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Paints, waste oil, aerosols and car batteries will be accepted at Kyletalesha Recycling Centre on Monday - NOTICE: Paints, waste oil, aerosols and car batteries will be accepted at Kyletalesha Recycling Centre on Monday of next week. If you have additional items for recycling the gate fee of €4 will apply. Please note, 50 litre limit applies to waste oil .... Read More
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Now Closed - Regrettably the Household Hazardous Waste Collection has closed early due to the large volumes received since opening this morning. Apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused. .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements at the following location: Aghaboe - Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements Laois County Council wishes to advise the use of STOP-GO BOARD(s) At the following location: Aghaboe Road: R434 From a point: Junction with L1632 (52.919998, -7.510422) ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 21/09/2020 08:00:00 - 18.00.00 22/09/2020 08:00:00 - 18.00.00 23/09/2020 08:00:00 - 18.00.00 24/09/2020 08:00:00 -… .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements at the following location: N80 Laught Or Common - Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements Laois County Council wishes to advise the use of STOP-GO BOARD(s) At the following location: N80 Laught Or Common Road: N80 Laught or Common From a point: 400m south of Local Road L20913 To a point: 1000m North of Local Road L20913 ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates &… .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Traffic Measures – Boghlone (Pallas) - Laois County Council wishes to advise of the use of Stop/Go Boards at the following location: Portlaoise At the following location: Brennan's Field Road: L-2113-0, Boghlone, 500 m West of the Pallas reservoir ( 53.034961, -7.347670) From a point: To a point: ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 21/09/2020 08:00:00 and 21/09/2020 18:00:00… .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Traffic Measures – N80 Oughval - Laois County Council wishes to advise of the use of Stop/Go Boards at the following location: Portlaoise At the following location: N80 Oughaval Road: N80 Oughaval From a point: The Windy Gap To a point: Oughaval Forest Car Park ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times (daily) Monday Sept 21st 8.00am - 17.00 pm… .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Traffic Measures – Ralish, Abbeyleix - Laois County Council wishes to advise of the use of Temporary Traffic Lights  at the following location: Portlaoise At the following location: Ralish Road: R432 Ballinkill Road From a point: Ralish, Abbeyleix, (52.899029, -7.318906). To a point: 500 m to the South East ( 52.895929, -7.315382) ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 21/09/2020… .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Traffic Measures – Marian Avenue, Portlaoise - Laois County Council wishes to advise of the use of Stop/Go Boards at the following location: Portlaoise Road: L-81070-1, Marian Avenue, Clonminam, Portlaoise, Co.Laois. From a point: Junction with the L-63104-0 at House no.34 (53.029725, -7.305805) To a point: Junction with the L-63104-0 at House no.68 (53.029474, -7.307590) ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates &… .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Road Closure – R440 Rushin Road, Mountrath - Laois County Council wishes to advise of the intention & decision to close the following roads at the following location Road: R-440 Rushin RD, Mountrath, Co. Laois From a Point: Mountrath Mart, Mountrath, Co. Laois To a point: Junction with L1073 Rushin, Mountrath, Co. Laois ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times – WEATHER… .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Road Closure At the following location: on R445 between Ashton Manor and Westlands - Notification of Temporary Road Closure At the following location: on R445 between Ashton Manor and Westlands ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times Thursday 17th September 8.00 am - 20.00pm For the purposes of Resurfacing Road way Please see attached map (below) Any objections or observations shall be emailed to: fnasiem@laoiscoco.ie pmurphy@laoiscoco.ie kmanning@laoiscoco.ie Signed:… .... Read More
Free Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day - Laois County Council Wish to announce a Free Household Hazardous Waste Collection is to be provided as detailed below: Venue: Old Mart, Timahoe Road, Portlaoise, Laois Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Date: 19th September 2020   List of accepted products: Adhesives         Aerosols            Antifreeze Herbicides        Paints                 Household Detergents Oil filters … .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements at the following location: Abbey Cres, Rathmoyle, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois - Laois County Council wishes to advise that the ROAD NARROWS At the following location: Abbey Cres, Rathmoyle, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois Road: L-81081-0 Abbey Cres From a point: No. 8 Abbey Cres ( 52.920599, -7.342794) To a point: No. 2 Abbey Cres ( 52.920020, -7.342509) ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 15/09/2020 08:00:00 -… .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements at the following location N80, Fairgreen, Portlaoise - Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements Laois County Council wishes to advise the use of STOP-GO BOARD(s) At the following location: Fairgreen, Portlaoise - Nightwork Road: N80 From a point: E645504 N700295 To a point: E645740 ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times Tuesday15th September 7pm To 19th September 6.00am For the purposes of… .... Read More
