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Laois County Council and Laois African Support Group announce date for...

Laois County Council and Laois African Support Group have announced that May 28 will be Africa Day 2022. Africa Day is an initiative of the...

In Pictures: Paralympic hero Gary O’Reilly honoured by Laois County Council

The Paralympic success of Portlaoise's Gary O'Reilly was an incredible moment in 2021 and he was formally honoured by Laois County Council on Thursday...

Importance of local genealogy and historical records in Laois graveyards highlighted

The importance of establishing further historical records in some of Laois's older graveyards was highlighted recently at a meeting in Laois County Council. Cllr Conor...

Work needed on Cullohill Mountain and bridge in Durrow

The road at Cullohill Mountain is in bad need of a resurface according to local councillor for the area Ollie Clooney. Cllr Clooney had a...

Anger as calls dismissed for public sewer in Mountmellick

A suggested public sewerage extension in Mountmellick has not been agreed to by Irish Water, leading to disappointment and anger being expressed at a...

Improved mobile phone signal comes to Laois following community outreach

Laois County Council and Cellnex have recently delivered new infrastructure to Vicarstown that will transform connectivity for consumers and businesses in the area. The new...

Laois Councillor calls for vacant bank buildings to be used as...

A Laois County Councillor has called for vacant bank branches to be turned into emergency accommodation for Ukrainian refugees. Cllr Padraig Fleming made the call...

Almost €1.4 million granted to Laois in Housing Adaptation Grants

€1,389,375 of funding has been approved for Housing Adaptation Grants for Older People and People with a Disability in Laois. The total €1,389,375 funding is...

‘Bordering on criminal’ not to demolish houses to make way for...

"Two fine big houses" that are nevertheless "an eyesore" on the Stradbally Road in Portlaoise should be demolished to make way for a new...

‘All kinds of activities’ putting residents in fear at derelict cottage...

The owner of a derelict cottage near Centrepoint, where people are "carrying out all kinds of activities" that are putting elderly residents in fear,...

In Pictures: Local ceremony remembers those lost during Covid-19 pandemic

A little over two years since the Covid-19 pandemic arrived in Ireland and change our lives, a dignified and low profile ceremony was held...

Ballyroan flooding may be landowners’ responsibility

Laois County Council may be unable to address flooding in Ballyroan as the stretches of river in question are believed to be the responsibility...

‘Nowhere to safely cross’ Portlaoise road as traffic has trebled

There's nowhere on Fr Browne Avenue in Portlaoise to cross safely, according to Cllr Willie Aird, due to three times the amount of traffic...

Roads infrastructure upgrade needed before 1,000-pupil school is built in Laois

Laois County Council needs to learn from the mistakes of the past and build a new link between the Stradbally Road and the Dublin...

New scheme launched to incentivise movement on vacant properties

Laois County Council and Laois Chamber officially launched the Vacant Commercial Property Incentive Scheme this week in Portlaoise. This scheme offers business owners who are...

Laois County Council and Gardaí to be joint Data Controllers on...

The ongoing issue of CCTV schemes and the role of Data Controllers was addressed at this week's meeting of the local Joint Policing Commission...

‘A tragedy can occur on a Friday and families have to...

A Laois County Councillor has called for changes to be made in how the State Coroner's Services operates in the county. Independent Councillor James Kelly...

Question over sale of Junction 17 land leads to row and...

On Monday, members of Laois County Council voted to put through the sale of 3.42 hectares at Portlaoise Enterprise Park to Kirby Group Engineering...

Laois Councillor asks for creation of memorial area for those who...

A Laois County Councillor has asked that a memorial or reflective area by constructed in Laois for those who lost loved ones in the...

Laois County Council to fly Ukrainian flag and light up in...

Laois County Council is to light up in the national colours of Ukraine this evening in support of the country following the Russian invasion. A...

Jobs on the way to Laois after Council agrees to sell...

New jobs are on the way to Laois after County Councillors agreed to sell a portion of land at Portlaoise Enterpise Park to a...

Laois’s newest County Councillor sets out hopes for the future as...

Laois's newest County Council was officially co-opted into into his seat following a meeting this morning. Ballyroan native Barry Walsh will feel the seat left...

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...

One light requested to make ‘busiest junction in the parish’ safer...

A request has been made to erect just one light in an area of Laois that has been described as 'the busiest junction in...

Councillor pledges to ‘up my game’ in bid to bring ‘badly...

'All I am looking for is a small car park and I don't think that is too much to ask for'. That was the plea...

Laois driving licence services must be reinstated to the Council says...

Sinn Fein TD Brian Stanley says that driving licence services should be reinstated to Laois County Council. This comes after it was revealed last week...

Frustration expressed over withdrawal of day care services from Abbeyleix

There is extreme frustration with the current situation where day care services are no longer being offered in Abbeyleix hospital. The issue was raised at...

Action finally on the way to deal with ‘disgusting eyesore’ in...

Action is finally set to be taken to tackle a 'disgusting eyesore' that has blighted the centre of a Laois town for many years. The...

Call for action as ‘tragedy waiting to happen’ on Laois road...

Laois County Councillors have called for urgent safety measures to be put in place after three accidents took place on the same stretch of...

Time ticking as landmark Portlaoise clock remains stopped

A stopped clock might be right twice a day but a landmark clock in Portlaoise town centre will have to wait another while yet...