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Brand new Laois fire station moves step closer as approval for...

A brand new Laois fire station has moved a step closer after approval for a design team to be appointed was given. The latest development...

Call made for Council to purchase former convent and transform it...

Laois County Council have been called upon to purchase an old convent and transform it into a co-working hub. The issue of the old Presentation...

Calls to remove newly erected Laois pedestrian crossing ‘before someone is...

There have been calls to remove a recently installed pedestrian crossing from a Laois town 'before someone is seriously hurt'. The offending pedestrian crossing is...

Laois housing development back on track following government intervention

31 new social houses will be available at Church Avenue, Stradbally, by early in the New Year. So says Fianna Fail TD Sean Fleming and...

Local council chairman’s role decided by draw as Fine Gael candidate...

The AGM of the Graiguecullen-Portarlington Municipal District took place in the Laois County Council chamber this afternoon where the only real item of note...

ESB called out as Councillors fume over delays to underground cabling...

Officials at the ESB have been called to meet with Laois County Councillors over delays to underground the overhead electricity cables on Main Street...

Laois County Council called upon to take rural road in charge

Laois County Council has been called upon to take a rural road in Stradbally in charge. The road in question is known as the 'Rathmore...

Call for action as ‘tragedy waiting to happen’ on Laois road...

Laois County Councillors have called for urgent safety measures to be put in place after three accidents took place on the same stretch of...

New Laois fire station moves a step closer after planning permission...

A brand new fire station building is on its way to Laois after Councillors gave the proposal the green light at a recent meeting. The...

Funding allocated to Laois primary school to build new mainstream classroom

Funding has been approved by Minister for Education Norma Foley for a Laois primary school to construct a new mainstream classroom. This funding will allow...

Call made for derelict former convent in Laois town to be...

A call has been made to turn a derelict former convent in a Laois town into a vibrant digital enterprise hub. The issue of the...

A walk-out, an adjournment and a withdrawal as live streaming row...

A debate on whether or not Laois County Council should live stream their meetings ended in a ferocious row in the chamber today. The matter...

Local St Vincent de Paul issues urgent appeal for support ahead...

St Vincent de Paul in Stradbally has issued an urgent appeal for support ahead of Christmas. Due to Covid-19, many of the fundraising events that...

Momentum grows behind campaign for playground in Emo

Momentum is growing behind a campaign to develop a playground in Emo in the parish sports grounds where the GAA club, soccer club and...

‘I’d prefer if you’d mind your own business’ – Laois Councillors...

Laois Councillors Aisling Moran and Paschal McEvoy clashed once again over a housing development that is set to take place in Stradbally. At September's meeting...

26 new houses approved for Laois town following vote after fierce...

26 new homes are on their way to Stradbally - but only after a fierce debate and a vote at this week's Laois County...

Frustration as issues surrounding Timahoe graveyard and a Stradbally housing estate...

Frustrations over repair works at the graveyard in Timahoe and the process of taking a Stradbally housing estate in charge were raised at a...

‘Absolute lunacy’ – Laois Joint Policing Committee hit out at proposal...

'A ridiculous proposal - it is absolute lunacy' - this was how the proposal to extend the opening hours of pubs and nightclubs to...

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...

‘This is about people, not money’ – Laois Councillor happy following...

Laois County Councillor Paschal McEvoy has welcomed the Council's decision not to grant a licence for this year's Electric Picnic. In a statement released yesterday,...

LaoisToday Podcast: Electric Picnic – Yes or No? And is the...

On this week's LaoisToday Podcast, Stradbally-based county councillor Paschal McEvoy joined presenter Paul Downey and Steven Miller to discuss Electric Picnic and whether or...

Public should be alerted to dangers of Black Grass seeds, say...

Laois County Council should run a campaign alerting the public of the danger of Black Grass seeds that are found in many wildflower seeds...

Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later...

A Laois Councillor says he is 'amazed' that the organisers of Electric Picnic intend to go ahead with the festival this year. Fianna Fail Councillor...

Stradbally based Laois County Councillor says Electric Picnic should not go...

Stradbally based Laois County Councillor Paschal McEvoy says that he believes the Electric Picnic should not go ahead this year. The Fianna Fail Councillor believes...

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...

Calls for council to acquire land in Portarlington to help traffic...

Parking at school time can be a headache for parents all over the country - but a solution could be at hand in Portarlington...

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...

Additional car parking spaces requested for growing Laois school

The case for additional car parking spaces has been made for an expanding Laois school. The plight of Rath NS was raised at a recent...

Wheelchair car parking space to be installed outside health centre in...

A new wheelchair car parking space is to be installed outside a health centre in a Laois town. Fianna Fail Councillor Paschal McEvoy called on...

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...