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Appeal for bottle banks to be installed on Mountmellick Road side...

With the pubs closed for the last couple of months, there has been an understandable increase in the number of people opting to have...

Calls for a new road to link Stradbally and Dublin Roads...

Portlaoise-based councillor Catherine Fitzgerald has called for Laois County Council to give serious consideration to connecting the Dublin Road and Stradbally Road in the...

Three new County Councillors elected as chairs of Municipal Districts

Three new chairs of the three Municipal Districts in Laois have been elected in the last day. Fianna Fail's Seamus McDonald and the Fine Gael...

New chairpersons elected to Municipal Districts – as Sinn Féin councillor...

Cllr Thomasina Connell and Cllr Aisling Moran have been elected the new chairpersons of their respective Municipal Districts, following the AGMs in Laois County...

Councillors kick up as middle section of Main Street in Portlaoise...

A section of Main Street in Portlaoise is set to be pedestrianised for the months of July and August, but a number of concerns...

Portlaoise Leisure Centre would have needed at least €300,000 to stay...

Portlaoise Leisure Centre would have needed at least €300,000 just to stay open until Christmas - and the voluntary board of directors could have...

New plan for Mountmellick Road in Portlaoise warmly welcomed after years...

A number of short-term measures in the coming weeks will be introduced as funding is awaited for a major upgrade of the busy Mountmellick...

Turf war as councillors clash over bog access

A number of Laois County Councillors have spoken out about the current situation where people are unable to access Bord na Móna bogs to...

Councillors hit out at new fast-track planning system as ‘further erosion...

Laois County Councillors have questioned a new fast-track planning system, that allows An Bord Pleanála grant permission to large residential building projects. The Strategic Housing...

Laois County Council urged to think differently to help businesses in...

Laois County Council have been urged to think differently in a bid to help businesses as Government begin to re-open the country and lift...

Box by Box: How the Portlaoise area voted in the 2020...

As in keeping with how he performed across the Laois-Offaly constituency, Sinn Fein's Brian Stanley got almost double that of his nearest challenger in...

Calls for improvements to ‘spooky’ pedestrian path under Portlaoise bridge

A Laois County Councillor has called for improvements to be made to what she called a 'spooky' pedestrian path under a bridge in Portlaoise. Fine...

Minister Flanagan furious over St Mary’s sports hall debacle

Minister Charlie Flanagan has reacted angrily and expressed his dismay at the abject failure by Laois County Council to take up a Government grant...

Calls to make Lyster Square in Portlaoise safer for pedestrians

A Laois County Councillor has called for safety measures to be undertaken to make one of Portlaoise's busiest areas safer for pedestrians. Cllr Thomasina Connell...

Calls for action to tackle ‘chronic’ traffic at Portlaoise primary schools

Anyone who works, lives or drives through Portlaoise on a daily basis knows that you avoid the Stradbally Road into the town at all...

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...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union A feature of this year's Local Elections in Laois was that while Fianna Fáil lost...

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...