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Fence needed to protect Portlaoise pitch from pedestrians and cyclists

The grass pitch at Portlaoise Leisure Centre used by soccer teams from four counties may need to be protected with a boundary fence to...

Laois Councillor asks for creation of memorial area for those who...

A Laois County Councillor has asked that a memorial or reflective area by constructed in Laois for those who lost loved ones in the...

Wheelchair accessible swing comes to Laois playground after years of campaigning

After years of campaigning, a Laois playground has finally had its wheelchair accessible swing installed. Portlaoise Leisure Centre is having huge work carried out on...

Laois Councillors call on Justice Minister to introduce minimum sentence for...

Laois County Council is to write to Minister for Justice Helen McEntee to call on her to introduce a minimum prison sentence for anyone...

Strict approach to ‘dumping’ at bottle banks taken by Laois County...

Should Laois County Council show some leniency towards people who mistakenly dump boxes at bottle banks in the county, or should it be the...

Portlaoise County Councillor slams Supermac’s boss for ‘slagging off workers’

Frontline workers and retail staff deserve recognition for all their hard work instead of being insulted by a multimillionaire whose fortune was made by...

Laois Councillor makes emotional plea for extra funding for mental health...

A Laois County Councillor made an emotional plea for extra funds to be made available in the upcoming Budget for mental health. Portlaoise-based Labour councillor...

Laois councillors back motion for memorial to Laois people who lost...

It's not often that the local elected representatives agree across the board - but a motion from Portlaoise-based councillor Noel Tuohy for a memorial...

Calls for busy Portlaoise rural road to be resurfaced for dramatic...

Two Laois County Councillors have called for repairs to be carried out on a narrow Laois road that has become very busy. The road in...

Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to...

Laois County Council says that it has created three 'bigger and better' disability parking spaces in Portlaoise. There was upset on social media recently as...

‘It gives them the respect that they deserve’ – Great joy...

There was a tremendous atmosphere in St Francis School yesterday as the students and staff settled in to their brand new building. On a phased...

Tributes paid as ‘legend’ of Portlaoise Pantomime passes away

There is deep sadness in Portlaoise and throughout the county of Laois following the passing of Laura Kilkenny. Mrs Kilkenny on Tuesday June 1 and...

Elderly people ‘left standing in all weathers’ waiting for buses in...

A call has been made for bus shelters to be constructed in a busy part of a Laois town. A recent meeting of the Portlaoise...

Meeting called following harrowing details of thefts and cars driving over...

A meeting between Laois County Councillors, Council officials and members of the St Peter & Paul’s cemetery committee in Portlaoise has been called after...

Calls for a ‘retractable canopy’ to be erected on Main Street...

The Covid-19 pandemic has meant that we have all had to adapt the way we live our lives - and one Laois County Councillor...

Laois councillor suggests a museum and heritage centre to be developed...

Laois County Council should develop a museum/heritage centre in Portlaoise "to recognise the tremendous history of our town and county" according to Cllr Noel...

Car parking spaces to be re-marked outside Laois cemetery

Laois County Council are to re-mark the car parking spaces opposite St Peter and Paul's Cemetery in Portlaoise. That comes following a request by Labour...

‘Absolutely disgusting’ – outrage as dog fouling leads to wheelchair user...

Dog fouling has been described as 'absolutely disgusting and a huge problem' at this morning's meeting of the Portlaoise Municipal District. Fianna Fail Councillor Catherine...

Outstanding memberships at Portlaoise Leisure Centre to be honoured when facility...

Anyone who had paid their membership to Portlaoise Leisure Centre when it closed last year will have the remaining time honoured when the facility...

Calls for action to solve ‘ongoing anti-social behaviour’ problems at former...

A Laois County Councillor has called for action to be taken to solve what he says are 'ongoing anti-social behaviour' problems at the site...

Outrage as tarmacadam ‘allowed’ to flow into sewage system causing blockages...

A full investigation has been called for into how works, being carried out on behalf of Irish Water, resulted in tarmacadam getting into a...

Talking Sport Podcast: Zach Tuohy in grand final – family memories,...

Laois man Zach Tuohy will line out for Geelong in the Australian Rules Grand Final this Saturday when they take on reigning champions Richmond...

Issue over speed limit preventing safety measures at Portlaoise GAA grounds

A pedestrian crossing, a path and a decreased speed limit should be put in place at the Portlaoise GAA grounds at Rathleague outside the...

Frustration over slow progress on new Portlaoise courthouse

The ongoing issue of the courthouse raised its head at the recent Portlaoise Municipal District meeting in Laois County Council as the elected representatives...

Portlaoise Leisure Centre ‘has to be kept on the agenda’

The issue of Portlaoise Leisure Centre "has to be kept on the agenda or it will be forgotten about" said Cllr Noel Tuohy at...

Injury means Tuohy’s landmark 200th appearance is delayed as Geelong produce...

Zach Tuohy will have to wait another week at least to make his landmark 200th AFL appearance but his club Geelong have produced an...

Calls for old railway track in Portlaoise to be turned into...

A new Greenway walking and cycling route could be developed linking Portlaoise to the new business park and Togher Woods. The proposed route would use...

Laois Councillor urges people to shop locally and support small business...

A Laois County Councillor has called on people to support local businesses in this time of crisis. Labour Councillor Noel Tuohy, who ran as a...

On the Canvass: Labour’s Noel Tuohy looking to make up ground...

If you had said to Noel Tuohy three weeks ago that he'd be knocking on doors looking for votes to win a seat in...

Noel Tuohy – I’m running because I want to help improve...

Noel Tuohy first ran for Laois County Council back in 2014 he was elected and re-elected in 2019. Here he answers questions on his...