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Laois Minister to introduce ‘tagging’ and host of measures to tackle...

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has unveiled a raft of new measures to be contained in a sex offenders law. Speaking to the Irish Mirror,...

€1m funding scheme for community and voluntary groups supporting older people...

A new €1m funding scheme aimed at community and voluntary groups supporting older people in their community is now open for applications, according to...

In Pictures: Exciting new era as Bloom HQ is officially opened...

There was a real sense of pride and accomplishment in Mountrath this afternoon as the local community were joined by a host of dignitaries...

1991 Election Memories: Liam Hyland champion of rural Ireland; Cathy Honan’s...

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1999 Election Memories: The count that ended up in court as...

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Eight iconic Portlaoise structures that are no longer with us

On Wednesday, a discussion took place at the Portlaoise Municipal District meeting where Councillors reminisced about the Blue Bridge in Portlaoise. The iconic blue metal...

Call for applications for 2019 Town and Village Renewal Scheme

Funding of up to €200,000 is available for rural towns and villages across Laois through the 2019 . This is according to Laois/Offaly TD and...

Laois Minister embroiled in ‘bizarre’ drink-driving row

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan is this morning at the centre of what he himself described as a “bizarre” drink-driving row, due to comments made...

Laois Minister says returning ‘ISIS bride’ may face charges if sufficient...

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan says that efforts will be made to bring so-called 'Irish ISIS bride' Lisa Smith home from Syria - but...

Laois County Council and community groups urged to work together to...

Laois/Offaly TD and Minster for Justice & Equality, Charlie Flanagan has urged Laois County Council and local communities to work together on proposals for...

Election Diary: International Women’s Day, school visit and calls for electoral...

It is less than three months until the Elections and our third Election Diary is now here. We look at the latest political pieces as...

Public information session on ‘ambitious’ national heritage plan to be held...

A public information session on the new national heritage plan will be held on the 7th and 15th of February in Portlaoise. Speaking this morning...

Laois TD heading to New York as ministers reveal St Patrick’s...

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan will be spending St Patrick's Day in New York this year. The news was revealed last night as the Government...

Sixty-five Laois schools to receive minor works grant payment

A total of 65 Laois schools will receive a Minor Works Grant payment over the coming days for small scale works and improvements. This is according...

Update on works on Mountmellick river susceptible to flooding

Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan has received the following update on flood relief works on the Owenass River in Mountmellick. This comes following...

€304,255 for upgrade of local roads in Laois

Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan, has announced that €304,255 has been granted to County Laois for the upgrade of local roads. Minister Flanagan...

Funding announced to repair regional and local roads in Laois

Laois/Offaly TD and Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan has announced an allocation of €956,000 in funding to assist the repair of regional...

WATCH: National competition launched in Laois secondary school

Today a national competition was launched with help from the students at Scoil Chriost Rí, Portlaoise. Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan visited...

Laois Minister does not want General Election next year

Fine Gael Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan does not want to have a General Election next year. The Laois TD was speaking this afternoon in...

Minister Flanagan announces further funding for new library

Laois/Offaly TD and Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan, has announced an additional €1.35 million funding for a new library for Portlaoise. The funding is...

‘We’ll meet you there’- Town Team launch brand new logo

The Portlaoise Town Team held the official launch of their new brand logo for the town on Friday September 21. Over the past year, the...

Laois clubs called to register for €40 million sports capital grants

Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan has confirmed that €40 million is available to develop sports infrastructure around the country. The Laois TD is...

Laois Minister calls plans to boycott and protest Trump visit ‘outdated’

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has hit out at plans to boycott and protest the visit of US President Donald Trump to Ireland. Independent Alliance...

Flanagan encourages female entrepreneurs in Laois to apply for new start-up...

Female entrepreneurs are being invited to apply for a place on the Accelerating the Creation of Rural Nascent Start-ups (ACORNS) programme by Minister for...

€4.25 million allocated for the introduction of a Fodder Import Support...

Over €4 million has been allocated to a new Fodder Import Support measure, Laois/Offaly TD and Minister Justice & Trade has said.  This measure is...

Fine Gael pick their candidates in Laois-Offaly for the next General...

Charlie Flanagan, Marcella Corcoran-Kennedy and John Clendennen will represent Fine Gael at the next General Election following the party’s selection convention in Clonaslee this...

Men’s Sheds: Apply for funding now – Flanagan

Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan has urged Men's sheds in Laois to apply for funding before the August 31 deadline. The Laois/Offaly TD...

Four candidates in the mix ahead of Fine Gael selection convention

Four candidates will contest for a place on the Fine Gael General Election ticket in Laois-Offaly at the party's selection convention in Clonaslee this...

Fine Gael set convention date as General Election comes into focus

Fine Gael will hold their selection convention later this month as the party sets their sights on fighting the next General Election in the...

Laois Minister set to introduce proposal to electronically tag sex offenders

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan is set to introduce plans to electronically tag sex offenders, it is being reported. The Irish Examiner say that rapists...