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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...

Delegation from Portlaoise Hospital Action Group to meet Health Minister

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan says that a group from the Portlaoise Hospital Action Group are set to meet Health Minister Simon Harris in...

Election Memories: FF leave seat behind them as Sinn Féin make...

Although joined at the hip since the birth of the nation Laois-Offaly were separated for the first time for general election purposes in 2016. Previously,...

Justice Minister Flanagan says RIC and DMP commemoration is not a...

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has released a detailed statement defending the decision to commemorate the Royal Irish Constabulary and Dublin Metropolitan Police. The statement...

New legislation on gift vouchers ‘good news’ for consumers ahead of...

New Government legislation on gift vouchers has been heralded as 'good news' for Laois consumers ahead of Christmas. Under the new laws, gift vouchers will...

Traffic feasibility study in Mountmellick welcomed

Laois/Offaly TD and Minister for Justice & Equality, Charlie Flanagan, has welcomed the commencement of a traffic assessment study in Mountmellick town. This follows approval...

€61,000 for five projects in Laois under 2019 Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure...

Laois/Offaly TD and Minister for Justice & Equality, Charlie Flanagan, has confirmed that Laois is to benefit from almost €61,000 funding for five projects...

Green light for badly needed works at Laois fire station

Laois/Offaly TD and Minister for Justice & Equality, Charlie Flanagan, has this morning announced that funding has been approved for works at Mountrath Fire...

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,...