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Aird fully focused on Local Elections in June amid rumours of...

Fine Gael Councillor Willie Aird says he is solely focused on retaining his seat in the Laois County Council in June. Rumours had been circulating...

Demolition of two houses in Portlaoise set to pave the way...

Two houses on the Stradbally Road in Portlaoise are currently being demolished with big plans in place for their replacements. The two vacant and derelict...

Fine Gael set to select their team to contest 2024 Local...

Fine Gael are set to select their candidates to run for the party in the Portlaoise area in next year’s Local Elections.  The party currently...

Local Councilor puts road safety in Laois top of the agenda

A local councilor has called on Laois County Council to install traffic calming measures on the L-6136-0 Knocknagroagh / Rathnamanagh Road. Cllr Willie Aird was...

Extreme frustration as Portlaoise homes delayed further

Considerable frustration was expressed at a meeting in Laois County Council at the delay in making new social houses available. The May meeting of the...

Appalling situation as people charged with serious crimes ‘kicking out’ at...

"I have witnessed people charged with serious crimes kicking out or jostling into other who are there to seeking help from the courts." A meeting...

‘I don’t want that on my conscience’ – Calls for pedestrian...

A Laois County Councillor has called for a pedestrian crossing to be installed outside Portlaoise GAA club. Fine Gael's Willie Aird says that he does...

Laois Councillor suggests Kolbe funding could be restored in April as...

A Laois County Councillor says that the funding for the construction of a new Kolbe Special School could be restored in April. Speaking at a...

Only 47 people fined for dumping in Laois in 2022 ‘despite...

There was anger in the Laois County Council Chamber yesterday as it was revealed that only 47 people had been fined for dumping in...

High praise for recently retired General Manager of Portlaoise Hospital –...

There has been high praise for the recently retired General Manager of Portlaoise Hospital. Last week, Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly confirmed to the Portlaoise...

‘People’s lives are at risk’ – HSE under fire as ambulance...

The HSE came under fire at a meeting in Laois County Council today over the way it configures the National Ambulance Service. The issue was...

Council urged to purchase houses that are up for sale as...

A Laois County Councillor has pleaded with the Council to buy up homes that are for sale in the county in a bid to...

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...

Local lane repair grant scheme receives additional funding but loophole may...

Laois County Council recently received funding of more than €500,000 to allow it carry out improvement works on rural lanes across the county. There are...

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...

‘Nowhere to safely cross’ Portlaoise road as traffic has trebled

There's nowhere on Fr Browne Avenue in Portlaoise to cross safely, according to Cllr Willie Aird, due to three times the amount of traffic...

Roads infrastructure upgrade needed before 1,000-pupil school is built in Laois

Laois County Council needs to learn from the mistakes of the past and build a new link between the Stradbally Road and the Dublin...

‘We don’t need a Ballymun in Portlaoise’ – Laois Councillors limit...

Laois County Councillors met in full in the Council Chamber to formally sign off on the Laois County Development Plan which will cover the...

Survey underway as ‘dangerous’ pedestrian crossings left in the dark

Laois County Council plans to carry out a lighting survey of all pedestrian crossings in Portlaoise. This comes following concerns that some are dangerous due...

Importance of road infrastructure around new Portlaoise secondary school highlighted

In the coming years, Dunamase College will move into a new build secondary school on the Timahoe Road in Portlaoise, close to the old...

Renewed calls for Columbarium Wall and crematorium as Councillors estimate Portlaoise...

There have been renewed calls for the construction of a Columbarium Wall and crematorium in Portlaoise. This comes after Cllr Catherine Fitzgerald put down a...

Calls for HGVs to be encouraged to use new road in...

A Laois County Councillor has called for HGVs to be encouraged to use a new road that will take them away from encountering school...

HSE official requested for meeting in Laois as ambulance services issues...

A HSE official is to be summoned to a meeting in Laois to discuss the ongoing issues surrounding the ambulance service in the county. There...

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...

Councillors call for concrete wall rather than wooden fence to separate...

Laois County Councillors have called for a concrete wall to be built to separate a cemetery from a new housing development. The issue of boundaries...

Unkempt grass, damaged perimeter fence and no reopening date – frustrations...

Frustrations about the ongoing closure of Portlaoise Leisure Centre were expressed at today's meeting of the Portlaoise Municipal District. On June 7, Portarlington Leisure Centre...

Weekend Read: Centrepoint Shopping Centre – owners, asbestos and anti-social problems

"In all of my years as a County Councillor, I have never received as many calls about one single issue as a I have...

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...

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...

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...