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Laois County Council reject planning application for new wind farm

Laois County Council has refused to grant planning permission for a new wind farm in the county. Norwegian company Statkraft had applied to build eight...

Laois County Council urged to apply for funding to help towns...

Laois County Council has been urged to apply for funding for projects to help revitalise towns and villages after Covid-19. The call was made by...

Anti Dog Fouling campaign launched in Portlaoise this week

Laois County Council, in partnership with local Tidy Towns groups, this week announced the launch of an Anti Dog Fouling campaign for the county....

Wide selection of projects on display for Laois Bealtaine Festival

Laois County Council Arts and Library Sections have partnered with the Dunamaise Arts Centre and Music Generation Laois to present a selection of safe...

Laois County Council sell land worth €30,000 for new home with...

Laois County Councillors agreed to sell land valued at €30,000 at Monday's monthly meeting. The matter of 0.108 hectares of land at Castletown, Laois in...

Gardai called to Portlaoise Leisure Centre following ‘littering’ and trespassing issues

Gardai have been called to Portlaoise Leisure Centre on several occasions this year to deal with incidents of littering and trespass. Director of Services Donal...

Call made to change laws to give Laois Gardai more powers...

A Laois County Councillor has brought forward a proposal aimed at changing the bye laws in the county to give Gardai more powers to...

Speed limit review needed on rural Laois roads, say councillors

Speed limits on rural Laois roads was again raised as an issue of concern at the most recent Graiguecullen-Portarlington Municipal District.  A motion from Cllr...

Rathdowney playground and school safety concerns highlighted once more

A busy secondary school and a widely-used playground located side by side in Rathdowney will obviously lead to safety concerns when they're both on...

‘Young mothers don’t feel safe walking at night’ – New LED...

'Young mothers don't feel safe walking at night' - So says Sinn Fein Councillor Caroline Dwane Stanley. She made the comment at a recent meeting...

Weekend Read: Centrepoint Shopping Centre – owners, asbestos and anti-social problems

"In all of my years as a County Councillor, I have never received as many calls about one single issue as a I have...

Plea for action over anti-social behaviour at derelict house as neighbours...

A plea has been made for action to be taken over a vacant property in Portlaoise which is routinely the scene of anti-social behaviour. The...

Meeting called following harrowing details of thefts and cars driving over...

A meeting between Laois County Councillors, Council officials and members of the St Peter & Paul’s cemetery committee in Portlaoise has been called after...

Concerns raised over Graiguecullen housing estates as issues drag on

Two separate housing estates in Graiguecullen were discussed at this week's meeting of the Graiguecullen-Portarlington Municipal District held virtually by Laois County Council. Issues with...

Grants of up to €4,000 available to Laois businesses for outdoor...

Grants funding totalling 75% of a maximum of €4,000 is available for a new Laois County Council and Failte Ireland scheme aimed at making...

Funding secured for major improvement works on ‘dangerous’ roundabout on busy...

Major improvement works are set to be carried out in the coming months on a 'dangerous' roundabout on a busy Laois road. The roundabout in...

Anger over slow progress of installing electric car charging points in...

A Laois County Councillor has expressed his frustration over the lack of electric car charging points in the area of the county that he...

Calls for a ‘retractable canopy’ to be erected on Main Street...

The Covid-19 pandemic has meant that we have all had to adapt the way we live our lives - and one Laois County Councillor...

Programme of public lighting would improve service and efficiency, local council...

The western area of Laois - known in the county council circles as the Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick Municipal District - should be a pilot project for...

JOB VACANCY: Laois County Council seeking to recruit Retained Firefighters

Laois County Council has advertised the position of Retained Firefighters in the following locations: Abbeyleix, Durrow, Portarlington and Rathdowney. Have you ever considered joining the...

‘Never give waste for disposal to unlicensed operator’

Donal Brennan, Director of Services at Laois County Council, has urged the public not to use unlicensed waste collectors. Mr Brennan was speaking at this...

Mountmellick councillor vents anger over council refusal to provide loading bay

Mountmellick councillor Paddy Bracken has hit out strongly at Laois County Council over their decision not to install a suitable loading bay for businesses...

War of words as councillors do battle over Camross roads

It's not unusual for a local council meeting to develop into a row over roads - but at this week's Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick District meeting the...

New Laois county councillor confirmed as Fine Gael fill vacancy

A new councillor will be officially co-opted to Laois County Council later this month after Fine Gael today completed the process of electing a...

Almost €600,000 to be spent on improving roads near key Laois...

€598,170 will be spent on improving roads in the Camross, Coolrain and Killanure area in 2021 by Laois County Council - boosting its status...

‘Somebody is going to be attacked’ – Residents of Laois housing...

Residents in a Portlaoise housing estate say they have been left 'angry' and 'frustrated' following a meeting with Laois County Council officials over the...

Calls for CCTV in Laois playground as ‘mindless morons’ cause €4,000...

Laois County Council has been called upon to erect CCTV cameras in a playground after 'mindless morons' caused €4,000 in damage. Sinn Fein Councillor Aidan...

Laois Councillor calls on Chief Superintendent to confiscate ‘unchipped or unregistered’...

Laois County Councillor Aisling Moran has continued with her efforts to have sulky racing stamped out in Laois. At last week's Graiguecullen-Portlarlington Municipal meeting, Cllr...

Laois County Council aims to cut Portlaoise’s carbon emissions by 72%...

Laois County Council aims to cut Portlaoise's carbon emissions by 72% by the end of the decade in a new plan. This target is set...

Laois Councillor calls on Agriculture Minister to establish an ‘Independent Meat...

A Laois County Councillor has called on the Minister for Agriculture to establish an Independent Meat Regulator with statutory powers. Fianna Fail Cllr Padraig Fleming...