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Heavy traffic taking its toll on Laois bridges

Heavy traffic is taking its toll on some old bridges in rural parts of Laois this week’s meeting of the Borris-Mountmellick district was told. The...

Behind every good man … is a Laois woman, ask Shane...

The secret ingredient of super star golfer Shane Lowry’s success is revealed. The elusive X-factor is not his caddie or dedicated training on the putting...

ELECTED: Paddy Bracken first elected in Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union After four counts of no-one reaching the quota in the Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick area, Paddy Bracken is...

Election Diary: Registering to vote, no election posters and delay on...

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Towns and villages ‘have been abandoned by Bus Éireann’ says local...

A Laois county councillor has said that Mountrath and Castletown have been 'abandoned' by Bus Éireann. Cllr James Kelly made the statement at the latest...

€100k cost of Coroner should not be incurred by Council, argues...

A campaign to get the Department of Justice to foot the bill and fund the County Coroner’s offices across the country has been initiated...

Nursing home planned for Graiguecullen

A new 60-bed nursing home is being planned for Graiguecullen. It is expected the facility at Ballykillen will create up to 20 jobs and will...

‘One in eight crimes are committed on bail’ Laois councillor calls...

"One in eight crimes are committed by people out on bail," this was the statement made by cllr James Kelly at the latest Laois...

Road works to be carried out in Durrow and Rathdowney

Two notices of motion were raised to carry out road works in the latest Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick municipal district meeting. One of these motions was for the...

Calls for safety measures near GAA Club to be carried out

One Laois county councillor has called for road safety measures to be carried out in a GAA club in the county. Cllr James Kelly raised...

Safety issues and lack of parking outside Laois secondary school seen...

Safety concerns and a lack of parking have been raised over pedestrian safety outside of a local secondary school at the latest Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick Municipal...

Remedial works wanted for, ‘rollercoaster of a road’ in Laois

The Mountrath to Abbeyleix road has been described as, "The worst road in the county' according to one Laois councillor. Cllr James Kelly made the...

‘Mammy, I have to do a poopie’ is the fear of...

The words "Mammy, I have to do a poopie" bring dread to every parent that attends a rural playground without toilet facilities says Cllr...

The completion of rejuvenation works in Durrow estimated to cost almost...

At the latest Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick Municipal District meeting, it was confirmed by Laois County Council that almost half a million euro will be required to...

Cathaoirleach asked if his impressive tie was a gift from President...

The tie worn by cathaoirleach Cllr Padraig Fleming recently was so impressive that he was asked if it was given to him by President...

Storm Emma can’t halt Mountrath St Patrick’s Day plans

Storm Emma and the Beast from the East couldn’t stop the Mountrath Parade organisers, who have doubled their efforts in preparation for this years...

Concerns raised over “shocking” dumping in yard of Mountrath house

Health concerns have been raised about a house in Mountrath which contains rubbish on a par with the landfill at Kyletalesha at the monthly...

Discussion continues around speed limit in Rathdowney despite council recommendation

Laois County Council have recommended that the speed limit on the Johnstown road in Rathdowney to not be extended, but that has not stopped...

Ramps and lack of funding raised at Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick municipal district meeting

Safety measures needed for 'rat run', says local councillor Road safety measures are needed for what is now a 'rat run' in Mountrath, said cllr...

Rathdowney to get new road markings as extra lighting sought

Road marking at Dunnes Stores in Rathdowney are to be restored by Laois County Council, Cllr Brendan Phelan had a motion before the Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick Municipal...

Millions to be spent on footpaths to avoid insurance claims

Footpath improvements are to be carried out to avoid insurance claims, the Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick Municipal District Meeting heard this week. Cllr James Kelly had a motion...

Camross has more signs than Las Vegas claims councillor

Camross has more signs than Las Vegas, a local councillor has claimed. At the recent Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick Municipal District meeting Cllr Seamus McDonald had a motion...

Rural Laois under siege from ‘signage theft epidemic’

Parts of Laois are suffering from a 'signage theft epidemic', a Laois County Councillor has claimed. Cllr James Kelly made the revelation following a discussion...

Limit on free legal aid sought by local councillors

A limit on the amount of free legal aid granted to repeat offenders is being sought by elected members of Laois County Council. A motion...

Concerns that drones are being used to ‘case’ farms for robbery

Anyone who suspects criminals are flying drones over their property should contact local gardai who will take action, Superintendent Joe Prendergast has vowed. Concerns were...