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

This piece by John Whelan originally featured on LaoisToday on April 28, 2019, ahead of the Local Elections. In the biggest blow to local government...

Local Councillors welcome six new homes for families in Laois town

Two Laois County Councillors have welcomed the fact that six new social houses now have families living in them in Stradbally. On Friday March 27,...

Weekend Read: Pumphouse problem pauses progress in Laois village

Any future development, housing or investment in a popular Laois village is at a standstill due to a bizarre problem over the status of...

Laois dog owners urged to ID tag their dogs following another...

Another attack on sheep, carried out by three dogs, took place yesterday and Laois Dog Warden Services are urging dog owners to ID Tag.  The...

Support for farmers but claims that Minister thinks ‘milk comes from...

Farmers protesting over poor prices for their produce from the factories and supermarkets have got more moral support in Laois this week. A motion before...

Sheep kills ‘no laughing matter’ dog owners warned

With the 2020 lambing season just around the corner, dog owners have been warned to keep their dogs under control. Graphic and gory accounts of...

8 year boil notice has Laois residents boiling mad

A boil notice for a day is a nuisance; for a week, well that’s a bother; for a year, you’d say ‘you’ve got to...

Horror stories emerging from Laois housing estates

The horrendous incidents from some Laois housing estates revealed this week are so shocking as to seem improbable, implausible, and impossible even. Unfortunately, they are...

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...