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Bracken elected chairman of Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick district while hat-draw required for vice-chair

Fianna Fail Councillor Paddy Bracken has been elected as the new chairman of the Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick Municipal District. There are 19 Councillors in Laois County Council...

Calls for Electric Car charging points to be installed in Mountmellick

Calls have been made for the installation of electric car charging points in the centre of Mountmellick town. At the recent Municipal District meeting for...

Anger as calls dismissed for public sewer in Mountmellick

A suggested public sewerage extension in Mountmellick has not been agreed to by Irish Water, leading to disappointment and anger being expressed at a...

Action called to deal with former business left idle in Laois...

Action has been called for to deal with a former business that has been left idle in the middle of a Laois town for...

Historic Mountmellick building labelled an ‘eyesore’ as no plans currently in...

The historic Maltings building in Mountmellick was labelled as an 'eyesore' and in a 'total state of dereliction' at a recent Laois County Council...

Loss of Community Welfare Office in Laois town described as ‘a...

The loss of the Community Welfare Office in Mountmellick has been described as 'a disgrace' by a Laois County Councillor. Fianna Fail's Paddy Bracken brought...

Laois Councillor brandishes lack of sewage system in parts of Mountmellick...

A Laois County Councillor has brandished the lack of a sewage system in parts of Mountmellick as 'an absolute disgrace'. Fianna Fail Councillor Paddy Bracken...

Calls again for Mountmellick by-pass that has been ‘on the agenda...

Laois County Councillors have called again for Mountmellick to be by-passed in order to alleviate the traffic going through the town on a daily...

Laois school set to get new signpost ‘before the kids go...

A Laois school is to get a brand new signpost before the children return to the classroom in September. This comes after Fianna Fail Councillor...

‘Thank God nobody was killed’ – Calls for safety works following...

There have been calls for safety works to be carried out on a section of the N80. On Friday June 18, two vehicles were involved...

Lorries ‘hopping’ off manhole covers force family to sell their home...

The noise of heavy vehicles driving over manhole covers is causing a great disturbance to Laois people in two towns - leading one family...

Mountmellick councillor vents anger over council refusal to provide loading bay

Mountmellick councillor Paddy Bracken has hit out strongly at Laois County Council over their decision not to install a suitable loading bay for businesses...

War of words as councillors do battle over Camross roads

It's not unusual for a local council meeting to develop into a row over roads - but at this week's Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick District meeting the...

County Council agree €562,000 sale of Togher land for expansion of...

A fourth business is set to start operating from the Togher National Business Park in Portlaoise. The issue of the disposal of 3.04 hectares at...

‘People are afraid for their lives’ – restrictions on HGVs on...

'People are afraid for their lives' - so says Cllr Paddy Bracken in relation to HGVs and their use of a rural Laois road. The...

Calls for a number of Laois roads to be resurfaced –...

Laois County Councillors in the Borris-In-Ossory/Mountmellick Municipal District have called for a number of smaller roads to be resurfaced. Speaking at Thursday's meeting of the...

Testy exchanges as Councillors clash over suggestion to dredge rivers rather...

"You are off your tree if you think this is practical". Those are the words of Fianna Fail Councillor Paddy Bracken as he hit out...

‘It is a very decent place to live’ – Top Garda...

"Mountmellick is a very decent place to live - full of very decent and genuine people. That is a clear message that I want...

Suggestion that a ‘private car park’ could help solve problems at...

The idea that a private car park could be opened to alleviate some of the major issues with the lack of car parking facilities...

Campaign underway to re-open Laois train station

It will be a big ask and a hard station, but there is a campaign underway to have the railway line to Mountmellick re-opened. Initiating...

Long-serving McDonald delighted to be back again as Bracken increases his...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union Seamus McDonald is Fianna Fáil's longest-serving county councillor in Laois, the Rosenallis man first having...

ELECTED: Paddy Bracken first elected in Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union After four counts of no-one reaching the quota in the Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick area, Paddy Bracken is...

New candidates Bergin and Clooney in the mix in Borris-Mountmellick as...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union Two new first-time candidates have put the cat among the pigeons in the Borris-Mountmellick Municipal...

Ground hurling, the GAA vote and the Rosenallis factor all in...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union One of the puzzling anomalies of Laois-Offaly politics is how villages like Ballacolla and Bracknagh...

2009 Election Memories: End of the Bertie era, end of the...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union When Bertie Ahern won his hat-trick of general elections and was installed for his third...