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Solution found for Laois school to tackle major infrastructural problems

Abbeyleix Scoil Mhuire’s primary school building has been approved for a complete overhaul and retrofit. This work will solve the problems of the leaking roof,...

Fall in personal insurance pay outs welcomed by Laois minister

Laois-Offaly TD Sean Fleming, Minister of State with responsibility for Insurance, has welcomed a new report which shows the value of average injury awards...

Three Laois primary schools selected to participate in a Creative Ireland...

Three Laois primary schools have been selected to participate in the Creative Ireland Programme initiative - Creative Schools and Creative Clusters. Raheen, Ballyadams and Timahoe...

Waiting time for essential children’s services greatly decreased in Laois after...

The waiting times for children to access essential services in Laois have been greatly decreased after the HSE employed agency staff. Children in the Laois-Offaly...

Key Laois projects included in new National Development Plan say Laois...

A number of key projects in Laois have been listed the in new National Development Plan, published by the Government today, say Laois TDs...

€22,917 COVID Stability Funding confirmed for Treo Nua in Portlaoise

Treo Nua in Knockmay, Portlaoise, has been granted €22,917 in COVID Stability funding. The funding is being provided by the Government and administered through Pobal. Covid...

Durrow Leafy Loop added to National Walk’s Scheme as part of...

The Durrow Leafy Loop has been included under the Government’s Walk’s Scheme. The 23km trail is one of 31 new trails to be added to...

Emergency sewage works confirmed for Laois primary school

Shanganamore National School in Barrowhouse has been approved for funding under the Emergency Works Scheme for sewage works. Minister for State at the Department of...

Laois social enterprises urged to apply for share of €500,000 fund

A new €500,000 initiative designed to raise awareness of the positive role played by Social Enterprises has been launched. This scheme will provide grants to...

€800 million Credit Union fund to support the delivery of social...

More social and affordable houses are on the cards following the establishment of the Credit Union Approved Housing Body Fund. The Fund, launched today, will...

Permanent outdoor structures for two Laois towns following government funding of...

Laois County Council have been allocated €161,794 under Fáilte Ireland’s Outdoor Dining Enhancement Scheme. Hynd’s Square in Portlaoise has been allocated €129,446 while Durrow will...

€50,000 for new community garden in Camross Village Park under CLAR...

A new community garden is on the way to Camross following a government announcement today. €50,000 has been allocated to the village for the project...

Youth organisations and services to benefit from €32,000 in Capital Grant...

Laois/Offaly Education and Training Board has been awarded €32,302.23 in capital grants to support youth organisations, and local youth services and clubs. This funding will...

Laois TD throws support behind plans to develop sports ground green...

Back in February, Portlaoise Rugby Club unveiled plans which could see their grounds developed into a multi-purpose sports facility to also cater for the...

€17,500 in funding approved for youth services in Laois

Laois Offaly Education and Training Board has been approved for €17,500 funding under a new Resilience and Effectiveness Initiative. Funding provided under the Resilience and...

€136,524 for 68 local projects in Laois under the Community Enhancement...

€136,524 in grants have been allocated for 68 local projects in Laois under the Community Enhancement Programme. The Community Enhancement Programme is funded by the...

19 Laois sports organisations receive €205,000 in funding under the Sports...

19 sports organisations in Laois have received €205,162 funding under the Sports Equipment Programme. GAA, ladies football, soccer, camoige, golf, gymnastics, martial arts, archery, equestrian,...

Waste water treatment plant in Laois village to be upgraded

Laois County Council has granted planning permission to Irish Water for the upgrade to Castletown waste water treatment plant. This is important news for the...

€260,000 funding announced to support the enhancement of streetscapes and shopfronts...

Laois County Council has been allocated €260,000 under The Streetscape Enhancement Initiative which will provide funding to property owners to improve the facades and...

€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...