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Concerns over the future of Portlaoise Mail Centre

Concerns over the future of Portlaoise Mail Centre were raised at today's meeting of the Portlaoise Municipal District. An Post has four mail centres across...

Portlaoise residents are extremely concerned about new waste plant, say local...

Portlaoise residents are 'extremely concerned' about the proposed 'waste to gas' plant at Coolnamona, say local councillors. Speaking at the Portlaoise municipal district meeting on...

Water ponding problem highlighted in Portlaoise estate

The problem of water ponding in Parnell Crescent, Knockmay, was highlighted at the most recent Portlaoise municipal district meeting. 'Water ponding' is caused by lack...

Sinn Fein select three candidates to contest 2019 Local Elections

Sinn Fein has selected three of their four candidates to contest the elections next May to Laois County Council. TD Brian Stanley confirmed the news...

Laois school added to Road Salting Programme for 2018-19

Cllr Catherine Fitzgerald is "delighted and hopes it is always salted" on news that the the road from the roundabout to The Heath school...

New pedestrian crossing requested for Portlaoise school

Cllr Caroline Dwane Stanley has put a motion forward that the Council install a Pedestrian Crossing at Colaiste Dhun Masc at Tower Hill Portlaoise. The...

Budget meeting results in good news for local business owners

There was good news for local businesses at the annual budget meeting of Laois County Council, when public representatives voted to keep commercial rates...

Tenders sought for fence at busy estate in Portlaoise

An undertaking has been given by Laois County Council to repair the roadside fence at Mountain View estate in Portlaoise. At the recent meeting of...

Prison Officers Club should be centre of Portlaoise Renaissance

The Portlaoise Prison Officers Club could form a centre piece of the Renaissance of Portlaoise town centre, Cllr Jerry Lodge has claimed. Speaking at the...

Gardaí maintain presence in O’Moore Place following ‘despicable act’

The burning of a house at O’Moore Place was described as a “despicable and mindless act” by Laois County Council CEO John Mulholland. The issue...

Urgent plan and garda presence sought for troubled Portlaoise estate

An urgent plan is urgently required for O’Moore Place which has suffered extreme cases of antisocial behaviour including one house being set on fire...

Families evacuated after house in Portlaoise estate set on fire

Action is being sought after a house was set on fire in broad daylight on Friday afternoon in O’Moore Place in Portlaoise, causing a...

Disappointment over the awarding of contracts to non-Laois companies

Councillors expressed their disappointment over the awarding of Laois County Council contracts to companies based outside of Laois at Wednesday's Portlaoise Municipal District meetings. Cllr...

Council moves to compulsory purchase houses in vandalised estate

Three houses at Hepburn Court which has endured vandalism in the past are to be compulsory purchased by Laois County Council. The order will be...

Calls for change at the Station road junction in Portlaoise

There was a call from some Councillors to make safer changes to the Station road junction in Portlaoise on Wednesday morning at the Portlaoise...

Portlaoise estate waiting 20 years to be taken in charge

Work on a foul sewer pumping station at an estate in Laois is holding up the area being taken in charge. An update was sought...

Cars ‘flying off the road’ and landing in front of house

Bends at the Glenfield on the Timahoe Road are so dangerous that cars are “flying off the road” and landing at the front door...

Irish Rail called on to fix damaged cemetery wall in Portlaoise

Irish Rail have been called upon to fix a cemetery wall that they damaged in Portlaoise OVER a year ago. Speaking at a recent meeting...

Drivers rammed gates to rally in field

Gates were rammed in a field behind Knockmay where drivers then rallied around the field, according to a local councillor. Cllr Caroline Dwane Stanley described...

Portlaoise public toilets shut over naked electric wire fears

Exposed electrical wires and evidence of drug use are the reasons behind the continued closure of the public toilets at Lyster Square in Portlaoise. The...

New secondary school could be located in Portlaoise town centre

The Chair of Laois and Offaly Education and Training Board, Cllr. Caroline Dwane-Stanley, has called on the Dept. of Education and Skills to acquire...

Tragic Daryl Dargan to be flown home this weekend

The body of tragic Daryl Dargan will be flown home from Portugal to Dublin late on Friday night, with funeral arrangements to follow afterwards. The...

Threats made to Laois council staff – ‘I know where you...

Laois council staff have been threatened by members of the public who have told them that they know where they live and the registration...

Council offers to buy land for new Portlaoise courthouse

Laois County Council is willing to buy land to allow the relocation of the Portlaoise courthouse from the town centre, if they are later...

Illegal parking creating danger for Portlaoise school children

A small number of drivers continue to park illegally on footpaths creating a danger for children attending primary schools near Summerhill in Portlaoise. At today’s...

Respond residents fear being moved into smaller houses

Respond residents in Laois are still concerned they could be forced to move to smaller houses, with the housing body’s failure to meet with...

Council buys up houses in estate which was once ‘worst scenario’...

Paperwork is being finalised on the purchase of three houses in Hepburn Court by Laois County Council which will bring to eight the number...

Up to €1.5m could be spent on Portlaoise paths and roads

Around €500,000 could be spent on footpaths in Portlaoise if councillors from the Portlaoise Municipal District club together some of their discretionary fund, with...

Concern voiced on Portlaoise burglaries and attack on woman

A woman was attacked in her own home in Portlaoise, with brazen burglars no longer concerned whether people are in a house or not,...