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Notification Temporary Road Closure Road: L-67702-0 Summerhill Lane, Summerhill, Portlaoise, Co. Laois - Notification Temporary Road Closure Laois County Council wishes to advise of the intention to close Road at the following location: Road: L-67702-0 Summerhill Lane, Summerhill, Portlaoise, Co. Laois From a point: Junction with the R-945-0. (53.033030, -7.277770) To a point: Junction with the L-81022-2. ( 53.032243, -7.275903) ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times… .... Read More
Notification Temporary Road Closure at the following location: Road: L3838 Coolnabacky - Notification Temporary Road Closure Laois County Council wishes to advise of the intention to close Road at the following location: Road: L3838 Coolnabacky ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 22/09/2021 8am And 22/09/2021 6pm For the purposes of Road Surfacing Works Please see Map (below) https://laois.ie/wp-content/uploads/Timahoe-Stradbally-Road-Closure-L3838-Diversion.pdf Any objections or observations shall be emailed… .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements at the following location: Dublin Rd, Beladd, Portlaoise, Co. Laois - Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements Laois County Council wishes to advise of Temporary Traffic Lights and Stop and Go Boards At the following location: Dublin Rd, Beladd, Portlaoise, Co. Laois Road: R445 Dublin Road From a point: 100 m East of Junction with L-21337-0 Fielbrook Drive - Approx. 53.037977, -7.280380 To a point: 100… .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements at the following location: Portlaoise Roads: R941, R445, N80 - Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements Laois County Council wishes to advise of Temporary Stop and Go Boards and the Road Narrows At the following location: Portlaoise Roads: R941, R445, N80 From a point: Various - See plans ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 21/09/2021 21:00 and 22/09/2021 03:00 For the purposes of… .... Read More
Hedge Cutting and Landowner/Occupier Obligations - Hedge Cutting and Landowner/Occupier Obligations Are you a landowner or land occupier? Are you aware of your obligations under the Roads Act 1993? Did you know that since 1st September, hedge cutting season is open? This remains open until 28th February each year. In the interest of safety and the protection of all people who… .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements at the following location: Dublin Rd, Beladd, Portlaoise, Co. Laois - Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements Laois County Council wishes to advise of Temporary Stop and Go Boards and Temporary Traffic Lights At the following location: Dublin Rd, Beladd, Portlaoise, Co. Laois Road: R445 Dublin Road From a point: 100 m East of Junction with L-21337-0 Fielbrook Drive - Approx. 53.037977, -7.280380 To a point:… .... Read More
Notification Temporary Road Closure at the following location: Road: L-67702-0 Summerhill Lane, Summerhill, Portlaoise, Co. Laois (only closed to Westbound traffic) - Notification Temporary Road Closure Laois County Council wishes to advise of the intention to close Road at the following location: Road: L-67702-0 Summerhill Lane, Summerhill, Portlaoise, Co. Laois. (only closed to Westbound traffic) From a point: Junction with the R-945-0. (53.033030, -7.277770) To a point: Junction with the L-81022-2. ( 53.032243, -7.275903) ON and/or BETWEEN… .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements at the following location: Rathmoyle, Abbeyleix Road, Co. Laois - Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements Laois County Council wishes to advise of Temporary Stop and Go Boards and Temporary Traffic Lights At the following location: Rathmoyle, Abbeyleix Road, Co. Laois Road: R425 From a point: Junction with L-6720-0 Green Road - Approx. 52.924951, -7.332690 To a point: 100 m North East of junction with… .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements at the following location: Marian Ave, Clonminam, Portlaoise, Co. Laois - Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements Laois County Council wishes to advise that the Road Narrows At the following location: Marian Ave, Clonminam, Portlaoise, Co. Laois Road: L-63104-0 and L-81070-1 From a point: 200 m West of Junction with the N77. Approx. 53.030039, -7.305185 To a point: 200 m East of Junction with the L-2696-0… .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements at the following location: Moyadd, Co. Laois - Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements Laois County Council wishes to advise Temporary Stop and Go Boards, Temporary Traffic Lights and Road Narrows At the following location: Moyadd, Co. Laois Road: L-38582 From a Point: 600 m North of Junction with the R426. (Approx. 52.900902, -7.171833) To a point: 1400 m North of Junction with… .... Read More
Minister Troy meets with the chair of the Midlands Regional Enterprise Plan to discuss their progress Minister visits Low Carbon Centre of Excellence and Business Hub supported by Enterprise Ireland -                               Pictured with Minister Robert Troy were Dr. Ann Cusack, Chair of the Midland Regional Enterprise Plans Steering Committee John Mullholland, C.E.O Laois Co Co and Cllr. Conor Bergin, Cathaoirleach Laois County Council Photo Denis Byrne   Minister Troy meets with… .... Read More
INFO: Site Suitability Assessments / Percolation Tests - Laois County Council are currently not carrying out site suitability / percolation tests until further notice. Please advise Laois County Council of any percolation tests being carried out by third parties using the notification form in Section 5 of the planning pack, giving at least 5 days advance notice. .... Read More
Make Way Day 2021 - Make Way in my 5k! Laois prepares for the annual one day-access blitz which is #MakeWayDay21. Every corner of Ireland will be put to the test for basic access issues on Friday, September 24th when the Make Way Day campaign returns, with a testing twist! “Make Way Day” is a campaign that brings the disability… .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements at the following location: Road: R-423 Blackwater Bridge, Derrycloney, Mountmellick, Co. Laois - Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements Laois County Council wishes to advise of Temporary Stop and Go Boards At the following location: Road: R-423 Blackwater Bridge, Derrycloney, Mountmellick, Co. Laois At point Blackwater Bridge, Derrycloney, Mountmellick, Co. Laois ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 15/09/2021 8:00 and 01/10/2021 16:30 For the purposes of… .... Read More
