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Notification of Positive Traffic Controls – N80 Laught or Common - Laois County Council wishes to advise of the use of STOP/GO BOARDs at the following location: N80 Laught or Common Road: N80 Laught or Common From a point: N80 Laught or Common cross roads L60932, L20913 & N80 To a point: 100m south of N80 Laught or Common cross roads L60932, L20913 & N80 ON… .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Traffic Lights – N80 Arles - Laois County Council wishes to advise of the use of TEMPORARY TRAFFIC LIGHTS at the following location: N80 Maidenhead, approximately 3km south of Simmons’s Cross Roads (N78/N80 junction) and approximately 1Km north of the Village of Arles, in Co Laois. Road: N80 Maidenhead From a point: North of the village of Arles To a point:… .... Read More
Of the use STOP-GO BOARD(s) At the following location: Road: N80 Mountmellick Rd, Portlaoise - Of the use STOP-GO BOARD(s) At the following location: Road: N80 Mountmellick Rd, Portlaoise From a point: Mill Lane To a point: New Row ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 9am 04.12.19 and 5pm 04.12.19 For the purposes of Ducting to remove overhead power cables Please see attached map (below) Any objections or… .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Road Closure – N80 Ballickmoyler - **Please note: Temporary road closure to be extended by one night as follows: 04/12/19 20:30 to 06/12/2019 06:00** Laois County Council wishes to notify of the intention & decision to close the following roads at the following location -Road: N80 From a point: At the junction with the N80, Athy Rd R417 To a point:… .... Read More
Of the use of TEMPORARY TRAFFIC LIGHTS At the following location: N80 Maidenhead - Of the use of TEMPORARY TRAFFIC LIGHTS At the following location: N80 Maidenhead, approximately 3km south of Simmons’s Cross Roads (N78/N80 junction) and approximately 1Km north of the Village of Arles, in Co Laois. Road: N80 Maidenhead From a point: North of the village of Arles To a point: Existing N80 ON and/or BETWEEN the… .... Read More
Notice of Temporary Road Closure – Killeen/Kilabban - Laois County Council wishes to advise of the full Road Closure at the following location: L-3991 Killabban Junction Road: From a point L-3991 from R429 Killeen To a point: Killabban Junction ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 04/12/2019 and 06/12/19 between 8.00am and 17:00pm For the purposes of cutting of trees Please see… .... Read More
Of the use of TEMPORARY TRAFFIC LIGHTS At the following location: N77 Tinweir, Durrow - Of the use of TEMPORARY TRAFFIC LIGHTS At the following location: N77 Tinweir, Durrow Road: N77 south of Durrow From a point: Tinweir- Coillte Forest To a point: Tinweir -junction with Atttanagh Road ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 03/12/2019 and06/12/19 between 8.00am and 17:00pm For the purposes of Fencing Replacement Please see… .... Read More
At the following location: Road: N77 at Tonduff Crossroads, Abbeyleix - At the following location: Road: N77 at Tonduff Crossroads, Abbeyleix From a point: Tonduff To a point: Tonduff (approx 100m) ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times Monday 02/12/19 - From 09:00 to 17:00 hrs For the purposes of Replacing Fencing Please see attached map (below) Any objections or observations shall be emailed to:… .... Read More
Of the use of TEMPORARY TRAFFIC LIGHTS – At the following location: N80 Maidenhead - Of the use of TEMPORARY TRAFFIC LIGHTS At the following location: N80 Maidenhead Road: N80 Maidenhead From a point: Arles Kilcruise GAA club To a point: ArlesBends ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 28/11/2019 and 29/11/19 between 9.15am and 4:30 pm For the purposes of Bulk Excavation Please see attached map (below) Any… .... Read More
Of the use of STOP-GO BOARD(s) At the following location: N77 Mountmellick - Of the use of STOP-GO BOARD(s) At the following location: N77 Mountmellick Road: N80 Tullamore Rd From a point: Junction of Bay Rd To a point: EMO Service Station ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 29/11/2019 9.15am and 29/11/2019 4pm For the purposes of Removing utility poles Please see attached map (below) Any… .... Read More
Of the use of TEMPORARY TRAFFIC LIGHTS At the following location: Road: N77 at Tonduff Crossroads, Abbeyleix - Of the use of TEMPORARY TRAFFIC LIGHTS At the following location: Road: N77 at Tonduff Crossroads, Abbeyleix From a point: Tonduff To a point: Tonduff (approx 100m) ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times On Thursday 28/10/19 From 08:00 to 19:00 hrs For the purposes of Replacing Fencing Please see attached map (below) Any… .... Read More
Funding announced for conservation of historic buildings - Built Heritage Investment Scheme & Historic Structures Fund 2020 Laois County Council invites applications under the Built Heritage Investment Scheme (BHIS) & Historic Structures Fund (HSF) for 2020, funded by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. The Built Heritage Investment Scheme seeks to encourage the leveraging of private capital to invest in a… .... Read More
