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Plight of those seeking to buy a house in Laois raised...

The plight of those seeking to buy a house in Laois was raised in the Dail recently by Sinn Fein TD Brian Stanley. According to...

Laois Councillors accuse government of ‘massaging figures’ following statement on social...

Two Laois County Councillors have disputed figures released by the Department of Housing in relation to the county. Yesterday, the Department said that Laois had...

Laois more than halves number of households on social housing waiting...

Laois has more than halved the number of households on the social housing waiting list over the last five years. So figures released from the...

Almost €1.4 million granted to Laois in Housing Adaptation Grants

€1,389,375 of funding has been approved for Housing Adaptation Grants for Older People and People with a Disability in Laois. The total €1,389,375 funding is...

Cost of living ‘gone through the roof’ as Laois TD warns...

A Laois TD has warned that increasing the supply of houses alone will not be enough to halt home purchase and rental costs. Sinn Fein...

Laois residents raise concerns for their village ahead of meeting on...

A residents group who are representing people who live in Ballylinan have raised their concerns over proposals contained in the County Development Plan. Laois County...

35 new homes confirmed in Laois for people who are homeless

35 new homes will be provided in Laois for people who are homeless, Fianna Fail TD Sean Fleming has confirmed. Minister Darragh O’Brien, TD and...

Laois County Council to hire six new staff in housing section...

Laois County Council has been given the go ahead to recruit six new staff into the housing section of the Council to assist them...

Laois County Council commits to delivering 612 new homes over the...

Laois County Council intends to deliver 612 new homes over 2022 and 2023. This detail was unveiled by Chief Executive John Mulholland at Monday's Council...

Three ‘significant’ housing projects approved to bring 103 new homes to...

Approval has been granted for three housing projects in Laois by the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage. The three projects, in Portlaoise, Durrow...

Laois TD blasts government housing plan and says ‘not one affordable...

Laois TD Brian Stanley has blasted the government's housing plan and says it has not delivered one affordable home in our county in almost...

€800 million Credit Union fund to support the delivery of social...

More social and affordable houses are on the cards following the establishment of the Credit Union Approved Housing Body Fund. The Fund, launched today, will...

Housing stock in Laois to be boosted following €20bn 5-year Government...

The launch of the Government’s Housing For All plan marks a significant step forward in the goal to ensure everyone has the option to...

Laois Councillors reject ‘Ballymun style’ developments and place cap on the...

High rise residential developments will not be coming to Laois any time soon after Laois County Councillors rejected any suggestion of them at a...

Sinn Féin Bill would halt ‘runaway rents in Laois’ says local...

Sinn Fein TD Brian Stanley says that a Bill put forward by his party would half 'runaway rents' in Laois. Since 2013, rents in Laois...

Major housing development planned for Laois town as application submitted

A major housing development is on the cards in a Laois town after planning permission was submitted recently. Portarlington is set for 58 new homes...

€1 million in funding for Laois secured for Disabled Persons Grant...

€1,031,693 in funding has been secured for the Disabled Persons Grant Scheme in Laois and Improvement Works In Lieu of social housing scheme (IWILs). The...

Laois TD highlights housing and rental crisis in the county and...

Laois TD Brian Stanley has highlighted was he says is the housing and rental 'crisis' that exists in the county. Speaking on Sinn Féin’s housing...

‘No Carlow land’ left in Graiguecullen as 75 remain on the...

Carlow County Council say they have no land remaining for the construction of houses in the Graiguecullen area as 75 people remain on the...

In Pictures: Laois County Council unveil details of 13 social housing...

Laois County Council Chief Executive John Mulholland has unveiled details of 13 social housing schemes which will deliver 141 new homes by the end...

Grants for Laois swimming pools but county ‘left out’ of new...

€72,582 has been allocated to six swimming pools in Laois in an effort to support their ongoing maintenance and running costs while they are...

Laois County Councillors call for ‘Strategic Housing Developments’ to be abolished

Laois County Councillors have called on the Minister for Housing, Darragh O'Brien, to abolish Strategic Housing Developments (SHD) immediately. Normally applications for planning permission first...

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...