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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...

Additional car charging facilities sought for Abbeyleix

Only one electric car charging point in Abbeyleix isn't nearly enough and a request should be made to the ESB to instal additional points...

Calls to address the ‘worst bend in Laois’ before serious accident...

Calls for Laois County Council to address safety concerns at the 'worst bend in Laois' have been made. Fine Gael Cllr Conor Bergin raised the...

Anti-social behaviour in Portlaoise park a ‘shame’ as local residents highlight...

Anti-social behaviour in the People's Park in Portlaoise at night time and weekends is causing huge disturbance to local residents as measures to combat...

Suggestion that a ‘private car park’ could help solve problems at...

The idea that a private car park could be opened to alleviate some of the major issues with the lack of car parking facilities...

Portlaoise Leisure Centre ‘has to be kept on the agenda’

The issue of Portlaoise Leisure Centre "has to be kept on the agenda or it will be forgotten about" said Cllr Noel Tuohy at...

‘Eyesore’ in Laois town ‘would not be tolerated anywhere else in...

The issue of derelict building that has been described as 'an eyesore that would not be tolerated anywhere else in the county' has come...

Laois County Council holding Hazardous Household Waste Collection this weekend

From the kitchen to the bathroom and out to the shed, every home contains an extensive collection of chemicals and other substances that can...

Frustration grows as two Laois housing estates still not ‘taken in...

Frustration was palpable in the chamber of Laois County Council this afternoon as two Laois housing estates have still not been 'taken in charge'. When...

Calls for more welcoming approach signs when entering Portlaoise

Laois County Council should put in place more attractive 'Welcome to Portlaoise' signs on the main roads into the town to "enhance the aesthetics...

Safety measures needed as new Laois secondary school continues to grow

A pedestrian crossing is badly needed at Towerhill in Portlaoise for Dunamase College where there are now over 300 students and over 30 staff...

Laois County Councillors meeting with Minister for Health has been cancelled

Laois County Councillor's meeting with Minister for Health to discuss the lockdown in Laois has been cancelled. Cathoirleach Catherine Fitzgerald and fellow Cllrs Paschal McEvoy,...

Date confirmed for meeting between Minister for Health and Laois County...

A delegation of Laois County Councillors will meet with Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly on Wednesday at 12pm to discuss the restrictions that have...

Laois County Council delegation to meet Minister for Health over Laois...

A delegation of Laois County Councillors will meet with Minister for Health Stephen Donnolly to discuss the restrictions that have been placed upon Laois...

Laois Cathaoirleach poses eight questions to Health Protection Surveillance Centre on...

The Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council, with the backing of her fellow Laois Councillors, has written a letter to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre...

Death occurs of Seán Mullins, former Laois County Council engineer and...

The death has occurred of Seán Mullins after a short illness. Originally from Clontarf in Dublin, Seán was a long-time resident of Portlaoise where he...

Indian Ambassador hoping to ‘enhance partnership’ with County Council following Laois...

The Indian Ambassador to Ireland, his Excellency Mr Sandeep Kumar, says he hopes to 'enhance a partnership' with Laois County Council following a visit...

‘You’d freeze in them’ – Outrage as estates in Laois left...

Laois County Councillors have reacted with dismay that two of Laois's oldest housing estates have been left off a list of homes who have...

€2,500 up for grabs as Laois County Council launch Youth Volunteers...

Laois County Council have launched a Youth Volunteers Scheme aimed at people aged 18-25 who cannot get a job this summer. Due to Covid19, this...

Ongoing saga of pedestrianisation of Portlaoise’s Main Street raises its head...

Nothing is straight forward in these times and if anything is symbolic of the strange circumstances we're now in, it's the saga of the...

Ballyroan call for council support for new walking track in village

Plans are in place for a new walking track linking the village of Ballyroan to the local GAA club with Cllr Mary Sweeney urging...

Calls for old railway track in Portlaoise to be turned into...

A new Greenway walking and cycling route could be developed linking Portlaoise to the new business park and Togher Woods. The proposed route would use...

Portlaoise Courthouse is letting the town down, claims local councillor

Portlaoise Courthouse "is a poor reflection of our principal town in Laois" according to Cllr Thomasina Connell, who called on Laois County Council to...

Laois County Council urged to up their social media game

Laois County Council's use of social media "needs attention", according to Fine Gael councillor Thomasina Connell, the new chairperson of Portlaoise Municipal District. She brought...

Concerns expressed over new developments in Portlaoise – as well as...

It's not that often that you'll have local councillors in full agreement on a topic - but the seven elected representatives for the Portlaoise...

Warm welcome as Laois County Council secure landmark building in Portarlington

Laois County Council has taken a long-term lease on the landmark Market House building in the square in Portarlington, one that operated as Ryan's...

Proposals in place for a Portlaoise town bus service – with...

Preliminary designs are in place for a Portlaoise Town Bus Service for two bus routes which would run on a half-hourly basis. A recent meeting...