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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...

Safety measures planned as brand new Laois primary school set to...

The students of a Laois primary school are set to move into their brand new building in the coming weeks. Gaelscoil Thromaire has existed in...

‘God forbid a child ran out onto the road’ – Laois...

Two Laois County Councillors have called for a boundary wall to be put up on the perimeter of a housing estate. Independent Councillor James Kelly...

’30 years is a long time to wait for a footpath’...

'30 years is a long time to wait for a footpath' - so says Laois County Councillor John King. The Fine Gael politician is so...

‘Seeing children standing in the rain is sad’ – Councillor calls...

A Laois County Councillor has requested that a bus shelter be erected at Sean Doire in Durrow. At a recent meeting of the Borris-In-Ossory/Mountmellick Municipal...

‘Thank God nobody was killed’ – Calls for safety works following...

There have been calls for safety works to be carried out on a section of the N80. On Friday June 18, two vehicles were involved...

Calls for wheelchair swings to be installed in playgrounds across Laois

A call has been made to install wheelchair swings in playgrounds across Laois. Independent Councillor James Kelly raised the matter at this morning's meeting of...

Calls for land in Laois town that is earmarked housing to...

A parcel of land that is currently zoned for housing should be turned into a car park - a Laois County Councillor has said. Speaking...

Portlaoise Leisure Centre grass and astroturf pitches set to reopen following...

The grass and astroturf pitches in Portlaoise Leisure Centre are set to reopen following a breakthrough. At a recent meeting of the Portlaoise Municipal District,...

Three Laois cemeteries set for improvement works this summer

Improvements works for three Laois cemeteries will begin on July 1, it has been confirmed. Graveyards at St Fintan's Mountrath, Castletown and Rathdowney will also...

No quick solution in sight for ongoing parking issues at popular...

There appears to be no quick solution in sight for the ongoing parking issues at one of Laois's most popular tourist destinations. Gardai have been...

Planning permission approved for new playground in Laois village

Planning permission to build a brand new playground in Borris-In-Ossory has been approved. The matter came before members of Laois County Council this afternoon and,...

Rathdowney playground and school safety concerns highlighted once more

A busy secondary school and a widely-used playground located side by side in Rathdowney will obviously lead to safety concerns when they're both on...

‘Never give waste for disposal to unlicensed operator’

Donal Brennan, Director of Services at Laois County Council, has urged the public not to use unlicensed waste collectors. Mr Brennan was speaking at this...

War of words as councillors do battle over Camross roads

It's not unusual for a local council meeting to develop into a row over roads - but at this week's Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick District meeting the...

Laois Gardai being deployed to trains as ‘drug use’ and ‘drug...

Laois Gardai are being deployed onto trains in a bid to stamp out criminal activity that is happening on the network. At yesterday's meeting of...

‘People are afraid for their lives’ – restrictions on HGVs on...

'People are afraid for their lives' - so says Cllr Paddy Bracken in relation to HGVs and their use of a rural Laois road. The...

Measures requested as vehicles forced to ‘reverse up to 1km’ if...

Urgent safety measures are being requested after a Laois County Council meeting heard how cars are being forced to reverse up to 1km if...

Laois County Council commit to car park revamp in Laois town...

A new car parking regime is set to come into force in a Laois town later this year. Mountrath is to be subject to ‘time...

All Ireland-winning duo team up again to take charge of Laois...

A former All Ireland-winning management duo have teamed up to take charge of a Laois ladies football club. Pat O'Sullivan and James Kelly, who won...

Public bodies should attend municipal meetings, argues local councillor

A Laois county councillor has said that public bodies like the National Transport Authority (NTA) and the Office of Public Works (OPW) should be...

Calls for repair works in Mountrath as noise of passing lorries...

The noise of passing lorries hitting a 'bad patch in the road' is keeping people awake at night - a meeting of the Borris-In-Ossory/Mountmellick...

Outdoor Christmas Market to take place in Mountrath this weekend

The Mountrath Community Forum Christmas Market is going ahead next Sunday, December 13, from 12.30pm to 3.30pm at Bloom HQ in the Brigidine Convent...

New car parking regime to be trialled in Laois town

A new car parking regime is to be trialled in a Laois town. Mountrath is to be subject to 'time limited' parking, rather than paid-parking,...

Pedestrian crossing for Laois town and calls to resurface road near...

A brand new pedestrian crossing is on the way to a Laois town. Laois County Council, at the request of Independent Cllr James Kelly, will...

Calls to address the ‘worst bend in Laois’ before serious accident...

Calls for Laois County Council to address safety concerns at the 'worst bend in Laois' have been made. Fine Gael Cllr Conor Bergin raised the...

My Life in Politics: James Kelly on election memories, Tony Gregory...

James Kelly is an independent county councillor from Mountrath and was first elected to Laois County Council in 2014, before retaining his seat comfortably...

Councillors ‘should be given the power to tackle local problems’

Laois County Councillor James Kelly has said that local representatives should have more power to deal with problems in their area. The Mountrath-based councillor, speaking...