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Laois Councillor says €100,000 allocation for Rathdowney will address ‘vacancy and...

A Laois County Councillor says that the recent allocation of €100,000 for Rathdowney will address 'vacancy and dereliction' in the town. Fine Gael Councillor John...

Call made to turn former Laois famine workhouse into IT training...

A Laois County Councillor has called for the Donaghmore Workhouse to be turned into an IT training hub. Cllr John King put down the motion...

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...

Sports players in Laois the target of social media and personal...

Amateur sports players are being subjected to social media and personal abuse after games - a meeting in Laois has heard. Fine Gael Councillor John...

Laois Councillor fears Electric Picnic may ‘pull out’ of Stradbally following...

Laois County Councillor John King says there are fears that the organisers of the festival may 'pull out' of hosting their event in Stradbally...

‘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...

‘We have to take a stand’ – Laois Councillors call for...

Two Councillors have called on Laois County Council to cut down dangerous trees that are on private land - and to bill the owners...

‘Disgusting’ incidents of dog fouling on graves in Laois cemetery highlighted

The plight of dogs fouling on graves in a Laois cemetery has been highlighted by a County Councillor. Fine Gael's John King called the act...

Calls for trees that are ‘costing Laois County Council a fortune’...

A call has been made for Laois County Council to cut down trees that 'are costing them a fortune'. Fine Gael Councillor John King made...

Lorries ‘hopping’ off manhole covers force family to sell their home...

The noise of heavy vehicles driving over manhole covers is causing a great disturbance to Laois people in two towns - leading one family...

‘Asbestos sheets, furniture and building supplies’ found dumped in Laois bogs...

200 bags full of rubbish which had been dumped in three Laois bogs has been recovered by school children, Tidy Towns group and Coillte...

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...

Minister says ‘no threat’ to Laois social welfare service that caters...

The Minister for Social Protection has confirmed that there is 'no threat' to a social welfare service in Rathdowney. Concerns for the future of Rathdowney...

Calls for Laois bridge to be repaired as works also required...

Laois County Council has been called upon to repair a bridge in Errill and also fix a hole in a wall near Ballacolla in...

Calls for a number of Laois roads to be resurfaced –...

Laois County Councillors in the Borris-In-Ossory/Mountmellick Municipal District have called for a number of smaller roads to be resurfaced. Speaking at Thursday's meeting of the...

Laois Councillors calls for members of fire services and cystic fibrosis...

Two Laois Councillors have called for members of the fire service and those who suffer with cystic fibrosis to receive the Covid-19 vaccine as...

‘Genius’, ‘gentleman’, ‘legend’ – tributes pour in for Laois teacher following...

Tributes have poured in following the retirement of a Laois teacher who spent 35 years educating pupils in the county. Denis Hassett, from Errill, retired...

Calls for safety works at Laois junction before ‘someone has their...

A Laois County Councillor has called for safety works to be carried out before 'someone has their nose taken off' their car. Fine Gael Cllr...

Need for broadband in rural Laois ‘greater than ever’ as Covid...

"People that have contacted me are depressed. Some say they have never been as lonely as they are now - never felt as isolated. "Some...

Calls for ‘two horrible derelict properties’ in Laois town to be...

Laois County Councillor John King has called for immediate action to be taken on 'two horrible derelict properties' which he says are a serious...

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...

‘Teenagers hit very hard’ as details emerge of ‘shed parties’

Local Gardai are aware of a number of parties taking place in houses, sheds, fields and yards as the Coronavirus restrictions mean that pubs...

Mixed views among Fine Gael’s elected representatives in Laois on Government...

There are varied views among Fine Gael elected representatives in this area about the proposed Programme for Government that would see a coalition formed...

Backing for Laois beef farmers crucial for rural areas, argue Laois...

Beef up beef prices for Laois farmers as rural communities are hugely reliant on farm family incomes for survival. That was the clear and direct...

New candidates Bergin and Clooney in the mix in Borris-Mountmellick as...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union Two new first-time candidates have put the cat among the pigeons in the Borris-Mountmellick Municipal...

Ground hurling, the GAA vote and the Rosenallis factor all in...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union One of the puzzling anomalies of Laois-Offaly politics is how villages like Ballacolla and Bracknagh...