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Easier method sought to report anti-social behaviour in council housing –...

The Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council has called for a far simpler process to be introduced to allow tenants in social housing lodge a...

Calls for safety works at Rock of Dunamase as new car...

There have been calls for safety works to be carried out around the Rock of Dunamase following a recent fatality. On Friday October 7, an...

Vacant residential properties set to be targeted in Portlaoise to tackle...

Vacant residential properties are set to be targeted in Portlaoise in a bid to tackle the shortage of houses in the county. That was the...

Laois Cathaoirleach announces pregnancy as she makes political history in the...

Laois County Council Cathaoirleach Thomasina Connell has announced that she is expecting a baby - making her the first sitting councillor to give birth...

LaoisToday Podcast: Interview with Laois County Council Cathaoirleach Thomasina Connell

Cllr Thomasina Connell, Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council, is the special guest on our latest episode of the LaoisToday Podcast. She discusses how she got...

Thomasina Connell: ‘We’re due to have a General Election in 2025...

Thomasina Connell, the current Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council, says she would "relish" the opportunity to be a candidate for Fine Gael at the...

Laois County Council elect new chairperson as Thomasina Connell takes over...

Laois County Council has elected a new chairperson to lead the council for the next 12 months. At today’s AGM, Fine Gael’s Thomasina Connell took...

Disappointment as still no site found for promised Women’s Refuge in...

Disappointment has been expressed as the search for a site for a Women's Refuge in Laois has been unsuccessful so far. In February, it was...

Update provided on ‘Tyrrell’s Land’ with no development expected before 2025

No sod is expected to be turned on a major Laois County Council development until 2025 at the earliest. So a meeting of the Portlaoise...

OPW confirm ‘no charge’ to be applied at Emo Court after...

The Office of Public Works has confirmed that no charge for visiting Emo Court or its gardens is planned. Concerns were raised by locals recently...

Outrage over HSE plan to close mental health facility in Laois...

There is outrage over a HSE decision to shut a mental health facility in Laois and relocate residents to Tullamore 'without consultation'. The news surrounding...

Laois Councillor calls for vacant bank buildings to be used as...

A Laois County Councillor has called for vacant bank branches to be turned into emergency accommodation for Ukrainian refugees. Cllr Padraig Fleming made the call...

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

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

Considerable improvement of footpaths and cycle lanes planned for Portlaoise

Laois County Council is planning to considerably improve footpaths and cycle lanes in Portlaoise town next year, as well as develop a cycle network...

Strict approach to ‘dumping’ at bottle banks taken by Laois County...

Should Laois County Council show some leniency towards people who mistakenly dump boxes at bottle banks in the county, or should it be the...

Council urged to take the lead on historic Portlaoise graveyard

Laois County Council should oversee maintenance on the historic Ridge graveyard in Portlaoise and not leave it to volunteers. Cllr Thomasina Connell proposed at the...

Angry exchanges as no date given for reopening of Portlaoise Leisure...

The issue of when Portlaoise Leisure Centre will re-open was raised at a Municipal District meeting in Laois County Council today with councillors expressing...

Laois Councillor calls for additional bins to be put up in...

Laois County Councillor Thomasina Connell has called for additional litter bins to be put up in Portlaoise town centre. The Fine Gael Councillor made the...

Plans advancing to construct refuge centre for victims of domestic violence...

Plans are advancing to construct a refuge centre to cater for victims of domestic violence in Laois. A meeting of the Portlaoise Municipal District yesterday...

A TD and two councillors – Laois primary school boasts strong...

Tomorrow Laois County Council will welcome its newest member with the co-option of PJ Kelly to the Fine Gael seat previously held by Tom...

‘Young mothers don’t feel safe walking at night’ – New LED...

'Young mothers don't feel safe walking at night' - So says Sinn Fein Councillor Caroline Dwane Stanley. She made the comment at a recent meeting...

‘Offensive’ graffiti and ‘runners on wires’ to be removed in Portlaoise

A call for some graffiti in Portlaoise, that has been described as 'offensive' and 'menacing', to be removed was made at a Laois County...

Meeting called following harrowing details of thefts and cars driving over...

A meeting between Laois County Councillors, Council officials and members of the St Peter & Paul’s cemetery committee in Portlaoise has been called after...

Hopes for Electric Picnic and Ploughing Championships as mass vaccination to...

The opening of a mass vaccination centre in Laois this week gives hope that events such as the Electric Picnic and the World Ploughing...

County Council agree €562,000 sale of Togher land for expansion of...

A fourth business is set to start operating from the Togher National Business Park in Portlaoise. The issue of the disposal of 3.04 hectares at...

Live music sector and arts community in Laois encouraged to apply...

The Live Performance Support Scheme, a government initiative to assist the live entertainment sector during Covid 19 has opened for applications - and those...

Calls made for improved parking and roads at hugely popular Togher...

One of the most popular amenities in Laois over the past year has been Togher Woods outside Portlaoise which has experience a huge surge...

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....

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...

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...