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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...

Anger over slow progress of installing electric car charging points in...

A Laois County Councillor has expressed his frustration over the lack of electric car charging points in the area of the county that he...

A political convention like no other as Fine Gael candidates make...

In normal times the Fine Gael delegates from around the county would have gathered in a hotel function room or a community hall. There would...

Fine Gael members to have their say as two names confirmed...

Fine Gael members in the Graiguecullen-Portarlington Municipal District will convene on Monday evening for a virtual convention to hear from the candidates in the...

Laois councillors laying down the law ahead of proposed meeting with...

There has never been any love lost between Laois and Carlow when they meet on the playing pitches - and it seems the same...

Three names in the hat as contest expected for vacant Fine...

Three names have emerged as candidates to fill the Laois County Council seat left vacant following the retirement of Fine Gael's Emo-based councillor Tom...

Flooding and a troublesome ditch causing problems in Laois village

Flooding affecting 12 houses and safety issues relating to a ditch in Ballylinan have been raised at a recent meeting of the Graiguecullen-Portarlington Municipal...

Ballylinan estate finally set to be taken in charge by Laois...

Laois County Council have said that they are taking the final steps in the process of taking the Gracefield Manor estate in Ballylinan in...

Warm welcome as speed ramps installed in The Swan

Local residents in The Swan and anyone who has ever travelled through the Laois village will know that it's a prime location for speeding...

‘Critical piece of leisure infrastructure’ calls for Portarlington skate park

There is a big need for a skate park in the town of Portarlington, according to local councillor Aidan Mullins. Cllr Mullins made the suggestion...

Calls made for Portarlington road to be named after legendary community...

There are some people that go over and above for their community and the late Niall McElwaine in Portarlington was one such man. The Donegal...

‘Eyesore’ in Laois town ‘would not be tolerated anywhere else in...

The issue of derelict building that has been described as 'an eyesore that would not be tolerated anywhere else in the county' has come...

Cycle lane could be added to old main Dublin Road at...

A proposal to add a cycle lane to the old main Dublin Road from the Kildare border outside Monasterevin to The Heath is being...

Tempers flare as proposal for a pedestrian crossing in Stradbally gets...

Whether it was the boredom of the past couple of months that was getting to them or the frustrations of lockdown, a right row...

Laois County Council keen to purchase five properties in Killeen for...

Laois County Council have made an offer to purchase five houses in the Bruach na hAbhainn estate in Killeen to us "use for housing...

Three new County Councillors elected as chairs of Municipal Districts

Three new chairs of the three Municipal Districts in Laois have been elected in the last day. Fianna Fail's Seamus McDonald and the Fine Gael...

New chairpersons elected to Municipal Districts – as Sinn Féin councillor...

Cllr Thomasina Connell and Cllr Aisling Moran have been elected the new chairpersons of their respective Municipal Districts, following the AGMs in Laois County...

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...