Grants for Cultural and Creative Practitioners - New opportunities for the Laois Cultural and Creative sector have been announced as part of the Jobs Stimulus Package from the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. Creative Ireland Laois has announced two new grant schemes for Laois Cultural and Creative practitioners (individuals & groups). Under this fund, local projects and initiatives will provide… .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Road Closure at the following location Road: N80 Stradbally - Notification of Temporary Road Closure Laois County Council wishes to advise of the intention & decision to close the following roads at the following location Road: N80 Stradbally From a point: Junction with L7835 To a point: N80 Carlow Road ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 10/09/2020 08.00Hrs And 10/09/2020 18.00Hrs For the… .... Read More
New Community Monuments Fund - Under the July Jobs Stimulus Package announced recently, additional capital funding has been identified for investment in our archaeological heritage by the National Monuments Service of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. Part of this funding is prioritised for local authorities, private owners and custodians and community groups for the care, maintenance, protection… .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Road Closure – Road: R- 424 Clonanny - Notification of Temporary Road Closure Laois County Council wishes to advise of the intention & decision to close the following road at the following location Road: R- 424 Clonanny From a point: R- 424 Kildare Boundary To a point: R- 420 Lea Cross Roads ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 08/09/2020 08.00Hrs And… .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Road Closure at the following location: – L- 39303 Tonafarna, L- 3930 Raheenahown North, L- 39303 Raheenahown South - Laois County Council wishes to advise of the intention & decision to close the following road at the following location L- 39303 Tonafarna L- 3930 Raheenahown North L- 39303 Raheenahown South ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 04/09/2020 08.00Hrs And 04/09/2020 18.00Hrs For the purposes of Road Surfacing Works Alternative routes are outlined… .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements at the following location: N77 Colt, Portlaoise - Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements Laois County Council wishes to advise the use of STOP-GO BOARD(s) At the following location: N77 Colt, Portlaoise Road: N77 Colt, Portlaoise From a point: 644439, 691005 To a point: 644136, 690426 ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times Friday 04/09/2020 09:00:00 to Friday 04/09/2020 18:00:00 **Please note… .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements – At the following location: N80 Portlaoise North - Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements Laois County Council wishes to advise the use of TEMPORARY TRAFFIC LIGHTS At the following location: N80 Portlaoise North Road: Rockview Roundabout (Work time frame extended) From a point: E: 645619 to N: 698360 To a point: E: 645699 to N: 698362 ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates &… .... Read More
Transboundary Environmental Public Consultation on proposed Sizewell C Nuclear Power Station, Suffolk, England - Transboundary Environmental Public Consultation on proposed Sizewell C Nuclear Power Station, Suffolk, England A letter, dated 8th July, inviting the Irish public to participate in the public consultation phase of the environmental impact assessment process, as well as all relevant documentation is available to view on the website of the Department of Housing, Planning and… .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements – At the following location: N80 Oughaval - Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements Laois County Council wishes to advise the use of STOP-GO BOARD(s) At the following location: N80 Oughaval Road: N80 Oughaval From a point: The Windy Gap To a point: Oughaval Forest Car Park ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times (daily) Tuesday 1st September 8.00 am - 17.00… .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements – At the following location: N80 Ballickmoyler - Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements Laois County Council wishes to advise the use of STOP-GO BOARD(s) At the following location: N80 Ballickmoyler Road: N80 Ballickmoyler From a point: O'Kellys Pub To a point: Approx. 500m North of Ballickmoyler ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times (daily) Tuesday 1st September 8.00 am - 17.00… .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements – At the following location: N80 Arles Site 1 - Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements Laois County Council wishes to advise the use of STOP-GO BOARD(s) At the following location: N80 Arles Site 1 Road: N80 Arles From a point: Catholic Church of the Sacred Heart, Arles To a point: South of the entrance to Radharc Abhainn Housing Estate ON and/or BETWEEN the following… .