Strategic Plan is being extended by one week. The EU’s common agricultural policy...

19 Laois sports organisations receive €205,000 in funding under the Sports...

19 sports organisations in Laois have received €205,162 funding under the Sports Equipment Programme. GAA, ladies football, soccer, camoige, golf, gymnastics, martial arts, archery, equestrian,...

Additional €284k allocated for upgrade works on rural roads and laneways...

Laois County Council has been allocated additional funding this year for upgrade works to rural roads and laneways. The total allocation of funding under the...

Inquiry demanded into Ratheniska ambulance ‘no show’ following injury to Laois...

Laois TD, Charlie Flanagan, has asked the Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly to investigate the lack of Emergency Services in Laois on Tuesday last. The...

€200,000 awarded for Laois under the Connected Hubs Scheme

€200,000 in funding will be made available to projects across Laois under the Connected Hubs Scheme. The Connected Hubs Scheme is a key deliverable of...

‘A win for ordinary farming families’ – Laois TD welcomes High...

Four Fine Gael TDs and two Senators have described today’s High Court decision to dismiss An Taisce’s application to apply to the Court of...

Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with...

Laois TD Charlie Flanagan says he is surprised with the proposal to go ahead with this year's Electric Picnic and that the organisers must...

Laois businesses urged to apply as Small Business Assistance Scheme opens...

Laois businesses are being urged to apply as the Small Business Assistance Scheme has now opened for applications. Businesses can apply for a grant of...

€270,000 allocated for upgrade works on rural roads and laneways in...

€270,000 has been allocated for repairs and improvement works on non-public roads in rural communities in Laois as part of the Government’s ‘Our Rural...

Laois TD throws support behind ‘The Plan’ to fully reopen hospitality...

Laois TD and former Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has thrown his support behind calls for the hospitality to fully reopen on June 2...

New Summer Education Programme for 2021 ‘good news’ for students with...

The announcement of a new enhanced Summer Programme for students with special educational needs and those facing disadvantage has been heralded as 'good news'...

Laois TD among group describing An Taisce as a ‘leading threat...

Laois TD Charlie Flanagan is among a group of Fine Gael politicians who have lambasted An Taisce. An Taisce is a charity that works to...

The Competitive Start Fund ‘could create the next start-up success story...

The Competitive Start Fund could create the next start-up success story in Laois - so says TD Charlie Flanagan. Deputy Flanagan was speaking as Damien...

Laois County Council urged to apply for funding to help towns...

Laois County Council has been urged to apply for funding for projects to help revitalise towns and villages after Covid-19. The call was made by...

Former Laois Minister welcomes High Court approval for new Glanbia cheese...

Laois TD Charlie Flanagan has welcomed a High Court decision regarding an An Taisce objection to a new Glanbia cheese plant. Earlier this month, a...

Hopes for Electric Picnic and Ploughing Championships as mass vaccination to...

The opening of a mass vaccination centre in Laois this week gives hope that events such as the Electric Picnic and the World Ploughing...

Almost €600,000 to be spent on improving roads near key Laois...

€598,170 will be spent on improving roads in the Camross, Coolrain and Killanure area in 2021 by Laois County Council - boosting its status...

Minister says ‘no threat’ to Laois social welfare service that caters...

The Minister for Social Protection has confirmed that there is 'no threat' to a social welfare service in Rathdowney. Concerns for the future of Rathdowney...

Former Laois Minister requests An Taisce to withdraw objection to new...

Former Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has joined calls for An Taisce to withdraw an objection to a new Glanbia cheese factory. The Laois TD,...

New scheme aimed at increasing outdoor dining capacity in Laois launched

A new scheme aimed at boosting the hospitality sector across Laois by developing and increasing their outdoor seating capacity has been launched. So says Fine...

Warm welcome as Slieve Bloom Outdoor Amenities get €270,000 in funding

There has been a warm welcome from local politicians following the announcement of funding of €270,000 for the Slieve Bloom Outdoor Recreation Infrastucture scheme. "This...

Contracts extended for Community Employment and TÚS scheme participants in Laois

Participants of Community Employment and TÚS schemes in Laois whose contracts were due to finish over the period since last October will now benefit...