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Local County Councillor calls for dedicated Town Centre First Masterplan for...

Independent Cllr James Kelly has called for Laois County Council to "secure funding and appoint consultants to undertake a Town Centre First Masterplan for...

History of the Pike of Rushall explained as Council remove ‘unnecessary...

Those present at a recent meeting of the Borris-In-Ossory-Mountmellick Municipal were treated to a history on the Pike of Rushall as part of a...

‘The traffic in Portlaoise is absolutely unreal now – it’s bumper...

Laois County Council were this week called upon by Councillors to press Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan TD on the urgent need for the...

Considerable frustration over delay to Ballyfin playground and unexpected bill of...

Laois councillors have expressed their frustration over a delay to the new playground in Ballyfin - and an unexpected bill of €1,500 handed down...

Laois County Council urged to bring Mountrath Mart back to life

A local County Councillor has called on Laois County Council to engage with Mountrath Co-Op Livestock Mart committee to help them with costs associated...

Urgent traffic calming measures needed at Castletown National School

Laois County Councillors have called for urgent traffic calming measures to be installed at Castletown National School. Cllr James Kelly raised the motion at the...

‘A local pub is a lot more than just serving drink...

A Laois Councillor has called on the County Council contact Minister for Finance, Michael McGrath, for financial support for rural pubs. Speaking at the meeting...

Councillors clash over Ukranian refugee site in Stradbally as video emerges...

There was a considerable disagreement at this month's meeting of Laois County Council, with Councillors clashing over the refugee situation in Stradbally. Cllr Aisling Moran...

Local Councillor calls for improved road safety measures in west County...

A local Councillor has called on Laois County Council to improve road safety measures in the western part of the county. Cllr James Kelly was speaking...

Concerns raised as Mountrath in line for a newly designated Emergency...

A local County Councillor has expressed his concerns regarding a Mountrath property being offered as an Emergency Accommodation Centre. The six councillors in the Borris-Mountmellick...

Three Laois County Councillors come together to fight for Mountrath housing...

Three Laois County Councillors have come together to fight for Fr O'Connor Crescent in Mountrath. Independent Cllrs James Kelly and Ollie Clooney along with Fine...

Councillors show united front for new playground in Trumera to be...

Councillors at the Borris-in-Ossorry-Mountmellick Municipal District Committee meeting this week showed a united front in the fight to buld a new playground in Trumera. Independent...

‘This is a difficult topic discuss without being labelled far right...

Refugees and how Ireland is dealing with the numbers of people who are coming into the country seeking asylum is a topic that is...

Laois Councillor calls for more emergency information on Slieve Bloom Cycle...

A Laois Councillor has called for more emergency information to be displayed at the Slieve Bloom Cycle Way. Cllr James Kelly was speaking at the...

“Why can’t we do the same for people on the housing...

Calls have been made for rapid build modular homes in Rathdowney to be built across Laois to tackle the housing waiting list. This came after...

Dumped couches set on fire, rubbish discarded and residents disrupted –...

A quite simply awful situation has been allowed to unfold at the back of three Laois housing estates. A meeting in Laois has heard how...

Fires, illegal dumping, rats running wild and anti-social behaviour reported at...

Fires, illegal dumping, anti-social behaviour and rats running wild are among some of the issues that have been reported regarding a derelict site in...

‘Adult nappies’ dumped on Laois farmer’s land as Council collects 650...

A meeting in Laois has heard how a farmer found a load of adult nappies dumped in one of his fields recently. The farmer, based...

‘No consultation planned’ with local communities where refugees are housed in...

There are no plans to hold consultation meetings with local communities if and when refugees are moved into a particular area in Laois. The issue...

Castletown homes in bad need of additional parking spaces

Road safety measures and additional parking spaces are badly needed at a Castletown estate, according to a local county councillor for the area. Cllr James...

Laois County Council should ‘fast track … modular accommodation to address...

With the influx of Ukranian refugees and the unprecedented increases in housing waiting lists, emergency and direct provision accommodation, Laois County Council should identify...

Time for Laois Ryder Cup sign to be binned

Golf's Ryder Cup took place in Ireland in 2006, in the K Club, at the height of the Celtic Tiger Boom. It returns to these...

Importance of local genealogy and historical records in Laois graveyards highlighted

The importance of establishing further historical records in some of Laois's older graveyards was highlighted recently at a meeting in Laois County Council. Cllr Conor...

Outrage over disgusting dumping in one of the most scenic parts...

There was outrage and anger expressed at a meeting in Laois County Council over dumping in one of our main tourist spots. Independent Councillor James...

Mountrath Goes Green – Laois town confirms theme of this year’s...

The Laois town of Mountrath have confirmed the theme of their St Patrick's Day Parade - and it is all about recycling. 'MOUNTRATH GOES GREEN...

‘A tragedy can occur on a Friday and families have to...

A Laois County Councillor has called for changes to be made in how the State Coroner's Services operates in the county. Independent Councillor James Kelly...

Call made for Laois village to receive its own playground

A Laois County Councillor has called for a playground to be constructed in the village of Clough. Independent Councillor James Kelly made the call at...

Laois TD calls for support in opposing proposed extension to opening...

A Laois TD has called on local elected and community representatives to signal their objection to the proposed extension of opening hours for pubs...

Fears that ‘cars could crash into houses’ near busy bridge outside...

Residents living near a busy bridge over the River Owenass are fearful that cars could crash into their homes. So says Fianna Fail Councillor Seamus...

Residents ‘terrified’ following ‘number of near misses involving HGVs’ on rural...

Residents along a rural Laois road are 'terrified' following a 'number of near misses involving HGVs', a meeting in Laois has heard. The matter was...