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Laois TD set to head Down Under for St Patrick’s Day

One Laois TD is set to head to Australia as part of the annual St Patrick's Day celebrations. The Irish Independent are reporting that Minister...

Minister Flanagan in favour of repealing the Eight Amendment

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has backed the campaign behind repealing the Eight Amendment. The cabinet were briefed this morning on what’s needed to have...

Moving speech from Minister Flanagan as local Garda receive bravery medals...

His late father Oliver J Flanagan was the intended target of an IRA bomb in Garryhinch in 1976 that killed a young member of...

Flanagan tells Dr O’Reilly to ‘bin’ plan to downgrade Portlaoise Hospital

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has told Dr Susan O'Reilly to 'bin' her plan to downgrade the Midlands Regional Hospital in Portlaoise. The Fine Gael...

Flanagan selected to contest General Election in Laois once again

Charlie Flanagan has been selected by the Laois Fine Gael party to contest an eighth General Election this evening in Abbeyleix. The party held their...

Flanagan fires warning shot at gangs who target Laois

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has warned rural thieves in hiding that it will no longer be a safe bet to commit crime as...

Historical links brought to the fore as Portlaoise hotel looks forward...

The Midlands Park Hotel has a bright new future - as evident by a vibrant launch last Friday night - but there was a...

‘Fair Deal’ for farmers under proposed changes to nursing home scheme

Farm families and other sole traders could save thousands of euro in nursing home fees under a new proposal that would protect their assets. This...

Boost in funding for Community Text Alert Groups

Laois TD and Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan, has outlined details for additional financial support to Community Text Alert Groups in 2017...

Over €260,000 for Local Improvement Schemes in Laois

€264,000 in funding has been secured for Local Improvement Schemes in Laois, according to Laois TD and Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan The...

Extra time for Laois farmers to submit data for Farm Improvement...

Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan, has confirmed that the deadline for submission of data for Farm Improvement Plans in Knowledge Transfer Groups...

Minister Charlie Flanagan welcomes Minister Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran to Laois

Minister of State for the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Flood Relief Kevin Moran visited heritage sites around Laois today, including EMo Court...

‘It is time for neglect of Laois to end’ argues Minister

Laois TD and Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan, has held talks with the Tanáiste and Minister for Jobs and Enterprise, Ms Frances...

Deeply unpopular but constituency changes means Laois will be boring no...

Charlie Flanagan says it is "cackhanded", "inexplicable" and "wholly unsatisfactory". Sean Fleming says it is "most unfair" and "unjustified". Brian Stanley says they've "made...

Local TDs argue that EirGrid should ‘abandon’ substation project in Laois

Laois TDs Charlie Flanagan, Sean Fleming and Brian Stanley were united in their calls for EirGrid's planned substation in Laois to be abandoned, following recent...

Timahoe students the first engagement for Charlie Flanagan in new ministerial...

Friday was a very special day for the students of Timahoe NS, as they had the honour of being the focus of the first...

Charlie Flanagan pays tribute as Enda Kenny steps aside

Laois Fine Gael TD and Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has said political history will remember Enda Kenny's spell as Taoiseach very kindly. Speaking...

Six Laois schools to undergo major improvements due to Government funding

Laois TD and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan has confirmed that six local schools will undergo major improvement works over the...

Flanagan welcomes €600K energy upgrade for Laois communities

Laois TD and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charlie Flanagan has today confirmed that over €600,000 in funding has been secured for energy...

Wired with Whelan: There is no Hollywood ending in sight for...

Is a dream a lie if it don’t come true? Or is it something worse. (The River, Bruce Springsteen) We mightn’t like what she is saying but...

Stanley hits out at Flanagan over ‘misleading the public’

Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley has hit out at Fine Gael Minister Charlie Flanagan over comments he made about Sinn Féin’s position on water charges. Deputy...

Mountmellick company welcome Charlie Flanagan to celebrate 20 years in business

Powerscreen Ireland welcomed Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charlie Flanagan to Mountmellick this week to help them celebrate their 20th anniversary celebrations. Established in...

Minister believes Census results show need for greater services in Laois

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan believes that today's Census results prove that Laois needs greater state investment in public services. The Fine Gael TD...

Boost for Portlaoise Hospital as key positions filled

There has been a significant boost for the stricken Portlaoise Hospital with the news that several key positions have been filled. Minister for Foreign Affairs...

Flanagan praises Martin McGuinness for ’embrace of the politics of peace’

Laois TD and Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan commended Martin McGuinness for “his embrace of the politics of peace” and the “immense personal contribution”...

Flanagan: Older Laois people will have more money in their pockets

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade has insisted that older Laois people will benefit greatly from Fine Gael's new health legislation. Charlie Flanagan is...

Flanagan to spend St Patrick’s Day in Italy

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charlie Flanagan is off to the land of love on St Patrick’s Day. The Fine Gael TD will spend...

10 lesser known facts about Minister Charlie Flanagan

As Charlie Flanagan is honoured with a civic reception by Laois County Council, we take a look at some of the lesser known facts. One...

Minister Charlie Flanagan accorded the highest recognition from people of Laois

The worldwide brief and varied political career of Charlie Flanagan was recognised by his own when he was accorded the highest local honour, a...

Funding of €1millon approved for Portlaoise relief road

Funding of €1 million has been allocated to allow the compulsory purchase of land for the Portlaoise Southern Relief Road, which is seen as...