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Green light given for new primary care centre in Laois town

The expression of interest competition for the long awaited new primary care centre at Rathdowney has been completed. So says Fine Gael TD and Fine...

Outrage over HSE plan to close mental health facility in Laois...

There is outrage over a HSE decision to shut a mental health facility in Laois and relocate residents to Tullamore 'without consultation'. The news surrounding...

WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Laois farmer pleads with dog owners after lambs...

*The images contained at the bottom this article are distressing but we have published them to show what can happen when livestock are attacked...

Farmers warned to double down on safety measures as fertiliser and...

Farmers have been urged to double down on safety measures on their farm and be highly aware of who they're buying from as fuel...

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...

Call made to carry out road repairs at entrance to popular...

A request has been made to repair the main road leading to a popular tourist attraction in Laois. Fine Gael Councillor John King has requested...

Laois Councillor pledges that historic Laois bridge will remain wooden following...

A Laois County Councillor has pledged that The Woodenbridge will remain in its original state after renovation works have been completed. Fine Gael Councillor John...

Huge boost for Laois secondary school as €124,000 granted for new...

A Laois secondary school has received a huge boost today after they were granted substantial funding for a new all-weather facility. St Fergal's College Rathdowney...

New Laois fire station moves a step closer after planning permission...

A brand new fire station building is on its way to Laois after Councillors gave the proposal the green light at a recent meeting. The...

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...