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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...

Road repairs in Ballyroan and safety measures in Cullenagh

A number of issues surrounding road repairs and safety issues in the Portlaoise municipal district area came up at this month's meeting. Councillor Mary Sweeney...

‘Fáilte Ireland has forgotten about Laois’

The Tourist Office in Laois has been the subject of much discussion at recent Portlaoise Municipal District meetings. As the issue was raised in today's...

Saga to re-open public toilets in Portlaoise wages on

The latest motion to reopen the public toilets in Lyster Square was raised by councillor Noel Tuohy at Portlaoise Municipal District meeting on Wednesday,...

Safety measures on busy Portlaoise road will reduce car park spaces

A number of parking spaces will be lost on the Stradbally Road in Portlaoise when double yellow lines are installed as a safety measure...

New houses planned in field behind oldest estate in Portlaoise

A voluntary housing body is to build 34 new houses on the field behind O’Moore Place as part of the planned regeneration programme for...

Drowning concerns over ‘Costa Del Sod’ and pond near IDA offices

Drowning fears have been raised over the pond at the back of the IDA offices in Portlaoise. Cllr Caroline Dwane Stanley had a motion before...

Armed gardaí called to deal with terrifying incident in Portlaoise estate

Armed gardaí were on duty at an estate in Portlaoise over the weekend where violence erupted, resulting in one woman being hospitalised with head...

Concerns raised for residents over Portlaoise development works

Concerns were expressed on behalf of residents close to Togher where Laois County Council plans to develop an ambitious 72 acre enterprise park. The issue...

Negotiations taking place with State to take over Portlaoise estate

Laois County Council is in negotiation with the State solicitor’s office over the ownership of a housing estate in Portlaoise, it has emerged. The Portlaoise...

“One of the worst footpaths in the county” causing major concern...

The Raheen Cemetery footpath has been called, "one of the worst you will ever see" in the county. The state of affairs has gotten so...

CCTV funding sought to combat criminal behaviour

Funding for CCTV  to combat anti-social behaviour on the Mountmellick Road should be requested from the Minister for Justice & Equality, according to Cllr...

Care urged on design of new Portlaoise roundabout

A new roundabout at Rockview in Portlaoise could be done in tandem with works on the Southern Circular Relief road in Portlaoise, according to...

Crimean cannon to return to Portlaoise ‘in memory of Jerry Lodge’

The return of a Crimean cannon to Portlaoise will be a fitting tribute to Cllr Jerry Lodge, a Laois Council official said. Speaking prior to...

Empty seat a poignant reminder of the late Jerry Lodge

An empty seat at the Portlaoise Municipal Authority meeting today was a poignant reminder of the recent death of Cllr Jerry Lodge. The monthly meeting...

Safety measures a must for Laois primary school, argue councillors

A sum of around €50,000 has been suggested for the required safety works at the Raheen National School. At the latest Portlaoise Municiple District Meeting,...