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Planning permission sought for new playground in Laois village

A new playground has moved a step closer for a Laois village as planning permission has been lodged. After a long campaign and combined efforts...

Laois farmers reminded to apply for 2021 Basic Payment Scheme

The 2021 Basic Payment Scheme has opened for applications and Cllr Conor Bergin has encouraged all Laois farmers to apply before the deadline of ...

Potential for ‘2,500 Laois vacant homes’ to be refurbished for families...

There is the potential for up to 2,500 vacant homes in Laois to be refurbished and brought back onto the market for those on...

In Pictures: County Council called on to clean up popular walking...

Laois County Council has been called upon to clean up a popular walking route in a Laois town. Fine Gael Councillor Conor Bergin asked the...

An Post seeking ‘retail partner’ to keep Laois post office open

An Post are seeking a new 'retail partner' in order to keep a Laois post office open. The owner of the post office in Borris-In-Ossory...

Positive news for Laois village as work underway for high speed...

Work is underway to ensure Ballyfin homes and businesses will be connected under the Government’s plan for high speed broadband. So says Fine Gael Councillor...

Submissions sought for proposed flood relief scheme in Laois village

Residents and businesses in Clonaslee are being encouraged to have their say on the proposed Flood Relief Scheme (FRS) for the village. Back in November...

Flooding issues in Laois town ‘finally to be addressed’

Laois County Council have applied to An Bord Pleanala for permission to install a new 600mm diameter overflow culvert, on the Shannon stream in...

Public bodies should attend municipal meetings, argues local councillor

A Laois county councillor has said that public bodies like the National Transport Authority (NTA) and the Office of Public Works (OPW) should be...

Calls for safety works to be carried out at ‘second most...

A Laois County Councillor has called for safety works to be carried out on what he described as the 'second most dangerous bend' in...

Laois businesses encouraged to apply for new Brexit loan

Small businesses in Laois should apply for a new loan to help them prepare for Britain’s exit from the single market and customs union...

In Pictures: Tributes paid as much loved Laois school principal retires

Tributes have been paid to a Laois principal following her retirement. Olga Hyland closed the door on Clough National School and crossed the road to...

Three Laois projects granted €116,440 in CLAR funding

Three Laois projects have qualified for CLAR funding totalling €116,440. A recreation area on the grassy bank of the Grand Canal at Vicarstown is to...

Uber in Laois? Proposal to establish ‘lift-sharing’ service receives support

Anyone who has travelled to Europe or further afield is likely to have used an Uber to get from one destination to another. Essentially, Uber...

Calls for safety works at Laois junction before ‘someone has their...

A Laois County Councillor has called for safety works to be carried out before 'someone has their nose taken off' their car. Fine Gael Cllr...

Laois Councillors call for action to be taken on flooding issues...

"Nobody should have to live like this - to live in fear of flooding. When it rains, it is like monsoon season in China." These...

‘Shock’ and ‘disappointment’ over reports Bus Eireann are to withdraw service...

The Leas-Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council has expressed his shock and disappointment at media reports suggesting Bus Eireann is to end a service that...

Calls to address the ‘worst bend in Laois’ before serious accident...

Calls for Laois County Council to address safety concerns at the 'worst bend in Laois' have been made. Fine Gael Cllr Conor Bergin raised the...

Suggestion that a ‘private car park’ could help solve problems at...

The idea that a private car park could be opened to alleviate some of the major issues with the lack of car parking facilities...

Mixed views among Fine Gael’s elected representatives in Laois on Government...

There are varied views among Fine Gael elected representatives in this area about the proposed Programme for Government that would see a coalition formed...

Laois representatives decide against travelling to New York for St Patrick’s...

Laois’s official representatives who were due to go to New York for St Patrick’s Day have pulled out of the trip amid the outbreak...

How a Munster rugby legend influenced a young Laois politician

Brought to you in association with the Midlands Park Hotel It's one of the most famous tackles in the history of Irish rugby. Mention the name...

LISTEN: Talking Politics podcast with Laois’s youngest councillor Conor Bergin

Brought to you in association with the Midlands Park Hotel Laois's youngest county councillor Conor Bergin is the first guest on the new LaoisToday Talking...

Derelict Laois property a danger to the public

It’s been another long running saga but the danger of a derelict Laois property inflicting serious injury on an unsuspecting member of the public...

New candidates Bergin and Clooney in the mix in Borris-Mountmellick as...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union Two new first-time candidates have put the cat among the pigeons in the Borris-Mountmellick Municipal...

Ground hurling, the GAA vote and the Rosenallis factor all in...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union One of the puzzling anomalies of Laois-Offaly politics is how villages like Ballacolla and Bracknagh...

Gardaí launch investigation after election candidate reports stolen election posters

A candidate for a seat on Laois County Council has claimed that his election posters have been stolen, and that he has reported the...

Election Diary: Dumping in Borris-in-Ossory and campaign launches

Election season is well and truly underway and the political stories are coming thick and fast here on LaoisToday. So we bring you the first...

Fine Gael shape up to win back seats in Borris-Mountmellick Area

It may have been freezing cold and snowing outside but there was a clear spring in the step of the Fine Gael members who...

Five in the mix at final Fine Gael Local Election Selection...

The last Fine Gael selection convention ahead of May's Local Elections will take place Thursday night in St Fintan's Hall in Mountrath at 8.30pm. And...