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Concerns over privacy at County Hall ‘confession boxes’ to be addressed

Serious concerns about how members of the public are treated in terms of privacy, dignity and confidentiality at the local authority offices at County...

Nuns praised for generous gift of convent site for social housing

Approval has been given for work to advance on a major new social housing development and ancillary services in the heart of Portlaoise town. The...

Green light for new homes but only after divisive vote

It took a divisive vote to clear the way for six new houses planned for Mountmellick. While the vote itself was divisive it was also...

HAP hazard being used to doctor housing waiting lists

A proviso of the system whereby those requiring homes are removed from the housing waiting lists once they accept a Housing Assistance Payment (HAP)...

Spate of objections to new Mountmellick housing

There is a spate of opposition after being lodged against plans to provide new housing in Mountmellick. Dozens of objections have been made by other...

Housing tops the Laois priority list for 2020

With just over €78 million at its disposal Laois County Council has set out its stall and agreed on its spending priorities for next...

House repairs are carried out by the book but rules may...

The difficulty in getting small jobs and minor house repairs carried out for local authority tenants in Laois Council houses is the latest bugbear...

Laois County Council reveal housing targets for 2019

Eighty-six housing units is the target set out for Laois County Council for this year. This is an increase on the 2018 target of...

‘Sad day’ as new housing plan will see ‘just a handful’...

Laois County Councillors have hit out at a housing plan contained in the Indicative Capital Programme for 2019-2021 which was unveiled at the monthly...

Application made for massive housing development in Laois

Bircrest Limited have applied for permission for huge housing development at Aghnaharna, Portlaoise in Laois. The site measures at c.3.24 Ha and a total of...

Massive housing development planned for Laois town

A huge housing development is planned for one of Laois's biggest towns. Kingscroft Developments intends to apply for a residential development comprising of 62 houses. They...

Auctioneers say Portlaoise could benefit from Dublin housing shortage

Dublin's pain could be Portlaoise's gain - so say a group of auctioneers. Speaking to Midlands 103, CEO of the IPAV, Pat Davitt, says that Midlands...

New housing development planned for Stradbally

Planning permission has been lodged for a new housing development in Stradbally. Metapod Capital Services Limited intend to apply for permission at The Green, Stradbally...

No properties available in Portlaoise on affordable housing scheme

There are no houses available in Portlaoise for people who are receiving state housing benefits. The news in relation to the HAP scheme was broken by...

Planning granted for new housing development in Stradbally

Planning permission has been granted to construct a retirement village in Stradbally. North Eastern housing agency plan to build a 16 house development in the...

“Abandoned houses are causing problems in all Laois towns” – Stanley

Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley claims that vacant and abandoned homes are causing problems in every town in the county. He said, “People living adjacent...

Sinn Fein TD says private rental market in Laois ‘like Wild...

Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley has called on the government to tackle the issues in the private rental market. The Laois politician made the call...

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...