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Laois Councillor ‘scalded’ and running around like ‘Wee Willie Winkie’ over...

A Laois County Councillor has said he is being 'scalded' on the phone on a daily basis over the installation of new LED lights...

‘Cultural Accord’ signed between historical Australian site and Laois house

Laois County Councillors have approved the signing of a 'Cultural Accord' between an historic Australian site and a Laois house. The Eureka Centre in Victoria,...

Laois soccer club and special needs school to benefit from lease...

A Laois soccer club and a special needs school are to benefit from the leasing of lands owned by Laois County Council to them. For...

County Council sell land to air industry company who plan expansion...

Laois County Council has approved the sale of 1.56 hectares of land to a company who are planning an expansion. AuBren have purchased the site...

€38,000 for Youth Work Ireland Laois through LGBTI+ Communities Integration Fund

Youth Work Ireland Laois has received €38,000 through the LGBTI+ Communities Integration Fund. A total of €700,000 has been distributed to 29 projects through Ireland...

Ballylinan estate finally set to be taken in charge by Laois...

Laois County Council have said that they are taking the final steps in the process of taking the Gracefield Manor estate in Ballylinan in...

Calls to replace key Council worker as elderly ‘left vulnerable’ in...

"I know of one elderly man living alone in a council house who could not sleep for two weeks because the battery in his...

LGBTI+ flag to fly over Laois County Hall for the very...

The community of Laois has come together to support LGBTI+ awareness week from November 16-20 which will culminate in the raising of the LGBTI+...

Grant funding for Laois schools and €4 million for Laois County...

The Department of Education to provide grants for every primary and post-primary school in Laois this year. In the case of primary schools, the minimum...

Laois County Council budget increases to almost €79 million despite Covid-19...

The Laois County Council budget for 2021 will be €78,883,000 - an increase of €500,001 from 2020. The increase in spending was accepted by Councillors...

Warm welcome as speed ramps installed in The Swan

Local residents in The Swan and anyone who has ever travelled through the Laois village will know that it's a prime location for speeding...

Weekend Read: Life insurance companies must not use Covid-19 to increase...

Life assurance or insurance companies must not be allowed to increase premiums or introduce penalties on policies of people who undergo a Covid-19 test. So...

Gardai dismantle potential bonfire in Laois town

Gardai and Laois County Council have dismantled a stockpile of material that appeared to be set up to become a bonfire. The duo teamed up...

Uber in Laois? Proposal to establish ‘lift-sharing’ service receives support

Anyone who has travelled to Europe or further afield is likely to have used an Uber to get from one destination to another. Essentially, Uber...

‘Critical piece of leisure infrastructure’ calls for Portarlington skate park

There is a big need for a skate park in the town of Portarlington, according to local councillor Aidan Mullins. Cllr Mullins made the suggestion...

Calls made for Portarlington road to be named after legendary community...

There are some people that go over and above for their community and the late Niall McElwaine in Portarlington was one such man. The Donegal...

Left in the dark – Councillors rage over new LED lights...

"It's like you went into your kitchen and took the light out of the ceiling and replaced it with a lamp - that's how...

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...

Calls for ‘two horrible derelict properties’ in Laois town to be...

Laois County Councillor John King has called for immediate action to be taken on 'two horrible derelict properties' which he says are a serious...

Weekend Read: Making the case for how to boost tourism in...

With the Coronavirus set to be with us for the foreseeable future - the amount of people who will choose to spend their holidays...

Laois children losing out in medical card dispute between dentists and...

A dispute between dentists and the Department of Health has left children in Laois caught in the middle. Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council, Catherine Fitzgerald,...

Home Care help in Laois – a funding or an operational...

Some Laois people are being forced to stay in hospital for weeks longer than necessary due to a home care system that is not...

Laois housing estate set to be taken in charge by County...

The Graigavern Lodge housing estate in Ballybrittas has been taken in charge by Laois County Council - more than a decade after it was...

Laois village to get new playground as Laois County Council gives...

A brand new playground is on its way to a Laois village - after a plan to construct it was given the green light...

BREAKING: Laois County Council confirm date for possible re-opening of Portlaoise...

Laois County Council are hopeful that Portlaoise Leisure Centre will re-open in January 2021. Director of Services Donal Brennan revealed the news at this morning’s...

Issue of vacant site dragging on and falling trees causing problems...

Laois County Council should put in a compulsory purchase order on a vacant site at the front of the Maryborough Estate on the Mountrath...

Calls for a fence to be erected at Laois playground to...

A number of Laois County Councillors have called on the Council to erect a fence at the back of a popular Laois playground in...

Issue over speed limit preventing safety measures at Portlaoise GAA grounds

A pedestrian crossing, a path and a decreased speed limit should be put in place at the Portlaoise GAA grounds at Rathleague outside the...

Frustration over slow progress on new Portlaoise courthouse

The ongoing issue of the courthouse raised its head at the recent Portlaoise Municipal District meeting in Laois County Council as the elected representatives...

‘Park and Stride’ encouraged to tackle Portlaoise school traffic

Laois County Council should "establish a method to combat the current traffic problems each morning in Portlaoise" and "consider the 'Park and Stride' initiative...