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Laois Councillor questions the need for 62 new houses in Stradbally

A Laois County Councillor has questioned if there is a need for 62 new local authority houses in Stradbally. Under the rebuilding Ireland Construction Programme,...

New wheelchair parking and stop sign for Stradbally

A new wheelchair parking bay and 'Stop' sign will be installed in Stradbally, as two motions requesting both were passed at the recently Graiguecullen-Portarlington...

ELECTED: Padraig Fleming, Aidan Mullins and Tom Mulhall all elected on...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union Padraig Fleming (Fianna Fáil), Aidan Mullins (Sinn Féin) and Tom Mulhall (Fine Gael) are the...

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...

‘The horse has bolted’ but talks can still be held following...

Concerned Stradbally residents congregated in St Colman's National School last night for a public meeting organised by the Stradbally Community Development Association (SCDA) on...

New faces on the team as Fine Gael confirm candidates for...

Fine Gael will run three candidates in the Graiguecullen-Portarlington Municipal in this year's Local Elections. The party held their selection convention in the Gandon Inn...

Warm welcome for social housing in Stradbally

Local Councillor Tom Mulhall has welcomed the announcement of €1.2m funding to Laois County Council for the provision of six new social homes at...

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...

Plans for almost 80 houses in Stradbally advancing

Plans to build a 72-house estate in Stradbally have moved a step closer. Cllrs have voted unanimously for a material contravention of the county development...

Pedestrians are being ‘locked out’ of Emo Court

Concern has grown along the Emo community and visitors alike as pedestrians have been locked out of Emo Court and forced to walk on...

Laois to have a Chamber of Commerce by early 2019

A Chamber of Commerce will be re-established in Laois by early next year. An update on the establishment of a Chamber of Commerce was asked...

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...

Stradbally ‘will not get any roundabouts’

Back in September, Fine Gael Cllr Tom Mulhall requested roundabouts for Stradbally as he said traffic calming measures were needed in the town to...

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...

Speed vans are the only way to stop accidents on R420...

A local councillor has said that speed vans are the only way to stop accidents on a well-known black spot on the R420 in...

Calls for increased funding to clear River Barrow

Laois County Councillor Tom Mulhall has called on the council to increase funding to keep the River Barrow clear - as "flooding is never...

Laois country roads described as being ‘like a jungle’

Roads near Ballybrittas are "like a jungle" and may become a safety risk due to overhanging trees, according to one local councillor. Cllr Tom Mulhall...

Stradbally road flooding is reportedly coming from lake

A meeting with landowners is needed to determine what is causing mass flooding on the road at Killroy, Stradbally. These were the sentiments echoed at...

Plans for new Laois fire station put on the back burner

The plans for a new fire station to be constructed in Stradbally have been put on hold, despite a site being identified nearly two...

‘Boy racers’ wrecking Laois roundabouts claim councillors

Following the tearing up of roundabouts around the M7 in Emo, some Councillors have called for the installation of CCTV cameras to deter the...

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...

‘Major drainage work’ required to prevent flooding

'Major drainage work' is required on the main rivers in Laois to prevent further flooding, according to Cllr Tom Mulhall. “It is the same story...

Quad bikes tearing up The Heath commonage area at night

Youths on quad bikes and all-terrain vehicles have been tearing up the commonage ground at The Heath late at night, leaving the ground in...

Laois families left without school bus places weeks before school return

Around 15 school children from the Emo and Vicarstown are currently in limbo without school bus places as the school year approaches. A public meeting...

Attempts underway to avert school bus place shortage

Efforts are underway to ensure that a school bus shortage crisis for Laois students does not emerge again this year. Cllr Tom Mulhall has been...

Fears cars could end up in front gardens in Portarlington

A County Councillors fears that cars travelling on the Kilmullen road in Portarlington could end up in people's front gardens if the speed limit...

Tributes paid as Cllr Tom Mulhall finishes up in his role...

Tributes were paid to Tom Mulhall as he finished up in his role as Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council on Monday afternoon. The Emo man,...

Killenard Lodge residents without water over Communion weekend

Residents of Killenard Lodge were again without water over the weekend, when a number of families were celebrating their children’s Communion. “It was very embarrasing,...

Emo playschool to get new home

A new playschool is set to open its doors for over 20 young children at the old school in Emo in September, with building...

Killenard estate left without water over weekend

Residents of an estate in Killenard were left without a water supply to their houses over the hottest weekend of the year so far. Twenty...