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New bill aims to combat the scourge of derelict buildings in...

Laois Green Party representatives have welcomed the Vacancy Dereliction and Regeneration Bill 2022 which was launched yesterday. Under this Bill, homes that are vacant in...

Laois TD hits out at Green Party following MEP’s ‘request to...

A Laois TD has called on the Green Party to answer questions regarding its views on agricultural investment in light of MEP Ciarán Cuffe’s...

Greens hit out at ‘totally unacceptable’ removal of hedgerows for cycle...

The removal of hedgerows to make way for a cycle lane and footpath near a Laois school has been branded as 'totally unacceptable' by...

Calls for better cycle facilities, improved public transport, a community centre...

Better cycle facilities, improved public transport, a community centre and a town architect were among the suggestions for improving Portlaoise town centre at an...

Future of Portlaoise town centre to be discussed at public meeting

A meeting on the future of Portlaoise Town Centre will be held by the Green Party next week. Senator Pippa Hackett, who hails from Geashill...

13 point plan submitted to improve walking and cycling infrastructure in...

A new speed limit, increased pedestrian crossings and new cycles lanes are some of a proposal to improve infrastructure in a Laois town. The plan...

Green Party appoints three local area representatives for Laois

The Green Party have selected three representatives - one for each of the local electoral areas in Laois. Sean McManus will represent Portlaoise, John Holland...

‘Sometimes I’ll have to pinch myself. This is actually what it...

Though it's not unprecedented it is unusual for a Senator to be appointed to a ministerial role. When Pippa Hackett was appointed as a 'Super...

‘It can’t be either farming or nature, it has to be...

There has rarely been a political career that has been so meteoric. A couple of years ago, Pippa Hackett wasn't even a member of a...

New Government cabinet announced – but no Laois involvement

Taoiseach Micheal Martin has unveiled his new Government cabinet, an historical appointment that sees six ministerial positions for Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael and...

Minister Flanagan says Fine Gael and Fianna Fail coming together is...

Laois TD and Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has welcomed the coming together of his own party, Fine Gael, and Fianna Fail in a...

Pippa Hackett returns to the Seanad as voting concludes for the...

The Green Party's Pippa Hackett from Geashill has been elected to the Seanad, taking one of the 11 seats on the Agricultural vocational panel. Pippa,...

Laois-Offaly General Election 2020 candidate in the hunt for Seanad seat...

The Seanad elections are ongoing at the moment and the counts for the different electoral districts are underway. A total of 43 senators will be...

Best ever Green Party performance in Laois-Offaly but no seat for...

Pippa Hackett recorded The Green Party's best ever vote in Laois-Offaly as first count results were published this evening - but it will not...

On The Canvass: Pippa with a pep in her step as...

The Green Party have never won a seat in the Laois-Offaly constituency - and Pippa Hackett is trying to create history next weekend by...

Laois-Offaly candidate launches Green Party’s ‘Rural Manifesto’

Laois-Offaly General Election Green Party candidate Pippa Hackett launched her party's Rural Manifesto in the Dunamaise Arts Centre this afternoon. The manifesto includes 'decent bus...

Election Diary: Greens move to mend fences as the IFA call...

Can the momentum in favour of the Greens reach the midlands and get behind their Laois-Offaly candidate, Senator Pippa Hackett? It’s a big ask in...

Green Party go into election mode as Pippa Hackett launches campaign

It has been some couple of months for the Hackett family from Geashill. Last May, Pippa Hackett was elected as county councillor in Offaly for...

Laois-Offaly Green Party General Election candidate set to officially launch campaign

Green Party Senator Pippa Hackett will launch her General Election campaign for Laois-Offaly in the Tullamore Court Hotel this evening, Monday, December 16, from...

New Senator from Laois-Offaly takes up post today

Laois-Offaly has a new Senator. Green Party councillor, Pippa Hackett from Geashill, was elected to the post unopposed on Friday last, November 1, which was...

Local candidate poised to win Senate seat

A local candidate is in pole position to win the upcoming Seánad bye-election. Cllr Pippa Hackett from Geashill and an Offaly County County Councillor having...

Laois-Offaly Green Party candidate laments no Local Election choice in Laois

The Green Party are riding on the crest of a wave in Ireland at the moment as a fantastic showing in the Local Elections...

Hackett calls on government to ‘quit stalling on waste reduction’

Green Party member Pippa Hackett has called on the Government to quit stalling on waste reduction. Today, the Green Party are introducing a motion today...

Green Party hits out at ‘barbaric case of wanton animal cruelty’...

A Green Party candidate for Laois-Offaly has hit out after a terrible case of animal cruelty Mountrath at the weekend. We reported the case of...

Midland Green Party hold successful public event

The Midlands Greens hosted a very successful inaugural public event in the County Arms Hotel in Bill on Monday. Running alongside the Birr Vintage Week,...