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Laois County Council set out path to deliver over 600 social...

Laois County Council have set out a path to deliver 631 social houses across the next two years in all areas of the County. Laois...

30 homes to be constructed at historic Laois site described as...

A historic site in Laois, labelled an "eye-sore" and in a "total state of dereliction" has been earmarked for a new 30-home development. The Irishtown...

A large number of affordable housing schemes in Laois officially opened

Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien, visited a number of new social and affordable housing schemes in Laois recently. Accompanied by Laois...

County Council introduces new schemes and strategies to govern social housing...

Laois County Council this week adopted three proposals which will directly affect how the Council interacts with social housing across the County. The three adoptions...

Income threshold changes set to make more Laois people eligible for...

Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council, Thomasina Connell, has highlighted the recent increase in the income threshold for Social Housing with Laois County Council. This has...

Increase in income threshold for social housing in Laois widely welcomed

The publication of revised social housing income levels that will apply across the Laois Local Authority area. The change will be implemented via Ministerial Regulations...

Laois included as Peter McVerry Trust announces plan to deliver 1,200...

Peter McVerry Trust, the national housing and homeless charity, has launched a new five-year strategic plan which will see the charity deliver 1,200 new...

Calls to replace key Council worker as elderly ‘left vulnerable’ in...

"I know of one elderly man living alone in a council house who could not sleep for two weeks because the battery in his...

Housing tops the Laois priority list for 2020

With just over €78 million at its disposal Laois County Council has set out its stall and agreed on its spending priorities for next...

Effort to block apartments in Portlaoise development fails

Despite extensive objections from numerous residents in the area, Laois County Council have sanctioned plans for a new social housing development on the Abbeyleix...

Laois social housing adaption works 2019 funding slashed to two-thirds of...

It has been revealed that the 2019 allocation for adaption works to the social housing stock within the county is €242,000. This is a reduction...

Social Housing threshold leaving ‘Laois families in limbo’

Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley has hit out at what he calls 'outdated social housing income thresholds that are leaving Laois families in Limbo'. The...

No council homes built in Laois despite housing crisis

Only 2,500 of the 13,400 social homes needed to help ease the housing and homelessness crisis have been built. And the Irish Independent reports that...