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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...

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...