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€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...

‘Cost for antigen tests is too high’ says Laois TD who...

Laois TD Charlie Flanagan has called on the Minister for Health to provide free antigen tests to 'hard pressed families'. The Fine Gael TD has...

Laois TD encourages people to claim tax relief on a range...

January offers a good opportunity for people to avail of the tax reliefs to which they are entitled on expenses including medical bills and...

Government announces allocation of €100,000 to revitalise Laois town

€100,000 has been granted by the Department of Finance to Laois County Council to specifically devise a plan to revitalise Rathdowney. Laois County Council will...

Laois TD calls for youth adult travel card scheme to include...

A Laois TD has called on the National Transport Authority to extend the young adult travel card to include private and coach operators. Currently, the...

Laois TD hits out at Green Party following MEP’s ‘request to...

A Laois TD has called on the Green Party to answer questions regarding its views on agricultural investment in light of MEP Ciarán Cuffe’s...

Changes to CAO website include apprenticeship opportunities for school leavers across...

Enhancements to the CAO website now include further education and apprenticeship opportunities for school leavers across Laois. So says Laois TD Charlie Flanagan who was...

€4.3 million funding boost to help food producing company in Laois...

A food producing plant in Laois is to benefit from €4.3 million in government funding. It was announced this afternoon that Dawn Meats, which operates...

New legislation to formalise range of tax measures ‘will put money...

A range of tax measures due to be formalised in legislation will reduce the cost of living for people across Laois by putting €415...

Jobs promised for Laois following publication of Climate Action Plan 2021

The Climate Action Plan 'includes low-cost, high-benefit measures that will bring down emissions, create new jobs and protect communities across the constituency'. So says Laois...

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...