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If ‘those lads in Dublin’ heard first-hand about lack of rural...

Portlaoise councillors recently revealed that broadband services were the one topic they were ‘getting it in the neck’ from by residents on doorsteps. Since then,...

Hard border divides Laois community down the middle ahead of Local...

While the country is pre-occupied with the looming prospects of a hard Brexit and its border implications, an electoral boundary review is causing consternation...

Councillor asks for continued support for new development committee in Ballinakill

Cllr John Joe Fennelly asked at the latest Portlaoise Municipal Meeting that the council continue to support the new development committee in Ballinakill with...

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...

State of Raheen cemetery comes to the fore once again

The issue of Raheen cemetery has been raised under three different motions at both full council and Portlaoise Municipal District meetings this week. Previously described...

Abbeyleix aiming to become a ‘No poster’ town

Abbeyleix is aiming to become a 'No poster' town, according to councillor and member of the Tidy Towns committee, John Joe Fennelly Cllr Fennelly said...

Safety measures a must for Laois primary school, argue councillors

A sum of around €50,000 has been suggested for the required safety works at the Raheen National School. At the latest Portlaoise Municiple District Meeting,...

Future of Abbeyleix and Shaen hospitals secured – meeting hears

Abbeyleix hospital will continue as a community hospital, it was confirmed this week. The news was relayed at the monthly meeting of Laois County Council. A...

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...

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...

Meeting on proposed community hub in Raheen

Support is being sought for ambitious plans for a community hub as part of the refurbished St Fintan’s NS in Raheen. Early in 2017 Raheen...

Abbeyleix bids for Entente Florale glory tonight

Abbeyleix is flying the flag for Laois at the Entente Florale ceremony in Slovenia today. Gold, silver and bronze medals are set to be announced...

Final preparations in Abbeyleix for Entente Florale judging

Don’t dare as much as drop a sweet wrapper in Abbeyleix this week while the local organisers put the final touches in place for...

Bord na Móna’s plans for Laois bogs sought

Information is being sought from Bord na Móna management on the company's future plans for its 3,000 acre land bank and Laois bogs, in...

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...

Bus users have to wait on windowsills in Mountrath

People waiting on buses in Mountrath have to sit on windowsills in the town, the monthly meeting of Laois County Council heard. A motion from...

Abbeyleix already laying the groundwork for Entente Florale success

The work has begun in earnest in Abbeyleix for the town’s participation in the international Entente Florale Europe competition. Participation in the top European horticulture...

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...