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Severe Weather Assessment Team update 24th Feb 2020 - Severe Weather Assessment Team update at 10.30am 24th February 2020 Laois County Council's Severe Weather Assessment Team wishes to highlight the following. Rainfall overnight has caused some localised flooding. 7 of 8 Laois Fire and Rescue crews currently attending localised flooding issues in a number of areas, including Rathdowney, Mountrath and Ballybrophy. LCC staff also… .... Read More
Laois County Council hereby serves notice that it is intended to temporarily close the L6696 -0 from the National Enterprise Park to its Junction with the L-26963-0 - COMHAIRLE CHONTAE LAOISE LAOIS COUNTY COUNCIL SECTION 75, ROADS ACT 1993 (Road Regulations 1994) 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 L6696-0 from the National Enterprise Park to… .... Read More
Severe Weather Update Sunday 23rd Feb 2020 - Severe Weather Update for County Laois 1pm Sunday 23rd February 2020 Following a review of weather forecasts, prevailing river levels in County Laois and a Status Yellow rainfall warning for County Laois through Sunday night into early Monday morning, Laois County Council's Severe Weather Assessment Team wishes to highlight the following. Forecast rainfall for tonight… .... Read More
J17 National Enterprise Park Road Closure Notice - COMHAIRLE CHONTAE LAOISE LAOIS COUNTY COUNCIL  SECTION 75, ROADS ACT 1993 (Road Regulations 1994) 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 L6696-0 from the National Enterprise Park to… .... Read More
Birr Rally Road Closure Notice - COMHAIRLE CHONTAE LAOISE LAOIS COUNTY COUNCIL SECTION 75, ROADS ACT 1993 (Road Regulations 1994)  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 between 08.00a.m and 19.00 p.m.… .... Read More
Of the intention & decision to close the following roads at the following location Road: R419 - Of the intention & decision to close the following roads at the following location Road: R419 Shaen Road & L-71502-0 From a point: R419 (53.063090, -7.225634 to 53.068631, -7.224332) L-71502-0 (53.068622, -7.224234 to 53.067148, -7.219263). ON the following dates & times 15:30 - Fri 21/02/2020 to 20:00 - Fri 22/02/2020 For the purposes as Requested… .... Read More
Of the intention & decision to close the following roads at the following location Road: From a point: Derrycloney road from Owenass Bridge to Manor Road - Of the intention & decision to close the following roads at the following location Road: From a point: Derrycloney road from Owenass Bridge to Manor Road ON the following dates & times 08:00 - Sat 22/02/2020 to 18:00 - Sat 22/02/2020 For the purposes of Road Works Alternative routes are outlined on the attached map… .... Read More
Of the intention & decision to close the following road at the following location Road: R-426-0 New Road Portlaoise - Of the intention & decision to close the following road at the following location Road: R-426-0 New Road Portlaoise# From a point: N80 JFL Avenue To a point: L-63106-0 (Kylekiproe, at Fitzpatricks Garage) ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 20/02/20 09:00 and 20/02/20 17:00 For the purposes of Emergency Road Repairs Alternative routes… .... Read More
Of the use of STOP-GO BOARD(s) At the following location: South Circular Road, Portlaoise - Of the use of STOP-GO BOARD(s) At the following location: South Circular Road, Portlaoise Road: South Circular Road, Portlaoise From a point: N77 To a point: R426 Timahoe Road ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 20/02/2020 08:00:00 and 20/02/2020 18:00 21/02/2020 08:00:00 and 21/02/2020 18:00 For the purposes of Traffic Management for Remedial… .... Read More
Chairman’s Award for good environmental farm practice launched for 2020 - Chairman’s Award for good environmental practice on the farm. This is the second year that Laois County Council has held such an agricultural competition to recognise farmers for the excellent work and good environmental practices which they carry out on a daily basis on their farms. The competition is open to all managers/owners/workers/farmers of farms… .... Read More
Invitation to Communities - Laois County Council and Creative Ireland Laois are offering three exciting opportunities for communities to take part in creative and cultural projects. Climate Change Community Project Mural Scheme/Cruinniú na nÓg Heritage in Schools/Cruinniú na nÓg project. Full details and expression of interest form are available to download here. Closing date for all expressions of interest… .... Read More
