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In Pictures: ‘Three-pronged approach’ required to tackle ‘dumping crisis’ on Council...

Old couches, fridges, blankets, mattress, drugs paraphernalia and general rubbish are strewn across a field owned by Laois County Council in the middle of...

JOB VACANCY: Thomasina Connell & Co Solicitors seeking to hire Personal...

Thomasina Connell & Co Solicitors currently have a vacancy for a Personal Assistant/Secretary. This is a busy and responsible full-time position in a fast paced legal environment....

Laois Councillors had no say in decision to grant planning permission...

Laois County Councillors have no function when it comes to the decision making process in relation to planning applications. So says Laois County Council CEO...

Laois County Councillor calls for those over 66 to be allowed...

A Laois County Councillor has called on the Deptartment of Social Protection to remove the age limit currently in place on the Pandemic Unemployment...

Parking review of Portlaoise Town Centre to be carried out in...

A review of the current parking laws in Portlaoise town centre is to be carried out. Fine Gael Cllr Thomasina Connell requested that alternatives to...

Calls for safety works on busy Laois road following incident involving...

A Laois County Councillor has called for safety works to be carried out on a busy Laois road, highlighting a near miss between a...

‘Is this a cycle lane or an obstacle course?’ Image from...

The picture, in all honesty, speaks for itself here. Laois woman Louise Troy captured an image of a cycle lane in Portlaoise - and it...

Residents planning legal action as permission for Portlaoise waste plant granted

Residents near where an anaerobic digestion facility is set to be constructed in Laois are planning to mount a legal challenge to An Bord...

Renewed calls for courthouse to be moved as Covid restrictions lead...

There have been renewed calls for the courthouse in Portlaoise to be moved off of Main Street as the Covid-19 restrictions on people in...

Left in the dark – Councillors rage over new LED lights...

"It's like you went into your kitchen and took the light out of the ceiling and replaced it with a lamp - that's how...

Laois village to get new playground as Laois County Council gives...

A brand new playground is on its way to a Laois village - after a plan to construct it was given the green light...

Frustration over slow progress on new Portlaoise courthouse

The ongoing issue of the courthouse raised its head at the recent Portlaoise Municipal District meeting in Laois County Council as the elected representatives...

‘Park and Stride’ encouraged to tackle Portlaoise school traffic

Laois County Council should "establish a method to combat the current traffic problems each morning in Portlaoise" and "consider the 'Park and Stride' initiative...

Anti-social behaviour in Portlaoise park a ‘shame’ as local residents highlight...

Anti-social behaviour in the People's Park in Portlaoise at night time and weekends is causing huge disturbance to local residents as measures to combat...

Portlaoise Leisure Centre ‘has to be kept on the agenda’

The issue of Portlaoise Leisure Centre "has to be kept on the agenda or it will be forgotten about" said Cllr Noel Tuohy at...

Calls for more welcoming approach signs when entering Portlaoise

Laois County Council should put in place more attractive 'Welcome to Portlaoise' signs on the main roads into the town to "enhance the aesthetics...

Calls for old railway track in Portlaoise to be turned into...

A new Greenway walking and cycling route could be developed linking Portlaoise to the new business park and Togher Woods. The proposed route would use...

Portlaoise Courthouse is letting the town down, claims local councillor

Portlaoise Courthouse "is a poor reflection of our principal town in Laois" according to Cllr Thomasina Connell, who called on Laois County Council to...

Laois County Council urged to up their social media game

Laois County Council's use of social media "needs attention", according to Fine Gael councillor Thomasina Connell, the new chairperson of Portlaoise Municipal District. She brought...

My Life in Politics: Thomasina Connell on early memories, hectic schedule...

Our latest My Life in Politics interviewee is Portlaoise-based Fine Gael councillor Thomasina Connell. She first arrived on the political scene in 2016 when she ran in...

‘We need to stand up to online bullying’ says Laois politician

Portlaoise-based solicitor Thomasina Connell says that people "need to stand up to online bullying" and that the "constant abuse of elected reps" will turn...

Appeal for bottle banks to be installed on Mountmellick Road side...

With the pubs closed for the last couple of months, there has been an understandable increase in the number of people opting to have...

Mixed views among Fine Gael’s elected representatives in Laois on Government...

There are varied views among Fine Gael elected representatives in this area about the proposed Programme for Government that would see a coalition formed...

New chairpersons elected to Municipal Districts – as Sinn Féin councillor...

Cllr Thomasina Connell and Cllr Aisling Moran have been elected the new chairpersons of their respective Municipal Districts, following the AGMs in Laois County...

REVEALED: Locations in Laois selected for first roll-out of new Broadband...

11 locations in Laois will be the first to receive high-speed broadband after the Government signed the deal for the €3 billion project yesterday. Fine...

Calls to make Lyster Square in Portlaoise safer for pedestrians

A Laois County Councillor has called for safety measures to be undertaken to make one of Portlaoise's busiest areas safer for pedestrians. Cllr Thomasina Connell...

Box by box – how your area voted in the 2019...

There were 31 boxes in the Portlaoise Municipal District - with 22 of them in Portlaoise and the remaining nine spread across a wide...

ELECTED: Thomasina secures major gain for Fine Gael in Portlaoise with...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union Thomasina Connell has secured a Council seat on her first attempt. She was elected on 796...

John Whelan: Savage scrap in store for final seat in Portlaoise

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union There is a savage scrap in store in the Portlaoise electoral area for the last...

Battle for the last seat in Portlaoise set to go right...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union Six of the seven seats in the Portlaoise Municipal District are set to be won...