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2024 Local Elections: Count by count – How Graiguecullen-Portarlington was decided...

The Graiguecullen-Portarlington Municipal District had the smallest field five years ago - with just nine candidates contesting for the six seats. Fine Gael's John Moran,...

Local Election Podcasts: 10 minutes with the candidates in the Graiguecullen-Portarlington...

The Graigucullen-Portarlington Municipal District does, as the name suggests, stretch from one side of the county to the other, from the Carlow border to...

International business students from SETU Carlow identify major tourist potential of...

A group of international student's from one of the region's leading universities have given a presentation to Laois County Council this week, offering ideas,...

Pedestrian crossing sought for Ballybrittas as Laois County Council set to...

A pedestrian crossing has been sought for the village of Ballybrittas, which is located on the old main Dublin Road, while Laois County Council...

Continued frustration at length of time it’s taking for light repairs...

A number of Laois County Councillors again expressed their extreme frustration at the length of time it is taking for light repairs to be...

Calls for Stradbally footpath to be extended to scenic Oughaval Woods

Calls have been made for the recently-installed footpath in Stradbally to be extended further - in order to allow people walk all the way...

‘A great friend, a great councillor, and a great loss’ –...

Tributes have been paid all day at Laois County Council to former Cathaoirleach, Mr Tom Mulhall, who sadly passed away on Monday. Mr Mulhall (71)...

‘Are they more important in Portlaoise than out the country?’

News that Laois County Council won't be providing footpath/cycle lanes from two Laois villages to the nearby GAA grounds was met with considerable frustration...

Derelict Portarlington properties have been levied say council

Five derelict properties in Portarlington have been levied by Laois County Council, according to information given out at a meeting this week. A motion from...

Laois County Council to engage with Transport Infrastructure Ireland to straighten...

Laois County Council have said they will engage with Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) with a view to straightening the busy N80 road at Ballickmoyler...

Calls for signage to prevent e-scooters being used on paths

Laois County Council should erect signage re-enforcing the message that e-scooters are not allowed to be use on paths. That was the subject of a...

Mystery as €200k funding for Timahoe footpath/cycle lane is taken off...

The current Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council Paschal McEvoy has expressed his extreme frustration over a previously-approved footpath/cycle lane in his native village in...

‘I could put my fist through the table with vexation’ says...

A Laois County Councillor couldn't disguise his frustration and anger with Uisce Eireann, over their refusal to provide improved sewerage infrastructure in his local...

Calls for additional safety railing to be installed on the Rock...

Concerns raised by primary school children have led to a local county councillor calling for extra safety railings to be installed at the Rock...

Luck of the draw as Ben Brennan elected to chair Municipal...

Independent councillor Ben Brennan will chair the Graiguecullen-Portarlington Municipal District of Laois County Council for the next 12 months after he was elected to...

‘Sanctions for spurious refusals need to be tougher’ as one in...

A Laois County Councillor has called for tougher penalties to be imposed upon those who refuse social housing for 'spurious reasons'. Sinn Fein Councill Aidan...

Much-improved signage needed for approach roads to Emo Court, argues local...

Emo Court is one of Laois's most visited beauty spots - but drivers are making dangerous U-turns on the approach roads to it because of...

Funding secured to provide footpath for Laois school but anger over...

Funding has been found to create a footpath outside a Laois secondary school - but there is considerable anger over the allocation from a...

Unpredictable power outages in Killenard area continues to cause frustration

Residents in Killenard have been left continuously frustrated over unpredictable power outages in the area. The issue was a raised at a recent meeting in...

‘What do I do? Go out and stand on my own?’...

Frustration over road repairs - and the the salting programme in icy weather - was a major topic of conversation at this week's meeting...

Calls to remove newly erected Laois pedestrian crossing ‘before someone is...

There have been calls to remove a recently installed pedestrian crossing from a Laois town 'before someone is seriously hurt'. The offending pedestrian crossing is...

Growing frustration over derelict properties as register ‘not accurate’

A number of Laois county councillors expressed their frustration over derelict properties in the county - with the Derelict Sites Register labelled "not accurate,...

Roundabout sought at landmark Laois junction Simmons Mill

Calls have been made for a roundabout to be installed at the busy landmark Laois junction Simmons Mill. The junction is at the intersection of...

Local council chairman’s role decided by draw as Fine Gael candidate...

The AGM of the Graiguecullen-Portarlington Municipal District took place in the Laois County Council chamber this afternoon where the only real item of note...

Anger as council forced to pay for removal of Eir pole...

Council meetings by their nature can be tetchy affairs - and the issue of a pole in Portarlington was the latest cause of frustration...

Momentum grows behind campaign for playground in Emo

Momentum is growing behind a campaign to develop a playground in Emo in the parish sports grounds where the GAA club, soccer club and...

Public should be alerted to dangers of Black Grass seeds, say...

Laois County Council should run a campaign alerting the public of the danger of Black Grass seeds that are found in many wildflower seeds...

New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to...

The infamous Arles bends will be familiar to anyone who has ever driven from Portlaoise to Carlow but there has been a considerable realignment...

Speed limit review needed on rural Laois roads, say councillors

Speed limits on rural Laois roads was again raised as an issue of concern at the most recent Graiguecullen-Portarlington Municipal District.  A motion from Cllr...

Concerns raised over Graiguecullen housing estates as issues drag on

Two separate housing estates in Graiguecullen were discussed at this week's meeting of the Graiguecullen-Portarlington Municipal District held virtually by Laois County Council. Issues with...