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Minister Flanagan welcomes planning permission application for expansion of Laois nursing...

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has welcomed a planning permission application which will see a Laois nursing home upgraded substantially. The HSE has sought permission...

Despite climb-down Minister Flanagan still determined to honour RIC

Despite an embarrassing climb-down by the Government last night when they were forced into a humiliating U-turn over their plans to stage an event...

Minister Flanagan sensationally cancels RIC commemoration

In a bid to curb mounting public outrage and outcry Minister Charlie Flanagan has sensationally announced that the planned RIC commemoration event has been...

Sinn Féin lambast Minister Flanagan on RIC event and call for...

Sinn Féin forces in Laois have lined up to blast local Minister Charlie Flanagan for his role in organising an official State event to...

Bizarre Laois-Offaly twist in RIC event saga as Taoiseach will not...

Unless he can master the art of bi-location the Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar himself will not be in attendance at the controversial centenary commemorations for...

WATCH: 10 men sharing a bedroom with no windows – video...

Video footage has emerged of the accommodation being shared by asylum seekers in Portarlington which shows as many as 10 men sharing a bedroom...

Charlie Flanagan: From a Justice and Equality point of view, 2019...

From a Justice and Equality point of view, 2019 was really significant. Even allowing for the obstructionist tactics of some who should have known better,...

Positive vibes as Minister Flanagan meets Simon Harris in relation to...

Minister Charlie Flanagan met with his colleague Minister for Health Simon Harris this week in relation to the future of Portlaoise Hospital and has...

Funding approved for further CCTV schemes in Laois

Two further Laois community groups have been approved for CCTV schemes this week. The Woodenbridge Community District and the Donaghmore Community Alert have both been...

Mountmellick Yarn Bombers Christmas tree unveiled in Government Buildings

The Mountmellick Yarn Bombers are known far and wide for their colourful woollen creations and this week their Christmas Tree was unveiled in Government...

LISTEN: LaoisToday Talking Politics Podcast with Minister Charlie Flanagan

Brought to you in association with the Midlands Park Hotel 'May you live in interesting times,' is an old proverb that could be easily applied...

Minister Flanagan furious over St Mary’s sports hall debacle

Minister Charlie Flanagan has reacted angrily and expressed his dismay at the abject failure by Laois County Council to take up a Government grant...

Laois families encouraged to apply for new childcare scheme – and...

Just three weeks after applications to the National Childcare Scheme opened online, a total of 119 awards have been issued to families in Laois,...

New tourism status for Portlaoise is great news for Laois, says...

Portlaoise has been revealed to be one of the country’s ‘Destination Towns’ under a new Fáilte Ireland scheme, according to Laois-Offaly TD and Minister...

Laois minister writes to Ceann Comhairle as ‘illegal voting’ controversy continues

Minister For Justice and Laois TD Charlie Flanagan has written a letter to the Ceann Comhairle, Seán Ó Fearghaíl over the "illegality" of the...

In Pictures: Laois Minister visits Rehab Enterprise Centre in Portlaoise

Friday June 21 saw Minister Charlie Flanagan visit the Rehab Enterprises Centre in Clonminan Business Park to view the work that is being done...

New Legal Aid Board centre opens in Portlaoise

Today saw the official opening of the Legal Aid Board’s new co-located Law Centre and Mediation Centre in Portlaoise. In attendance at the official opening,...

Thirty-one extra Special Needs Assistants for Laois schools this September

There will be 31 extra Special Needs Assistants (SNAs) for Laois schools this coming September. This is according to Laois TD and Minister for Justice...

Design team wanted for Kolbe Special School

Requests for Tender for Design Team Consultants for Kolbe Special School has been issued on eTenders this morning. The closing date is Monday June 17,...

Laois Minister and Senator in ‘nutjob’ row in the Seanad

Well-known senator David Norris labeled any one opposing an amendment put forward in the Seanad last Wednesday a 'nutjob', including Minister for Justice and...

€60,000 funding available for seven Laois projects under the Historic Structures...

A total of €60,000 in funding has been allocated for seven Laois projects under the Historic Structures Fund and Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2019. This...

Over €12 million worth of funding allocated to repair regional and...

According to Laois TD and Minister for Justice & Equality, Charlie Flanagan, €12,823,820 has been allocated to assist the repair of regional and local...

Over €200,000 in funding awarded to Mountmellick Development Association for new...

Mountmellick Development Association have been awarded funding of over €200,000 from the Regional Enterprise fund for the establishment of a business centre that will...

€1.2m boost for Emo Court under government scheme

An additional €1.2m in funding will be made available for ongoing works at Emo Court, a much-needed boost for one of Laois's favourite locations. Laois-Offaly...

Update on works on Mountmellick river susceptible to flooding

Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan has received the following update on flood relief works on the Owenass River in Mountmellick. This comes following...

€304,255 for upgrade of local roads in Laois

Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan, has announced that €304,255 has been granted to County Laois for the upgrade of local roads. Minister Flanagan...

Funding announced to repair regional and local roads in Laois

Laois/Offaly TD and Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan has announced an allocation of €956,000 in funding to assist the repair of regional...

Upgrade announced for Laois Volunteer Information Services

Minister for Justice & Equality, Charlie Flanagan, has announced that the Department of Rural and Community Development have confirmed the provision of funding from...

In Pictures: Big day for Portlaoise business as impressive new ambulance...

In the early part of the 2000s, John Conroy's wife Noreen was diagnosed with cancer. At the time the Portlaoise man was a Corporal in...

€870,000 allocated to Laois under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme

Today, €870,094 in grants was confirmed for more than 100 community projects in Laois. €870,094 has been allocated to Laois under the Government’s Town and...