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Sand bags, stress and sympathy but no quick solutions in sight...

Not surprisingly there have been a flood of concerns over flooding across Laois this week. Virtually non-stop rainfall and water-logged land have combined to put...

Laois County Council release ‘Severe Weather’ warning ahead of overnight rainfall

Laois County Council has released a warning for flooding across the county ahead of expected rainfall tonight. Met Eireann have placed Laois in a 'Yellow...

‘Flooding fears’ over blocked drains in Laois town

A call for drain cleaning on all minor storm drains in and around Mountmellick was made at the recent Municipal District meeting of the...

Mountrath flooding problem needs a solution – Stanley

Laois TD Brian Stanley is calling for works to be carried out to solve the problem of flooding in Mountrath. “As a native of the...

Laois is one of the most ‘at risk’ counties for flooding

A new report has shown that Laois is one of the most 'at risk' counties in Ireland for flooding. Despite being the only county in...

Significant progress made with reducing Mountmellick flood risk

Sinn Fein Brian Stanley TD has said that significant progress is being made to ensure that the devastating flooding suffered by Mountmellick residents last...

€9 million for Laois under new Flood Risk Management Plans

Minister for Justice & Equality, Charlie Flanagan has announced that €9 million is to be made available to Laois immediately under new Flood Risk...

Outside groups stopping the carrying out of Barrow works claims Councillor

A Laois County Councillor has claimed that the much needed works along the River Barrow are being stopped by outside groups and organisations, which...

Tributes paid to farmers, emergency services and council staff for work...

Tributes have been paid to various different agencies and local people for all that they did during the recent snow events. Cllr Paddy Bracken used...

Council accused of putting ‘cart before the horse’ on flooding strategy

Laois County Council's plan to alleviate flooding around the county has been described as 'putting the cart before the horse' by one Councillor. Independent Cllr...

Met Eireann warns of ‘flood risk’ and issues Orange alert

We've had snow and ice for days, and now some parts of the county could be set for flooding. A Status Orange snow-ice warning has...

Mountrath flooding not helped by blocked pipes says Cllr Kelly

Councillor James Kelly was angered by the lack of action by Laois County Council surrounding the flooding in Mountrath. Cllr Kelly made his point at...

UPDATED: Flooding fears in Mountmellick, Rathdowney and Portarlington again

Less than a few months after large parts of Mountmellick and Portarlington were devastated by flooding, there are fears it could occur again today. Heavy...

Best of 2017 – WATCH: Portarlington ‘cut in half’ as River...

As flooding devasted Laois towns in late November, Portarlington became one of the final victims when the River Barrow burst its banks. The river was...

Our pick of the Top Stories of the Week

NEWS Portlaoise Hospital  Thousands lined the streets of Portlaoise for the 'Light for Lives' rally to save Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise The baby boom continues in Laois The...

€2million Emergency Scheme announced for flooding victims

Almost €2 million in emergency funding has been made available for the victims of the recent floods in Laois. Large parts of Mountmellick were completely...

Mountmellick flood defences must not flood Portarlington, council hears

Any flood defence measures in Mountmellick cannot cause ‘adverse’ flooding in Portarlington, the monthly meeting of Laois County Council heard. This was the advice from...

Public meeting for Sonas Childcare Centre following Mountmellick floods

The Board of Mountmellick Community Childcare Ltd (Sonas) is holding a public meeting following the floods which devastated the town during the week. The meeting...

Businesses hit by flooding can apply for funding support

A Government scheme - to be administered by Irish Red Cross - is being opened to provide support to businesses who have been affected...

WATCH: Portarlington ‘cut in half’ as River Barrow bursts its banks

Portarlington has become the latest Laois town to be affected by flooding. The River Barrow has burst its banks in the centre of the town. RTE...

In Pictures: MDA and playground submerged as Mountmellick families evacuated

Mountmellick is currently baring the worst of the floods as large parts of the town are under water, with families being evacuated from their...

WATCH: Roads closed as flooding spreads across the county

Laois Fire Service has responded to 16 incidents of flooding so far today. There have been dramatic flooding scenes across the county, including in Clonaslee...

WATCH: Laois school forced to close as cars become stuck due...

*Thanks very much to teacher Catherine Delaney for sending this video our way* A Laois school has been forced to close this morning as the...