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Ongoing saga of pedestrianisation of Portlaoise’s Main Street raises its head...

Nothing is straight forward in these times and if anything is symbolic of the strange circumstances we're now in, it's the saga of the...

Ballyroan call for council support for new walking track in village

Plans are in place for a new walking track linking the village of Ballyroan to the local GAA club with Cllr Mary Sweeney urging...

Calls for old railway track in Portlaoise to be turned into...

A new Greenway walking and cycling route could be developed linking Portlaoise to the new business park and Togher Woods. The proposed route would use...

Portlaoise Courthouse is letting the town down, claims local councillor

Portlaoise Courthouse "is a poor reflection of our principal town in Laois" according to Cllr Thomasina Connell, who called on Laois County Council to...

Laois County Council urged to up their social media game

Laois County Council's use of social media "needs attention", according to Fine Gael councillor Thomasina Connell, the new chairperson of Portlaoise Municipal District. She brought...

Concerns expressed over new developments in Portlaoise – as well as...

It's not that often that you'll have local councillors in full agreement on a topic - but the seven elected representatives for the Portlaoise...

Proposals in place for a Portlaoise town bus service – with...

Preliminary designs are in place for a Portlaoise Town Bus Service for two bus routes which would run on a half-hourly basis. A recent meeting...

Calls for lorries to be banned from using Mountmellick Road in...

Large articulated lorries should not be allowed to use the Mountmellick Road and come through Portlaoise town centre - and instead should be forced...

Portlaoise councillors push for extended pedestrianisation of Main Street

It's not very often that all seven elected Laois County Councillors for the Portlaoise area (or any area for that matter) will agree on...

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...