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‘You’d freeze in them’ – Outrage as estates in Laois left...

Laois County Councillors have reacted with dismay that two of Laois's oldest housing estates have been left off a list of homes who have...

€2,500 up for grabs as Laois County Council launch Youth Volunteers...

Laois County Council have launched a Youth Volunteers Scheme aimed at people aged 18-25 who cannot get a job this summer. Due to Covid19, this...

Ongoing saga of pedestrianisation of Portlaoise’s Main Street raises its head...

Nothing is straight forward in these times and if anything is symbolic of the strange circumstances we're now in, it's the saga of the...

Ballyroan call for council support for new walking track in village

Plans are in place for a new walking track linking the village of Ballyroan to the local GAA club with Cllr Mary Sweeney urging...

Calls for old railway track in Portlaoise to be turned into...

A new Greenway walking and cycling route could be developed linking Portlaoise to the new business park and Togher Woods. The proposed route would use...

Portlaoise Courthouse is letting the town down, claims local councillor

Portlaoise Courthouse "is a poor reflection of our principal town in Laois" according to Cllr Thomasina Connell, who called on Laois County Council to...

Laois County Council urged to up their social media game

Laois County Council's use of social media "needs attention", according to Fine Gael councillor Thomasina Connell, the new chairperson of Portlaoise Municipal District. She brought...

Concerns expressed over new developments in Portlaoise – as well as...

It's not that often that you'll have local councillors in full agreement on a topic - but the seven elected representatives for the Portlaoise...

Warm welcome as Laois County Council secure landmark building in Portarlington

Laois County Council has taken a long-term lease on the landmark Market House building in the square in Portarlington, one that operated as Ryan's...

Proposals in place for a Portlaoise town bus service – with...

Preliminary designs are in place for a Portlaoise Town Bus Service for two bus routes which would run on a half-hourly basis. A recent meeting...

Calls for lorries to be banned from using Mountmellick Road in...

Large articulated lorries should not be allowed to use the Mountmellick Road and come through Portlaoise town centre - and instead should be forced...

Laois County Council: New appointment booking system for Housing Services

Laois County Council: Public Notice – New appointment booking system for Housing Services July 6, 2020 To facilitate the needs of customers and to comply with Public...

Portlaoise councillors push for extended pedestrianisation of Main Street

It's not very often that all seven elected Laois County Councillors for the Portlaoise area (or any area for that matter) will agree on...

Laois County Councillor calls for a commercial airport to be constructed...

A Laois County Councillor has suggested that a commercial airport should be constructed in Laois. Fine Gael Councillor Aisling Moran says that Laois is ideally...

New Cathaoirleach elected to lead Laois County Council for the next...

Catherine Fitzgerald has been elected as the new Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council. The Fianna Fáil councillor was elected at today’s monthly meeting of the...

‘Portlaoise Leisure Centre will not be privatised’ hears Laois County Council...

Laois County Council have confirmed that Portlaoise Leisure Centre will not be privatised. Chief Executive John Mulholland told this morning’s monthly meeting of elected members...

Appeal for bottle banks to be installed on Mountmellick Road side...

With the pubs closed for the last couple of months, there has been an understandable increase in the number of people opting to have...

Laois County Council unveils completion of two new housing developments

Laois County Council has welcomed the completion of two new housing developments in Portarlington and Stradbally over the last two weeks. These homes are a...

Laois County Council announce resumption of parking charges in three towns

After more than three months of a moratorium, parking charges are set to be re-introduced next week in Laois. Laois County Council has confirmed that...

Cycle lane could be added to old main Dublin Road at...

A proposal to add a cycle lane to the old main Dublin Road from the Kildare border outside Monasterevin to The Heath is being...

Laois County Council keen to purchase five properties in Killeen for...

Laois County Council have made an offer to purchase five houses in the Bruach na hAbhainn estate in Killeen to us "use for housing...

Councillors kick up as middle section of Main Street in Portlaoise...

A section of Main Street in Portlaoise is set to be pedestrianised for the months of July and August, but a number of concerns...

Portlaoise Leisure Centre would have needed at least €300,000 to stay...

Portlaoise Leisure Centre would have needed at least €300,000 just to stay open until Christmas - and the voluntary board of directors could have...

Laois playgrounds to re-open around the county from tomorrow, Thursday, June...

Parents and children alike will greet this decision with delight. Laois County Council are starting to re-open the playgrounds under that are under their...

Laois County Council set to move next monthly meeting out of...

The June meeting of Laois County Council will not take place in the chamber in Portlaoise. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, it would not be possible...

Roadmap to recovery for Laois – as new Business Recovery Group...

A new group has been set up to drive the economic recovery of Laois following the impact of the Covid 19 pandemic. Led by Laois...

County Council and Gardai dealing with ‘groups gathering’ in houses throughout...

Laois County Council and Gardai are trying to deal with groups of people who continue to gather in large groups despite the current social...

€500,000 from Failte Ireland scheme received by Laois County Council

Laois County Council have received €500,000 from Failte Ireland in a bid to enhance tourism in Portlaoise. Chief Executive John Mulholland confirmed the news at...

HSE considering closing Laois Coronavirus Assessment Hub due to ‘low demand’

The HSE are considering closing the Laois Coronavirus Assessment Hub due to exceptionally low demand it has been revealed. Laois County Council Chief Executive John...

Turf war as councillors clash over bog access

A number of Laois County Councillors have spoken out about the current situation where people are unable to access Bord na Móna bogs to...