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Laois County Council set to honour legendary local athlete Martin McDonald

Legendary Laois athlete Martin McDonald is set to be honoured by Laois County Council for his recent success in the world masters mountain running...

Laois County Council urged to CPO vacant properties that have ‘never...

In the midst of a housing crisis, the image of vacant homes in the centre of Portlaoise is something that has angered local councillors...

All Ireland ladies football winners set to be honoured by Laois...

The Laois ladies football team that memorably claimed All Ireland honours in Croke Park this year are set to be honoured by Laois County...

New local campaign to reduce single-use coffee cups in Laois launched

Laois Council Council and 2GoCup are launching a major new environmental campaign to dramatically reduce single-use coffee cups in Laois. During a three-month pilot project...

Free Saturday parking agreed in Portlaoise throughout month of December

There will be free parking available in Portlaoise town centre on the four Saturdays in December in the leadup to Christmas. It was announced at...

In Pictures: Zach Tuohy honoured for AFL success with Civic Reception...

Laois County Council was a hive of activity recently as the incredible Zach Tuohy received a Civic Reception. The Portlaoise man was joined by members...

Laois County Council urged to increase serviced sites offerings, particularly in...

Laois County Council should greatly increase the number of serviced sites offered for sale. That was the view expressed by a number of councillors at...

Laois County Council unveil €260 million Capital Spending Programme from 2023...

Laois County Council have unveiled details of a €260 million Indicative Capital Spending Programme to cover from 2023 to 2025. The 2023 to 2025 Indicative...

Spending climbs again as Laois County Councillors approve biggest ever budget...

Laois County Councillors voted to approve the Laois’s biggest ever budget at a meeting this morning. €95,809,000 will be spent in a range of different...

Draft zoned land map of Laois for Residential Zoned Land Tax...

The Draft Residential Zoned Land Tax Map of Laois has been published as part of the implementation of the Residential Zoned Land Tax (RZLT). The...

Anger as councillor demands breakdown of costings on key Portlaoise projects

Frustration at the length of time it's taking to provide a full breakdown of the costs involved in key Laois County Council projects in...

Frustration continues over delay in public lighting repairs

If there's one thing that continually exercises local councillors, it's the issue of public lighting. And at this time of year, with shortened daylight hours,...

Laois close to capacity for Ukrainian refugees, Laois councillors hear

There are currently just over 700 Ukrainian refugees living in Laois having fled their country in the aftermath of the Russian invasion - and...

Easier method sought to report anti-social behaviour in council housing –...

The Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council has called for a far simpler process to be introduced to allow tenants in social housing lodge a...

Another blazing row as local politicians discuss live streaming of council...

A motion to Laois County Council today called once again for council meetings to be live streamed so they could be accessed by the...

Ongoing fear of flooding in Mountmellick as council urged to clear...

It's now almost five years since the dreadful floods hit Mountmellick hard and rarely a month goes by in Laois County Council without reference...

Council urged to purchase houses that are up for sale as...

A Laois County Councillor has pleaded with the Council to buy up homes that are for sale in the county in a bid to...

Castletown homes in bad need of additional parking spaces

Road safety measures and additional parking spaces are badly needed at a Castletown estate, according to a local county councillor for the area. Cllr James...

Frustration as delay on families getting new homes in Borris-in-Ossory

A Laois County Councillor has expressed his extreme frustration at the delay in families receiving the keys to their new homes in a development...

Renewed calls for councillors discretionary funding to be increased significantly

A meeting in Laois County Council has heard calls for an increase in councillors' discretionary funding for the second month in a row. Councillors in...

Laois County Council to open book of condolences to the victims...

As a mark of respect to the victims of the Creeslough Tragedy in Donegal, a book of condolences will be opened on Tuesday in...

Laois Cathaoirleach announces pregnancy as she makes political history in the...

Laois County Council Cathaoirleach Thomasina Connell has announced that she is expecting a baby - making her the first sitting councillor to give birth...

Warm welcome as work on new carpark in Glenbarrow set to...

A new carpark at the very popular Glenbarrow amenity in the Slieve Blooms has moved a step closer following confirmation by Laois County Council...

Laois Councillors call on the government to halt standing charge increases...

Laois County Councillors have called on the government to 'stop the standing charge increase on electricity and gas bills'. The standing charge is a fixed...

Laois Councillors reject proposal to increase Property Tax by five percent

Laois County Councillors have unanimously rejected a proposal to increase the Local Property Tax by five percent. This idea was mooted by Laois County Council...

County Council to investigate the possibility of constructing a 1.4km cyle...

Laois County Council is to investigate the possibility of constructing a 1.4km cycle path and walkway in the county. Fine Gael Councillor PJ Kelly put...

Call made for safety works to be carried out on road...

A call has been made for safety works to be carried out on a road near a well known Laois pub. Fianna Fail Councillor Padraig...

In Pictures: All-Ireland winning Laois soccer team honoured with Civic Reception...

There were joyous scenes in the Laois County Council Chamber recently as a remarkable team were honoured. The All-Ireland winning Portlaoise AFC U-14 Girls team...

Laois Councillor hits out at hospitality over ‘price gouging’ and calls...

A Laois County Councillor has hit out at what he has deemed as 'price gouging' that he says is taking place in the hospitality...

Council should have their own tractor and hedgecutter, area meeting hears

Laois County Council should invest in their own tractor and hedgecutter, rather than relying on contractors. That was the view put forward by Cllr Ollie...