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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...

Laois is running out of space … in cemeteries

It’s a grave situation. Laois is losing the plots. Space is running out in some of the counties 27 local authority managed cemeteries. Nowhere is the...

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...

Flower power boost for pollinators on Laois roads

Good news for residents, motorists … and butterflies and bees this week. Laois County council has agreed to embrace a proposal to plant more wild...

Portlaoise Musical Society honoured by local councillors for Titanic success at...

Portlaoise Musical Society were honoured by local Councillors last night in a civic reception in Laois County Council. The group picked up the top award...

House repairs are carried out by the book but rules may...

The difficulty in getting small jobs and minor house repairs carried out for local authority tenants in Laois Council houses is the latest bugbear...

Homeless Laois children forced to commute to school from Offaly

Homeless Laois children are being forced to commute to school from County Offaly as there is no emergency accommodation to house them closer to...

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...

Tributes paid following sad passing of well-known Laois woman

The death has taken place of Mrs Mary Daly from Portlaoise. She was 92 years of age. Mrs Daly is the mother of Fianna Fail...

Brakes put on Portlaoise land disposal

The clampers have been put on a proposal to sell off a site at Clonminham Industrial Estate for the time being at least. The site...

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...

‘Chaos’ traffic at Portlaoise primary schools causing people to go to...

Serious action is needed in the form of parking places and set-down bays for the school campuses at Summerhill in Portlaoise, because the unsavoury...

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...

Election postering “should be consigned to history” says Councillor

The sight of election posters in Portlaoise is set to become a thing of the past. Councillors have agreed to avoid the use of postering...

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...

Need for new cemetery for Laois town is ‘a matter of...

The need for a new cemetery in Portlaoise was raised at the area's latest municipal district meeting. "We definitely should plan one now - not...

Plans to knock range of buildings in Portlaoise advancing

Plans are advancing toward the demolition of the Jehovah Witness Kingdom Hall located off the Ballyfin Road, Portlaoise. The county council is also preparing tenders...

Safety measures on busy Portlaoise road will reduce car park spaces

A number of parking spaces will be lost on the Stradbally Road in Portlaoise when double yellow lines are installed as a safety measure...

Care urged on design of new Portlaoise roundabout

A new roundabout at Rockview in Portlaoise could be done in tandem with works on the Southern Circular Relief road in Portlaoise, according to...

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...

Review of bottle bank collections sought

Bottle bank collections should reviewed in Laois due to dumping problems, the Portlaoise Municipal District meeting heard this week. A motion seeking the review was...

Litter louts should think of staff who have to clean it...

People who dump litter should think of the council staff who have the “awful job” of going through the dumped bags, the recent Portlaoise...

Road resurfacing works sought in Portlaoise

Resurfacing of the back lanes in St Brigid’s Place is to be considered for improvement under the 2018 road programme, it has been confirmed. The...

Councillors snowed under with complaints over road salting

Rain hampered the council’s salting of the roads overnight, with councilors snowed under with complaints about the condition of roads and footpaths earlier today. The...

Up to €350,000 for a new roundabout

The cost of installing a new roundabout can cost anything between €250,000 to €350,000, the recent Portlaoise Municipal District meeting heard this week. Cllr Willie...

Laois construction waste charges are ‘anti-business’

Charges at the construction and demolition (C&D) waste facility in Portlaoise are harming local jobs, Laois County Council has heard. At the council’s monthly meeting,...

Removal of Portlaoise petrol pumps could cost €20,000

It could cost €20,000 to remove four disused petrol pumps from Market Square in Portlaoise. A motion before today’s Portlaoise Municipal Authority meeting from Cllr...

High profile derelict sites to be targeted in Laois

Eighty six houses in Laois are classed as derelict out of 27,000 houses in the county, this week’s Portlaoise Municipal Authority meeting heard. Wesley Keogh...

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...