Of the intention & decision to close the following roads at the following location Road: R434 Borris-in-Ossory to Ballacolla - Of the intention & decision to close the following roads at the following location Road: R434 Borris-in-Ossory to Ballacolla From a point: Ballytarsna To a point: Kilbeg ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 25/11/2019 08:00to  06/12/2019 18:00 For the purposes of Pavement Overlay on the R434 both sides of Mannin Cross on the… .... Read More
Of the intention & decision to close the following roads at the following location Road: R434 Borris-in-Ossory to Ballacolla - Of the intention & decision to close the following roads at the following location Road: R434 Borris-in-Ossory to Ballacolla From a point: Ballytarsna To a point: Kilbeg ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 25/11/2019 8:00 to 06/12/2019 18:00 For the purposes of Pavement Overlay on the R434 both sides of Mannin Cross on… .... Read More
Of the intention & decision to close the following roads at the following location Road: N80 Grange - Of the intention & decision to close the following roads at the following location Road: N80 Grange From a point: N80 Junction with R427 in Stradbally To a point: N80 Roundabout with R425 ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 22/11/2019 09:00 to 22/11/2019 16:30 For the purposes of Emergency Tree Felling of a… .... Read More
Launch of Mutt Mitts in Mountmellick - Laois County Council, in partnership with Mountmellick Tidy Towns are pleased to announce the installation of Mutt Mitts - a dog waste bag dispenser at a number of locations in Mountmellick.  The launch will take place on Thursday, 28th November 2019 at 12.00 midday outside the  Mountmellick Community Arts Centre.  All are welcome to attend.… .... Read More
Open Call: 2020 Residential Studios – Laois Arthouse, Stradbally, Co Laois - Laois Arthouse, Stradbally Studios and residential Studios are subsidised, live/work spaces for professional artists/writers/musicians working on projects. Studios at €200 and accommodation at €200 per month, including utilities and waste disposal.  Minimum stay is 3 months. Facilities include an exhibition space, kiln, garden, public library, and WiFi.  Kiln fees are extra and the artist has to… .... Read More
Stop and Go boards at the following location: New Road L-63105-0, Portlaoise - At the following location: New Road L-63105-0, Portlaoise From existing traffic lights To 50m east of traffic lights ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 13/11/2019 8am and 20/11/2019 6pm For the purposes of - New pedestrian crossing and footpath works Please see attached map (below) Any objections or observations shall be emailed to:… .... Read More
Of the intention & decision to close the following roads at the following location Road: L-38551 Green Rd - Of the intention & decision to close the following roads at the following location Road: L-38551 Green Rd From a point: At the junction with the N80 To a point: At the junction with the N80 ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 11/11/2019 8:00 to 29/11/2019 18:00 For the purposes of - Essential… .... Read More
The use of TRAFFIC LIGHTS At the following location: Road: R434 Ballacolla to Aghaboe - The use of TRAFFIC LIGHTS At the following location: Road: R434 Ballacolla to Aghaboe From a point: Dairyhill To a point: Cuffsborough ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 07.11.19 to 15.11.19 For the purposes of Pavement Repairs 8am to 5pm Please see attached map (below) Any objections or observations shall be emailed to:… .... Read More
Notification of Positive Traffic Controls – N80 Arles - Laois County Council wishes to advise of the use of STOP/GO BOARDs at the following location: N80 Arles Road: N80 From a point: Opposite entrance to GAA field To a point: L-79791-0 ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 06/11/2019 9:00am and 14/11/2019 5pm For the purposes of Footpath repairs Please see below map.… .... Read More
Temporary Traffic Lights – N80 Maidenhead - Laois County Council wishes to advise of the use of  TEMPORARY TRAFFIC LIGHTS at the following location: N80 Maidenhead, approximately 3km south of Simmons’s Cross Roads (N78/N80 junction) and approximately 1Km north of the Village of Arles, in Co Laois. Road:  N80 Maidenhead From a point:  North of the village of Arles To a Point: … .... Read More
Draft Corporate Plan 2019-2024 - Laois County Council is currently preparing a new Corporate Plan in respect of the period 2019 – 2024. The Corporate Plan sets out the core values of the organisation, the strategic aims and objectives and the supporting strategies for the implementation of same. A copy of the current Plan is available for viewing here.  Laois… .... Read More
Local Authority National Performance Indicator Report 2018 - The Local Authority National Performance Indicator Report for 2018 has been published. To view the Report and Press Release, please click here   .... Read More
What do you know about #YourCouncil? - Laois County Council provides hundreds of services across Laois. Our work affects everyone’s daily life and communities all over the county. Still, many people know only a limited amount about what we do or how they can engage with and make use of our services. The #YourCouncil campaign aims to change that. Can I get… .... Read More
