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Laois County Council urged to CPO vacant properties that have ‘never...

In the midst of a housing crisis, the image of vacant homes in the centre of Portlaoise is something that has angered local councillors...

Free Saturday parking agreed in Portlaoise throughout month of December

There will be free parking available in Portlaoise town centre on the four Saturdays in December in the leadup to Christmas. It was announced at...

Call for safety works near Laois school to be carried out...

A Laois County Councillor has called for safety works at a Portlaoise primary school to be carried out before children return in September. Sinn Fein...

Update provided on ‘Tyrrell’s Land’ with no development expected before 2025

No sod is expected to be turned on a major Laois County Council development until 2025 at the earliest. So a meeting of the Portlaoise...

Sulky racing still endangering horses in Laois as bye-law review delayed

Three different State departments and Laois County Council are tied up in a review of the bye-laws on the Control of Horses. This, a meeting...

Full council retrofit budget needed to upgrade Portlaoise estate

It would take the council's full annual budget for retrofitting just to retrofit the 30+ houses in St Brigid's Place, with this Portlaoise estate...

Calls for ‘severe’ Balllinakill speed ramp to be reviewed

A speed ramp near a Ballinakill school is certainly slowing down traffic, but the ramp is so severe that the bottom of cars are...

‘Snail’s process’ of Irish Water delaying housing estates for years

The "snail's process" of Irish Water is holding up for years the taking in charge by Laois County Council of local housing estates. So it...

Fence needed to protect Portlaoise pitch from pedestrians and cyclists

The grass pitch at Portlaoise Leisure Centre used by soccer teams from four counties may need to be protected with a boundary fence to...

Burnt-out houses in Portlaoise should be restored for people with disabilities

The renovation of two burnt-out houses in Portlaoise that were recently destroyed in a fire is a perfect opportunity for Laois County Council to...

Elderly people ‘risking life and limb’ on Portlaoise footpaths due to...

Elderly people are 'risking life and limb' crossing the road at Kilminchy due to flooding that makes the footpath impassable. At the recent meeting of...

‘All kinds of activities’ putting residents in fear at derelict cottage...

The owner of a derelict cottage near Centrepoint, where people are "carrying out all kinds of activities" that are putting elderly residents in fear,...

Frustration expressed over withdrawal of day care services from Abbeyleix

There is extreme frustration with the current situation where day care services are no longer being offered in Abbeyleix hospital. The issue was raised at...

Time ticking as landmark Portlaoise clock remains stopped

A stopped clock might be right twice a day but a landmark clock in Portlaoise town centre will have to wait another while yet...

Hope expressed that Portlaoise bus service could be in place by...

A new bus service for the town of Portlaoise could be operational by the end of 2023, a Municipal District meeting in Laois County...

‘As a council we need to do more to make public...

A Laois County Councillor has called for a review of public spaces in Portlaoise "with a view of making these safer for families, children...

Ballinakill woman selected as Green Party representative for Portlaoise area

The Laois-Offaly branch of the Green Party has selected Rosie Palmer as the new Local Electoral Area Representative for Portlaoise. Rosie is a Laois-native living...

Considerable improvement of footpaths and cycle lanes planned for Portlaoise

Laois County Council is planning to considerably improve footpaths and cycle lanes in Portlaoise town next year, as well as develop a cycle network...

Survey underway as ‘dangerous’ pedestrian crossings left in the dark

Laois County Council plans to carry out a lighting survey of all pedestrian crossings in Portlaoise. This comes following concerns that some are dangerous due...

Strict approach to ‘dumping’ at bottle banks taken by Laois County...

Should Laois County Council show some leniency towards people who mistakenly dump boxes at bottle banks in the county, or should it be the...

Portlaoise County Councillor slams Supermac’s boss for ‘slagging off workers’

Frontline workers and retail staff deserve recognition for all their hard work instead of being insulted by a multimillionaire whose fortune was made by...

End of an era as Ballyroan’s Mary Sweeney retires from elected office

Heartfelt tributes were paid at Laois County Hall today, as Mary Sweeney retired from her role as a county councillor with the Portlaoise Municipal...

Council urged to take the lead on historic Portlaoise graveyard

Laois County Council should oversee maintenance on the historic Ridge graveyard in Portlaoise and not leave it to volunteers. Cllr Thomasina Connell proposed at the...

Free parking in Portlaoise on Saturdays ahead of Christmas rush

People shopping in the centre of Portlaoise will be able to avail of free parking on the three Saturdays in December in the lead...

Importance of road infrastructure around new Portlaoise secondary school highlighted

In the coming years, Dunamase College will move into a new build secondary school on the Timahoe Road in Portlaoise, close to the old...

Calls for bollards to be erected near Laois secondary schools to...

A Laois County Councillor has called for bollards to be erected on cycling lanes near two Laois secondary schools to prevent cars from parking...

Meeting demanded with Cluid as major housing project in Laois continues...

A meeting with the housing body Cluid has been demanded in a bid to find out why a major housing development in Laois has...

Renewed calls for Columbarium Wall and crematorium as Councillors estimate Portlaoise...

There have been renewed calls for the construction of a Columbarium Wall and crematorium in Portlaoise. This comes after Cllr Catherine Fitzgerald put down a...

Bins needed for dog foul – or remove dispensers altogether argues...

The ongoing issue of dog fouling on public paths in Portlaoise was raised once again at the most recent meeting of the local Municipal...

Angry exchanges as no date given for reopening of Portlaoise Leisure...

The issue of when Portlaoise Leisure Centre will re-open was raised at a Municipal District meeting in Laois County Council today with councillors expressing...