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€6.45 million in major health funding is announced for Laois

€6.45 million in capital expenditure on key major health projects in Laois has been announced for 2021. These figures, for five different projects, are contained...

€647,690 in funding allocated to Laois under LEADER Programme

Laois Partnership is to receive €647,690 through the LEADER Programme for the period 2021-2022. The LEADER Programme supports private enterprises and community groups in rural...

Additional €284k allocated for upgrade works on rural roads and laneways...

Laois County Council has been allocated additional funding this year for upgrade works to rural roads and laneways. The total allocation of funding under the...

Laois TD’s Consumer Protection Bill will see ‘monthly payment plans’ regulated...

Laois TD Sean Fleming TD has introduced legislation in the Oireachtas that he says will regulate monthly repayment plans for the first time ever. The...

Legislation finalised for extension of financial supports for businesses affected by...

Laois-Offaly TD Sean Fleming, who is Minister of State in the Department of Finance, has finalised legislation in the Oireachtas that allows for the...

First ever Business Insurance report that will ‘bring down the cost’...

The Central Bank of Ireland has published the National Claims Information Database (NCID) report on Employers’ Liability, Public Liability and Commercial Buildings Insurance. This is...

Funding for emergency heating works at Laois primary school granted

Funding for emergency heating works at a Laois primary school has been granted. Clough National School has qualified under the Emergency Works Scheme. While the funding...

Laois village retains Post Office as new location found and shop...

A Laois village has retained its Post Office after a location for a new shop was found. Back in February, An Post sought a 'retail...

Four Laois community organisations to benefit from almost €50,000 from Covid-19...

Four Laois community organisations will receive funding through the COVID-19 Stability Fund. The fund focuses on organisations providing support and services to not-for-profit organisations in...

BREAKING: Multi-national tech company agrees to establish European headquarters and create...

A multi-national tech company has agreed to establish its European headquarters in Laois. Canadian tech company 'N’ware' has chosen Mountrath as home and will create...

Laois families encouraged to apply for Back to School Clothing and...

Applications are now open for the Back to School Clothing Allowance and Footwear Allowance. This is a once off payment to those eligible to assist...

Music Generation Laois to receive funding for cross-border cultural projects

Music Generation Laois will receive €12,000 of funding for cross-border cultural projects under Cooperation with Northern Ireland Scheme 2021. Started in 2012 Music Generation Laois...

School Meals Programme to continue over the summer holidays says Laois...

Funding for the School Meals Programme will continue throughout the summer holidays, Laois TD Sean Fleming has confirmed. The objective of the scheme is to...

Three Laois schools included in the Safe Routes to School Programme

Three Laois schools have been selected for inclusion in the first round of the Safe Routes to School Programme. The scheme announced in March of...

Laois TD issues ‘scam call’ warning after receiving phone call from...

Laois TD Sean Fleming has issued a warning after he received a phone call from a scammer. The Fianna Fail TD answered a call from...

Community Employment and Tús Schemes workers to have contracts extended

Laois people on two government schemes are to have their existing contracts extended. Community Employment and Tús scheme participants will have their contracts further extended...

Laois County Council granted almost €500,000 from Additional Outdoor Infrastructure Fund

Laois County Council has been granted €490,000 in order to boost outdoor infrastructure this summer. Six projects in the county have been selected by the...

Laois businesses urged to apply as Small Business Assistance Scheme opens...

Laois businesses are being urged to apply as the Small Business Assistance Scheme has now opened for applications. Businesses can apply for a grant of...

Laois secondary school receives approval to tender for new works

Minister of Education Norma Foley has given the green light to proceed to tender for refurbishment works for Portlaoise College. This funding will see improvements...

Laois to receive €282,360 in funding for sport and physical activity...

Funding of €282,360 to develop and promote participation initiatives in sport and physical activity in Laois has been granted. This funding is to promote physical...

13 Laois road locations selected for €463,500 investment in improvement works

13 Laois road locations have been selected for €463,500 investment in improvement works. A mix of local and regional roads across the county have been...

Boost for Laois businesses as rates waiver to be extended for...

Laois businesses have received a boost with the news that the current commercial rates waiver has been extended for an additional three months to...

Three Laois playgrounds to share in €30,000 grant for upgrade works

€30,000 in funding under the Local Authorities Play and Recreation Grant to support outdoor play as part of the Summer of Play initiative has...

Six Laois schools to receive extra special education classes for new...

Six Laois schools are to receive extra special education classes for the new academic year. Sean Fleming, Minister of State at the Department of Finance,...

Date set for final decision on Electric Picnic 2021

A date has been set for when the final decision on if Electric Picnic 2021 will go ahead or not. According to Minister for State...

Funding approved for Laois primary school for ’emergency access works’

Ratheniska National School is to have improvement works carried out following government approval. Sean Fleming, Minister of State at the Department of Finance, says the...

New homes for 50 Laois families following €745,000 government investment

50 Laois families are expected to be in new homes by the end of this year following a €745,000 investment from the government. According to...

New Summer Education Programme for 2021 ‘good news’ for students with...

The announcement of a new enhanced Summer Programme for students with special educational needs and those facing disadvantage has been heralded as 'good news'...

€100,000 granted for two heritage projects in Laois

The government has granted €100,000 for two heritage and conservation projects in Laois. Lea Church of Ireland, Killenard, and Presentation Convent, Church Avenue, Portlaoise have...

‘Great day’ for Kolbe Special School as brand new building moves...

Today has been heralded as a 'great day' for Kolbe Special School as there has finally been progress on their hopes for a new...