Draft Corporate Plan 2019-2024 - Laois County Council is currently preparing a new Corporate Plan in respect of the period 2019 – 2024. The Corporate Plan sets out the core values of the organisation, the strategic aims and objectives and the supporting strategies for the implementation of same. A copy of the current Plan is available for viewing here.  Laois… .... Read More
Laois TASTE Events Week 1 - Today marks the 3rd of October which means Laois TASTE Month is about to begin. Here’s what you can expect during week 1 of Laois Taste Month! Location – Local Enterprise Office County, Áras an Chontae, Portlaoise, Co. Laois For those of you wishing to enhance your business and at the same time have an… .... Read More
Kyletalesha landfill and Civic Amenity Area, Portlaoise - Please note that the Kyletalesha landfill and Civic Amenity Area, Portlaoise will close today at 1.00 pm, due to Health and Safety concerns that may arise from Storm Lorenzo.  The situation will be reviewed again on Friday morning. .... Read More
Register of Electors - Application forms for inclusion in the 2020/2021 Register of Electors or to change your details on the Register are available from Corporate Affairs Department at Áras an Chontate, Portlaoise, Co.Laois. Tel: (057) 8664105 or by email to register@laoiscoco.ie.  The forms can also be downloaded here: RFA Form RFA Form Irish For information on Special Voting,… .... Read More
Out of Hours Homeless Service - Out of Hours Service This service covers the four Midlands Counties of Laois, Longford, Offaly and Westmeath and operates every evening / night from 06:00pm - 12:00am midnight. The overall purpose of this service is to respond to the needs of individuals who are rough sleeping or who are in need of support outside of… .... Read More
Laois County Library Services Reader-in-Residence - Laois County Library Service with the support of Creative Ireland seeks to award a contract for services for a Reader- in -Residence .  Reading  and literacy is at the heart of the public library service in Laois  and the new public library strategy,” Our Public Libraries 2022 – Inspiring, Connecting and Empowering Communities”.  Laois County Library Services are committed… .... Read More
Portlaoise Civic Amenity Area – Waste Oil - Please note that waste oil cannot be accepted at Portlaoise Tipping and Civic Amenity Area until further notice.  The waste oil can be brought to the Civic Amenity Site in Portarlington. .... Read More
Road Closure – Main Street, Portlaoise - Laois County Council wishes to notify the public of the intention & decision to close the following roads at the following location; Road: Main Street, Portlaoise (L-21208-0, L-21209-0 and L-63101-0) From a point: Junction with Market Square (N80) To a point: Junction with Stradbally Road (N80) ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times Monday… .... Read More
Extension of Road Closure – R445 – Ballybrittas to Monasterevin Road - Extension of Works by one day due to adverse Weather Conditions. Laois County Council wishes to advise of the intention & decision to close the following roads at the following location: Road: R445 – Ballybrittas to Monasterevin Road at Jamestown Cross Roads (Bolands Pub) From a point: Ballybrittas Village (R445/L71562 Junction) To a point: R420… .... Read More
J17 National Enterprise Park, Togher, Portlaoise, Co. Laois Compulsory Purchase Order No. 10 of 2019 - Laois County Council J17 National Enterprise Park, Togher, Portlaoise, Co. Laois Compulsory Purchase Order No. 10 of 2019 The Compulsory Purchase Order will be on display at Laois County Council, Áras an Chontae, Portlaoise, Co. Laois between the hours of 09:30 am and 4:00 pm on Mondays to Fridays (bank holidays excluded) from 13th August… .... Read More
Teddy Fennelly (Laois Heritage Society), Catherine Casey (Laois County Council) and Michael McEvoy (Model Aeronautics Council of Ireland) at the recent conference on “Irish Aviation – Past, Present and Future”, held in Galway. Laois Represented at Major Conference on Irish Aviation History - Laois was represented at a major international conference held recently in Clifden to mark the centenary of the first non-stop transatlantic airplane flight by Alcock and Brown in June 1919. Teddy Fennelly of Laois Heritage Society, Catherine Casey of Laois County Council and Michael McEvoy President of the Model Aeronautics Council of Ireland (also an… .... Read More
Latest edition of Midlands Arts Magazine now available - The latest free edition of the Midlands Arts Magazine is now available to pick up at Áras an Chontae, Portlaoise, Dunamaise Arts Centre and local libraries or download a low resolution version HERE. Lots of good news on the creative arts and culture scene from Laois, Offaly, Longford and Westmeath. The image on the cover… .... Read More
Status Yellow – Rainfall warning for Munster and Leinster - Heavy Rain will spread from the south Thursday evening and night. Accumulations of 25 to 40mm will occur over a relatively short time period. Spot flooding is likely. Valid: Thursday 08 August 2019 19:00 to Friday 09 August 2019 07:00 .... Read More
