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Sinn Féin lambast Minister Flanagan on RIC event and call for...

Sinn Féin forces in Laois have lined up to blast local Minister Charlie Flanagan for his role in organising an official State event to...

Laois Sports Hall fiasco – no application was ever made

Ambitious plans and high hopes for a new modern, purpose-built, state-of-the-art indoor sports facility for Laois have come unstuck. Local public representatives in Portlaoise did...

Intervention needed on ‘busy’ Mountmellick Road says Cllr Dwane Stanley

A call has been made for an update on progress made to obtain funding for the three roundabouts that are needed on the Mountmellick...

Calls for a crematorium in Portlaoise to give families more options

Calls have been made for a Crematorium in Portlaoise at the recent Municipal District meeting of the Portlaoise district. Fianna Fáil Cllr, Catherine Fitzgerald made...

Effort to block apartments in Portlaoise development fails

Despite extensive objections from numerous residents in the area, Laois County Council have sanctioned plans for a new social housing development on the Abbeyleix...

Child dental and mental health services in Laois in disarray

Not for the first time Laois elected representatives this week once again trained their sights on the Health Minister, Simon Harris as they highlighted...

Residents left in limbo as bridge in Portlaoise is abruptly closed

There were cross words and crossed wires as it was revealed that an old bridge across the River Triogue in Portlaoise has been abruptly...

Residents in Portlaoise estate living in ‘fear in their own homes’

Residents in O'Moore Place are living in fear in their own homes and are being terrorized by a small number of criminals - a...

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...