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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...

In Pictures: Laois County Council unveil details of 13 social housing...

Laois County Council Chief Executive John Mulholland has unveiled details of 13 social housing schemes which will deliver 141 new homes by the end...

Life-saving phone-box defibrillator moves a step closer for Laois village

The campaign to have a life-saving defibrillator fully operational in a Laois village has moved a step closer. The civils works for the power supply...

Eir branded ‘most disastrous company in Ireland’ as appeals to repair...

The mobile telecommunications company Eir has been branded the 'most disastrous company in Ireland' and an 'absolute disgrace' by two Laois County Councillors. The company's...

‘Thundering disgrace’ and ’embarrassment’ as campaign over footpath to Laois cemetery...

A Laois County Councillor has branded the lack of a footpath to a Laois cemetery a 'thundering disgrace' and an 'embarrassment' at a meeting...

Calls to replace key Council worker as elderly ‘left vulnerable’ in...

"I know of one elderly man living alone in a council house who could not sleep for two weeks because the battery in his...

Sadness following the passing of Laois publican

There is sadness in the village of Timahoe today following the passing of one of their publicans. Liam Rambottom, of Ramsbottoms Bar in the village,...

Glorious sunshine and brisk trade as Laois’s newest market continues to...

It was all go at the Market House on Main Street in Stradbally this afternoon as the second session of Laois's newest outdoor market...

New outdoor market set to open in Laois town this week

A new outdoor market is set to open for the first time in a Laois town this week. The Market House on Main Street in...

‘Critical piece of leisure infrastructure’ calls for Portarlington skate park

There is a big need for a skate park in the town of Portarlington, according to local councillor Aidan Mullins. Cllr Mullins made the suggestion...

Laois housing estate set to be taken in charge by County...

The Graigavern Lodge housing estate in Ballybrittas has been taken in charge by Laois County Council - more than a decade after it was...

Tempers flare as proposal for a pedestrian crossing in Stradbally gets...

Whether it was the boredom of the past couple of months that was getting to them or the frustrations of lockdown, a right row...

Slow progress on facilities for Rock of Dunamaise

Having additional parking, toilet and information facilities at the Rock of Dunamaise has long been an issue with local county councillors in Laois and...

People reporting drug dealing should be ‘protected at all times’

People who wish to report drug dealing in their estates should have their identity protected at all costs was the strong view of Laois...