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Future of Abbeyleix and Shaen hospitals secured – meeting hears

Abbeyleix hospital will continue as a community hospital, it was confirmed this week. The news was relayed at the monthly meeting of Laois County Council. A...

Cathaoirleach asked if his impressive tie was a gift from President...

The tie worn by cathaoirleach Cllr Padraig Fleming recently was so impressive that he was asked if it was given to him by President...

Council tracking unlicensed waste collectors on Facebook

Unlicensed waste collectors who “advertise on Facebook” are being tracked by Laois County Council. Engineer Orla Barrett said they are clamping down on the “man...

Gardaí maintain presence in O’Moore Place following ‘despicable act’

The burning of a house at O’Moore Place was described as a “despicable and mindless act” by Laois County Council CEO John Mulholland. The issue...

Granted planning permission in Laois on the rise according to the...

Planning permissions for residential property jumped by over a quarter last year in a report published by the Central Statistics Office. The new figure show...

Councillors voice their disappointment over sewage delay to Rosenallis estate

At this month's Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick Municipal District meeting, many of the Councillors voiced their anger at the continuous delay for sewage treatment in a Rosenallis...

Council to use drones and hidden cameras to fight illegal dumping...

Laois County Council are using hidden cameras and will soon be using drones to fight the illegal dumping problem we are currently experiencing. Over the...

Council accused of putting ‘cart before the horse’ on flooding strategy

Laois County Council's plan to alleviate flooding around the county has been described as 'putting the cart before the horse' by one Councillor. Independent Cllr...

Donnacha Phelan: There are great opportunities to win public work in...

Earlier this month LaoisToday reported on the disappointment of councillors over the awarding of Laois County Council contracts to companies based outside of Laois. The...

Orange status weather warning as some minor roads remain blocked

An orange status weather warning remains in place for county Laois as council staff continue to battle the elements. “All Laois County Council outdoors crews...

‘Unforeseen problem’ scuppers early allocation of Portlaoise houses

An unforeseen problem will hold up tenants getting keys for Conniberry Way houses in Portlaoise. The situation was confirmed by Laois County Council chief executive...

Stranded Laois motorists are blocking emergency services

Motorists becoming trapped on roads in Laois are blocking roads and tying up the valuable resources of Laois Fire and Rescue. "Our crews have spent...

All you need to know today about the current weather situation

With a RED status weather warning remaining in place for county Laois , here's an update of all you need to know as people...

Concerns raised over “shocking” dumping in yard of Mountrath house

Health concerns have been raised about a house in Mountrath which contains rubbish on a par with the landfill at Kyletalesha at the monthly...

Disappointment over the awarding of contracts to non-Laois companies

Councillors expressed their disappointment over the awarding of Laois County Council contracts to companies based outside of Laois at Wednesday's Portlaoise Municipal District meetings. Cllr...

Council moves to compulsory purchase houses in vandalised estate

Three houses at Hepburn Court which has endured vandalism in the past are to be compulsory purchased by Laois County Council. The order will be...

Snow ploughs at the ready as council ‘prepares for the worst’

Laois County Council's Extreme Weather Local Coordination committee  is “preparing for the worst” in anticipation of the ‘beast from the east’ and extreme weather...

Hopes of saving Portlaoise St Patrick’s Day Parade dashed

It appears that last ditch efforts to save this year's Portlaoise St Patrick's Day Parade have been unsuccessful. A meeting was held this morning between...

Calls for change at the Station road junction in Portlaoise

There was a call from some Councillors to make safer changes to the Station road junction in Portlaoise on Wednesday morning at the Portlaoise...

‘Pyramids built quicker’ than Laois housing estate

The pyramids were built quicker in Egypt than a housing estate in Laois, according to a local councillor. The claim was made by Cllr Aidan...

Private golf course planned for exclusive Laois estate

A private golf course is planned for stately Rosenallis mansion Capard House, it has emerged following the publication of a planning application to Laois...

Planned houses in Mountrath cut to six over fears of flooding

The plan for eight new houses to be built in Mountrath has been revisited and changed to six over the risk of flooding. Risk assessments...

New Portlaoise Library moves a step closer

Tender documents are almost ready for the long-awaited new library in Portlaoise. Laois County Council CEO John Mulholland confirmed the news at the monthly meeting...

Over 400 names have dropped off the Laois County Council housing...

The Laois County Council housing waiting list has seen a drop of over 400 names in the past four months according to housing officer...

Discussion continues around speed limit in Rathdowney despite council recommendation

Laois County Council have recommended that the speed limit on the Johnstown road in Rathdowney to not be extended, but that has not stopped...

‘Major drainage work’ required to prevent flooding

'Major drainage work' is required on the main rivers in Laois to prevent further flooding, according to Cllr Tom Mulhall. “It is the same story...

Water contamination risk in Portlaoise now ‘very low’

The water supply for thousands of homes in Portlaoise is no longer deemed at high risk of Cryptosporidium contamination, it has been confirmed. The confirmation...

Mountrath flooding not helped by blocked pipes says Cllr Kelly

Councillor James Kelly was angered by the lack of action by Laois County Council surrounding the flooding in Mountrath. Cllr Kelly made his point at...

Urgent flood defence work to begin in Mountmellick

Work is to begin as a ‘matter of urgency’ to prepare flood defences in Mountmellick. Following the severe and unprecedented flooding of November 22, 2017...

Catherine Fulvio’s tasty demo on food waste in Portlaoise

One of Ireland’s renowned chefs, Catherine Fulvio will whisk up some tasty meals and teach people how to cut down on food waste later...