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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...

‘Absolutely disgusting’ – outrage as dog fouling leads to wheelchair user...

Dog fouling has been described as 'absolutely disgusting and a huge problem' at this morning's meeting of the Portlaoise Municipal District. Fianna Fail Councillor Catherine...

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 Councillors calls for members of fire services and cystic fibrosis...

Two Laois Councillors have called for members of the fire service and those who suffer with cystic fibrosis to receive the Covid-19 vaccine as...

Calls for action to solve ‘ongoing anti-social behaviour’ problems at former...

A Laois County Councillor has called for action to be taken to solve what he says are 'ongoing anti-social behaviour' problems at the site...

Laois County Council to spend €1 million on upgrade of halting...

Laois County Council have agreed to spend €1 million on an upgrade of a halting site in Portlaoise. Oak Park halting site in Knockmay, beside...

Calls for Health Minister to increase bed capacity for those with...

Laois County Council are to call on the Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly to increase bed capacity for those suffering with dementia. Cllr Willie Aird...

Laois County Councillors call for ‘Strategic Housing Developments’ to be abolished

Laois County Councillors have called on the Minister for Housing, Darragh O'Brien, to abolish Strategic Housing Developments (SHD) immediately. Normally applications for planning permission first...

Laois Councillor ‘scalded’ and running around like ‘Wee Willie Winkie’ over...

A Laois County Councillor has said he is being 'scalded' on the phone on a daily basis over the installation of new LED lights...

Laois soccer club and special needs school to benefit from lease...

A Laois soccer club and a special needs school are to benefit from the leasing of lands owned by Laois County Council to them. For...

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...

Saturday free parking sought in Portlaoise for Christmas period

Free parking in Portlaoise for the three Saturdays leading up to Christmas has been sought by local Councillors. Fine Gael Councillor Mary Sweeney had initially...

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...

Resolution in sight for decade long dispute over rail crossing in...

Three years after declaring that his 'day will come' in relation to a Laois County Councillor's 14 year dispute with Iarnrod Eireann - his...

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...

Need for broadband in rural Laois ‘greater than ever’ as Covid...

"People that have contacted me are depressed. Some say they have never been as lonely as they are now - never felt as isolated. "Some...

Laois children losing out in medical card dispute between dentists and...

A dispute between dentists and the Department of Health has left children in Laois caught in the middle. Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council, Catherine Fitzgerald,...

Renewed calls for a crematorium and Columbarium Wall to be constructed...

"I haven't decided what I would like to happen to me (when I die), but I think people should have the option of being...

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...

Issue over speed limit preventing safety measures at Portlaoise GAA grounds

A pedestrian crossing, a path and a decreased speed limit should be put in place at the Portlaoise GAA grounds at Rathleague outside the...

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...

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 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...

Calls for lorries to be banned from using Mountmellick Road in...

Large articulated lorries should not be allowed to use the Mountmellick Road and come through Portlaoise town centre - and instead should be forced...

Calls for a new road to link Stradbally and Dublin Roads...

Portlaoise-based councillor Catherine Fitzgerald has called for Laois County Council to give serious consideration to connecting the Dublin Road and Stradbally Road in the...