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ELECTED: Noel Tuohy takes fifth seat in Portlaoise area

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union Labour will have one seat in the next Laois County Council as Noel Tuohy has...

Case made to bring a third level college to Portlaoise

The case has been made to a bring a third level college to Portlaoise. It was highlighted that this would bring educational opportunities and employment...

Stained glass window in Laois could be a priceless and world...

This stained glass window could an internationally renowned piece and must be saved, remarked one Laois county councillor. The stained glass window in question is...

The man behind the mask gives his reason behind ditching posters...

No your eyes are not deceiving you. There are indeed 24 councillor Noel Tuohys standing in the photo above. The Portlaoise municipal district councillor, who...

2014 Election Memories: Carnage even before the off, FF and FG...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union In the biggest blow to local government in forty years and the greatest damage inflicted...

Large Portlaoise estate, ‘forgotten and neglected’

One Portlaoise councillor has said that an estate in the town has been 'neglected' and 'like a town the world forgot about'. These remarks came...

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?...

Official barrier to safety railings at pedestrian crossings

Local authority officials are opposed to the erection of any further safety railings at pedestrian crossing junctions councillors have been told. While it used to...

Labour Party convention selects two candidates for local elections in Laois

Last night's Labour Party selection convention saw two candidates selected for local elections in Laois. Current councillor Noel Tuohy was selected to contest the Portlaoise...

Unusual political marriage as Portlaoise pantomine begins

Politics has a way of throwing up unusual arrangements and agreements and has done so since the beginning of time. This week, as the Portlaoise...

2018 Remembered: Noel and Marie Tuohy speak about ‘The Town’ documentary...

Over the course of three Monday nights in September, the people of Laois were glued to their TV screens. ‘The Town’ documentary series shown on...

Illegal dumping in Portlaoise housing estate deemed ‘a serious health and...

Illegal dumping in Lakeglen, Portlaoise, has been called 'a serious health risk' by one Laois county councillor. Councillor Noel Tuohy made the statement as he tabled...

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...

Noel and Marie Tuohy speak about ‘The Town’ documentary and what...

Last night marked the finale in 'The Town' documentary series - which looked in on Portlaoise, its people and the issues affecting them. The series...

Laois Labour councillor calls on Brendan Howlin to resign

A Portlaoise-based Labour county councillor has called for a leadership contest within the party, saying that leader Brendan Howlin should "facilitate a proper democratic...

Reintroduction of tax relief for trade union subs

Tax relief on trade union subscriptions should be re-introduced, the monthly meeting of Laois County Council heard. Cllr Noel Tuohy had a motion before the...

Urgent plan and garda presence sought for troubled Portlaoise estate

An urgent plan is urgently required for O’Moore Place which has suffered extreme cases of antisocial behaviour including one house being set on fire...

Councillor calls for ‘killer dogs’ to be put down in wake...

At the monthly Laois County Council meeting, several Councillors called for Laois dog owners to be more responsible and vigilant with their pets. The issue...

Portlaoise lake clean up under way after oil spill

A specialist company was called in to undertake a clean up of oil from a lake in a Portlaoise housing estate recently. The detection of...

Calls for change at the Station road junction in Portlaoise

There was a call from some Councillors to make safer changes to the Station road junction in Portlaoise on Wednesday morning at the Portlaoise...

Designated dog park sought for Portlaoise

A dog park would cost Laois County Council just €5,000 to install, the monthly meeting of Laois County Council heard. Cllr Noel Tuohy had a...

Man hospitalised following German Shepherd attack

A Portlaoise man is recovering in St James's hospital after he was savagely attacked by a German Shepherd dog in Portlaoise last week. The man in...

Safety rails needed to prevent serious accident near Portlaoise playground

Barrier rails are needed near Portlaoise playground to prevent children being injured or worse in road accidents. At this week’s meeting of Portlaoise Municipal District,...

Zach Tuohy backs campaign to legalise medicinal cannabis

Australian Rules footballer Zach Tuohy whose father Noel has Parkinson’s, has backed the campaign to legalise medicinal cannabis. “I can’t understand how anybody would be...

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...

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...

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...