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Calls for wildflowers to be planted on motorways and primary roads...

A Laois County Councillor has called for wildflowers to be planted along major roads in Laois. Fine Gael Cllrs Aisling Moran says that these would...

Praise for PATH as majority of calls to Laois Covid-19 helpline...

There was widespread praise for a Laois homelessness charity at Monday's meeting of Laois County Council. In his Management Report, Chief Executive John Mulholland gave...

Calls for Laois heritage and tourism sites to go green for...

A Laois County Councillor has called for heritage and tourism locations in Laois to turn green for St Patrick's Day. Fine Gael Councillor Mary Sweeney...

Potential for ‘2,500 Laois vacant homes’ to be refurbished for families...

There is the potential for up to 2,500 vacant homes in Laois to be refurbished and brought back onto the market for those on...

Councillors cry foul at new government bill on planning laws

Laois County Councillors have expressed their opposition and disgust at a segment of the new Land Development Bill which is due before the Dail...

Former Local Election candidate selected to serve on County Council committee

A former Local Election candidate has been selected to serve on a committee of Laois County Council. Naeem Iqbal will represent the Laois Public Participation...

Testy exchanges as Councillors clash over suggestion to dredge rivers rather...

"You are off your tree if you think this is practical". Those are the words of Fianna Fail Councillor Paddy Bracken as he hit out...

In Pictures: Laois County Council unveil details of 13 social housing...

Laois County Council Chief Executive John Mulholland has unveiled details of 13 social housing schemes which will deliver 141 new homes by the end...

Calls for prison sentences for ‘repeat offenders’ as clampdown needed on...

"People are sick to the teeth of illegal dumping and the measures in place are not doing anything to deter it". So says the Cathaoirleach...

€550,000 allocated to retrofit 20 more Laois homes

More than €550,000 has been allocated to Laois County Council under the government's Retrofitting Programme for Social Housing. This programme will see improvement works carried...

In Pictures: County Council called on to clean up popular walking...

Laois County Council has been called upon to clean up a popular walking route in a Laois town. Fine Gael Councillor Conor Bergin asked the...

Update sought on Council plan on facilitation of public spaces for...

Laois County Councillor Mary Sweeney has sought an update from Laois County Council on how they plan for the facilitation of public spaces for...

In Pictures: ‘Three-pronged approach’ required to tackle ‘dumping crisis’ on Council...

Old couches, fridges, blankets, mattress, drugs paraphernalia and general rubbish are strewn across a field owned by Laois County Council in the middle of...

Laois councillors laying down the law ahead of proposed meeting with...

There has never been any love lost between Laois and Carlow when they meet on the playing pitches - and it seems the same...

Laois County Library Service: A lifeline during Covid-19

For many particularly over the last year, Laois County Library Service has continued to be a lifeline for a diverse range of people and...

€12.6m allocated for maintenance and renewal of road network in Laois

€12.6m has been allocated for the maintenance and renewal of the road network in Laois. This is a very substantial allocation and it will allow...

€250,000 allocated to Laois to upgrade outdoor spaces

€250,000 has been allocated to Laois from a new new Outdoor Public Space Scheme. Minister for State at the Department of Finance, Sean Fleming, says...

Housing, sports facility and sustainability feature in masterplan for 25-acre Council...

A Laois County Councillor and TD have submitted a detailed masterplan for how they believe Laois County Council should use a sizeable portion of...

Apartments approved for Laois where pub had been planned

Laois County Council have approved a planning application to build ten new apartments and create additional retail/office space in Portlaoise. Nyquist Property Limited, a Kildare...

Laois County Council’s Community Response Support Helpline playing role in Covid-19...

The Government Plan for Living with COVID-19: Resilience and Recovery 2020-2021 has highlighted the important role that individual and community resilience will play in...

Laois County Council launch #SplashIntoSpringChallenge campaign

Laois County Council is encouraging young and old to get a ‘Spring in your Step’ this February. You can make the most of a rainy...

Laois County Council called on to ‘explore new ways of using...

A Laois TD is encouraging County Councils to make more use of the Repair and Leasing Scheme to supply more housing. Fine Gael's Charlie Flanagan...

Laois Councillors had no say in decision to grant planning permission...

Laois County Councillors have no function when it comes to the decision making process in relation to planning applications. So says Laois County Council CEO...

Three Laois housing estates ‘taken in charge’ by County Council

Three Laois housing estates have been 'taken in charge' by Laois County Council. Gracefield Manor in Ballylinan, Millbrook in Portlaoise and numbers 90 to 102...

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...

Laois Councillor renews appeal to abolish annual registration fee for nurses...

"A round of applause is lovely, but this is a proper gesture that shows how much we all value the work that nurses have...

71 vacant houses refurbished in Laois while County Council find permanent...

71 previously vacant houses were fully refurbished in Laois in 2020, latest figures show. €675,592 was spent in the county by the Department for Housing,...

‘Is it a cycle lane or an obstacle course?’ – Well,...

The power of social media has been demonstrated yet again! Last week, while out for a cycle, Laois woman Louise Troy captured an image of...

Tanaiste Varadkar and Laois County Councillors pay tribute to Tom Mulhall...

Tanaiste Leo Varadkar and a host of Laois County Councillors have paid tribute to Tom Mulhall as his resignation was officially tendered at this...

Laois County Councillor calls for those over 66 to be allowed...

A Laois County Councillor has called on the Deptartment of Social Protection to remove the age limit currently in place on the Pandemic Unemployment...