Of the use of STOP-GO BOARD(s) At the following location: R420 Kilmullen  - Of the use of STOP-GO BOARD(s) At the following location: R420 Kilmullen  Road: R420 Kilmullen From a point: Approx 1km south of junction with R424 ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 19/02/2020 10:00 and 19/02/2020 12:00 For the purposes of Traffic Management for Repairs to Speed Signs Please see attached map (below) Any… .... Read More
Of the intention & decision to close the following roads at the following location Road: From a point: Owenass Bridge - Of the intention & decision to close the following roads at the following location Road: From a point: Owenass Bridge To a point: Junction 400m West between L-20975 & L-2097 ON the following dates & times 08:00 -  19/02/2020 to 16:00 -  19/02/2020 For the purposes of Road Works Alternative routes are outlined on the… .... Read More
Of the intention & decision to close the following roads at the following location Derrycloney road from Owenass Bridge to Manor Road - Of the intention & decision to close the following roads at the following location Derrycloney road from Owenass Bridge to Manor Road (53.108227, -7.341813 to 53.115596, -7.339007). ON the following dates & times 08:00 - Tue 18/02/2020 to 14:00 - Tue 18/02/2020 For the purposes of Road Works Alternative routes are outlined on the attached… .... Read More
Severe Weather update: 6pm Sat 15th Feb 2020 - River levels being monitored and are currently holding in all areas.  Heavy rainfall has caused some road flooding issues in certain areas, all dealt with by LCC staff and Fire Services.  At time of posting there are no road closures in place.  Driver caution is advised at all times. A number of fallen tree incidents… .... Read More
Emergency numbers for Severe Weather – weekend 15th/16th Feb 2020 - EMERGENCY: 999 OR 112 LAOIS COUNTY COUNCIL OFFICE: 057-8664000 LAOIS COUNTY COUNCIL OUT OF HOURS NUMBER: 057-8664235 ESB NETWORKS: 1850 372 999 GAS NETWORKS IRELAND: 1850 205 050 IRISH WATER: 1850 278 278 .... Read More
Digital survey for Citizens and Not-for-Profit organisations in Laois - Laois County council requests the assistance of Laois citizens and community in the development of a Digital strategy. The strategy will set out a vision to take advantage of digital opportunities for socio-economic benefits to Laois county.  The survey should only take a few minutes to complete and will remain open until February 28th.  … .... Read More
Additional Public Consultation Dates for the Review of the Laois County Development Plan - Additional public consultation will be carried out by the Planning Department for the Review of the Laois County Development Plan 2017 - 2023 which will take place on the following dates: February 24th: Rathdowney Library, Rathdowney at 2.30 - 3.30pm February 25th: Portarlington Library, Portarlington at 2.30 - 3.30pm For more information on how to… .... Read More
Severe Weather Update – 3pm Friday 14th February, 2020 - Taking account of Status Yellow Weather Warnings there is an ongoing flood risk in County Laois through to next week. Predicted rainfall, taken in conjunction with prevailing river levels, give rise to this flood risk.  In the first instance flood risk largely relates to Mountmellick, Mountrath and to the usual flood hotspots throughout the county… .... Read More
Community Grants 2020 - Community Grants Scheme 2020 The Community Grants Scheme provides grant aid to Residents Associations, Community Groups and other groups/committees who are engaged in community amenity works in their own area. Each year applications are invited for amenity projects such as landscaping, purchase of equipment i.e. strimmers, lawnmowers etc. and the maximum grant available is determined… .... Read More
Creative Response to Climate Change Commission 2020 - Laois County Council, with the support of Creative Ireland and Midlands Science, wishes to commission a team comprising an artist and a scientist to explore, engage with and present aspects of climate change in partnership with a local community in Laois. The project has a commission value of €9,000. Climate disruption will have diverse and… .... Read More
Update on Road Closures 13th Feb 2020 - The Bay Road, Mountmellick is now open as the flood has receded. The following roads are closed: The L-21331 at Clonterry closed due to flood water Old Leighlin Road, Graiguecullen closed due to flood water Further updates will be provided as necessary. .... Read More
Old Leighlin Road, Graiguecullen closed due to flooding - Please note that due to flooding, Old Leighlin Road Graiguecullen is closed until further notice. Updates will be circulated as necessary.     .... Read More
