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Laois TD welcomes €5,000 increase in income eligibility limits for social...

Fine Gael TD Charlie Flanagan has welcomed the €5,000 increase across the three income eligibility limits for social housing. Deputy Flanagan was responding to confirmation...

Social Welfare Bill will help thousands of families and individuals in...

The Social Welfare Bill 2022 gives effect to Budget 2023 measures will help thousands of individuals and families in Laois with increased payments according...

Right to build your own home in Rural Ireland to be...

New rural housing guidelines will include the right to build your own home in remote areas and in rural Ireland if people have a...

Grants for vacant properties expanded to rural and urban areas in...

Grants of up to €50,000 for homeowners of vacant and derelict properties have been extended to both rural areas and cities and will be...

People of Laois to receive immediate assistance with cost-of-living pressures

Four measures to help with the cost of living will be paid this week and provide huge relief for the people of Laois. This is...

All eight Laois Men’s Sheds to receive €2,000 each to assist...

Grants of €2,000 will be provided to all eight Men’s Sheds in Laois to assist with their running costs. This initiative will see this grant...

Extension of Croí Cónaithe scheme to one-off vacant and derelict properties...

The popular Croí Cónaithe scheme which helps with the refurbishment of vacant properties in towns is to be extended to all cities and rural...

New scheme for rural dwellers in Laois ‘will enable them to...

A Laois TD says that the new Ready to Build Scheme will provide further housing options for people in Laois who wish to build...

Vacant home refurbishment scheme should be extended to rural areas says...

The Department of Housing should extend the Croí Cónaithe scheme to rural areas with populations above 400 - a Laois TD has said. Fine Gael...

Date set for works to begin on final phase of Laois...

The HSE has confirmed that the final schedule of works for Abbeyleix Community Nursing Unit will begin next week. According to Laois TD Charlie Flanagan,...

Rural homeowners in Laois to benefit from upgraded laneways and non-public...

Funding for the Local Improvement Scheme has been doubled to €22 million as part of Our Rural Future, the Government’s ambitious policy for rural...

New funding to improve library facilities across Laois announced

New Government funding has been announced to improve library facilities in Laois, Fine Gael TD Charlie Flanagan has said. Deputy Flanagan was speaking after Minister...

AIB must abolish service charges after closing cash facilities, says Laois...

Banks refusing to take cash from customers must abolish service charges, Fine Gael TD Charlie Flanagan has said. Deputy Flanagan was speaking after Allied Irish...

New funding for two Laois retailers to grow and enhance online...

New funding has been announced for two Laois retail businesses to expand their online offering and presence to customers at home and abroad. Fine Gael...

Major job recruitment planned for the Irish Prison Service following government...

The Irish Prison Service has opened a new campaign for the position of 344 Recruit Prison Officers in the Irish Prison Service. The Irish Prison...

Young people in Laois should consider career opportunities in the Defence...

Fine Gael in Government is moving to transform the Defence Forces and deliver the largest increase in the Defence budget in the history of...

Laois groups encouraged to apply for funding to upgrade Community Centre...

Community groups and organisations in Laois are encouraged to apply for a new round of funding for the upgrade and refurbishment of community centres. Funding...

Laois TD and local senator welcome ‘positive reform’ for Community Employment...

Major reforms to Community Employment, Tús and the Rural Social Scheme are set to reform the sector, a Laois TD has said. Fine Gael's Charlie...

Green light given for new primary care centre in Laois town

The expression of interest competition for the long awaited new primary care centre at Rathdowney has been completed. So says Fine Gael TD and Fine...

New cheese facility to strengthen rural Ireland by supporting 4,500 family...

The start of construction of a world-class €200 million Glanbia cheese factory signals a prosperous future for rural Ireland and family farms, a Laois...

Laois TD provides progress update on new Garda station building

It is expected the tender for the re-development of Portlaoise Garda Station will be issue in the third quarter of this year. So says Laois...

€190,000 in funding secured for five Laois projects under Community Monuments...

More than €190,000 has been secured for five Laois projects under the Community Monuments Fund. Ballylynan church and graveyard has received the highest alocation with...

Flanagan intends to contest next General Election, though uncertainty abounds over...

Long-serving Laois Fine Gael TD Charlie Flanagan says he intends to contest the next General Election, whenever that may be. Deputy Flanagan, who celebrated his...

Almost €70,000 of funding approved for six Laois swimming pools

Sport Ireland and Ireland Active have announced a €3.2 million funding package for swimming pool operators across the country. Six Laois swimming pools have been...

Government funding for flood mitigation works approved in Laois

Approval has been given to Laois County Council for an application that they made to the Office of Public Works’ under its Minor Flood...

Laois parents encouraged to apply as School Transport Scheme for 2022/23...

New applications for the school transport scheme for the coming school year 2022/23 are now being accepted. Laois TD Charlie Flanagan has encouraged parents to...

Refuge centre for victims of domestic violence in Laois a step...

Portlaoise Refuge has been listed as a priority in the publication of the Tusla review of accommodation services for victims of domestic, sexual and...

Laois TD calls for Pandemic Bonus to be paid to prison...

A Laois TD has called for the Pandemic Bonus to be extended to include nurses who work in the Irish Prison Service. Fine Gael's Charlie...

€3 million allocated for Laois for cycling and walking infrastructure in...

Laois has been allocated €3 million for improvements to cycling and walking infrastructure across the county. Nationally, the National Transport Authority (NTA) has allocated funds...

Local Enterprise Office clients created 106 new jobs across Laois in...

106 new jobs were created across Laois in 2021 by 138 small businesses supported by the Local Enterprise Office (LEO). An Tánaiste and Minister for...