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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,...

Tenders sought for fence at busy estate in Portlaoise

An undertaking has been given by Laois County Council to repair the roadside fence at Mountain View estate in Portlaoise. At the recent meeting of...

Prison Officers Club should be centre of Portlaoise Renaissance

The Portlaoise Prison Officers Club could form a centre piece of the Renaissance of Portlaoise town centre, Cllr Jerry Lodge has claimed. Speaking at the...

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...