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Chairmen and vice-chairs elected at first Council meetings of local areas

Three new chairmen and vice-chairpersons have been elected this morning as the three local areas of Laois County Council met for the first time...

Box by box – how your area voted in the 2019...

There were 31 boxes in the Portlaoise Municipal District - with 22 of them in Portlaoise and the remaining nine spread across a wide...

Fianna Fáil stalwart Fitzgerald looking forward to getting back to work...

A feature of this year's Local Elections in Laois was that while Fianna Fáil lost a seat and their new candidates failed to make...

ELECTED: Thomasina secures major gain for Fine Gael in Portlaoise with...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union Thomasina Connell has secured a Council seat on her first attempt. She was elected on 796...

ELECTED: Ballyroan woman Mary Sweeney takes sixth seat in Portlaoise area

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union Ballyroan's Mary Sweeney has taken the sixth seat in Portlaoise for the Laois County Council. She...

ELECTED: Noel Tuohy takes fifth seat in Portlaoise area

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union Labour will have one seat in the next Laois County Council as Noel Tuohy has...

ELECTED: Caroline Dwane Stanley takes the third Portlaoise seat

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union Sinn Fein's Caroline Dwane-Stanley has retained her seat in the Portlaoise Municipal District. She polled 1,210...

ELECTED: Fourth election in a row that Willie Aird tops the...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union Willie Aird has managed an astounding feat by topping the poll in the Portlaoise Municipal...

In Pictures: We bid adieu to day one of the local...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union It's been a long day from dawn to dusk and it's set to continue as...

Battle for the last seat in Portlaoise set to go right...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union Six of the seven seats in the Portlaoise Municipal District are set to be won...

PROFILED: The full list of candidates running for Local Election in...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union The people of Laois and Ireland will be asked to vote in the Local Elections this...

Big battle in store as 16 candidates in the mix for...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union With fewer than ever candidates putting themselves forward for local elections across the country this...

Case made to bring a third level college to Portlaoise

The case has been made to a bring a third level college to Portlaoise. It was highlighted that this would bring educational opportunities and employment...

No roundabout for ‘dangerous’ and ‘neglected’ Mountmellick road

Portlaoise is a town filled with roundabouts. Yet there will not be a roundabout put in place at the second entrance to Newpark opposite...

Concerns over the future of Portlaoise Mail Centre

Concerns over the future of Portlaoise Mail Centre were raised at today's meeting of the Portlaoise Municipal District. An Post has four mail centres across...

Two new candidates enter Local Election race in Portlaoise as deadline...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union Two brand new candidates have declared to run in the Portlaoise electoral area ahead of...

Portlaoise residents are extremely concerned about new waste plant, say local...

Portlaoise residents are 'extremely concerned' about the proposed 'waste to gas' plant at Coolnamona, say local councillors. Speaking at the Portlaoise municipal district meeting on...

Extra funding sought for five areas in Laois

A letter requesting funding under the Clár Programme for five areas in Laois has been sent to the Department of Rural and Community Development. Ballyroan,...

Mounting concerns over road safety at schools

Portlaoise councillors have spelled out in no uncertain terms to local authority officials their growing concerns about road safety and traffic management in the...

Large Portlaoise estate, ‘forgotten and neglected’

One Portlaoise councillor has said that an estate in the town has been 'neglected' and 'like a town the world forgot about'. These remarks came...

Eight iconic Portlaoise structures that are no longer with us

On Wednesday, a discussion took place at the Portlaoise Municipal District meeting where Councillors reminisced about the Blue Bridge in Portlaoise. The iconic blue metal...

Councillors reminisce the Blue Bridge at county council meeting

Is there any wealthy Laois billionaires who want to donate to the resurrection of the Blue Bridge in Portlaoise, akin to the donations being...

New candidate in the mix in Portlaoise ahead of Local Elections

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union Well-known local homelessness activist Tom Duffy has become the latest candidate to throw his hat...

Portlaoise has fourth highest national rate of women contesting in 2019...

As it stands, Portlaoise has one of the highest rates of declared female candidates of any local election area in the country. According to research...

The confirmed list of candidates in this year’s Local Elections

The people of Laois and Ireland will be asked to vote in the Local Elections this year. There’s just over three months to go to...

Pakistani native and community volunteer set to run in Local Elections...

A new name has emerged as a candidate in the Portlaoise District for the Local Elections which takeplace in May. Naeem Iqbal was born and...

Labour Party convention selects two candidates for local elections in Laois

Last night's Labour Party selection convention saw two candidates selected for local elections in Laois. Current councillor Noel Tuohy was selected to contest the Portlaoise...

Second Renua candidate confirmed for Portlaoise ahead of Local Elections

Renua Ireland has confirmed that they will run a second candidate in the Portlaoise constituency in the 2018 Local Elections. A few weeks ago, well-known community...

Hard border divides Laois community down the middle ahead of Local...

While the country is pre-occupied with the looming prospects of a hard Brexit and its border implications, an electoral boundary review is causing consternation...

‘Hard working’ community man enters election race in Portlaoise as Renua...

Renua will have a candidate in the Portlaoise Municipal District Area in this year's Local Elections, following the decision of well-known community activist and...