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Fort Protector to be brought ‘back to life’

The Fort Protector, the 16th century fort in Portlaoise, could become a tourist attraction in the town. The monthly meeting of Laois County Council heard...

Gardai called to deal with council housing stand-off

Gardai were called to deal with an incident at county hall last week over a stand-off on housing. The local authority is now seeing to...

Mountmellick shop owner calls for compensation over ‘€30k lost revenue’

The owner of Emmet Stores in Mountmellick is calling for compensation to be paid to him by Laois Co Council as he claims he...

Laois County Council and Supermacs owner strike deal for land in...

Supermacs owner Pat McDonagh is to purchase 110 acres at Togher in Portlaoise from NAMA - and Laois County Council is to buy 76 of those...

Councillors vote to zone Laois a wind turbine-free county

Laois County Councillors have voted not to allow any part of the county be zoned for wind turbines, at their development plan meeting on...

Rural Laois under siege from ‘signage theft epidemic’

Parts of Laois are suffering from a 'signage theft epidemic', a Laois County Councillor has claimed. Cllr James Kelly made the revelation following a discussion...

Council adjourned over PD joke to cathaoirleach

A joke about the Progressive Democrat (PD) past of Laois Cathaoirleach Cllr Tom Mulhall by his Fine Gael colleague Cllr Willie Aird resulted in...

Limit on free legal aid sought by local councillors

A limit on the amount of free legal aid granted to repeat offenders is being sought by elected members of Laois County Council. A motion...

Dan Keane: What we simply have to know about the planning...

We might as well start with a look at the planning process. My column over the next few weeks will bring you through the process...

Council buys up houses in estate which was once ‘worst scenario’...

Paperwork is being finalised on the purchase of three houses in Hepburn Court by Laois County Council which will bring to eight the number...

Council to push Portlaoise’s position as the major midlands town

A strong submission pushing the case for Portlaoise to be prioritised as one of the main towns for investment outside of Dublin, is to...

Management of Ballyhoura bike trail predict big success for Slieve Bloom...

The managers of the Ballyhoura Bike Trail in Limerick have given their backing for the mountain bike trail in the Slieve Bloom mountains, predicting...

Council backs legalisation of cannabis

Laois County Council has backed a motion in support of medicinal cannabis, to help people suffering from medical conditions. Cllr Noel Tuohy, who brought the...

Cllr Mulhall asked not to shake President Trump’s hand

Laois County Council Cathaoirleach Cllr Tom Mullhall was asked not to shake President Donald Trump’s hand if he meets him on his visit to...

3,000 houses lie vacant as housing waiting list grows

Many families in Laois are waiting over four years to secure a council house, while 3,000 houses are currently lying idle in the county. Due...

Minister Charlie Flanagan accorded the highest recognition from people of Laois

The worldwide brief and varied political career of Charlie Flanagan was recognised by his own when he was accorded the highest local honour, a...