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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...

New Government cabinet announced – but no Laois involvement

Taoiseach Micheal Martin has unveiled his new Government cabinet, an historical appointment that sees six ministerial positions for Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael and...

Mixed views among Fine Gael’s elected representatives in Laois on Government...

There are varied views among Fine Gael elected representatives in this area about the proposed Programme for Government that would see a coalition formed...

Beef farmers in Laois to benefit from Covid-19 financial package

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan says a €50m support scheme will be made available to beef farmers in Laois and Offaly who have been...

100 years ago this weekend, Laois’s longest-serving TD Oliver J Flanagan...

Elected for the first time at the age of 23, before going on to serve 44 years in the Dáil, this weekend marks the...

Laois enterprises urged to apply to Restart Grant for Small Business

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has urged small and micro businesses across Laois and Offaly to apply for the new €250m Restart Grant, which...

€10 million fund for technology for disadvantaged students

A €10 million fund has been set up to provide technology and devices for disadvantaged students at primary and secondary level, according to Laois/Offaly...

Funding of €1 million unveiled to combat illegal dumping during the...

Some €1 million in funding will be given to local authorities to combat a worrying rise in illegal dumping during the Covid-19 emergency, according...

Major expansion confirmed for Laois secondary school

Laois TD and Minister for Justice & Equality, Charlie Flanagan has announced that additional accommodation has been approved for Portlaoise College. Six general classrooms, four...

‘A tragedy in our community’ says Minister Flanagan in relation to...

Minister for Justice and Laois-Offaly TD Charlie Flanagan has said that heart-breaking deaths in St Fintan's Hospital in Portlaoise "underline the devastating effect of...

Minister Flanagan says Fine Gael and Fianna Fail coming together is...

Laois TD and Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has welcomed the coming together of his own party, Fine Gael, and Fianna Fail in a...

New powers will allow Gardaí to instruct holiday home owners to...

Laois TD and Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has said gardaí will be able to knock on the doors of holiday homes and instruct...

Minister Flanagan says there is no threat to jobs at Portlaoise...

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan says there is no threat to jobs at Portlaoise Mail Centre. Earlier today, Sinn Fein TD Brian Stanley has called...

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil coalition the preferred option for Laois...

Laois TD and the current Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan says it's his preference for his party Fine Gael to go into Government with...

‘Vicious personal campaign’ didn’t deter Flanagan as he gets elected for...

Outgoing Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan says that the 'vicious personal' attacks that he was subjected to over the last number of weeks did...

ELECTED: Outgoing Minister for Justice Flanagan returned on 10th count in...

Charlie Flanagan has been elected on the 10th count in the Laois-Offaly constituency having been put over the quota by his running mate Marcella...

Election Memories: The turbulent 80s but Laois-Offaly resolutely remains Fianna Fáil...

So you think the political landscape is fragile, fractured and fragmented – well you clearly weren’t around in the 1980s. The 80s, the decade that...

On the Canvass: ‘Challenging election’ as Flanagan sets to go to...

Saturday afternoon in Portlaoise. A week to election day. It's pleasantly mild for January as Minister Charlie Flanagan parks in the Market Square in the...

2002 & 2007 Election Memories: The rise and fall of Parlon...

In the spring of 2002 Mary Harney courted farm leader Tom Parlon and won him over. She wiped the eye of Parlon’s other suitor, Michael...

Pundit Ivan Yates predicts three Fianna Fáil seats for Laois-Offaly

Pulling no punches and certainly not hedging his bets the former bookie and Fine Gael TD and Minister Ivan Yates has  predicted that his...

‘We’re still waiting’ – Portlaoise Hospital committee voice ‘extreme disappointment and...

The main local group behind the campaign to save Portlaoise Hospital have launched a scathing attack on Laois-Offaly TD and Minister for Justice Charlie...

‘If Fine Gael are returned to Government … no plans to...

With the 2020 General Election now less than two weeks away, Laois-Offaly TD and Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has said that he has...

Fine Gael rally the troops and point to their record as...

The Fine Gael faithful from across the Laois-Offaly constituency turned out in large numbers in Mountmellick last night as the party launched their General...