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Councillors hit out at new fast-track planning system as ‘further erosion...

Laois County Councillors have questioned a new fast-track planning system, that allows An Bord Pleanála grant permission to large residential building projects. The Strategic Housing...

Laois County Council urged to think differently to help businesses in...

Laois County Council have been urged to think differently in a bid to help businesses as Government begin to re-open the country and lift...

Laois County Council could be at the loss of millions due...

The loss of rates payment by businesses to Laois County Council could end up costing them millions in lost income, it has been revealed. Sinn...

Laois County Council, An Garda Siochana and the HSE urge people...

Ahead of the May Bank Holiday weekend, representatives of An Garda Síochána, the HSE and Laois County Council are appealing to everyone in Laois...

Laois County Council make decision on rates during Coronavirus pandemic

Laois County Council have decided not to issue any commercial rates bills to businesses for the foreseeable future due to the Coronavirus outbreak. The decision...

Laois County Council launch Community Support Covid-19 free helpline

Laois County Council have launched a new Community Support helpline to help people during the Covid-19 pandemic. This helpline will operate seven days per week...

‘Discipline in the community is so necessary … we can play...

John Mulholland, the CEO of Laois County Council, has said that the people of Laois can play their part in limiting the spread of...

Laois County Council takes the lead to assist citizens during Covid-19

A dedicated community support helpline will be established in Laois County Councilto assist at risk members of the public in accessing non-emergency and non-medical supports...

Laois County Council to take monthly meeting online amid Coronavirus outbreak

For the first time in their history, Laois County Council will hold their monthly meeting via conference call on Monday in a bid to...

Laois County Council: Public notice in relation to controlled burning

Laois County Council: Public Notice - Services to the Public March 27th, 2020 In the lead up to the vegetation fire season (i.e. fires on grasslands,...

Message from Chief Executive of Laois County Council: STAY AWAY from...

The Chief Executive of Laois County Council is urging people to stay away from public amenities as the country attempts to limit the spread...

Water and housing among the key council priorities in attempts to...

Laois County Council have announced their key priorty areas in response to the most recent developments in trying to delay the widespread onset of...

On yer bike – Laois gears up to improve safety and...

Good news for cyclists and cycling enthusiasts in Laois this week as there are plans to increase and improve cycle lanes and other bike...

Laois representatives decide against travelling to New York for St Patrick’s...

Laois’s official representatives who were due to go to New York for St Patrick’s Day have pulled out of the trip amid the outbreak...

Laois County Council: Expressions of Interest for the Provision of Occupational Therapist...

Laois County Council is seeking expressions of interest from Occupational Therapists to provide assessments for applications relating to the Housing Adaptation Grant for People...

High speed broadband is coming at last – and a Laois...

Sure, there have been lots of promises and lots of delays when it comes to high-speed broadband. But a solution seems finally in sight. The...

Laois County Council pause plans for new quarry near popular bog

There were objections and expressions of shock and disapproval to a planning application for a new quarry near Abbeyleix Bog recently. However, Laois County Council...

Concerns over privacy at County Hall ‘confession boxes’ to be addressed

Serious concerns about how members of the public are treated in terms of privacy, dignity and confidentiality at the local authority offices at County...

Lots of opportunities for creative communities and schools in Laois this...

The Creative Ireland programme in Laois for 2020 is brimming with ideas on how to engage with communities. The aim is to continue to invite...

Leniency sought for ‘well meaning’ bottle bank offenders

The scenario. It’s the week or so after Christmas or New Years. You load up the wine, beer and mineral bottles in boxes in the boot...

Nominations sought for Chairman’s Award for good environmental practice on Laois...

Laois County Council are holding a competition to recognise farmers for the excellent and good environmental practices which they carry out on a daily...

Nuns praised for generous gift of convent site for social housing

Approval has been given for work to advance on a major new social housing development and ancillary services in the heart of Portlaoise town. The...

Shock and objections greet plans for new Laois quarry

There have been a series of objections and expressions of shock and disapproval to a planning application for a new quarry in the county. Booth...

Quality of surfacing raised as ‘spending more and more money on...

The state of the county's roads and the never-ending issues of potholes was raised at the recent Graiguecullen-Portarlington Municipal District meeting in Laois County...

100 bed nursing home for next phase of Portlaoise development

The Maltings and Granary Ltd have applied for planning permission for a state-of-the-art 100 bed nursing home on the Maltings site, Harpur's Lane, Portlaoise. Company...

New Director of Services takes up post at County Hall

A new director-of- Services has taken up his post with Laois County Council. Mr Joe Delaney attended his first meeting of the local authority last...

New committee set up to liaise on Electric Picnic issues

A new committee has been established to deal with public concerns regarding the Electric Picnic. And in the long worn tradition of so many Irish...

Portlaoise Panthers ‘beyond capacity’ as debacle over sports hall continues

It has been an incredible few days for Portlaoise Panthers after they bagged two All Ireland trophies in the space of three days. Their U-18...

No takers for St Patrick’s Day trip to New York

In a bizarre turn of events, there are no takers for a trip to New York to represent County Laois at the New York...

Enforcement notice served on illegal Mountrath encampment

Laois County Council have confirmed that they have served an enforcement notice on the illegal encampment of caravans at Shannon Road in Mountrath. The notice...