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements – At the following location: N80 Arles - Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements Laois County Council wishes to advise the use of STOP-GO BOARD(s) At the following location: N80 Arles Site 2 Road: N80 Arles From a point: North side of Arles GAA Club To a point: Approx. 500m further North of Arles GAA Club ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates &… .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements – At the following location: N80 Moneyquid - Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements Laois County Council wishes to advise the use of STOP-GO BOARD(s) At the following location: N80 Moneyquid Road: N80 Moneyquid From a point: Laois / Offaly County Boundary To a point: 400m south of Local Road L20131 ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times (daily) Tuesday 1st September… .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements – At the following location: N77 Colt, Portlaoise - Laois County Council wishes to advise the use of STOP-GO BOARD(s) At the following location: N77 Colt, Portlaoise Road: N77 Colt, Portlaoise From a point: 644439, 691005 To a point: 644136, 690426 ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times Monday 31/08/2020 08:00:00 to Monday 31/08/2020 18:00:00 Please note that works maybe extended to Wednesday… .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Road Closure at the following location – Road: L-6769-0 Higgs Lane - Of the intention & decision to close the following road at the following location Road: L-6769-0 Higgs Lane From a point: Junction with R445. Dublin Rd (53.044185, -7.257782) To a point: Junction with R425. Ballyclider (53.038747, -7.252196) ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 27/08/2020 08.00 Hrs and 27/08/2020 18.00 Hrs For the purposes… .... Read More
NOTIFICATION OF Temporary Traffic Management- N80 Maidenhead - Laois County Council wishes to advise of the Temporary Traffic Lights At the following location: Road: N80 From a point: 3km north of Arles village @ junction with L3978 To a point: 1km north of Arles village (start of N80 Maidenhead Realignment Scheme) L79791 ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 24/08/2020 08:00 and… .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements: At the following location: N77 Colt, Portlaoise - Laois County Council wishes to advise of the use of STOP-GO BOARD(s) At the following location: N77 Colt, Portlaoise Road: N77 Colt, Portlaoise From a point: 644362, 690861 To a point: 644136, 690426 ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times: Thursday 20/08/2020 08:00:00 and Friday 21/08/2020 18:00:00 For the purposes of Re-surfacing works Please… .... Read More
Digital Strategy for Laois - PUBLIC CONSULTATION NOTICE Laois County Council have prepared a Draft Local Digital Strategy for County Laois for the period 2020-2024. The Strategy will set out Laois County Councils ambitions to meet the needs and aspirations of the people of County Laois in enabling them to benefit from Digital Technologies and infrastructures throughout the County. The… .... Read More
Restart Grant Plus Scheme - The Government has announced the introduction of the Restart Grant Plus Scheme which allows small and medium sized businesses to apply for a grant between €4,000 and €25,000 to help them get them re-open and get people back to work.  Businesses that received Restart Grant funding do not need to apply for the Restart Grant… .... Read More
Free Household Hazardous Waste Collection – Postponed due to Covid-19 restrictions - The scheduled Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on the 15th August 2020 has to be rescheduled due to the Covid-19 lockdown. A new date will be announced. Laois County Council wish to announce a free Household Hazardous Waste Collection is to be provided as detailed below:   Venue:                 … .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Traffic Management – N80 South of Arles - Laois County Council wishes to advise of the use of the use of TEMPORARY TRAFFIC LIGHTS At the following location: Road: N80 From a point: 2km south of Arles village @ Maidenhead bends To a point: 1km south of Arles village ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 08/08/2020 08:30 and 15/08/2020 08:00 Tie… .... Read More
Community Response Support Helpline - The Council phone line 057 866 4000 is open Monday to Friday, between the hours of 9am to 5pm, for the Laois County Council Community Response Support Helpline and deal with normal Council queries. On Saturdays the Laois County Council Community Response Support Helpline is available on 1800 832010 (10am - 1pm / 2pm - 4pm) to facilitate the… .... Read More
