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Calls made for new welcome signs at Killasmeestia ‘to reflect the...

The small village of Killasmeestia - located about halfway between Borris-in-Ossory and Rathdowney - could be in line for new welcome signs if local...

“The village looks super, it is thriving – but we have...

A Laois County Councillor has called for improvement works to be carried out on a footpath in the village of Clough. Fine Gael Councillor Conor...

New signage unveiled for historic settlement of Aghaboe Abbey

After a long campaign, the historic Aghaboe Abbey has rang in the new year by welcoming new signage into the community. The initiative really sparked...

Local County Councillor calls for Hackney Pilot Scheme to be introduced...

A Laois County Councillor has called on the Local Hackney Pilot Scheme to be introduced in rural areas across the County. Fine Gael Cllr, Conor...

Water water everywhere – flooding issues reaching breaking point

A Laois County Councillor has put flooding top of his agenda at the November meeting of the Borris-in-Ossory-Mountmellick Municipal District. Fine Gael Cllr Conor Bergin began...

140% increase in Septic Tank Grants to benefit even more homeowners...

Homeowners dealing with failing septic tanks will be assisted with funding to carry out improvement works up to €12000 from January 1, 2024. The Septic...

Growing concerns for road safety issues in Castletown and Pike of...

Laois County Council have been urged to address the road safety issues at Kirwan’s cross on the L-1619 at Cuddagh, Castletown. Cllr Conor Bergin raised...

New Digital Hub to be developed at old Courthouse building in...

Laois County Council are in the process of adapting the former courthouse building and site in Borris-In-Ossory, to form a new digital hub. An architect-led...

Laois Councillor unhappy with County Council’s response to public lighting request

A local County Councillor has expressed his disappointment at Laois County Council's response to his request for public lighting. Cllr Conor Bergin was speaking at the...

Laois County Council to hold workshops to help with applications for...

Laois County Council has announced it will hold workshops to help local clubs and organisers who wish to apply for the Sports Capital Programme...

Up to 85% of homes and businesses in Ballyfin and Rosenallis...

High speed broadband is now available for many homes in Ballyfin and Rosenallis as part of the National Broadband Plan. National Broadband Ireland have said...

Three Laois County Councillors come together to fight for Mountrath housing...

Three Laois County Councillors have come together to fight for Fr O'Connor Crescent in Mountrath. Independent Cllrs James Kelly and Ollie Clooney along with Fine...

#LoveLaois: The culmination of years of hard work as Borris-in-Ossory unveil...

For the latest edition of Love Laois, we headed to Borris-in-Ossory, who last week unveiled their wonderful new playground and multi-use games facility. The playground...

Boy racer meets ‘a Garda priority’ as fines and vehicles seized...

Boy racer meets are a Garda priority, the Laois Joint Policing Committee has heard at this week's meetings. Garda Superintendent Eamon Curley made the statement...

Calls for safety concerns to be addressed on roads in Camross...

Councillor Conor Bergin has called on Laois County Council to address road safety concerns at several locations in Camross and Borris-in-Ossory. The Fine Gael Cllr...

Reopening of pub serves as further marker of successful rural regeneration...

A Laois village is undergoing a serious regeneration at present with a series of exciting projects happening. Clough, located in South-West Laois, is experiencing a...

Laois County Council to explore purchasing ‘property marking machine’ to help...

Laois County Council is to explore the possibility of purchasing a 'property marking machine' in a bid to help combat crime. The issue came before...

Council to acquire 26 new houses in Laois village in bid...

Laois County Council are to purchase 26 new houses in Borris-In-Ossory in a bid to alleviate local housing need in the village. The houses have...

Tax changes to give Laois people a boost to battle cost...

Income tax changes announced in Budget 2023 that take effect from January 1 will put more money back in people from Laois’s pockets. So says...

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...