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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...

Councillor claims ‘Bob the Builder’ would have done a better job...

Councillor Aidan Mullins made the claim that 'Bob the Builder would have done a better job', following the completion of works on footpaths in...

Plans for new Laois fire station put on the back burner

The plans for a new fire station to be constructed in Stradbally have been put on hold, despite a site being identified nearly two...

‘Boy racers’ wrecking Laois roundabouts claim councillors

Following the tearing up of roundabouts around the M7 in Emo, some Councillors have called for the installation of CCTV cameras to deter the...

Action sought as raw sewage within 50 feet of Portarlington houses

Some residents in Portarlington are living within 50 feet of where raw sewage is overflowing onto the ground, leading to local councillor Aidan Mullins...

CCTV sought for Portarlington playground to deter ‘louts’

Following a number of recent incidents at Portarlington playground, a local councillor has called for CCTC cameras to be installed and public lighting to...

Calls for lights in Ballylinan following assault near playground

A man was assaulted near the playground in Ballylinan, ending up in hospital with a broken ankle and a fracture over his eye, leading...

Serious issues highlighted over proposed Portarlington relief road

Portarlington-based Laois County Councillor Aidan Mullins says "there are enough things in Portarlington screaming out for funding" without having €1million ring-fenced for a relief...

‘War zone’ Stradbally housing estate to be completed by Christmas

An unfinished housing estate, described as a 'war zone', is set to be completed by Christmas. Cill Beg Manor in Stradbally was originally constructed around...

Controversy as Cllr Moran elected municipal chair

There was controversy at this afternoon's Graiguecullen-Portarlington Municipal District meeting following the election of Cllr John Moran as chairman for the next year. At the...

Appeal to HSE to reverse decision to end physio services in...

An appeal has been made for the HSE to reverse their decision to end physiotherapy services in Graiguecullen. Speaking at a recent meeting of the...

Calls for Laois County Council to purchase old Avon factory

A local Councillor has called on the Laois County Council to enquire about the possibility of buying the site of the former Avon factory...

Parts of Portarlington like ‘a third world country’

Parts of Portarlington have been described as being like 'a third world country' by a County Councillor. Sinn Féin Councillor Aidan Mullins made the claim...

Calls for HSE not to discontinue physiotherapy in Graiguecullen

The discontinuement of physiotherapy treatment at the health centre in Graiguecullen will cause 'great difficulties' for the people in South Laois who avail of...

Footpaths in Portarlington like ‘something you’d see in Syria’

The footpaths in Portarlington have deteriorated to such a bad state, they are like something from a war thorn region a county Councillor has...

Six-year lease on Stradbally Allotments ‘will not be renewed’

A new six-year lease will not be granted to the Stradbally Community Allotment Association after the current one expires, it has been revealed. The committee...

Gardaí appeal for witnesses after disabled Graiguecullen man mugged

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after a disabled Graiguecullen man was robbed in broad daylight in a park in Carlow on Sunday afternoon. Wheelchair-bound Eoin...

Council committee decision on Nicole Turner reception branded a ‘disgrace’

The decision to host a municipal authority reception rather that a full-blown County Council one for Nicole Turner has been labelled “disgraceful” by an...