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Fleming off to Africa, Hackett to the Baltics and Heydon to...

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...

Zero pesticide exceedances found in Laois public drinking water supplies in...

There were no exceedances for pesticides in the public drinking water supplies in Laois in 2022, Uisce Éireann has confirmed. However, the utility is urging...

Laois TD confirms that Kolbe Special School has been approved to...

The new Kolbe Special School building project has been approved today to go forward to tender. So says Fianna Fail TD Sean Fleming who says...

Four Laois projects awarded over €150,000 by Community Monuments Fund

Four Laois projects have been awarded €153,040 under the Community Monuments Fund. The core objective of the Community Monuments Fund is to support the conservation,...

Hot Meals Programme set to be rolled out for all primary...

The Hot School Meals Programme is set to be rolled out to every Primary School in Ireland. As previously announced Hot School Meals are to...

Plenty of Laois links as Minister Hackett concludes official trip to...

Minister Pippa Hackett concluded an official trip to Kenya with visit to a project with Laois links. Vera Smith, a Graiguecullen local, invited the Minister...

Well-known Laois man appointed to new Biodiversity Officer role with Offaly...

Well-known Laois man and wildlife conservationist Ricky Whelan has been appointed to the new role of Biodiversity Officer with Offaly County Council. Ricky, who is...

€13.5 million for regional and local roads improvements announced for Laois

A €626 million investment programme for 2023 for regional and local roads has been announced and of this allocation, €13.5m will come to County...

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...