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County Council and Gardai dealing with ‘groups gathering’ in houses throughout...

Laois County Council and Gardai are trying to deal with groups of people who continue to gather in large groups despite the current social...

Councillors ‘should be given the power to tackle local problems’

Laois County Councillor James Kelly has said that local representatives should have more power to deal with problems in their area. The Mountrath-based councillor, speaking...

Enforcement notice served on illegal Mountrath encampment

Laois County Council have confirmed that they have served an enforcement notice on the illegal encampment of caravans at Shannon Road in Mountrath. The notice...

Pubs closed, residents in fear as Laois town in lockdown and...

A Laois town is this week in lockdown and under siege it has been alleged. The sensational and extraordinary claim was made at a meeting...

A raft of issues in Laois village need to be tackled

A whole litany of issues which need to be tackled in a Laois village have been well ventilated this week. The matters concerning Ballaghmore were...

Durrow one-way, no-way Jose, says Ollie

A proposal to introduce a one-way traffic system for the town of Durrow has been greeted with an emphatic thumbs down by the local...

Shards of glass falling on street of Laois town

The dangers to pedestrians and passers-by in one Laois town were forcibly brought home at a Council meeting this week. Local area elected representatives once...

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...

Brought to you association with People First Credit Union Are you registered to vote?  Are you registered to vote in the forthcoming local and European elections?...

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...