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Laois Councillor calls for vacant bank buildings to be used as...

A Laois County Councillor has called for vacant bank branches to be turned into emergency accommodation for Ukrainian refugees. Cllr Padraig Fleming made the call...

New water mains confirmed for The Swan village and surrounding areas

Irish Water have confirmed that a new water mains is to be installed which will vastly improve the water supply in The Swan and...

Laois Councillors bin national plan that would ‘close down rural Ireland’

Laois County Councillors voted to bin a national policy from their County Development Plan that they say would 'close down rural Ireland'. A drat plan...

‘We don’t need a Ballymun in Portlaoise’ – Laois Councillors limit...

Laois County Councillors met in full in the Council Chamber to formally sign off on the Laois County Development Plan which will cover the...

Sympathies paid to Laois TD and Councillor following sad passing of...

Sympathies have been paid to a Laois TD and County Councillor following the passing of their beloved sister. Ann Fleming, sister of TD Sean and...

Residents fear ‘bad accident inevitable’ unless steps taken to combat speed...

Residents living along a busy Laois road fear that a 'bad accident is inevitable' unless steps are taken to combat speeding. A petition has recently...

Laois Councillor hits out at substation protest and throws support behind...

A Laois County Councillor has hit out at a group who have been protesting over the proposed construction of a substation. The RTS Substation Action...

Councillors call for concrete wall rather than wooden fence to separate...

Laois County Councillors have called for a concrete wall to be built to separate a cemetery from a new housing development. The issue of boundaries...

Laois Councillors reject proposed changes to proximity of wind turbines to...

Laois County Councillors have rejected a proposal to reduce the minimum distance that a wind turbine must be away from a home. The issue of...

Laois Councillors vote to amend Rural Housing and Regeneration section on...

Laois County Councillors successfully deleted a section of into the County Development Plan which they say would have made it harder to successfully obtain...

Warm tribute at Laois County Council meeting to the late Ray...

The sudden death of Ray Dunne from The Swan in July came as a huge shock to all who knew him back in July...

Speed an issue on Laois roads as councillors again express frustration...

There's rarely a meeting in Laois County Council goes by without frustration being expressed over various speed limits around the county. And so it was...

Laois County Council sell land worth €30,000 for new home with...

Laois County Councillors agreed to sell land valued at €30,000 at Monday's monthly meeting. The matter of 0.108 hectares of land at Castletown, Laois in...

Concerns raised over Graiguecullen housing estates as issues drag on

Two separate housing estates in Graiguecullen were discussed at this week's meeting of the Graiguecullen-Portarlington Municipal District held virtually by Laois County Council. Issues with...

Hopes for Electric Picnic and Ploughing Championships as mass vaccination to...

The opening of a mass vaccination centre in Laois this week gives hope that events such as the Electric Picnic and the World Ploughing...

‘No Carlow land’ left in Graiguecullen as 75 remain on the...

Carlow County Council say they have no land remaining for the construction of houses in the Graiguecullen area as 75 people remain on the...

Controlled pedestrian crossing planned near Laois school while ramp to be...

A controlled pedestrian crossing is set to be constructed on a busy road near a Laois primary school. At a recent meeting of the Graiguecullen/Portarlington...

Laois Councillor calls on Agriculture Minister to establish an ‘Independent Meat...

A Laois County Councillor has called on the Minister for Agriculture to establish an Independent Meat Regulator with statutory powers. Fianna Fail Cllr Padraig Fleming...

Sulky racing leading to problems on Laois roads with fears ‘someone...

Laois County Councillors have called for stricter penalties to be imposed on those who take part in sulky races. The issue came up at today's...

Birthday Joy: Three life-long Laois neighbours celebrate turning 90

Three life-long neighbours in a Laois village have been celebrating recently as they have each reached the great milestone of turning 90. Johnny Kealy, Peggy...

Flooding and a troublesome ditch causing problems in Laois village

Flooding affecting 12 houses and safety issues relating to a ditch in Ballylinan have been raised at a recent meeting of the Graiguecullen-Portarlington Municipal...

Laois County Council calls for exhumation of ‘Irish National Invincibles’ from...

Laois County Council has become the eleventh electoral authority to call on the Office of Public Works to exhume the bodies of five men...

Laois soccer club and special needs school to benefit from lease...

A Laois soccer club and a special needs school are to benefit from the leasing of lands owned by Laois County Council to them. For...

Ballylinan estate finally set to be taken in charge by Laois...

Laois County Council have said that they are taking the final steps in the process of taking the Gracefield Manor estate in Ballylinan in...

Warm welcome as speed ramps installed in The Swan

Local residents in The Swan and anyone who has ever travelled through the Laois village will know that it's a prime location for speeding...

Laois children losing out in medical card dispute between dentists and...

A dispute between dentists and the Department of Health has left children in Laois caught in the middle. Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council, Catherine Fitzgerald,...

Calls for a fence to be erected at Laois playground to...

A number of Laois County Councillors have called on the Council to erect a fence at the back of a popular Laois playground in...

Guards on street, speeding on rural roads and a need to...

Gardai have been more visible on the streets over the past couple of months, something that was welcomed at the recent meeting of the...

Quality of surfacing raised as ‘spending more and more money on...

The state of the county's roads and the never-ending issues of potholes was raised at the recent Graiguecullen-Portarlington Municipal District meeting in Laois County...

Backing for Laois beef farmers crucial for rural areas, argue Laois...

Beef up beef prices for Laois farmers as rural communities are hugely reliant on farm family incomes for survival. That was the clear and direct...