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Victorian Laois mansion goes up for sale at reasonable price –...

Back in May, Laois County Council executed a Compulsory Purchase Order on a derelict mansion in Abbeyleix. They have since put the Victorian mansion up...

‘Some people have no scruples’ says Laois councillor over horrific incident...

Laois County Council meetings hear of various injustices and outrages - and there was another example at the most recent meeting held this week. Cllr...

Contract signed to retrofit 62 local authority homes in Laois

Laois County Council has signed the contracts for retrofitting of 62 local authority-owned houses in the county. The retrofitting of homes in Mountain View, Portlaoise,...

Tributes paid to departing council official as calls made for female...

Laois County Council have a new appointment to make for one of their key management positions following the departure of Joe Delaney, who was...

Laois councillor hits out as maintenance payments excluded from social housing...

Laois County Councillor Caroline Dwane-Stanley has hit out at a recent change that to exclude maintenance payments made by social housing applicants. Anyone applying for...

Additional €284k allocated for upgrade works on rural roads and laneways...

Laois County Council has been allocated additional funding this year for upgrade works to rural roads and laneways. The total allocation of funding under the...

NPHET guidance sought by Laois County Council on Electric Picnic decision

NPHET should provide an urgent recommendation to Laois County Council on whether Electric Picnic should be given a license to proceed in Stradbally at...

Local Property Tax Rate to remain unchanged in Laois as Councillors...

Laois County Councillors have voted down a proposed 3% increase in the Local Property Tax Rate. At a special meeting of Laois County Council today...

Portlaoise councillors well impressed with Cabra development that County Hotel will...

A number of Portlaoise-based county councillors recently made a trip to Cabra in Dublin to look at a housing complex that is similar to...

Laois councillors back motion for memorial to Laois people who lost...

It's not often that the local elected representatives agree across the board - but a motion from Portlaoise-based councillor Noel Tuohy for a memorial...

Ongoing frustration over water restrictions in Portlaoise

The ongoing current issue of water restrictions in the Mountmellick Road area of Portlaoise was addressed at today's meeting of Laois County Council. Due to...

Cathaoirleach determined Laois must get its ‘fair share’ of extra money...

Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council, Councillor Conor Bergin, has welcomed the announcement by Minister for Rural Development Heather Humphreys of an additional €10.5 million...

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...

Plans to construct almost 100 new homes on site where previous...

Planning permission to construct 99 new homes on a similar site to where it had once been proposed to build 262 new homes has...

Calls for ‘mandatory bins’ to be placed at the homes of...

A call has been made to make it mandatory that every tenant of Laois County Council should have a waste bin. Fine Gael Councillor Aisling...

Moment in Time: Larry Kavanagh elected Mayor of Laois County Council...

The position of the head of Laois County Council has had different names over the years - mayor, cathaoirleach, chairman. In Laois it has been...

Further submissions made in objection to proposed pig farm development –...

Further submissions have been made against a planned pig farm in Ballyfin, including a second letter from Jim Reynolds, the managing director of Ballyfin...

Laois County Council to investigate the ‘live-streaming’ of public meetings

Laois County Council are to investigate the costs associated with live streaming all public meetings. The matter came before Monday's monthly meeting of the Council...

Laois County Council elects youngest ever chair as Conor Bergin takes...

Laois County Council has elected its youngest ever chairperson as Conor Bergin took the role this afternoon. The 27-year-old Borris-In-Ossory native becomes the youngest since...

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...

Ollie Clooney elected chairman of the Borris-in-Ossory-Mountmellick District for next 12...

Councillor Ollie Clooney has been elected as the chairperson of the Borris-in-Ossory-Mountmellick Municipal District for the next 12 months. Laois County Council is split up...

Calls for cameras to be installed in Laois cemetery to stamp...

A call has been made for security cameras to be installed at a Laois cemetery. Fianna Fail Councillor Catherine Fitzgerald put down the motion in...

Public should be alerted to dangers of Black Grass seeds, say...

Laois County Council should run a campaign alerting the public of the danger of Black Grass seeds that are found in many wildflower seeds...

One half of a footpath to be open next month following...

In October 2017, Fine Gael Councillor Willie Aird warned Iarnrod Eireann, formally CIE, that ‘our day will come’ - and it appears that half...

Laois Councillor calls for additional bins to be put up in...

Laois County Councillor Thomasina Connell has called for additional litter bins to be put up in Portlaoise town centre. The Fine Gael Councillor made the...

Permission granted for housing development in Abbeyleix while further homes planned...

Planning permission has been granted by Laois County Council for a housing development in Abbeyleix while another has been sought in Portarlington. Two blocks of...

Laois County Council team up with top chef for online demonstration...

Top chef Catherine Fulvio will host a Summer Cookery Demonstration, on the Laois County Council Facebook page this evening, to show you how to...

New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to...

The infamous Arles bends will be familiar to anyone who has ever driven from Portlaoise to Carlow but there has been a considerable realignment...

Laois County Council granted almost €500,000 from Additional Outdoor Infrastructure Fund

Laois County Council has been granted €490,000 in order to boost outdoor infrastructure this summer. Six projects in the county have been selected by the...

Laois County Council agree to sell three pieces of land to...

Laois County Council have agreed to sell three pieces of land to members of the public. At a recent meeting of Laois County Council, Councillors...