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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...

Nigerian native and former Mayor of Portlaoise set to run in...

The man who was Ireland's first black mayor is set to run in this year's Local Elections in Portlaoise. LaoisToday understands that the Nigerian-born Rotimi...

Political rivalry, departed friends and a new perspective as Fine Gael...

The Fine Gael Local Election selection convention for the Portlaoise Municipal District was held in the Killeshin Hotel on Wednesday night - with the...

Water ponding problem highlighted in Portlaoise estate

The problem of water ponding in Parnell Crescent, Knockmay, was highlighted at the most recent Portlaoise municipal district meeting. 'Water ponding' is caused by lack...

No contest needed as Fine Gael select their Portlaoise Local Election...

The late withdrawal of one of the candidates meant that there was no need for a vote at this evening's Fine Gael Local Election selection...

Pupils praised over their political knowledge and activism by local councillors

Sixth class pupils from the Rock NS were praised for their political activism in yesterday's meeting of the Portlaoise municipal district. Pupils from Mr Fennelly's...

Heated discussion surrounding anti-social behaviour in Portlaoise at night

Barriers along the taxi rank at the Top Square in Portlaoise have been proposed to try bring a stop to anti-social behaviour after nights...

Four Fine Gael candidates set to contest in Portlaoise in Local...

It looks like Fine Gael will run four candidates in the Portlaoise Municipal District in this year's Local Elections. The party are holding their selection...

Illegal dumping in Portlaoise housing estate deemed ‘a serious health and...

Illegal dumping in Lakeglen, Portlaoise, has been called 'a serious health risk' by one Laois county councillor. Councillor Noel Tuohy made the statement as he tabled...

Laois school added to Road Salting Programme for 2018-19

Cllr Catherine Fitzgerald is "delighted and hopes it is always salted" on news that the the road from the roundabout to The Heath school...

‘Health and safety concerns’ raised towards Laois waste water treatment plant

A waste water treatment plant has been described as 'a health and safety concern' in Ballyroan by one Laois county councillor. Cllr Mary Sweeney said...

‘Chaos’ traffic at Portlaoise primary schools causing people to go to...

Serious action is needed in the form of parking places and set-down bays for the school campuses at Summerhill in Portlaoise, because the unsavoury...

No disabled facilities leaves couple stuck at Portlaoise railway station

A broke elevator caused one couple to have to ring their family and ask for help to leave Portlaoise Railway Station, according to a...

Public walkway in Portlaoise closed due to anti-social behaviour

A public walkway in Portlaoise will be closed due to anti-social behaviour. The walkway in Rathevan, Portlaoise, will be closed at three entrance points in...

‘Democracy has not won’ as Portlaoise will not become no poster...

The debate over whether or not Portlaoise will have local election posters spilled over into this week's municipal district meeting. Agruments for and against posters...

Election postering “should be consigned to history” says Councillor

The sight of election posters in Portlaoise is set to become a thing of the past. Councillors have agreed to avoid the use of postering...

Portlaoise Fianna Fail select three candidates for Local Election

Tonight saw the Fianna Fail selection convention for the local election area of Portlaoise. And there was something of an upset as sitting Cllr Pauline...

Need for new cemetery for Laois town is ‘a matter of...

The need for a new cemetery in Portlaoise was raised at the area's latest municipal district meeting. "We definitely should plan one now - not...

Lakes in Portlaoise cause for ‘serious worry’

"I was absolutely shocked and horrified at the lake in Glendowns Housing Estate," said councillor Pauline Madigan at the latest Portlaoise municipal district meeting. Cllr...

More toilet talk in local municipal district meeting

The toilet talk in Portlaoise municipal district meeting continued as the most recent meeting on Wednesday, October 17. The saga re-open public toilets in Portlaoise wages...