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Laois businesses urged to apply for new round of Online Retail...

Laois businesses should apply for funding under the new round of the Online Retail Scheme, a Fine Gael Councillor has said. Councillor Conor Bergin was...

Busy road near Borris-in-Ossory benefits from council programme

A section of a busy road near Borris-in-Ossory has been resurfaced in recent weeks. The L-5057 road between the junction with the R445 at Moneymore,...

Planning permission approved for new playground in Laois village

Planning permission to build a brand new playground in Borris-In-Ossory has been approved. The matter came before members of Laois County Council this afternoon and,...

‘Huge disappointment’ as two major regeneration projects in Laois miss out...

While Portarlington has been awarded more than €1 million in government funding, two areas which also applied for the same grant have been unsuccessful. Laois...

War of words as councillors do battle over Camross roads

It's not unusual for a local council meeting to develop into a row over roads - but at this week's Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick District meeting the...

Renovation works on eight Laois Garda stations to be completed this...

Renovation works on eight Laois Garda stations are to be completed by the end of 2021. This news, along with the approval of planning permission...

Almost €600,000 to be spent on improving roads near key Laois...

€598,170 will be spent on improving roads in the Camross, Coolrain and Killanure area in 2021 by Laois County Council - boosting its status...

Minister says ‘no threat’ to Laois social welfare service that caters...

The Minister for Social Protection has confirmed that there is 'no threat' to a social welfare service in Rathdowney. Concerns for the future of Rathdowney...

€223k for ‘badly needed’ resurfacing works on two rural Laois roads

€223,800 for 'badly needed' road resurfacing works in the Killasmeestia area around Borris-In-Ossory will be carried out in the next few weeks According to local...

Calls for a number of Laois roads to be resurfaced –...

Laois County Councillors in the Borris-In-Ossory/Mountmellick Municipal District have called for a number of smaller roads to be resurfaced. Speaking at Thursday's meeting of the...

€500,000 road investment on the way for Laois villages in 2021

A section of the R434 between Clough and Ballacolla will receive €500,000 for major road resurfacing works this year. So says Cllr Conor Bergin as...

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...