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Winner of the inaugural Laois Short Film Bursary Award for 2021...

The inaugural Laois Short Film Bursary of €10,000 has been awarded to Swandive Productions for their short film Superhuman. The film explores universal themes, with...

Laois County Council sell four pieces of land worth €35,600 to...

Laois County Council have agreed to sell four pieces of land to members of the public. At a recent meeting of Laois County Council, Councillors...

Meeting demanded with Cluid as major housing project in Laois continues...

A meeting with the housing body Cluid has been demanded in a bid to find out why a major housing development in Laois has...

Call made for sporting organisations in Portlaoise to collectively oppose master...

Portlaoise Panthers basketball club are calling on all the sporting community to email Laois County Council and object to the draft master plans for...

Anger as council forced to pay for removal of Eir pole...

Council meetings by their nature can be tetchy affairs - and the issue of a pole in Portarlington was the latest cause of frustration...

Momentum grows behind campaign for playground in Emo

Momentum is growing behind a campaign to develop a playground in Emo in the parish sports grounds where the GAA club, soccer club and...

‘I’d prefer if you’d mind your own business’ – Laois Councillors...

Laois Councillors Aisling Moran and Paschal McEvoy clashed once again over a housing development that is set to take place in Stradbally. At September's meeting...

Calls for HGVs to be encouraged to use new road in...

A Laois County Councillor has called for HGVs to be encouraged to use a new road that will take them away from encountering school...

Laois train station set for carpark expansion following County Council green...

A Laois train station is set for a major expansion after planning permission was granted by Laois County Council. Ballybrophy Train Station, located between Borris-In-Ossory...

Completion date for €260k improvement works in five Laois areas extended

The deadline for completion of works under the €7 million Streetscape Enhancement Initiative has been extended to the end of the year. Under the scheme,...

Masterplan Proposals for Lands at Stradbally Road, Portlaoise 

Laois County Council invites you to take part in a consultation to help shape the development of a Masterplan for lands at Stradbally Road,...

Report finds Laois County Council ‘improved performance’ despite Covid-19 challenges

Laois County Council improved its performance across a range of indicators during 2020, despite Covid-19 challenges and while providing additional innovations and services during...

Laois County Council agree to sell eight pieces of land for...

Laois County Councillors have voted to sell eight pieces of land totalling more than €60,000. The decisions were made at Monday's meeting of Laois County...

HSE official requested for meeting in Laois as ambulance services issues...

A HSE official is to be summoned to a meeting in Laois to discuss the ongoing issues surrounding the ambulance service in the county. There...

Laois Councillor makes emotional plea for extra funding for mental health...

A Laois County Councillor made an emotional plea for extra funds to be made available in the upcoming Budget for mental health. Portlaoise-based Labour councillor...

26 new houses approved for Laois town following vote after fierce...

26 new homes are on their way to Stradbally - but only after a fierce debate and a vote at this week's Laois County...

Portlaoise Leisure Centre set to reopen ‘within six weeks’

The long saga surrounding Portlaoise Leisure Centre appears to be almost at an end. Two weeks ago, Councillors in the Portlaoise area fumed after their...

Two Civic Receptions in honour of Paralympic heroes to be held...

Laois County Council are set to hold two separate Civic Receptions in honour of two Paralympians. Portarlington’s Nicole Turner came from Japan with a silver...

Warm tributes paid to Councillor Mary Sweeney following retirement announcement

There were warm tributes to Councillor Mary Sweeney at this morning's monthly meeting of Laois County Council. The Fine Gael Councillor announced her intention to...

Long-serving Laois county councillor announces retirement after 22-year local political career

Long-serving Laois County Councillor Mary Sweeney has announced her retirement from politics. Her decision to call time brings to an end a distinguished local political...

Laois County Council enters Abbeyleix into IPB All-Island Pride of Place...

This year Laois will be represented in the 2021 IPB All Island Pride of Place Competition by Abbeyleix Tidy Towns. The competition focus is about...

In Pictures: Portlaoise primary school students swap grid lock for a...

Do you get stuck in morning traffic, including the school run? What are the options!? Cork, Limerick, Clontarf and Galway to name a few have...

Safety measures planned as brand new Laois primary school set to...

The students of a Laois primary school are set to move into their brand new building in the coming weeks. Gaelscoil Thromaire has existed in...

Bins needed for dog foul – or remove dispensers altogether argues...

The ongoing issue of dog fouling on public paths in Portlaoise was raised once again at the most recent meeting of the local Municipal...

Irish Water appeals to people in Mountmellick to conserve water as...

Irish Water in partnership with Laois County Council is appealing to the public in Mountmellick town and surrounding areas to conserve water where possible...

Angry exchanges as no date given for reopening of Portlaoise Leisure...

The issue of when Portlaoise Leisure Centre will re-open was raised at a Municipal District meeting in Laois County Council today with councillors expressing...

FREE online workshop on Sustainable Living with Laois County Council and...

In partnership with Laois County Council, LOETB are delighted to offer this NEW FREE online workshop on Sustainable Living with Aoife Munn; Lecturer, Environmentalist...

Laois Councillors reject proposed changes to proximity of wind turbines to...

Laois County Councillors have rejected a proposal to reduce the minimum distance that a wind turbine must be away from a home. The issue of...

Laois Councillors vote to amend Rural Housing and Regeneration section on...

Laois County Councillors successfully deleted a section of into the County Development Plan which they say would have made it harder to successfully obtain...

Laois Councillors reject ‘Ballymun style’ developments and place cap on the...

High rise residential developments will not be coming to Laois any time soon after Laois County Councillors rejected any suggestion of them at a...