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Chairmen and vice-chairs elected at first Council meetings of local areas

Three new chairmen and vice-chairpersons have been elected this morning as the three local areas of Laois County Council met for the first time...

In Pictures: Emotional Willie Aird sets out stall for year as...

Fine Gael's Willie Aird was filled with emotion as he received the chain of office in the County Council Chamber on Friday. Laois's longest serving...

REVEALED: 82 positions filled on bodies by Laois County Councillors

Aside from the business of electing Willie Aird as chairman and John Joe Fennelly as vice-chair, Laois County Councillors also had to appoint members...

Laois’s longest serving politician elected new Cathaoirleach of County Council

Fine Gael's Willie Aird has been elected as Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council at the AGM this afternoon. The Portlaoise native, who has spent 40...

Fine Gael and Fianna Fail set to strike deal to continue...

The confidence and supply arrangement between Fianna Fail and Fine Gael at national level is set to be replicated at local level once again...

In Pictures: Laois Africa Day gets the backing of Laois County...

Laois County Council, together with Laois Partnership Company and Laois African Support Group, has a jam-packed programme of events to mark Africa Day from...

In Pictures: Aiming to get the county squeaky clean for Clean...

Clean up Laois Week is back and bigger than ever for its 16 year running.  Taking place from Monday 8 to Friday 12 April, it...

Generational change as ‘marked difference’ in social housing needs explains leading...

There is a "marked difference from a previous generation" in terms of social housing needs, according to Donal Brennan, Director of Services in Laois...

Laois County Council and community groups urged to work together to...

Laois/Offaly TD and Minster for Justice & Equality, Charlie Flanagan has urged Laois County Council and local communities to work together on proposals for...

Brakes put on Portlaoise land disposal

The clampers have been put on a proposal to sell off a site at Clonminham Industrial Estate for the time being at least. The site...

‘Positive’ meeting between Laois politicians and IDA

A Laois TD has said that a meeting between the county's three elected Dáil representatives, Laois County Council and Martin Shanahan, CEO of the...

Applications sought for Rural Water Programme 2019-2021

The Department for Housing, Planning and Local Government has announced a new investment programme for water services in rural areas.  The Multi-Annual Rural Water...

Irish Rail out of line with Ballybrophy parking, say local councillors

Irish Rail have come in for a dressing down for their failure to honour commitments made to provide ample safe parking at Ballybrophy train...

€100k cost of Coroner should not be incurred by Council, argues...

A campaign to get the Department of Justice to foot the bill and fund the County Coroner’s offices across the country has been initiated...

After years of waiting Laois estates finally taken-in-charge

In a move that was well received at their monthly meeting, Laois councillors across the board welcomed the taking in charge of eight housing...

Kudos for Kieran the consummate Laoisman

You can take the man out of Laois but you can’t take the Laois out of the man, and if Waterford bound Kieran Kehoe...

Payroll services success story continues with 12 new jobs while update...

The success story of the Payroll Shared Services Centre at Laois County Council continues with 12 additional staff to be added immediately to cater...

‘Welcome to Carlow’ signs out of place and out of order

Usually, ‘Welcome to Carlow’ or indeed ‘Welcome to Anywhere’ signs would be viewed as a positive, a gesture of friendship. But not if such...

County Hall finally gets its hands on County Hotel

In its heyday it was a hub of social activity on the Main Street but for years now it’s been one of the Town’s...

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...

In Pictures: Durrow community group recognised for outstanding contribution

Community spirit is alive and well around the county - but perhaps nowhere more so than in Durrow, where a vibrant group have been...

Popular Laois County Council official set to depart role

Laois County Council are set to lose one of their top officials this month. Director of Services for transportation, emergency services, planning and economic development...

2018 Remembered – Fianna Fail choose successor for vacant Portlaoise seat...

Laois County Council said a sad farewell to the late Cllr Jerry Lodge during the year, a long serving member for Fianna Fáil. Cllr Pauline...

People ‘abandoned’ by politicians as they are told to give up...

Many Laois County councillors stated that they have told people to give up their jobs in order to be eligible for housing waiting lists. People...

Emo community to help the environment and raise funds for a...

A battery won't be left in Emo by the time this initiative finishes. Emo Tidy Towns, Emo National School, Laois County Council and  WEEE Ireland...

Calls for a new community sports hall and basketball centre in...

Calls have been made for a new community sports hall in Portlaoise in a Sport, Recreation and Play Strategy plan. The Laois County Council Strategic...

Councillors clash in arguments for and against election posters

Last week the news came that the sight of election posters in Portlaoise is set to become a thing of the past. This may not...

Laois social enterprises encouraged to apply for €1.6 million development fund

Laois social enterprises are being encouraged to apply to the €1.6 million social enterprise development fund. Social Innovation Ireland (SIFI) launched the €1.6m Social Enterprise...

Election postering “should be consigned to history” says Councillor

The sight of election posters in Portlaoise is set to become a thing of the past. Councillors have agreed to avoid the use of postering...

Election Countdown: Who’s in and who’s out of the sitting County...

The people of Laois and Ireland will be asked to vote in the Local Elections next year. There's just over six months to go to...