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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...

Update provided on status of new Garda station in Portlaoise

Laois TD, Charlie Flanagan, has provided an update on the planned refurbishment of Portlaoise Garda station. The refurbishment of the station is included in the...

Almost €450,000 in Community Education Funding for Laois/Offaly Education and Training...

€447,801 of funding has been granted by the government to the Laois Offaly Education and Training Board for community education. This was part of a...

Failte Ireland investment to ‘provide welcome boost for tourism business across...

A new nationwide €55 million investment by Fáilte Ireland will provide a welcome boost for tourism businesses across Laois. So says Laois TD Charlie Flanagan...

Laois County Council called on to ‘explore new ways of using...

A Laois TD is encouraging County Councils to make more use of the Repair and Leasing Scheme to supply more housing. Fine Gael's Charlie Flanagan...

Warm tributes as Tom Mulhall calls time on political career

There have been warm tributes paid to retiring Fine Gael councillor Tom Mulhall, who announced his decision on Friday to step down from political...

€377k granted to 162 Laois businesses through the Trading Online Voucher...

€377,468 has so far been granted to 162 businesses across Laois and Offaly in 2020 through the Trading Online Voucher Scheme. The Trading Online Voucher...

New law ‘will break link between criminal gangs and vulnerable youngsters’

A new law will break the link between criminal gangs and the vulnerable youngsters they recruit, according to Laois TD Charlie Flanagan. Deputy Flanagan said...

Laois TDs unanimous in relation to Covid-19 vaccine

All three of Laois's sitting TDs say that they will take the Covid-19 vaccine when it becomes available. LaoisToday contacted Sean Fleming, Charlie Flanagan and...

Planning permission for new Laois Garda station to be lodged as...

A new building for Laois's biggest Garda station is moving a step closer. Former Minister for Justice & Equality and Laois/Offaly TD, Charlie Flanagan, has...

Community groups in Laois encouraged to apply for additional Government funding

A further €47,000 fund is being made available to community and voluntary groups in Laois to help them deal with Covid-19. The funding, which is...

350 jobs saved in Bord na Mona through Carbon Store and...

The government has confirmed it has allocated €108m for Bord na Móna’s large-scale peatlands restoration project. The Carbon Store and Capture Plan will protect the...

HSE set to resume Laois/Offaly School Vaccination Programme ‘in coming weeks’

The HSE is set to resume the School Vaccination Programme in Laois 'in the coming weeks'. Laois TD Charlie Flanagan relayed the news to LaoisToday...

Sports organisations in Laois to benefit from €112,000 in funding

Sports organisations in Laois are to benefit to the tune of €112,370.23 of funding to help them battle the effects of Covid-19. €46,570.23 has been...

Laois businesses urged to avail of the Apprenticeship Incentivisation Scheme

Businesses in Laois have been urged to avail of the extended Apprenticeship Incentivisation Scheme. Due to success of the initiative this year, Minister for Further...

Additional flu vaccine to be made available as high demand anticipated

The HSE has confirmed that there will be sufficient stock of the Flu Vaccine to cover demand this year. So says Laois TD Charlie Flanagan...

New bill to give increased supports for those in mortgage difficulty...

Borrowers in Laois and all around the country who have seen their incomes hit by the Covid-19 crisis will have greater access to insolvency...

Charlie Flanagan among the new directors of cross-border peace-keeping charity Co-operation...

Long-serving Laois Fine Gael TD and former Minister Charlie Flanagan has been appointed as a director of Co-operation Ireland, a charity that promotes and...

Former Laois minister and government colleague in Twitter spat over new...

The publication of a new book has resulted in two politicians entering into something of a war of words over Twitter. Former Minister for Justice...

Deputy Flanagan leads the tributes as long-serving Fine Gael activist and...

Deputy Charlie Flanagan has led the tributes following the death of Dave Conroy from Derrycloney, Mountmellick, a long-time supporter of Fine Gael and a...

€145,000 fund to assist Laois and Offaly third level students with...

Third level students in Laois and Offaly will benefit from a new fund to help them access laptops and other devices, according to Laois/Offaly...

Laois TD says ‘local lockdown’ must only be considered as ‘a...

Fine Gael TD Charlie Flanagan says that any local lockdown in a bid to curb the spread of Coronavirus in Laois, Kildare and Offaly...