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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...

Laois Gift Card launched by Chamber as Cathaoirleach and Laois Minister...

Laois Chamber of Commerce are just one year back in operation and what year it has been. But despite a global pandemic, they have strived...

Laois Minister calls for Covid-19 infected nursing home staff to be...

Minister for State Sean Fleming has called for staff working in nursing homes who are either deemed a close contact of a confirmed Covid-19...

‘Have great faith in pubs’ to adhere to new guidelines as...

John Scanlon, the Chief Superintendant of the Laois-Offaly-Kildare Garda Division, says the utmost faith in the publicans of the region to adhere to the...

Sean Fleming, Lemass and early General Election memories

What's talked about at a family kitchen table can have such long-lasting, lifetime influences. In the Fleming's home place in The Swan, political talk was...

‘Public health and safety is the first priority – the second...

Getting people back to work "is ten times more important" than worrying how the country repays the debt brought on to fund the extensive...

Talking Politics Podcast: Sean Fleming on possible restrictions, his new job...

On the latest episode of the LaoisToday Talking Politics Podcast, we're joined by Laois Fianna Fáil TD Seán Fleming who was recently appointed as...

Minister Fleming calls on sporting organisations to cancel activity in Laois,...

Minister for State, Sean Fleming, has called on the GAA and all sporting organisations to cancel all matches and events in Laois, Kildare and...

Ready for business – new Supermac’s at Portlaoise Plaza to open...

The Portlaoise Plaza at Junction 17 on the M7 motorway at Togher is set to open this Friday, July 31, with 120 new jobs...

Profile: Steeped in Fianna Fáil, long-serving Laois TD appointed a Minister...

Long-serving Laois Fianna Fáil TD Sean Fleming has been appointed a Minister for State at the Department of Finance. Deputy Fleming’s elevation to the Junior...

Laois TD calls for Minister to ensure all childcare and creche...

Laois TD Sean Fleming says that Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Roderic O’Gorman must take a 'pro-active approach' to ensure that every childcare...

No Junior Minister for Laois as Fleming overlooked – but Agriculture...

Laois Fianna Fáil TD Sean Fleming hasn't been included among the party's Junior Ministers following the announcement of those roles today. A TD since 1997...

TD welcomes opening of new Post Office premises in Laois town

A Laois TD has welcomed the officially opening of a new post office premises in Rathdowney as 'good news'. Fianna Fail deputy Sean Fleming says...

‘Government does not represent change’ says Laois Sinn Fein TD

Local Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley says “the new Government led by Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil does not represent the change that people...

New Government cabinet announced – but no Laois involvement

Taoiseach Micheal Martin has unveiled his new Government cabinet, an historical appointment that sees six ministerial positions for Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael and...

Certainty must be given to hairdressers, barbers and their customers, says...

Laois Fianna Fáil TD Sean Fleming has called on the Government to give certainty to hairdressers and barbers and their customers as to when...

Pandemic payment will count towards pension, assures Laois TD

Fianna Fáil TD for Laois-Offaly, Seán Fleming, says he has received clarification in Dáil Éireann that people in receipt of the COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment...

Laois TD seeks clarification on tax issues surrounding Covid unemployment payment

Fianna Fáil TD for Laois-Offaly, Seán Fleming, has called on the Minister for Finance to confirm that the €350 Covid-19 pandemic unemployment payment is...