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We have three Municipal Districts – Borris in Ossory Mountmellick, Graiguecullen Portarlington and Portlaoise. More information on Municipal Districts is available in the About the Council section of this website.
The Municipal Districts generally meet on a monthly basis.
1. The Portlaoise MD meet at 11am on the third Wednesday of each month with the exception of July & August when no meeting takes place.
2. The Graiguecullen/Portarlington MD meet at 2pm on the third Wednesday of each month with the exception of January, July & August when no meeting takes place.
3. The Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick MD meet at 9.30am on the third Thursday of each month with the exception of July & August when no meeting takes place.
County council elections are held every five years. The most recent election was held on 24th May 2019, and the next election will be in 2019. Casual vacancies occurring during the life of the Council are filled by co-option.
Co-option means that when an elected Councillor has to stand down for any reason that his/her party nominates a replacement Councillor – not the general public.
The County Council meets on the last Monday of each month, unless this is a public holiday in which case the meeting takes place on the previous Monday. There is no meeting in the month of August.
Complaints can either be made directly to the Department responsible for the service or can be made to the Designated Contact Person. A complaint can also be made to the Office of the Ombudsman at any stage. Please see Laois County Council’s Customer Charter and Complaints Procedure.
Members of the public may attend County Council meetings and meetings of the Municipal Distrticts.
Member details are available here. Representation depends on where a person lives within the County.
Members can submit no more than three motions (including adjourned motions). Back To Top
Travel to conferences and monthly payment for travel and subsistence to and from meetings is dealt with in the Corporate Affairs Department.
There are 19 elected members.
The Cathaoirleach is elected at the Annual General Meeting of the Council, which is held in June, by his/her fellow members. The term of office is one year.
The current Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council is Councillor Willie Aird.
Members salaries, payments i.e. conferences and their monthly expenses. A list of conferences attended during the year and who attended each conference. Details of meetings attended during the year.
You can request a meeting with the Chief Executive by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (057) 8664000
9.30 a.m. – 3.30 p.m. (open through lunch) Monday to Friday
Telephone number is 057 8664009
Fax number is 057 8674381
9.30 a.m to 4.00 p.m. (open through lunch) Monday to Friday.
SPC stands for Strategic Policy Committee. There are four SPC’s in Laois – Economic Development, Enterprise and Planning; Transportation, Environment and Emergency Services; Housing; Community, Social, Culture and Heritage. Each SPC is made up of members of Laois County Council and representatives from the sectoral groups. More information on SPC’s are available here.
The current Chief Executive is Mr. John Mulholland
County Hall is situated on JFL Avenue adjacent to Abbeyleix Road roundabout.