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High-profile guests to attend opening of new private ambulance premises

Heart ER Ambulance Service is officially opening their new ambulance base in Laois on Monday, October 8. The private ambulance service premises is located at...

Laois clubs called to register for €40 million sports capital grants

Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan has confirmed that €40 million is available to develop sports infrastructure around the country. The Laois TD is...

Charlie Flanagan defends CCTV scheme

Charlie Flanagan, Minister for Justice and Equality, has strongly defended his department’s Community based CCTV scheme, This follows claims from some local authorities that it...

Men’s Sheds: Apply for funding now – Flanagan

Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan has urged Men's sheds in Laois to apply for funding before the August 31 deadline. The Laois/Offaly TD...

€40 million to be provided for disadvantaged groups from the Dormant...

It has been announced that a sum from a pot of €40 million will be made available for supporting disadvantaged people and communities here in...

Free GP care announced for Laois carers

Free GP care is to be extended to carers in Laois, it has been confirmed by Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan Minister Charlie...

Over €10 million announced for Portlaoise town centre housing project

Over €10 million is to be spent on the provision 47 houses on a disused site in Portlaoise, it has been confirmed. Minister for Justice...

Thousands of Laois children to benefit from Back to School Allowance

Over 2,000 school children in Laois will benefit from the Back to School Allowance, which will be paid in just over two weeks time. "Approximately...

Cllr King on song as he is elected first citizen of...

Councillor John King serenaded Laois County Council with his rendition of Lovely Laois as he was elected Cathaoirleach this afternoon. The Rathdowney councillor was elected...

Mountmellick Family Resource Centre to receive €160,000 funding

It is hopted that the Mountmellick Family Resource Centre will be open as soon as funding is allocated, €160,000 of which is due to...

16 new SNAs for Laois schools from this September

Some 16 extra SNAs will be allocated to Laois schools in September, according to Laois TD and Minister for Justice & Equality, Charlie Flanagan. This...

Plans for new Laois fire station put on the back burner

The plans for a new fire station to be constructed in Stradbally have been put on hold, despite a site being identified nearly two...

Minister encourages local communities to work closely on applications for €15...

Some €15 million in funding will be available for rural towns and villages across Ireland through the 2018 Town and Village Renewal Scheme, according...

Taoiseach to attend meeting and do Facebook Live in Laois this...

Taoiseach Leo Vardakar will broadcast a Facebook Live video from Laois this evening, after he attends the Laois-Offaly Fine Gael AGM in Mountmellick. The Taoiseach...

Funding boost for small roads and laneways in Laois

A €264,000 boost has been confirmed for improvement works on non-public rural roads across Laois. The  funding has been secured for Local Improvement Schemes in...

Laois school leads the way on Leaving Cert PE

Laois school Scoil Chriost Ri, Portlaoise is among the 80 secondary schools nationwide, to be part of the first phase implementation of Physical Education...

WATCH: Great excitement as Scoil Bhríde is officially opened

The impressive new Scoil Bhríde school at Knockmay was officially opened this morning, as a countdown from the 757 students enthusiastically heralded the ribbon...

Funding of €3.1 million announced for Mountmellick flood defences

Funding of €3.1 million has been allocated for flood defences in Mountmellick, it was announced this morning. The flood defences are being prioritised by Laois...

Over €500,000 digital technology investment for Laois schools

A total of €532,488in is be invested in ICT infrastructure for primary and post-primary schools in county Laois, it has been confirmed. The news has...

Significant investment announced for work at Emo Court

Funding of €375,000 has been confirmed for upgrade of parking at Emo Court, it has been announced. The significant funding was confirmed by Minister for...

Concern over Laois population increase prompts new study

The challenges presented by population growth in Portlaoise and Portarlington has prompted a new pilot analysis in the county. Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie...

Local group ready to blockade site of Eirgrid development if it...

A local community group in Laois have said they are prepared to blockade the site of a proposed EirGrid substation development - and have...

‘Foolhardy for Eirgrid to continue’ as ministers meet local Laois community...

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten and local TD and Minister Charlie Flanagan met with a local community group in Ratheniska on Thursday afternoon to...

Minister Flanagan hits back at Cllr Leahy over ‘unfair’ funding claims

Minister Charlie Flanagan has hit back at claims by Cllr John Leahy that Laois was overlooked for funding through the Inland Fisheries Fund. It has...

Minister Shane Ross in Laois to hear of vital projects

Minister Shane Ross visited Laois earlier today to hear first-hand of the need for major infrastructure projects in Laois, particularly the Portlaoise Southern Orbital...

Huge relief for Laois families as school bus crisis averted

The school bus shortage in Emo and Vicarstown has been solved with the provision of a 52-seater bus, it has been confirmed. Minister for Justice...

Financial boost for Laois childcare services

Childcare services in Laois are to receive €171, 709 in extra funding, according to Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan. Significant funding will be...

Paul Murphy claims Minister Flanagan ‘defamed’ him

Solidarity TD Paul Murphy is set to lodge a formal complaint against Minister Charlie Flanagan claiming that he, along with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and...

Work finally begins on long-awaited Knockbeg College renovation

Work has finally begun on the long-awaited renovation project for Knockbeg College, bringing to an end an almost two decade saga. The recently appointed developers...

Charlie Flanagan moves to Justice Department

Charlie Flanagan is to take over at Minister for Justice, it has been confirmed. Minister Flanagan has been Foreign Affairs Minister since 2014.  He was...