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Renewed calls for Minister to act as Community Welfare Officers still...

The Minister for Social Protection has been called upon to act in the community welfare sector in Laois. Councillor Conor Bergin brought forward a motion...

Walking route sought for Laois village as safety measures needed near...

A suitable walking and cycling route should be identified and developed around the rural village of Clough, according to local councillor John King. Cllr King...

Frustration as delay on families getting new homes in Borris-in-Ossory

A Laois County Councillor has expressed his extreme frustration at the delay in families receiving the keys to their new homes in a development...

Thousands of Laois people set to benefit from Fuel Allowance changes

The national fuel allowance scheme for the 2022/23 season will help many households in County Laois with their winter heating costs, a Fine Gael...

Local lane repair grant scheme receives additional funding but loophole may...

Laois County Council recently received funding of more than €500,000 to allow it carry out improvement works on rural lanes across the county. There are...

New car park and improvement works at Laois train station set...

The major ongoing improvement works at Ballybrophy Train Station are due to be fully completed by August. So says Fine Gael Councillor Conor Bergin who...

New Croí Cónaithe fund will ‘help refurbish vacant properties, increase home...

A new Government fund called Croí Cónaithe will support bringing vacant and underused buildings in Laois towns and villages back into residential use, a...

Local groups and organisations in Laois asked to apply for funding...

Community groups and organisations in Laois are invited to apply for a new round of funding for the upgrade and refurbishment of community centres,...

Time for Laois Ryder Cup sign to be binned

Golf's Ryder Cup took place in Ireland in 2006, in the K Club, at the height of the Celtic Tiger Boom. It returns to these...

Importance of local genealogy and historical records in Laois graveyards highlighted

The importance of establishing further historical records in some of Laois's older graveyards was highlighted recently at a meeting in Laois County Council. Cllr Conor...

Question over sale of Junction 17 land leads to row and...

On Monday, members of Laois County Council voted to put through the sale of 3.42 hectares at Portlaoise Enterprise Park to Kirby Group Engineering...

One light requested to make ‘busiest junction in the parish’ safer...

A request has been made to erect just one light in an area of Laois that has been described as 'the busiest junction in...

In Pictures: Call for action as Laois residents subjected to ‘brown...

Residents in one part of Laois are being subjected to 'brown and undrinkable' water whenever they turn on their tap. So says Fine Gael Councillor...

CCTV schemes vital as rural robberies ‘putting real fear’ into Laois...

The rolling out of CCTV schemes across the county have been described as 'vital' as the impact upon those who are the victims of...

Strong local representation as government announce who is heading abroad for...

There will be strong local representation abroad on St Patrick's Day as the government have confirmed who will be Ireland's representatives. Laois TD and Minister...

Ghost estate in Laois village set to be completed as permission...

Laois County Council have confirmed that planning permission has been granted for 26 new houses in Borris-In-Ossory. Private developer M&M Holdings has been granted permission...

Over €210,000 secured for renovation of former Laois courthouse

The derelict Borris-in-Ossory courthouse has been granted over €210,000 in government funding to help restore the derelict building and develop it into a remote...

An Bord Pleanala gives green light for Mountrath flood relief works...

An Bord Pleanala has given the green light for flood relief works to be carried out at Shannon Street in Mountrath. €46,565 in funding was...

Completion date for €260k improvement works in five Laois areas extended

The deadline for completion of works under the €7 million Streetscape Enhancement Initiative has been extended to the end of the year. Under the scheme,...

Residents ‘terrified’ following ‘number of near misses involving HGVs’ on rural...

Residents along a rural Laois road are 'terrified' following a 'number of near misses involving HGVs', a meeting in Laois has heard. The matter was...

€50,000 for new community garden in Camross Village Park under CLAR...

A new community garden is on the way to Camross following a government announcement today. €50,000 has been allocated to the village for the project...

New government grants for parent and toddler groups available in Laois

New government grants will be available for Parent and Toddler Groups in Laois, according to Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council and Fine Gael Councillor,...

‘This is about people, not money’ – Laois Councillor happy following...

Laois County Councillor Paschal McEvoy has welcomed the Council's decision not to grant a licence for this year's Electric Picnic. In a statement released yesterday,...

New campaign aimed at further reducing gum litter in Laois launched

A new campaign aimed at further reducing gum litter in Laois has been launched. Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council, Councillor Conor Bergin, has officially launched...

Calls again for Mountmellick by-pass that has been ‘on the agenda...

Laois County Councillors have called again for Mountmellick to be by-passed in order to alleviate the traffic going through the town on a daily...

An Bord Pleanala decision on flooding works in Laois town due...

A decision on a proposed flood relief plan for a Laois town is due by the end of this month. Back in February, Laois County...

Cathaoirleach determined Laois must get its ‘fair share’ of extra money...

Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council, Councillor Conor Bergin, has welcomed the announcement by Minister for Rural Development Heather Humphreys of an additional €10.5 million...

Laois village retains Post Office as new location found and shop...

A Laois village has retained its Post Office after a location for a new shop was found. Back in February, An Post sought a 'retail...

Conor Bergin excited for Cathaoirleach role – but General Election ambitions...

Last week Conor Bergin, the Fine Gael councillor from Borris-in-Ossory, became the youngest Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council. At 27, he is one of the...

LaoisToday Podcast: New Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council and the men...

On the LaoisToday podcast this week, presenter Paul Downey is joined by Steven Miller and newly elected Chairperson of Laois County Council, Conor Bergin....