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Laois TD launches blistering attack on local Minister over deal between...

A Laois TD has launched a blistering attack on a local Minister for State over a controversial plan involving Coillte and a British investment...

Funding of €1,014,607 for communities in Laois which is now home...

Communities which have welcomed people from Ukraine and other countries in Laois will receive funding for development projects. The Community Recognition Fund of €50 million...

Local Minister encourages people to claim the Rent Tax Credit for...

Minister Pippa Hackett is highlighting the tax credit available from this month to anyone paying rent on private rental accommodation. Introduced in Budget 2023, this...

Laois families to save more than €2,000 in annual childcare bill...

Parents in Laois will potentially save thousands on the cost of childcare thanks to increased subsidies that kicked in recently. The reduction was made possible...

Laois to benefit from €169 million EU Just Transition funding boost

Laois is one of the counties set to benefit from a €169m funding boost from the EU Just Transition scheme. Laois, Offaly, Westmeath, Longford, Roscommon...

Six Laois venues successful applicants as Night-Time Economy Support Scheme announced

Six Laois venues were deemed successful applicants of the €4 million in funding to assist off peak entertainment in our towns and cities. A total...

All eight Laois Men’s Sheds to receive €2,000 each to assist...

Grants of €2,000 will be provided to all eight Men’s Sheds in Laois to assist with their running costs. This initiative will see this grant...

More than 12,000 Laois families set to receive double Child Benefit...

More than 12,000 Laois families are set to receive a double Child Benefit payment this week. This is one of the measures that was agreed...

Local Minister keen on introducing support to address low breastfeeding rate

A motion for educational support and advertising to address Ireland’s low breastfeeding rates have been endorsed by a local Minister. The Green Party brought forward...

Local Minister calls on Laois communities to join the ‘rooftop revolution’

Minister Pippa Hackett called on communities of Laois to join the ‘rooftop revolution’ in light of new exemptions from the need for planning permission...

Energy Cost event in Laois highlights ‘need to understand your energy...

At a free public event in Mountrath, Minister Pippa Hackett hosted a panel of speakers focusing on managing energy costs for individuals, businesses and...

Minister Pippa Hackett is to host two public events in Laois...

Minister Pippa Hackett is to host two public events in Laois and Offaly in October in response to rising energy costs for individuals, businesses...

Local Minister welcomes extension of 50% fare reduction to the commercial...

Laois-Offaly based Minister Pippa Hackett has welcomed the extension of the Young Adult Card and Student Leap Card fare initiative to the commercial bus...

Taoiseach Micheál Martin announces €20m funding for new hospice in Midlands

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has announced capital funding of €20m for a new specialist palliative care inpatient unit for the Midlands. The new 20-bed unit, to...

Local Senator welcomes Cabinet approval to legislate for the designation of...

The Cabinet has given approval to legislate for the designation of safe access zones around healthcare premises to safeguard access to termination of pregnancy...

Local Minister welcomes government increase in paid parental leave

Parents in Ireland can take up to seven weeks paid Parents Leave and Benefit, as part of new measures introduced. Green Party Minister Roderic O’Gorman's...

Local Minister welcomes report that will ‘promote Irish wool domestically and...

The publication of the Wool Feasibility Report was welcomed by Laois Offlay based Minister Pippa Hackett recently. Wool is a sustainable, organic, renewable natural material...

Local Minister welcomes planning permission exemption proposals for rooftop solar panels

Minister Pippa Hackett has welcomed planning permission exemption proposals for rooftop solar panels on homes. The exemption will also cover other buildings from community centres...

Three Laois areas receive funding under Local Community Water Projects scheme

Three Laois areas are to benefit from the Community Water Development Fund issued by the Local Authority Waters Programme. €4,500 is going to the Nore...

Local Minister hires Ukrainian refugee as new parliamentary assistant

A local TD has announced that she has hired a Ukrainian refugee as her new parliamentary assistant. Green Party Minister for Laois-Offaly, Pippa Hackett, has...

Laois raised bogs to receive €15,000 under the Peatlands Community Engagement...

Laois’s raised bogs are set to benefit from an award of €15,000 under the Community Peatlands Engagement Scheme. The award will be made to the...

€190,000 in funding secured for five Laois projects under Community Monuments...

More than €190,000 has been secured for five Laois projects under the Community Monuments Fund. Ballylynan church and graveyard has received the highest alocation with...

More than €350,000 allocated for the improvement of rural Laois roads

€351,880 has been allocated to Laois County Council under the Local Improvement Scheme for upgrade works on rural roads and laneways. The funding under this...

New law imminent to give Laois County Council power to use...

A new law aimed at giving Laois County Council the power to use CCTV to help prosecute those who dump illegally is on the...

Four Laois historical structures share in €124,490 of funding for improvement...

€125,490 has been allocated for four historic properties in Laois under the Historic Structures Fund. The Abbeyleix Old Church will receive €50,000 and this will...

Fur farm in Laois faces closure following introduction of new legislation

Fur Farming is set to be banned in Ireland following the passing of The Animal Health and Welfare and Forestry (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2021. The...

Laois Domestic Abuse Service approved for €42,500 in government funding

Laois Domestic Abuse Service has been approved for €42,500 in government funding. This funding will assist Laois Domestic Abuse Service to increase their ability to...

Strong local representation as government announce who is heading abroad for...

There will be strong local representation abroad on St Patrick's Day as the government have confirmed who will be Ireland's representatives. Laois TD and Minister...

Ministerial visit to one rural part of Laois highlights enterprising agricultural...

A visit to the small rural area of Killeshin by Minister Pippa Hackett has been used to highlight what can be achieved by agricultural...

Laois schools granted funding of €230,000 under the 2022 Summer Works...

Four Laois schools have been granted funding of €230,000 under the 2022 Summer Works Scheme. Camross National School, Barnashrone National School, St Fergal’s College Rathdowney...