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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...

Laois GPs to meet Health Minister on future of Portlaoise hospital

A crucial meeting between local GPs and Minister Simon Harris is due to take place tomorrow (Wednesday) to discuss the future of Portlaoise hospital. The...

Parts of Portarlington like ‘a third world country’

Parts of Portarlington have been described as being like 'a third world country' by a County Councillor. Sinn Féin Councillor Aidan Mullins made the claim...

Heavy metal sign stealing epidemic continues

Road stop signs continue to be stolen around the county with eight signs having to be replaced around Portarlington in recent days. It had been...

Snow joke as Laois delegation fail to make New York for...

One of the main Laois delegations scheduled to go to New York for last week's St Patrick's Day parade never made it as far...

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...

Council adjourned over PD joke to cathaoirleach

A joke about the Progressive Democrat (PD) past of Laois Cathaoirleach Cllr Tom Mulhall by his Fine Gael colleague Cllr Willie Aird resulted in...

Caravans causing a serious issue in Portarlington

Illegal parking in Portarlington was labelled an “absolute disgrace” at the Graiguecullen-Portarlington Municipal Authority meeting this week. Cllr Tom Mulhall said illegal parking and temporary...

Dog owners warned of responsibilities during lambing season

Dog owners should be extra vigilant during the lambing season, the Laois Joint Policing Committee heard. “Dogs can do a huge amount of damage and...