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Laois County Council urged to think differently to help businesses in...

Laois County Council have been urged to think differently in a bid to help businesses as Government begin to re-open the country and lift...

Portlaoise Panthers ‘beyond capacity’ as debacle over sports hall continues

It has been an incredible few days for Portlaoise Panthers after they bagged two All Ireland trophies in the space of three days. Their U-18...

No takers for St Patrick’s Day trip to New York

In a bizarre turn of events, there are no takers for a trip to New York to represent County Laois at the New York...

In Pictures: All Ireland football champions Scoil Chríost Rí receive Civic...

It’s not too often you get a Civic Reception but Scoil Chríost Rí footballers are more than worthy. Laois County Council held the reception for...

Calls for a crematorium in Portlaoise to give families more options

Calls have been made for a Crematorium in Portlaoise at the recent Municipal District meeting of the Portlaoise district. Fianna Fáil Cllr, Catherine Fitzgerald made...

Flower power boost for pollinators on Laois roads

Good news for residents, motorists … and butterflies and bees this week. Laois County council has agreed to embrace a proposal to plant more wild...

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...

House repairs are carried out by the book but rules may...

The difficulty in getting small jobs and minor house repairs carried out for local authority tenants in Laois Council houses is the latest bugbear...

Homeless Laois children forced to commute to school from Offaly

Homeless Laois children are being forced to commute to school from County Offaly as there is no emergency accommodation to house them closer to...

Residents left in limbo as bridge in Portlaoise is abruptly closed

There were cross words and crossed wires as it was revealed that an old bridge across the River Triogue in Portlaoise has been abruptly...

In Pictures: Emotional Willie Aird sets out stall for year as...

Fine Gael's Willie Aird was filled with emotion as he received the chain of office in the County Council Chamber on Friday. Laois's longest serving...

No roundabout for ‘dangerous’ and ‘neglected’ Mountmellick road

Portlaoise is a town filled with roundabouts. Yet there will not be a roundabout put in place at the second entrance to Newpark opposite...

Political rivalry, departed friends and a new perspective as Fine Gael...

The Fine Gael Local Election selection convention for the Portlaoise Municipal District was held in the Killeshin Hotel on Wednesday night - with the...

Last five years the most difficult says long-serving local councillor as...

Cllr Willie Aird has been a member of Laois County Council since 1979 but he says the last five years have been the most...

No contest needed as Fine Gael select their Portlaoise Local Election...

The late withdrawal of one of the candidates meant that there was no need for a vote at this evening's Fine Gael Local Election selection...

Four Fine Gael candidates set to contest in Portlaoise in Local...

It looks like Fine Gael will run four candidates in the Portlaoise Municipal District in this year's Local Elections. The party are holding their selection...

2018 Remembered – 20 Laois lads we reckon would go viral...

Eoin Scully's appearance on First Dates back in January got us thinking about other Laois men who would be a big hit on reality...

People ‘abandoned’ by politicians as they are told to give up...

Many Laois County councillors stated that they have told people to give up their jobs in order to be eligible for housing waiting lists. People...

Laois school added to Road Salting Programme for 2018-19

Cllr Catherine Fitzgerald is "delighted and hopes it is always salted" on news that the the road from the roundabout to The Heath school...

No disabled facilities leaves couple stuck at Portlaoise railway station

A broke elevator caused one couple to have to ring their family and ask for help to leave Portlaoise Railway Station, according to a...

State of Raheen cemetery comes to the fore once again

The issue of Raheen cemetery has been raised under three different motions at both full council and Portlaoise Municipal District meetings this week. Previously described...

‘People in more desperate state than ever’, claims local councillor about...

A Portlaoise-based county councillor has claimed that he has people coming to him "in a more desperate state than ever before" looking for social...

Laois councillors rubber-stamp decision to sell land to Glanbia

The Laois County Council decision to sell five hectares of land to Glanbia for the development of a new cheese factory has been widely...

Council buy old Portlaoise primary school to use as new home...

The old Scoil Mhuire primary school building in Portlaoise has been purchased by Laois County Council from Portlaoise parish - and it will be...

HSE should be ‘broken up’ to improve accountability

The HSE should be broken up along the lines of the old health boards, the monthly meeting of Laois County Council heard. Cllr Willie Aird...

Council housing staff subjected to “outrageous” antisocial behaviour

Housing staff of Laois County Council had to endure “outrageous behaviour” during an antisocial incident involving a person seeking housing accommodation last week, today’s...

Meeting hears of youth ‘beaten into a pulp’ as local assaults...

A young man was beaten into a pulp by two men and then kicked while on the ground for no reason, the Laois Joint...

Level of local cocaine use is ‘mind-boggling’

The level of cocaine use in Portlaoise and throughout the county was labelled as "mind-boggling" by Cllr Willie Aird at the County Laois Joint...

Prison Officers Club should be centre of Portlaoise Renaissance

The Portlaoise Prison Officers Club could form a centre piece of the Renaissance of Portlaoise town centre, Cllr Jerry Lodge has claimed. Speaking at the...

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...