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Calls for HGVs to stay out of small towns as survey...

Calls have been made for Higher Goods Vehicles to stop travelling through Laois towns after a survey revealed 30,000 are doing so each year. A...

Peatlands communities urged to apply for share of €500,000 funding scheme

The Peatlands Community Engagement Scheme for 2022 is now open and groups are being urged to make applications. The Peatlands Community Engagement Scheme is administered...

Local Minister calls for abortion review to examine lack of services...

A review of abortion services in Ireland is being welcomed by Minister Pippa Hackett - but she wants to see the lack of services...

Laois man’s stunning picture of local wood named Teagasc Forest Photo...

A Laois man has been named the overall winner of the Teagasc Forest Photo Competition for 2021. The ‘Celebrating Our Forests and Wood Use’ competition...

Jobs promised for Laois following publication of Climate Action Plan 2021

The Climate Action Plan 'includes low-cost, high-benefit measures that will bring down emissions, create new jobs and protect communities across the constituency'. So says Laois...

Local Green Party Minister asks farmers to consider their artificial fertiliser...

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine, Pippa Hackett, has called on livestock farmers to consider trying out new...

KPMG hired to to conduct major review of the horticulture industry

Minister Pippa Hackett has appointed KPMG to conduct a major review of the Horticulture Industry. The report will assess the current state of the horticulture...

Forestry Minister launches first ‘NeighbourWood’ site in Laois

Minister Pippa Hackett has launched Laois’s first NeighbourWood site in Abbeyleix. The project, in Balladine, sees the transformation of a formerly unmanaged site into a...

Three Bank of Ireland branches in Laois open for the final...

Three Laois branches of Bank of Ireland are among the 88 that are set to close for the final time today. Mountrath, Durrow and Rathdowney...

€22,917 COVID Stability Funding confirmed for Treo Nua in Portlaoise

Treo Nua in Knockmay, Portlaoise, has been granted €22,917 in COVID Stability funding. The funding is being provided by the Government and administered through Pobal. Covid...

Laois Farm Forestry Group meet with Minister Pippa Hackett and public...

The Laois Farm Forestry Group (LFFG), which represents the private forest owners and growers in the county met with Senator Pippa Hackett, the Minister...

In Pictures: Safety of horses and riders highlighted with walk from...

A Pass Wide and Slow Ride from Portarlington to the Curragh took place last weekend. The event, organised by the Three Counties Hacking Club, was...

Five Laois projects selected to share in €500,000 Community Integration Funding

Five Laois projects have been selected to receive a total of €22,290 as part of the Community Integration Funding. Through this Fund, a total of...

Permanent outdoor structures for two Laois towns following government funding of...

Laois County Council have been allocated €161,794 under Fáilte Ireland’s Outdoor Dining Enhancement Scheme. Hynd’s Square in Portlaoise has been allocated €129,446 while Durrow will...

7.5 million litres of water saved across Laois since 2018

Irish Water has saved over 7.5 million litres of water across Laois since commencing the Leakage Reduction Programme in 2018. Irish Water has worked closely...

‘The window to act on climate change is closing’ says local...

Local Senator Pippa Hackett says the time window available for the world to act on climate change is closing rapidly. The Green Party woman was...

Additional €284k allocated for upgrade works on rural roads and laneways...

Laois County Council has been allocated additional funding this year for upgrade works to rural roads and laneways. The total allocation of funding under the...

Minister Pippa Hackett: One-stop information seminar for bright ideas in the...

We in the Midlands are full of bright ideas for projects, enterprise, and events. It’s what will help us through the transition we’re making...

Four Laois community organisations to benefit from almost €50,000 from Covid-19...

Four Laois community organisations will receive funding through the COVID-19 Stability Fund. The fund focuses on organisations providing support and services to not-for-profit organisations in...

Abbeyleix school visit prompts Senator to again call for urgent action

Following a visit to Scoil Mhuire in Abbeyleix this week, Senator Pippa Hackett has again called on the Department of Education to take immediate...

Laois County Council granted almost €500,000 from Additional Outdoor Infrastructure Fund

Laois County Council has been granted €490,000 in order to boost outdoor infrastructure this summer. Six projects in the county have been selected by the...

Almost €300,000 for Laois Sports Partnership in latest round of government...

Sport Ireland has granted €296.721 to Laois Sports Partnership to assist them in their ongoing work in developing sports throughout the county. Funding of €9.5...

12 Laois projects to share in €72,000 from Built Heritage Investment...

12 Laois projects will share in €72,000 in funding from the Built Heritage Investment Scheme. These are from 477 heritage projects across every county in...

Calls for better cycle facilities, improved public transport, a community centre...

Better cycle facilities, improved public transport, a community centre and a town architect were among the suggestions for improving Portlaoise town centre at an...

Warm welcome as Slieve Bloom Outdoor Amenities get €270,000 in funding

There has been a warm welcome from local politicians following the announcement of funding of €270,000 for the Slieve Bloom Outdoor Recreation Infrastucture scheme. "This...

Future of Portlaoise town centre to be discussed at public meeting

A meeting on the future of Portlaoise Town Centre will be held by the Green Party next week. Senator Pippa Hackett, who hails from Geashill...

€1.2m fund to improve homes of older people and people with...

Laois has been allocated €1,263,744 in housing adaptation grants for older people and people with a disability. The work covers carrying out adaptations to houses,...

Two Laois groups awarded funding under Peatlands Community Engagement Scheme

Two Laois groups are to receive more than €14,000 in money through the Funding for Peatlands Community Engagement Scheme. The Abbeyleix Bog Project has been...

€550,000 allocated to retrofit 20 more Laois homes

More than €550,000 has been allocated to Laois County Council under the government's Retrofitting Programme for Social Housing. This programme will see improvement works carried...

13 point plan submitted to improve walking and cycling infrastructure in...

A new speed limit, increased pedestrian crossings and new cycles lanes are some of a proposal to improve infrastructure in a Laois town. The plan...