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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...

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...

2004 Election Memories: No TDs, some PDs, a Sinn Féin breakthrough...

This piece by John Whelan originally featured on LaoisToday on April 15 2019 ahead of last year's Local Elections. While the country was still basking...

Laois councillors request meeting with Housing Minister following ‘stupid’ affordable housing...

Laois County Councillors are requesting a meeting with the Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy after they deferred a vote on a draft Affordable Housing...

Laois’s longest serving politician elected new Cathaoirleach of County Council

Fine Gael's Willie Aird has been elected as Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council at the AGM this afternoon. The Portlaoise native, who has spent 40...

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: Fourth election in a row that Willie Aird tops the...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union Willie Aird has managed an astounding feat by topping the poll in the Portlaoise Municipal...

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...

1999 Election Memories: The count that ended up in court as...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union If it’s nail-biting drama, excitement and intrigue you are looking for, forget about the Game...

2004 Election Memories: No TDs, some PDs, a Sinn Féin breakthrough...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union While the country was still basking in the warm afterglow of Bertie Ahern’s second term...

Councillor asks for continued support for new development committee in Ballinakill

Cllr John Joe Fennelly asked at the latest Portlaoise Municipal Meeting that the council continue to support the new development committee in Ballinakill with...

County Councillor warns CIE that ‘our day will come’

A Laois County Councillor has fired a warning shot towards CIE following a dispute over a footpath in Portlaoise. The matter arose at a recent...

Tributes flow for former Councillor on return to chamber

Laois County Council chamber was packed on Thursday evening for a reception for the Cooper family from Coolrain, owners of the Irish Grand National-winning...

Wired with Whelan: Leo is more my type, but Simon is...

Come gather ‘round people Wherever you roam And admit that the waters Around you have grown And accept it that soon You’ll be drenched to the bone Is your time...