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Review of bottle bank collections sought

Bottle bank collections should reviewed in Laois due to dumping problems, the Portlaoise Municipal District meeting heard this week. A motion seeking the review was...

Disappointment over the awarding of contracts to non-Laois companies

Councillors expressed their disappointment over the awarding of Laois County Council contracts to companies based outside of Laois at Wednesday's Portlaoise Municipal District meetings. Cllr...

Calls for change at the Station road junction in Portlaoise

There was a call from some Councillors to make safer changes to the Station road junction in Portlaoise on Wednesday morning at the Portlaoise...

Portlaoise estate waiting 20 years to be taken in charge

Work on a foul sewer pumping station at an estate in Laois is holding up the area being taken in charge. An update was sought...

Council in talks over over vacant properties on Main Street in...

Businesses on Main Street in Portlaoise have been contacted as part of the council’s efforts to tackle vacant properties. At the recent Portlaoise municipal District...

Portlaoise praised on its top litter performance in the midlands

The Portlaoise performance in the IBAL Litter League which saw it finish as the top ranked town in the midlands was praised at the...

Litter louts should think of staff who have to clean it...

People who dump litter should think of the council staff who have the “awful job” of going through the dumped bags, the recent Portlaoise...

Road resurfacing works sought in Portlaoise

Resurfacing of the back lanes in St Brigid’s Place is to be considered for improvement under the 2018 road programme, it has been confirmed. The...

Funding of almost €100,000 secured for River Triogue Blueway Cycleway

Funding of €99,500 has been secured for the River Triogue Blueway Cycleway, an ambitious recreational project which will cost €120,000 to complete. The Portlaoise Municipal...

Councillors snowed under with complaints over road salting

Rain hampered the council’s salting of the roads overnight, with councilors snowed under with complaints about the condition of roads and footpaths earlier today. The...

Calls for better warning signs at pedestrian crossings

Calls have been made for better warning signs at pedestrian crossings at the recent Portlaoise Municipal District meeting. Councillor Catherine Fitzgerald proposed the motion, saying...

Calls for ‘treacherous’ Raheen Cemetery footpaths to be upgraded

Laois County Council has been called upon to resurface all of the footpaths in Raheen Cemetery as they are now 'treacherous'. The motion was put...

Up to €350,000 for a new roundabout

The cost of installing a new roundabout can cost anything between €250,000 to €350,000, the recent Portlaoise Municipal District meeting heard this week. Cllr Willie...

Safety rails needed to prevent serious accident near Portlaoise playground

Barrier rails are needed near Portlaoise playground to prevent children being injured or worse in road accidents. At this week’s meeting of Portlaoise Municipal District,...

Roundabouts sought for ‘neglected’ Mountmellick Road

Three new roundabouts were sought for the Mountmellick Road but instead funding for traffic lights was suggested, causing consternation for local public representatives. Earlier today,...

Local councillor solves mystery of Harry Clarke window missing from Portlaoise

A local councillor has helped solve the mystery of the whereabouts of a ‘priceless’ Harry Clarke stained-glass window missing from Portlaoise prison. Cllr Noel Tuohy...

Help sought to save old Portlaoise petrol pumps

Portlaoise Tidy Towns is looking for inspiration and assistance from the local community on how the old-style petrol pumps at Market Square can be...

Council to push Portlaoise’s position as the major midlands town

A strong submission pushing the case for Portlaoise to be prioritised as one of the main towns for investment outside of Dublin, is to...