Talk by the National Gallery at Laois Arthouse, Stradbally - A free, illustrated talk by the National Gallery will take place at Laois Arthouse, Stradbally (Library area) on Monday 17th June at 7pm. Titled Shaping Ireland: Landscapes in Irish Art,  the talk will explore the exhibition: its timely topics, the works displayed and the powerful impact of humans on our environment. Shaping Ireland: Landscapes in Irish Art is… .... Read More
Local Elections 2019 – Election Results - Please follow the links below for the results of the 2019 Local Elections by area. Borris In Ossory - Mountmellick LEA Graiguecullen - Portarlington LEA Portlaoise LEA Please see the Declarations of Results for each of the following Local Electoral Areas:- Signed Declaration of Result Sheet for Borris In Ossory Mountmellick Signed Declaration of Results… .... Read More
Notification for the Temporary Road Closure in Rathdowney - Notification for the Temporary Road Closure in Rathdowney Laois County Council wishes to advise of the intention & decision to close the following road at the following location Road:  R-435 Johnstown Glebe and Knockheel, Rathdowney ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 28/05/2019 07:30 and 31/05/2019 7pm For the purposes of Emergency Road Works.… .... Read More
Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick LEA re-count update - The re-count has now concluded in Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick LEA. After a thorough examination and re-count as requested by Councillor Goodwin two number errors were detected in the distribution of the Lorna Holohan-Garry exclusion. The impact of the errors are: Error 1: Extra vote credited to Phelan Error 2: Extra vote credited to Bergin These votes have… .... Read More
POSITIVE TRAFFIC CONTROLS on N80 Mountmellick Rd., Portlaoise - Laois County Council wishes to advise of the use of Stop-Go Boards on N80 Mountmellick Road, Potlaoise. At the following location: Road: N80 Mountmellick Rd Portlaoise From a point: Irish Rail Entrance To a point: Ballyfin Rd ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 8am 28.05.19 and 6pm 15.07.19   For the purposes of… .... Read More
Temporary Road Closure – Galmoy, Co. Kilkenny R435 - Laois County Council would like to advise motorists of a Temporary Road Closure at R435 Galmoy, Co. Kilkenny. Please refer to link below of traffic Management Plan for diversion routes. R435 Galmoy Diversion Any queries should be referred to Kilkenny County Council Roads Dept at 056 - 7794060. .... Read More
Local Election 2019 Count - We are back up and started at the count centre in Portlaoise. Follow us on twitter @LaoisCouncil for live updates. #LE19 #LocalElections2019 #Laois .... Read More
Anna and Sarah Rothwell, Birr pictured at the launch of the new book “Saving Swifts” at Abbeyleix Library. The book is a joint publication of BirdWatch Ireland and the Local Authority Heritage Officer Network”. Picture: Alf Harvey, no reproduction fee supplied from Laois Heritage Office. Local Authority Heritage Officers team up with BirdWatch Ireland to Save Swifts. - A new book to help communities save their swifts has been launched by BirdWatch Ireland and local authority Heritage Officers nationwide. Swifts are an iconic summer visitor to Ireland, arriving in early May following a long migration from southern Africa. Slightly larger than a swallow they are a ‘site faithful’ bird, returning generation after generation… .... Read More
Notice of Intention (Road Closures) – Heartlands Rally - SECTION 75, ROADS ACT 1993 (Road Regulations 1994) NOTICE OF INTENTION In accordance with the provisions of Section 75 of the above Act and Article 12 of the Roads Regulations, 1994, Laois County Council hereby serves notice that it is intended to temporarily close the following roads in the vicinity of Ballyroan, Wolfhill, Luggacurren &… .... Read More
Of the intention & decision to close the following road at the following locationRoad: N80 Mountmellick Rd PortlaoiseN80 closed to Northbound traffic only - Of the intention & decision to close the following road at the following location Road: N80 Mountmellick Rd Portlaoise N80 closed to Northbound traffic only ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times From 8am - 20th May to 7pm - 15th of July For the purposes of THMGroup, on behalf of Laois County Council… .... Read More
- Winners of “Design a Logo Competition for 5th & 6th Class Primary School Students” in Laois   The Community Section in Laois County Council are developing a logo for their Department.  To assist with the development of their new logo they invited 5th and 6th class students from the primary schools in Laois to enter… .... Read More
Free phone number for use in connection with Ballot Paper Templates - Ballot paper templates will be available to vision impaired voters at the 2019 Local Elections. A ballot paper template is a transparent plastic device that is placed on top of a ballot paper and has a number of features to facilitate the marking of a ballot paper in secret by a vision impaired voter. Raised… .... Read More