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Increase in funding for home support in Laois and midlands

There has been a 44% increase in funding for home support services right across the Midlands, including Laois. There has been an extra allocation of...

Improvements for Laois school’s heating system after funding approved

Improvement works for the heating system in a Laois primary school will commence shortly following the approval of funding. Fianna Fail TD Sean Fleming confirmed...

Six million litres of water saved in Laois due repair works

There have been major reductions in the amount of water being wasted through leaks in Laois in recent times. Over 6 million litres of water,...

Meeting between Laois school and Education Minister to take place this...

Minister for Education Norma Foley will meet with officials from Scoil Mhuire in Abbeyleix to discuss the many structural problems that exist with the...

Warm welcome as Slieve Bloom Outdoor Amenities get €270,000 in funding

There has been a warm welcome from local politicians following the announcement of funding of €270,000 for the Slieve Bloom Outdoor Recreation Infrastucture scheme. "This...

Two new classrooms for Laois school following funding announcement

Two new classrooms are on the way to The Heath National School following an announcement of additional funding today. Sean Fleming, Minister of State in...

Remote working on a ‘permanent basis’ post pandemic could benefit thousands...

Working from home could become a permanent option for thousands of Laois commuters after the Covid-19 pandemic ends. This is according to Fianna Fail TD...

Works on Laois train station to begin in the second half...

Improvement works on a Laois train station are to begin in the second half of 2021. So says Fianna Fail TD Sean Fleming who was...

€9 million in additional funding for Portlaoise for ‘Low Carbon Town’...

The government has announced new funding of €9 million for a project to make Portlaoise Ireland’s first designated 'Low Carbon Town'. Fianna Fail Minister for...

€125,000 in funding allocated to Dunamaise Arts Centre

The Dunamaise Arts Centre in Portlaoise has received funding €125,000 from the Arts Council. This was announced today as the Arts Council granted funding to...

€1.2m fund to improve homes of older people and people with...

Laois has been allocated €1,263,744 in housing adaptation grants for older people and people with a disability. The work covers carrying out adaptations to houses,...

Two Laois groups awarded funding under Peatlands Community Engagement Scheme

Two Laois groups are to receive more than €14,000 in money through the Funding for Peatlands Community Engagement Scheme. The Abbeyleix Bog Project has been...

Grants for Laois swimming pools but county ‘left out’ of new...

€72,582 has been allocated to six swimming pools in Laois in an effort to support their ongoing maintenance and running costs while they are...

€250,000 allocated to Laois to upgrade outdoor spaces

€250,000 has been allocated to Laois from a new new Outdoor Public Space Scheme. Minister for State at the Department of Finance, Sean Fleming, says...

Laois hotel confirmed as community Covid-19 vaccination centre

A Laois hotel has been confirmed as one of the locations for a community Covid-19 centre. Minister for State at the Department of Finance, Sean...

Almost €450,000 in Community Education Funding for Laois/Offaly Education and Training...

€447,801 of funding has been granted by the government to the Laois Offaly Education and Training Board for community education. This was part of a...

37 Laois projects benefit from €58,000 Community Enhancement Programme

37 Laois projects have benefitted from €58,298 in Community Enhancement Programme funding from 2020. This funding will assist various tidy towns, parents associations, child care...

Two Laois credit unions among seven to be included in new...

Two Laois credit unions are among seven nationally who have been chosen to take part in a brand new government scheme. People First Credit Union...

Three new classrooms on the way to Laois school as extension...

There is very good news for a Laois school this afternoon as funding for three new classrooms has been approved. Raheen National School (Tobar an...

€25,000 announced in additional funding for Laois Sports Partnership

The Government has granted an additional €25,000 to the Laois Sports Partnership to assist them in their ongoing work in developing sports throughout Laois. This...

Laois TDs unanimous in relation to Covid-19 vaccine

All three of Laois's sitting TDs say that they will take the Covid-19 vaccine when it becomes available. LaoisToday contacted Sean Fleming, Charlie Flanagan and...

Planning permission for new Laois Garda station to be lodged as...

A new building for Laois's biggest Garda station is moving a step closer. Former Minister for Justice & Equality and Laois/Offaly TD, Charlie Flanagan, has...

€156,000 in improvement works to be carried out at five Laois...

€156,000 in summer improvement works will be carried out on five Laois schools. Minister for State Pippa Hackett confirmed the allocation earlier this week. Roof works...

Minister for Education to ‘examine’ Abbeyleix school as new building sought

Minister for Education Norma Foley is to fully examine the issues surrounding the building at Scoil Mhuire in Abbeyleix. Minister for State Sean Fleming confirmed that...

Grant funding for Laois schools and €4 million for Laois County...

The Department of Education to provide grants for every primary and post-primary school in Laois this year. In the case of primary schools, the minimum...

Sports organisations in Laois to benefit from €112,000 in funding

Sports organisations in Laois are to benefit to the tune of €112,370.23 of funding to help them battle the effects of Covid-19. €46,570.23 has been...

Three Laois projects granted €116,440 in CLAR funding

Three Laois projects have qualified for CLAR funding totalling €116,440. A recreation area on the grassy bank of the Grand Canal at Vicarstown is to...

Weekend Read: Life insurance companies must not use Covid-19 to increase...

Life assurance or insurance companies must not be allowed to increase premiums or introduce penalties on policies of people who undergo a Covid-19 test. So...

Community Integration funding for Laois group while better conditions promised for...

A Laois project is set to benefit from Community Integration funding. Minister for State Sean Fleming has confirmed that €5,000 has been granted to Laois...

Roof repairs on the way to Laois school as funding approved

A Laois secondary school is to have its roof repaired following success in its request for funds. Mountmellick Community School will have the problems fixed...