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Laois signposts ending up in the Canary Islands and pubs in...

Signposts of places in Laois have ended up in the Canary Islands and pubs in New York - so say two Laois County Councillors. Independent...

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...

Rural lighting a major concern while Shanahoe issues also raised

A Laois County Councillor has said that he has had more queries for lighting in rural areas than anything else this winter. Cllr Conor Bergin...

Rivers, roads and Rathdowney – series of issues ire local councillors

Rivers in a "third world state" and "the most urgent issue since I came into the council" were the basis of two motions raised...

News Diary: Parking at the Rock; Rathdowney Cemetery Works; Good news...

Laois County Council are currently pursing possible locations at the Rock of Dunamaise for car parking facilities and interpretative signage. Cllr Thomasina Connell welcomed the...

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...

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...

Election Diary: Dangers of kids being online, Raheen Cemetery in need...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union Dangers of children going unsupervised online Aisling Moran, Local Council Election Candidate for Graiguecullen/Portarlington, tells us...

‘More people enter through the wall than through the door,’ at...

Calls have been made to carry out a safety audit on a dangerous junction in Laois at this week's Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick municipal district meeting. The junction...

‘Busy’ Laois village could be set to receive new road safety...

A village in Laois could be set to receive new road safety measures for traffic control. Ballaghmore, Borris-in-Ossory, was the subject of discussion for new...

Almost €3 million in funding allocated for social housing Laois village

€2,932,954 of funding to Laois County Council for the provision of fourteen new social homes at St. Kieran’s Park, Errill, Co. Laois has been...

Fine Gael shape up to win back seats in Borris-Mountmellick Area

It may have been freezing cold and snowing outside but there was a clear spring in the step of the Fine Gael members who...

Five in the mix at final Fine Gael Local Election Selection...

The last Fine Gael selection convention ahead of May's Local Elections will take place Thursday night in St Fintan's Hall in Mountrath at 8.30pm. And...

In Pictures: Durrow community group recognised for outstanding contribution

Community spirit is alive and well around the county - but perhaps nowhere more so than in Durrow, where a vibrant group have been...

Over €4million in funding allocated for 22 new social houses in...

Laois County Council received an early Christmas gift today with the news that over €4million in funding is being made available for 22 new...

In Pictures: New walking route launched in Mountmellick

One new Irish Heart Foundation Slí na Sláinte walking route developed by Laois County Council, was launched in Mountmellick on Friday the 23rd of...

Rathdowney housing estate to be ‘taken in charge’ in 2019 after...

A Rathdowney housing estate built in 1995 is to be taken in charge in 2019. Brodericks housing estate in Knockiel, Rathdowney is proposed to be...

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...

Meeting confirmed to discuss growing violence in sport

An official meeting aimed at combating violence in sport is set to take place next Thursday, November 29, It will be a public meeting in...

Almost 11,500 Laois people commute to work

In February 2018 the Business Support Unit launched the Laois Commuter Survey with the aim of building a commuter profile detailing the skills, education...

In Pictures: Emo community in high spirits as historic old schoolhouse...

There's not too many official functions you'll attend where a local politican will lead a sing-song - but that's exactly what happened in Emo...

‘What we’re building now are ghettos,’ Laois councillor warns of housing...

"What we're building now are ghettos," said Cathaoirleach of Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick municipal district Paddy Bracken in relation to people not being able to afford houses...

In Pictures: King crowned as Rathdowney welcomes home its new Cathaoirleach

O'Malley's Pub in Rathdowney was the place to be on Monday night as Cllr John King was welcomed back to his native town as...

Cllr King on song as he is elected first citizen of...

Councillor John King serenaded Laois County Council with his rendition of Lovely Laois as he was elected Cathaoirleach this afternoon. The Rathdowney councillor was elected...

Those involved in dumping ‘epidemic’ should be ‘named and shamed’

Local councillors have called the ongoing dumping at Eglish Grogan, Rathdowney, an 'epidemic'. The statement was made both cllr James Kelly and cllr John King...

‘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...

Solar panels stolen from a Laois school’s warning lights

A bizarre story surfaced from the latest Borris-in-Ossory/Mounmellick Municipal District Meeting, as a Councillor told the meeting of the theft of solar panels from...

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...

Increase of speed limit at Mountmellick is ‘madness’

Moves to increase speed limits at Irishtown in Mountmellick have been branded as “madness”. A review of speed limits is being put out for public...

Anger as Cllr King’s reign in municipal chair continues

A war of words erupted this morning when it emerged that Cllr John King is to serve a second term as chairman of the...