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Free entry proposed for over 65s in Laois leisure centres

Local leisure centres could not afford to let senior citizens use their swimming pools free of charge, the monthly meeting of Laois County Council...

Soaring cost of Portlaoise Library won’t put council finances at risk

A further €1.5 million in government funding is being sought for the new Portlaoise library, with Laois County Council unwilling to allow its finances...

Extension planned for Castle Durrow

Castle Durrow is planning an extension to its wedding banquet hall, at the renowned country house hotel. The hotel and wedding venue submitted a planning...

Laois Food businesses to receive new training

Up to thirty food businesses in Laois will be able to receive specialist training and mentoring to help develop their business this September. 'Connect 2...

Top Tweets and Facebook comments of the Week

We've picked our the top Tweets from Laois people and the best comments of the week on our Facebook feed. Ross Munnelly threw it back...

Deadline looming for Laois Community Voluntary awards

The deadline is fast approaching to enter nominees for Laois County Council's Community and Voluntary Awards 2017. The Healthy and Active Community Award recognises clubs...

There’s major drama in Rathdowney

A three-day introduction to drama workshop will be held at the Youth Café in Rathdowney from Tuesday, 15 July to Thursday, 27 July. The workshops...

Housing development planned for south Laois

Twenty new houses are being planned in south Laois, with an application for planning permission submitted this week. Jim McDonald has lodged an application with...

Council’s Housing Department has more than 1,000 repairs outstanding

The Laois County Council's Housing Department has more than 1,000 repairs on homes waiting to be carried out, a meeting has heard. Head of Housing...

Vacant liaison officer position leading to anti-social behaviour

A vacant liaison officer position in the Laois County Council is leading to a rise in anti-social behaviour amongst unruly tenants. So a recent Municipal...

Councillors reaffirm vote to zone Laois a wind turbine-free county

Laois County Councillors have once again voted to not to allow any part of the county be zoned for wind turbines. The Councillors previously did so...

New Portlaoise library set to cost €5 million

A new library in Portlaoise, planned to be in operation by 2019, is set to cost almost €5 million. The startling figure was confirmed by...

Can you name all 19 County Councillors in Laois?

In May 2014, all of the people of Laois took the polling boots and elected 19 County Councillors. These are split among three Municipal Districts...

The Sunday Interview: Steeped in political history, Padraig Fleming is set...

Cllr Padraig Fleming will reach the pinnacle of local politics when he is elected chairman of Laois County Council on Monday. With his own Fianna...

Controversy as Cllr Moran elected municipal chair

There was controversy at this afternoon's Graiguecullen-Portarlington Municipal District meeting following the election of Cllr John Moran as chairman for the next year. At the...

High-speed broadband being rolled out in Laois

Around 22,000 homes and premises in Laois now have high-speed broadband with a further 5,000 plus premises to be connected in the coming years. Orlagh...

Caution urged on planning changes despite end of ‘local need’

The council should hold to its current guidelines according to Laois County Council CEO John Mulholland, despite the ‘local need’ policy being abolished following...

Threats made to Laois council staff – ‘I know where you...

Laois council staff have been threatened by members of the public who have told them that they know where they live and the registration...

In pictures: Civic reception for Nicole Turner

Portarlington swimmer Nicole Turner was honoured with a Civic Reception in Laois County Council on Thursday – where glowing tributes were paid to her...

Top honours for Portarlington swimmer Nicole Turner

Portarlington swimmer Nicole Turner was honoured with a Civic Reception in Laois County Council on Thursday - where glowing tributes were paid to her...

Homeless people in Laois being sent to live in Mullingar and...

A local County Councillor has told how homeless people in Laois have been sent to live in hostels as far away as Mullingar and...

Laois construction waste charges are ‘anti-business’

Charges at the construction and demolition (C&D) waste facility in Portlaoise are harming local jobs, Laois County Council has heard. At the council’s monthly meeting,...

Bord na Móna’s plans for Laois bogs sought

Information is being sought from Bord na Móna management on the company's future plans for its 3,000 acre land bank and Laois bogs, in...

€9,000 in prizes for Tidy Towns pollinators projects

Tidy Towns groups in Laois are being urged to enter a special award in the National Tidy Towns competition which promotes the protection of...

No money available to repair damaged bridge in Camross

A crumbling bridge that was struck by a vehicle in Camross cannot be repaired because no funding is currently available. Part of the structure at...

Laois GPs to meet Health Minister on future of Portlaoise hospital

A crucial meeting between local GPs and Minister Simon Harris is due to take place tomorrow (Wednesday) to discuss the future of Portlaoise hospital. The...

Council offers to buy land for new Portlaoise courthouse

Laois County Council is willing to buy land to allow the relocation of the Portlaoise courthouse from the town centre, if they are later...

Rosenallis man hopes for breakthrough on CF ‘miracle’ drug

A Rosenallis cystic fibrosis patient says he “anxiously awaits” the outcome of this week’s negotiations on a life-changing drug. The HSE and manufacturers Vertex have...

Dan Keane: The steps you have to go through to get...

Over the last couple of weeks we have looked at the pre-planning process in relation to the pre-planning meetings, percolation and ensuring that your...

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...