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Vacant, derelict houses ‘causing a lot of problems’ in Knockmay, Laois...

A local Cllr has called for Laois County Council be given an update as to when the six vacant houses in Knockmay will be...

Local Councillor seeks to make driving conditions easier for Laois road...

Laois County Council are being called upon to improve the safety of county's roads and make driving conditions easier for Laois road users. Cllr Barry...

Laois County Council called on to re-pave and landscape Ballinakill Square

A local County Councillor has called on Laois County council to put a plan in place to re-pave and landscape the Square in Ballinakill. Cllr John...

Social Enterprises provide ‘significant social and economic value’ to communities

Laois County Council has been urged to consider the "significant social and economic value" of Social Enterprises for communities across the County. Cllr Thomasina Connell...

Good news for Laois as 200 Council homes expected to be...

There was some welcome news on the housing front at this week's meeting of Laois County Council. Council Chief Executive, Mr John Mulholland confirmed to...

Laois County Council calls on Minister for Health to extend mammogram...

Laois County Council is to write to the Minister for Health to request that mammogram screening be extended to those over the age of...

‘There is no point denying that they can be completely dangerous’...

Laois County Council will call on the Minister for Environment, Climate and Communications & Transport, Mr. Eamon Ryan TD to urgently enact legislation to...

‘Ash Dieback in public urban areas is not a significant issue...

"Ash Dieback in public urban areas is not a significant issue in County Laois," local Councillors have been told. Fine Gael Cllr Thomasina Connell had called...

Budget 2024: Major emphasis placed on rural funding

Laois County Council unveiled their budget for 2024 last week, with a big emphasis on rural funding. The Laois Rural Broadband Project is one of...

‘The work of the Midlands LGBT+ Project is vital for our...

A local Councillor has called on Laois County Council to recognise the importance of core funding to support the LGBT+ community in the County. Cllr...

Local County Councillor calls for Hackney Pilot Scheme to be introduced...

A Laois County Councillor has called on the Local Hackney Pilot Scheme to be introduced in rural areas across the County. Fine Gael Cllr, Conor...

Laois County Council purchase site on former Avon factory and plan...

Considerable business opportunities have been made in Portarlington following the purchase of a site in the town. Laois County Council have purchased six acres of...

Water water everywhere – flooding issues reaching breaking point

A Laois County Councillor has put flooding top of his agenda at the November meeting of the Borris-in-Ossory-Mountmellick Municipal District. Fine Gael Cllr Conor Bergin began...

Road safety action needed as ‘dark winter months are coming in’

The many guises of road safety were high on the agenda during the November meeting of the Borris-in-Ossory-Mountmellick Municipal District. Councillor Paddy Bracken has called...

Laois County Councillor shines a light on Rosenallis rivers and tourism

A local Councillor has highlighted the tourism potential of Rosenallis, whilst also urging for better care of the rivers in the area. Fianna Fáil Cllr...

Local Councillor demands safety measures be taken “sooner rather than later”

A Laois County Councillor has outlined several key improvements he wishes to see "sooner rather than later." Independent Cllr Ollie Clooney was speaking at the...

Laois County Council under pressure to deliver funding for urgent road...

Laois County Council has been put under pressure to deliver on funding "that was approved some years ago" for major road works at Middlemount,...

Call made for speed warning sign to be erected from the...

Fine Gael Councillor PJ Kelly has called for speed warning signs to be erected on the R419 Portlaoise Road into Portarlington. Cllr Kelly says there...

Laois County Council urged to bring Mountrath Mart back to life

A local County Councillor has called on Laois County Council to engage with Mountrath Co-Op Livestock Mart committee to help them with costs associated...

‘Someone is going to be killed there’ – Former Laois convent...

A former nuns convent has been placed on the Derelict Sites Register by Laois County Council. The old Presentation convent in question is located in...

Budget 2024: Mixed messages as Council fail to address climate change...

Despite a recent commitment from Laois County Council to prioritise the environmental concerns of the county, there was no meaningful increase in funding in...

Budget 2024: Emergency accommodation, local elections, economic development and more

Emergency accommodation funding for Ukranian refugees is set to see an increase of €165,000 in 2024. The news came at Laois County Council's unveiling of...

Budget 2024: No love for the arts as funding remains stagnant

Laois County Council this week unveiled their Budget for 2024, receiving unanimous praise from the elected members. It was the first time in history that...

Budget 2024: Almost €30 million to be spent on Laois roads...

Road Transportation and Safety is set to receive an increase in funding of almost €3.5 million in Laois County Council's Budget for 2024. In total,...

Budget 2024: Laois fire services set to receive a welcome boost...

Laois County Council's Budget for 2024 will see the county's Fire Service receive welcome boost in funding. In total, the Council will spend over €6.8...

Budget 2024: Over €30 million to be spent on housing in...

Laois County Council yesterday announced their upcoming Budget for 2024, and housing was to the fore. In total, the Council will spend €30.6 million on...

County Development Plan – A climate-friendly future for Laois

Laois County Council are in the process of drafting a new County Development Plan, with climate considerations front and centre. The Council have already begun...

Laois County Council launches Vacant Commercial Property Incentive Scheme in Mountrath

Laois County Council and Laois Chamber Alliance have collaborated with the Mountrath Town Team to launch the Vacant Commercial Property Incentive Scheme in Mountrath. This...

New climate change report identifies serious risks for County Laois

Climate change poses a critical challenge for Laois with the potential to result in a wide range of impacts across the county. These include damaging...

Social housing figures under spotlight once again, with 160 homes delivered...

Housing figures continued to be a major talking point at the Laois County Council meeting last week. Chief Executive John Mulholland gave a breakdown of...