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Peace prevails as €78m Laois Budget is approved

They met at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month and Laois County Councillors set aside any political differences or...

Flower power boost for pollinators on Laois roads

Good news for residents, motorists … and butterflies and bees this week. Laois County council has agreed to embrace a proposal to plant more wild...

‘Door always open’ to help as Local Enterprise Week proves a...

Local Enterprise Week was held all across the country last week - with numerous events held in Laois from Monday to Friday. Free one-to-one mentoring...

UPDATE: €20 million development for Portlaoise as Laois County Council secure...

In a significant breakthrough for town centre regeneration in Portlaoise it has been confirmed that the Christian Brothers site at Tower Hill is set...

‘People in more desperate state than ever’, claims local councillor about...

A Portlaoise-based county councillor has claimed that he has people coming to him "in a more desperate state than ever before" looking for social...

Council housing staff subjected to “outrageous” antisocial behaviour

Housing staff of Laois County Council had to endure “outrageous behaviour” during an antisocial incident involving a person seeking housing accommodation last week, today’s...

Gardaí maintain presence in O’Moore Place following ‘despicable act’

The burning of a house at O’Moore Place was described as a “despicable and mindless act” by Laois County Council CEO John Mulholland. The issue...

‘Unforeseen problem’ scuppers early allocation of Portlaoise houses

An unforeseen problem will hold up tenants getting keys for Conniberry Way houses in Portlaoise. The situation was confirmed by Laois County Council chief executive...

Water contamination risk in Portlaoise now ‘very low’

The water supply for thousands of homes in Portlaoise is no longer deemed at high risk of Cryptosporidium contamination, it has been confirmed. The confirmation...

Portlaoise Public Realm vision will ‘close business’

Fears that businesses would close and the plan was more suited to California were expressed when the Portlaoise Public Realm was revealed on Tuesday...

Ambitious Portlaoise Town Centre Public Realm Strategy unveiled

An underground car park at Lyster Square and a realigned and pedestrian friendly James Fintan Lalor (JFL) Avenue are just two proposals under the...

OPW looking at two sites for new Portlaoise courthouse

The OPW is looking at two options for a new Portlaoise courthouse, it has been confirmed. Laois County Council chief executive John Mulholland outlined details...

Bus users have to wait on windowsills in Mountrath

People waiting on buses in Mountrath have to sit on windowsills in the town, the monthly meeting of Laois County Council heard. A motion from...

Laois County Council forced to appoint private contractors to tackle litter

The ‘war is lost’ on dumping in Laois, with Laois County Council having to appoint private contractors to tackle litter blackspots. At today’s council meeting...

€60 million to tackle Laois housing crisis

The local authority could do with over €60 million to tackle its housing waiting list, according to its CEO. The monthly meeting of Laois County...

Graiguecullen to stay in Laois, proposes Boundary Committee

There is relief for the people of Graiguecullen this evening with the news that the Carlow Boundary Review Committee has opposed any changes to...