Tourism Grants Scheme 2020 -     Laois County Council Tourism Grants Scheme 2020 Laois County Council recognises the contribution that tourism makes to the lives of the people of the county and the economic benefits in terms of increased activity and visitor numbers.  In recognition of these benefits and the extent of the voluntary effort involved in the organisation… .... Read More
Temporary Closure of the Linear Park, Portlaoise, Co Laois - The Linear Park will be closed from 8am on Monday 17th February through to 5pm on Wednesday 19th February 2020 to allow for essential maintenance of the vegetation and trees on both sides of the CIE/Irish Rail line embankments. We regret any inconvenience caused.  Please contact Laois County Council (057)86 64000 if you have any queries regarding… .... Read More
Notification of Stop/Go Boards – Portarlington - Laois County Council wishes to advise of the use of STOP-GO BOARD(s) At the following location: Link Road Portarlington (53.160775, -7.187750) Road: Link Road, Portarlington From a point: Exit of Centra Car Park To a point: Approx. 30m north ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 10/02/2020 08:00:00 and 10/02/2020 17:00:00 11/02/2020 08:00:00 and… .... Read More
Notification of Road Closure – Derrycloney - Laois County County wishes to advise of the intention & decision to close the following roads at the following location Road: Derrycloney Road From a point: Owenass Bridge To a point: Manor Road ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 07/02/2020 08:00 to 08/02/2020 18:00 each day For the purposes of Road Maintenance Alternative… .... Read More
Please be aware of upcoming minor works at the entrance to ESB Offices on the R423 as outlined below - Please be aware of upcoming minor works at the entrance to ESB Offices on the R423 as outlined below At the following location - Road: R423 Abbeyleix Road From a point: Entrance to ESB Offices To a point: Entrance to ESB Offices ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 07/02/2020 08:00 to 07/02/2020 18:00… .... Read More
VACANCIES -       Laois County Council wishes to invite applications from suitably qualified persons for inclusion on a panel which is being established to fill the vacancy for the following positions: Assistant Planner Executive Planner Healthy Ireland County Co-ordinator Librarian (Temporary) Applications, on the official application form, must be received by post not later than… .... Read More
Temporary Traffic Measures – Ballyfin N.S. - Laois County Council wishes to advise of the use of TEMPORARY TRAFFIC LIGHTS or STOP-GO BOARD(s) (to be determined at site) At the following location: Road: L21121 From a point: Ballyfin National School To a point: Approx 100m south ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 09:30 – 18:00 Wed 05/02/2020 to 09:30 –… .... Read More
Review of the Laois County Development Plan - Laois County Council has recently begun the review of the Laois County Development Plan 2017 – 2023. We are currently at Stage One of the plan review process, with public consultation running until March 2nd. For more information and how to make a submission, please click here .... Read More
VACANCY – Water & Sewerage Caretaker Grade III -         Laois County Council wishes to invite applications from suitably qualified persons for inclusion on a panel which is being established to fill the vacancy for the following position: Water & Sewerage Caretaker Grade III Applications, on the official application form, must be received by post not later than 4.00pm on Friday… .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Traffic Lights – N80 (2km south of Simmons Cross) - Laois County Council wishes to advise of the use of TEMPORARY TRAFFIC LIGHTS At the following location: Road: N80 approximately 2 km south of Simmons Cross From a point: 100m North of Junction with L3978 To a point: 200m south of Junction with L3979 ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 9:30 – Mon… .... Read More
All Ireland Community and Council Awards 2020 – Laois are finalists - The All Ireland Community & Council Awards ceremony takes place on 15th February 2020 in Croke Park, Dublin.  Laois County Council Environmental Section are delighted to be counted amongst the finalist for their success with the Mattress and Couch Amnesty which took place during the year.  Best of luck to all! .... Read More
Notification of Road Closure – Shanragh Cross Roads - Laois County Council wishes to advise of the intention & decision to close the following roads at the following location Road: L-3856 From a point: L-3855/L-3856 Shanragh Cross Roads To a point: L- 3856/L-3858 Junction ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 03/02/2020 Until 17/02/2020 Closure Hours : 08:30am – 18:00 daily. Road will… .... Read More
