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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....

Laois County Council elects youngest ever chair as Conor Bergin takes...

Laois County Council has elected its youngest ever chairperson as Conor Bergin took the role this afternoon. The 27-year-old Borris-In-Ossory native becomes the youngest since...

Economic Recovery Plan guarantees extension of 9% tourism VAT rate for...

The Economic Recovery Plan launched by Government sets out a range of supports and investment for the tourism industry in Laois, including the extension...

€22,000 for footpath upgrade works in Laois town with works to...

€22,000 has been allocated to carry out 'much needed' footpath upgrade works on the N80 at Emmett Street, Mountmellick. Fine Gael Councillor Conor Bergin, who...

Traffic calming measures planned for Borris-In-Ossory estate but issues over damaged...

Traffic calming measures will be undertaken to make a housing estate in Borris-In-Ossory safer for all residents. The news comes following a motion by Cllr...

No quick solution in sight for ongoing parking issues at popular...

There appears to be no quick solution in sight for the ongoing parking issues at one of Laois's most popular tourist destinations. Gardai have been...

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...