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Unresponsive contractors ‘should not receive council work’

Contractors who carry out work for Laois County Council - but don't engage or respond to complainants after they have finished should not get...

Portarlington footpaths, dangerous road and parking issues

The town of Portarlington is in line for a major upgrade of its footpaths but local councillor Aidan Mullins did raise some concerns about...

Quality of surfacing raised as ‘spending more and more money on...

The state of the county's roads and the never-ending issues of potholes was raised at the recent Graiguecullen-Portarlington Municipal District meeting in Laois County...

Slow progress on facilities for Rock of Dunamaise

Having additional parking, toilet and information facilities at the Rock of Dunamaise has long been an issue with local county councillors in Laois and...

People reporting drug dealing should be ‘protected at all times’

People who wish to report drug dealing in their estates should have their identity protected at all costs was the strong view of Laois...

Box by Box: How the Graiguecullen-Portarlington area voted in the 2020...

The Graiguecullen-Portarlington Municipal District in Laois voted overwhelmingly in favour of the three outgoing TDs from the county in last weekend's General Election as...

Councillor Aisling Moran makes it a clean sweep at her first...

Recently elected local councillor Aisling Moran saw a hattrick of her motions passed at her first ever Graiguecullen-Portarlington municipal district meeting as a sitting...

New wheelchair parking and stop sign for Stradbally

A new wheelchair parking bay and 'Stop' sign will be installed in Stradbally, as two motions requesting both were passed at the recently Graiguecullen-Portarlington...

Long-awaited repairs to Timahoe cemetery expected to be carried out late...

Work on the dangerous wall in Timahoe cemetery are expected to be carried out towards the end of 2019 or early 2020. The works are...

No functioning lights at pedestrian crossings a source of danger say...

Lights at pedestrian crossings not being turned on can cause road accidents, say local councillors. The discussion arose during yesterday's Graiguecullen-Portarlington Municipal District meeting. Cllr Aidan...

Laois social housing adaption works 2019 funding slashed to two-thirds of...

It has been revealed that the 2019 allocation for adaption works to the social housing stock within the county is €242,000. This is a reduction...

Chairmen and vice-chairs elected at first Council meetings of local areas

Three new chairmen and vice-chairpersons have been elected this morning as the three local areas of Laois County Council met for the first time...

Box by box – how your area voted in the 2019...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union Being strong on your home patch was very much apparent in Graiguecullen-Portarlington Municipal District, where...

ELECTED: Padraig Fleming, Aidan Mullins and Tom Mulhall all elected on...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union Padraig Fleming (Fianna Fáil), Aidan Mullins (Sinn Féin) and Tom Mulhall (Fine Gael) are the...

PROFILED: The full list of candidates running for Local Election in...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union The people of Laois and Ireland will be asked to vote in the Local Elections this Friday. There...

Nine candidates in the mix for six seats in Graiguecullen-Portarlington

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union In keeping with the lower number of candidates this year putting themselves forward for election,...

Row erupts between Fine Gael Local Election candidates over posters

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union A row over posters has erupted in the Graiguecullen-Portarlington area between two Fine Gael Local...

Glowing tributes paid to councillor John Moran at his last ever...

It was an emotional day at Laois County Council offices today as Cathaoirleach of Portlarington/Graiguecullen John Moran sat in the head seat for his...

Portlaoise has fourth highest national rate of women contesting in 2019...

As it stands, Portlaoise has one of the highest rates of declared female candidates of any local election area in the country. According to research...

The confirmed list of candidates in this year’s Local Elections

The people of Laois and Ireland will be asked to vote in the Local Elections this year. There’s just over three months to go to...

Labour Party convention selects two candidates for local elections in Laois

Last night's Labour Party selection convention saw two candidates selected for local elections in Laois. Current councillor Noel Tuohy was selected to contest the Portlaoise...

New Labour representative seeks nomination for Graiguecullen-Portarlington election

Graiguecullen-Portarlington have a new Labour representative running for this year's local elections. Eoin Barry has announced his intention to seek the Labour Party nomination for...

New faces on the team as Fine Gael confirm candidates for...

Fine Gael will run three candidates in the Graiguecullen-Portarlington Municipal in this year's Local Elections. The party held their selection convention in the Gandon Inn...

Stradbally woman to contest Fine Gael Local Election nomination in Graiguecullen/Portarlington

Earlier this week the news broke that new candidate Conor Bergin was among nominees for the upcoming Fine Gael Local Election convention in Borris-In-Ossory/Mountmellick. He...

Stradbally ‘will not get any roundabouts’

Back in September, Fine Gael Cllr Tom Mulhall requested roundabouts for Stradbally as he said traffic calming measures were needed in the town to...

ESB pole danger in Timahoe

A new request to remove ESB pole blocking the sightline of drivers at a Timahoe corner for years has been sent into Laois County...

Child safety is a major concern at dangerous blind bend near...

Serious concerns over road accident risks at Sandy Lane NS have been raised and Laois County Council are being urged to buy land for...

Stradbally road flooding is reportedly coming from lake

A meeting with landowners is needed to determine what is causing mass flooding on the road at Killroy, Stradbally. These were the sentiments echoed at...

Cemetery wall could cost thousands if it falls

The cementary wall in Timahoe is in a "bad, bad way" and could end up causing, "thousands in damages" according to one Laois county...

High risk of arson attack at derelict bank by ‘Hoodie Brigade’

Anti-social behaviour or even an arson attack could happen at the site of a former bank in Portarlington unless the building in secured. The warning...