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Laois County Council hit Laois GAA with rates over use of...

Laois County Council have hit Laois GAA with a bill of €18,000 in commercial rates. Up to now, Laois GAA had never paid rates but...

Intervention needed on ‘busy’ Mountmellick Road says Cllr Dwane Stanley

A call has been made for an update on progress made to obtain funding for the three roundabouts that are needed on the Mountmellick...

Mountmellick Tidy Towns launch ‘Mutt Mitts’ in partnership with Laois County...

MUTT MITTS launched in Mountmellick this afternoon (Thursday) outside the Mountmellick Community Arts Centre. Laois County Council, in partnership with Mountmellick Tidy Towns, is pleased...

Spate of objections to new Mountmellick housing

There is a spate of opposition after being lodged against plans to provide new housing in Mountmellick. Dozens of objections have been made by other...

Laois Councillor welcomes funding for disability access and equipment in Portlaoise...

A call was made for an update on the position with disability access and equipment in a Portlaoise playground at the Municipal District meeting...

Calls for a crematorium in Portlaoise to give families more options

Calls have been made for a Crematorium in Portlaoise at the recent Municipal District meeting of the Portlaoise district. Fianna Fáil Cllr, Catherine Fitzgerald made...

Not everyone happy as Portlaoise gets lion’s share of funding

A significant amount of infrastructural investment is earmarked by the Council for Portlaoise over the next 3 years. The projections presented in the local authority’s...

Housing tops the Laois priority list for 2020

With just over €78 million at its disposal Laois County Council has set out its stall and agreed on its spending priorities for next...

Peace prevails as €78m Laois Budget is approved

They met at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month and Laois County Councillors set aside any political differences or...

DUP jibe taken as a slur at Laois meeting

The Chinese have a saying that there is nothing under the sun that is not political. And so it is. Even the make-up of Strategic...

Check this out mate, a Laois chess tournament

So check this out! What a great idea. A junior chess tournament for all primary school children in Laois. The event is the brainchild of the...

Election posters ‘an important part of the democratic process and creating...

Politicians in favour of the continued use of election posters during future campaigns have set out their reasons for doing so in no uncertain...

No posters, no thanks, we’ll pass here in Laois

Yet another attempt to have election posters prohibited in Laois has gone down in flames. Cllr Noel Tuohy is the poster boy for the ‘No...

Laois TD Flanagan welcomes opening of new Southern Circular Road

There was excitement in Portlaoise this morning on the new Southern Circular Road where Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, Charlie Flanagan TD,...

Portlaoise Southern Circular Road Extension officially opened this morning

After months and months of delays, traffic congestion and frustration – the brand new Portlaoise Southern Circular Road officially opened this morning. The project was...

Winter gritting costs Laois €500k but for some it’s just salt...

Winter is coming. The clocks are gone back; the evenings are bet and there’s a frosty bite in the mid-term mornings. But Laois County Council are...

‘Disgrace’ and ‘minefield’ of ‘bullying’ vulture funds needs to be tackled

The role that vulture funds are playing in repossessions, homelessness, buying up housing stock and tax avoidance needs to be investigated. That’s the view of...

Laois Heritage hosting conference to celebrate all the county has to...

The Heritage Office of Laois County Council is holding a conference on the theme " Laois Heritage Matters", on Saturday November 23 at the...

Effort to block apartments in Portlaoise development fails

Despite extensive objections from numerous residents in the area, Laois County Council have sanctioned plans for a new social housing development on the Abbeyleix...

Cost of street lights and ramps continue to soar

Building inflation is back with a bang it seems and apparently no one wants to do a small job again. As County Councillors wrestle with...

Dozens of boom time Laois estates left in limbo

Ghost estates that blighted many Laois towns after the banking and property crash of a decade ago may be banished, but the problems still...

‘Flooding fears’ over blocked drains in Laois town

A call for drain cleaning on all minor storm drains in and around Mountmellick was made at the recent Municipal District meeting of the...

Portlaoise ring road opening pushed back again as November 1 now...

The new ring road around Portlaoise - which will link the Timahoe Road to the Abbeyleix Road - has been hit with further delays...

Flower power boost for pollinators on Laois roads

Good news for residents, motorists … and butterflies and bees this week. Laois County council has agreed to embrace a proposal to plant more wild...

8 year boil notice has Laois residents boiling mad

A boil notice for a day is a nuisance; for a week, well that’s a bother; for a year, you’d say ‘you’ve got to...

Claims of threats for highlighting anti-social behaviour

The vexed issue of anti-social behaviour in housing estates and unruly threatening behaviour from those responsible continues to preoccupy the authorities. Albeit with some reluctance...

Laois Climate Change report warmly received, but …

There has been a warm welcome at the County Council for the adoption of the Laois Climate Change Adaptation Strategy. However, there were shades of...

NPA refuse to contribute to cost of road works for the...

A meeting of Laois County Council has heard that the local authority had to plough almost €200k of its own funds into road works...

House repairs are carried out by the book but rules may...

The difficulty in getting small jobs and minor house repairs carried out for local authority tenants in Laois Council houses is the latest bugbear...

Electric Picnic told get its house in order for 2020

The organisers of the Electric Picnic have been sent an unambiguous message to clean up their act and to address safety concerns before next...