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Local Senator calls for progress to be made on establishment of...

There have been renewed calls to build a hospice in the midlands. The Midlands region of Laois, Offaly, Longford and Westmeath is the only region...

An Bord Pleanala refuse permission to construct wind farm near Laois-Kildare...

An Bord Pleanala have refused planning permission to construct a wind farm near the Laois-Kildare border. Ummeras Wind Farm Ltd (Statkraft) proposed to build five...

Young Laois people warned to be vigilant while out following ‘frightening’...

Young Laois people are being warned to be vigilant while being out this weekend after what has been described as a 'frightening' increase in...

Local Senator joins protest calling on maternity hospitals to loosen Covid-19...

A local Senator has called on maternity hospitals to implement the same Covid-19 protocols across the board. Fianna Fail's Fiona O'Loughlin, who hails from Rathangan,...

Local Senator and Laois TD join calls for extra Bank Holiday...

A local Senator and a Laois TD have called for the proposed 'extra Bank Holiday' to be added in next year. Plans are at an...

Local senator calls for the establishment of safe access zones ‘to...

A local senator has called on the Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly to expedite the establishment of safe access zones around the locations of...

Value of construction-based grants ‘must be increased’ insists local Senator

A local Senator is calling for the value of grants that relate to refurbishments, retrofitting or construction to be increased. Senator Fiona O’Loughlin who hails...

Local Senator writes to Minister Harris calling for review into SUSI...

Senator Fiona O’Loughlin has written to the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science calling for an urgent review of SUSI...

New online learning hub on sexual consent for Third Level education...

A new online learning hub to provide an integrated, publicly- available resource on sexual consent awareness and consent learning resources in Third Level has...

Updated visitation guidance for nursing homes to ‘normalise’ experience for residents...

The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted all of us - but one section of society who has really been adversely affected is those living in...

Local Senator calls for ‘urgent change in puppy care’ as she...

Local Senator Fiona O’Loughlin has pledged to support a campaign Justice for Reggie demanding urgent change for puppy's being sold without proper care from...

Student nurses and midwives to receive backdated promised €100 pandemic grant

Student nurses and midwives are set to receive a backdated promised Pandemic Placement Grant of €100 per week by June 1. The payment applies for...

€136,000 announced to support community groups impacted by Covid-19 in Laois

Out of €4.5 million to support community groups impacted by Covid-19, a total of €136,524 will be made available in Laois. So says local Fianna...

More than 1,300 in babies in Laois still waiting on crucial...

The HSE has confirmed that 1,343 babies in Laois are still waiting on their 9-11 month developmental check. According to local Fianna Fail Senator Fiona...

Concern raised over the ‘state’ of railway bridge in Laois town

Concern has been raised in Portarlington over the shocking disrepair of the Railway building at the station. According to Fianna Fail senator Fiona O'Loughlin, the...

Local senator backs campaign to ease Covid-19 restrictions for new and...

A campaign led by a new mum to ease Covid restrictions in maternity hospitals banning partners from the crucial 20-week scan, early labour and...

Over €1 million funding announced for historic Portarlington Market House

Over €1 million in funding has been announced this morning for the historic Market House located in the square in Portarlington. The landmark building was...

Concerns raised over ‘inevitable’ post office closures in Laois

The government is being urged to urgently protect community post offices in the wake of further warnings from the Irish Postmasters’ Union that more...

Gender pay gap legislation to ‘combat the inequities in our employment...

A new piece of legislation will hopefully 'combat the inequities in our employment system'. So says Fianna Fail Senator Fiona O'Loughlin who was speaking after...

Public consultation on future of Student Grant Scheme underway

A public consultation on the review of the Student Grant Scheme (SUSI) is underway. Local Senator Fiona O'Loughlin, as Chair of the Oireachtas committee on...

New group to examine directing more government work to post offices

There could be a boost for post offices in Laois as a new group has been set up to look at sending more work...

Over €125,000 in funding for Women for Election group as local...

Peter Burke, Minister of State at the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, today  announced that he has approved funding of €126,159 for...

Golf and non-contact training could resume in March as new Covid...

Golf and non-contact team sport training could be allowed to resume in March if the government chooses to relax Covid-19 restrictions. So says Tanaiste Leo...

Calls for those with underlying conditions, SNAs, teachers and family carers...

Senator Fiona O’Loughlin has called on Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly to consider revising the Covid-19 vaccine rollout to move certain key groups up...

‘Student nurses and midwives are being taken advantage of’

The Laois man who was Solidarity-People Before Profit candidate in this year's General Election has hit out strongly at the Laois-Offaly TDs that voted...

€38,000 for Youth Work Ireland Laois through LGBTI+ Communities Integration Fund

Youth Work Ireland Laois has received €38,000 through the LGBTI+ Communities Integration Fund. A total of €700,000 has been distributed to 29 projects through Ireland...

Importance of tackling cyberbullying and bullying in school highlighted

This week saw the first ever UNESCO International Day Against Violence and Bullying at School including Cyberbullying take place. The theme for the International Day...

Special measures needed for midlands businesses say local TDs as Laois,...

Laois Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley as well as Kildare and Offaly Fianna Fáil representatives Barry Cowen, James Lawless and Fiona O'Loughlin are calling...

Local Senator to make new school for Portarlington her top priority

Newly elected Fianna Fail Senator Fiona O'Loughlin says that seeing Colaiste Iosagain in Portarlington achieve its new school building is her top priority. The former...

Local Fianna Fáil candidate Fiona O’Loughlin elected to the Seanad

Former Kildare South Fianna Fáil TD Fiona O’Loughlin has won a seat on the Administrative panel in the Seanad after the 13th count. The results...