KYLETALESHA LANDFILL & CIVIC AMENITY CENTRE -   IMPORTANT NOTICE KYLETALESHA LANDFILL & CIVIC AMENITY CENTRE   From Monday 10th august 2020 the civic amenity site at the Kyletalesha landfill facility will be directly managed, operated & staffed by Laois county council. Co-operation and patience is sought from all users of the facility to ensure that the civic amenity site operates in… .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Traffic Management – N77 Durrow - Laois County Council wishes to advise of the use of Temporary Traffic Lights at the following location: N77 Thomastown Demesne, Durrow Road: N77 Durrow From a point: E: 640970 N: 677767 To a point: E: 642206 N: 678851 ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times Monday 10/08/2020 08:00 To Wednesday 12/08/2020 18:00 For the… .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Traffic Management – N78 Rushes - Laois County Council wishes to advise of the use of STOP-GO BOARD(s) At the following location: N78 Rushes Road: N78 Rushes From a point: South of Gregory's Cross Roads To a point: North of Gregory's Cross Roads ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times (daily) Friday August 7th 08:00hrs to 17:00hrs For the purposes… .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Traffic Management – Rockview Roundabout - Laois County Council wishes to advise of the use of Temporary Traffic Lights at the following location: Rockview Roundabout Road: Rockview Roundabout From a point: E: 645619 to N: 698360 To a point: E: 645699 to N: 698362 ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times (daily) 06/08/2020 08:00 to 03/09/2020 08:00 to 18:00:00 For… .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Traffic Management – N80 Ballickmoyler - Laois County Council wish to advise of a Stop/Go system at the following location: N80 Ballickmoyler Road: N80 Ballickmoyler From a point: O'Kellys Pub To a point: Approx. 500m North of Ballickmoyler ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times (daily) Friday August 7th 08:00hrs to 17:00hrs For the purposes of Road Surfacing and Lining… .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Traffic Management – N80 Oughaval - Laois County Council wish to advise of Stop/Go boards at the following location: N80 Oughaval Road: N80 Oughaval From a point: The Windy Gap To a point: Oughaval Forest Car Park ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times (daily) Friday August 7th 08:00hrs to 17:00hrs For the purposes of Road Surfacing and Lining Please… .... Read More
Motor Tax /Cash Office Revised Opening Hours - On a “managed” basis at present, Motor Tax have revised our opening hours to the public from 9.30am – 1.00pm, Monday to Friday. Forms must be fully completed and/or appropriate supporting documentation attached before entering the building. Only 1 customer allowed access per transaction Alternative options include: Online taxation can be done from the comfort… .... Read More
COVID 19 – WAIVER OF COMMERICAL RATES - A 100% waiver of commercial rates applies for a 6-month period from 27 March 2020 to 27 September 2020 to all ratepayers except a small number of categories. The waiver will be applied as a credit in lieu of rates for the 6-month period covered in 2020. These excluded categories are mainly utilities, banks, large… .... Read More
RIP John Hume - It is with deep sadness that the Laois Council acknowledges the passing of John Hume, former leader of the SDLP. We would like to extend our heartfelt sympathies at this time to his family, particularly his wife, Pat and to acknowledge the crucial role John played in bringing peace to the island of Ireland. Ar… .... Read More
Conservation of Kilmanman Church brings community together - A community-based project to save the medieval Church at Kilmanman near Clonaslee in Laois from collapse, had a very successful first stage in 2019 and work is soon to start in 2020. Fears for the survival of the medieval church ruins had been raised by members of the local graveyard committee, and help was sought… .... Read More
Laois Community Call Helpline is no longer in operation - The Laois Community Call Helpline is no longer in operation . Laois County Council can be contacted at 057 866 4000, Monday to Friday, between the hours of 9am to 5pm, to deal with all Council related queries For further information please go to our COVID-19 Community Response page HERE .... Read More
Laois County Council wishes to advise of the decision to close the following roads at the following location Road: L-5056 Caher, Borris In Ossory, Co. Laois - Laois County Council wishes to advise of the decision to close the following roads at the following location Road: L-5056 Caher, Borris In Ossory, Co. Laois From a Point: Junction with L-5055 Caher, Borris In Ossory, Co. Laois To a point: For a distance of 800m towards Borris In Ossory, Co. Laois ON and/or BETWEEN… .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Road Closure – N80 Arles - Laois County Council wishes to advise of the intention & decision to close the following road at the following location Road: N80 Arles Diversion route in place as per map attached, Local access will be provided to residents. ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times Wednesday 29th July to Friday 31st July For the… .... Read More
Round 2 2020 Town and Village Renewal Scheme- Accelerated Measures - Laois County Council are now inviting applications for Round 2 of the 2020  Town and Village Renewal Scheme- Accelerated Measures. This is a great opportunity for communities who may have a project in mind in response to Covid 19. For more information, go to https://laois.ie/departments/community/2020-town-and-village-renewal-scheme/ .... Read More
Registration Open- Laois Youth Volunteers & Laois Young Creatives Scheme 2020 - Laois County Council in partnership with Volunteer Laois & LOETB are encouraging  students in the County, aged 18-25, to volunteer with their local Community Groups. This is a great opportunity for young people to help out in the community, get involved with a variety of different groups and projects and gain valuable work experience. The… .... Read More