VACANCY – Technician Grade I -         Laois County Council wishes to invite applications from suitably qualified persons for inclusion on a panel which is being established to fill the vacancy for the following position: Technician Grade I Technician Grade I - application form Technician Grade I Qualifications Applications, on the official application form, must be received by… .... Read More
Retained Firefighter Recruitment - Laois County Council wishes to invite applications from suitably qualified persons for inclusion on a panel which is being established to fill the vacancy for the following positions: Retained Firefighter, Abbeyleix* Retained Firefighter, Durrow* Retained Firefighter, Portarlington* Retained Firefighter, Rathdowney* Retained Firefighter, Stradbally* Firefighter Abbeyleix - Application form Firefighter Durrow - Application form Firefighter Portarlington… .... Read More
General Election 8th February 2020 - CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF FORMS FOR INCLUSION IN THE POSTAL OR SPECIAL VOTERS LIST IS THURSDAY 16TH JANUARY 2020 CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF FORMS FOR INCLUSION IN THE SUPPLEMENT TO THE LIVE REGISTER 2019/2020 IS WEDNESDAY 22ND JANUARY 2020 You must be ordinarily resident at the address at which you want to register… .... Read More
GENERAL ELECTION 8TH FEBRUARY 2020 - CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF FORMS FOR INCLUSION IN THE POSTAL OR SPECIAL VOTERS LIST IS THURSDAY 16TH JANUARY 2020 CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF FORMS FOR INCLUSION IN THE SUPPLEMENT TO THE LIVE REGISTER 2019/2020 IS WEDNESDAY 22ND JANUARY 2020 You must be ordinarily resident at the address at which you want to register… .... Read More
Status Orange Alert – Co. Laois - There is currently an Orange Weather warning in place affecting County Laois from 8.00am to 3.00pm today Monday 13th January. It is anticipated that wind speeds in County Laois will be at their peak between 11.30am and 1.30pm. Laois County Council requests that members of the public exercise caution during this period. Fallen Trees should… .... Read More
New Exhibition opening at Laois Arthouse Stradbally - Laois Arthouse Gallery, Stradbally, Co Laois, presents  “Visible n Invisible” An exhibition of paintings by Hina Khan. The exhibition titled “Visible n Invisible” by artist Hina Khan,  of wonderful miniature paintings will be officially opened by Minister Charles Flanagan, Minister for Justice on Saturday 11th January at 2.30pm.  Born and raised in Pakistan Hina Khan… .... Read More
REMINDER: Temporary Traffic Lights – N80 Maidenhead - Laois County Council wishes to remind road users of the use of Temporary Traffic Lights at the following location: N80 Maidenhead, approximately 4km 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 at… .... Read More
Christmas Closing Arrangements 2019 - Is mian le Comhairleoir, William Aird,  Cathaoirleach Comhairle Chontae Laoise, Comhaltaí de Comhairle Chontae Laoise agus an Bainistíocht agus Foirne, Nollaig agus Athbhliain Shona Sábháilte a ghuí ar ár gcustaiméirí, iar-fhostaithe agus cairde sa mbaile agus thar lear.   Councillor William Aird, Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council,  the Members of Laois County Council and the… .... Read More
Great Irish Interiors Emo Court – 3rd January 2020 – RTE One 8.30 p.m. - Great to see Emo Court included in the new RTE Series "Great Irish Exteriors" program which will be shown as part of a three-night series on Jan 3rd at 8.30 p.m. on RTE One. As one of the most prestigious houses of its time, Emo Court, Co. Laois was handed over to the state 25… .... Read More
Christmas Closing Arrangements 2019 - Is mian le Comhairleoir, William Aird,  Cathaoirleach Comhairle Chontae Laoise, Comhaltaí de Comhairle Chontae Laoise agus an Bainistíocht agus Foirne, Nollaig agus Athbhliain Shona Sábháilte a ghuí ar ár gcustaiméirí, iar-fhostaithe agus cairde sa mbaile agus thar lear.   Councillor William Aird, Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council,  the Members of Laois County Council and the… .... Read More
Christmas Closing Arrangements 2019 - Is mian le Comhairleoir, William Aird,  Cathaoirleach Comhairle Chontae Laoise, Comhaltaí de Comhairle Chontae Laoise agus an Bainistíocht agus Foirne, Nollaig agus Athbhliain Shona Sábháilte a ghuí ar ár gcustaiméirí, iar-fhostaithe agus cairde sa mbaile agus thar lear.   Councillor William Aird, Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council,  the Members of Laois County Council and the… .... 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
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