National Bike Week and European Mobility Week 2021 - Bike Week is an annual celebration and promotion of all that’s great about bikes and cycling. This year, Bike Week will kick off on Sunday September 12th and end on Saturday September 18th. Funding has been provided by the Department of Transport to Laois County Council and other Local Authorities across the country to contribute… .... Read More
Celebrating Rathdowney with a brand-new mural for Culture Night 2021 - A new mural artwork celebrating the people and spirit of Rathdowney will be launched at this year's Culture Night on Fri Sept 17. The launch event will take place at the Church of Ireland Parochial Hall, The Square at 4pm. The mural is designed and created by Portarlington based artist ADW who will also give… .... Read More
National Bike Week & European Mobility Week 2021 - Bike Week is an annual celebration and promotion of all that’s great about bikes and cycling. This year, Bike Week will kick off on Sunday September 12th and end on Saturday September 18th. Funding has been provided by the Department of Transport to Laois County Council and other Local Authorities across the country to contribute… .... Read More
PORTLAOISE PLANE MAKES TRIUMPHANT RETURN HOME - The plane last seen in public in Portlaoise over 100 years ago, when it was one of the first planes in Ireland to take to the skies, returned home to Portlaoise on Sunday. A huge gathering of well-wishers, heritage and aviation enthusiasts gathered in the spacious grounds of Laois Music Centre to view the newly… .... Read More
World Suicide Prevention Day - Today is World Suicide Prevention Day, pick up a See Change Green Ribbon and wear it so that others know they can talk to you.  The HSE Provides Free Online Training called Living Works for anyone that would like to learn more about how to talk about the difficult subject of suicide with their loved… .... Read More
   Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD), 10th September, 2021 -                                        World Suicide Prevention Day is a global public health day, focused on raising awareness and understanding about suicide prevention. The Theme for 2021 is “Creating Hope Through Action”, which aligns with the focus on collective and… .... Read More
Poetry Town 2021 -   Poetry Town is an initiative of Poetry Ireland in partnership with Local Authority Arts Offices. This is a new all-island initiative, which will see more than a hundred free poetry-related activities take place in 20 towns across the island of Ireland between September 10th and 18th. Comhairle Chontae Laoise is delighted to support this… .... Read More
Autumn Blitz 2021 - Autumn Blitz 2021 Laois County Council under the Anti-Dumping Initiative announce an Autumn Blitz Campaign running from 20th to 24th September 2021 in conjunction with Tidy Towns and kindly sponsored by Bord na Móna Recycling. If you wish to be involved with this Clean Up Initiative please contact your local Tidy Towns Committee who are… .... Read More
Rás na mBan 2021 - Laois Welcomes Rás na mBan Back to the Slieve Blooms Rás na mBan international cycle race is getting set to visit County Laois for a second time this year when top international riders from all over the world head to The Cut in the Slieve Blooms on Friday September 10th. Riders in the 15th edition… .... Read More
Love this place, leave no trace - Summer is drawing to a close but the Love This Place, Leave No Trace message is still as important as ever going into the autumn months. Take the Pledge today and commit to making Ireland a cleaner, greener and safer place for all: http://bit.ly/leavenotrace-pledge Overview video - https://youtu.be/9zscN5CP-ow #LovethisPlace #LeaveNoTrace .... Read More
Free recycling for electrical items - Did you know that electrical items can be disposed of free of charge all year round at our Recycling Centres at Kyletalesha and Portarlington. https://www.instagram.com/weee_ireland/https://www.facebook.com/WEEEIrelandhttps://twitter.com/WEEEIrelandhttps://www.linkedin.com/company/weee-ireland   .... Read More
Press Release Electric Picnic 2021 - A decision by Laois County Council to refuse the application for an event licence for the Electric Picnic 2021, issued on the 4th August 2021 pursuant to section 231 (3)(a) and (b) of the Planning and Development Act, as amended. The decision was based on the following reasons:   Having regard to the up to date advise from… .... Read More
Green Dog Walker Campaign - As the schools are back this week and there is a lot more foot traffic, we would encourage dog owners to be responsible and clean up after their dogs. Show your support today and sign up to the Green Dog Walker Campaign and receive your free hi viz. Follow the link below to fill out… .... Read More
Town and Village Streetscape Enhancement Scheme 2021 - In accordance with the Government's five year strategy " Our Rural Future" to revitalise rural Ireland, Laois County Council is seeking to improve the streetscape of the following 5 towns - Mountrath, Mountmellick, Rathdowney, Ballinakill and Ballylinan. The Business Support Unit are now accepting online applications only  for this scheme. The scheme is available to… .... Read More
Colouring Competition – Green Dog Walker - As there are more feet about to hit the streets this week with children back to school we would like to remind people to be responsible and clean up after their dogs, bag it and bin it !! In an effort to promote responsible dog ownership we are running a colouring competition reminding people about… .... Read More
Green Dog Walker Programme - As more people are out and about enjoying the nice weather, we would encourage dog owners to be responsible and clean up after their dogs. Show your support today and sign up to the Green Dog Walker Campaign and receive your free hi viz. Follow the link below to fill out our online form. https://laois.ie/.../environm.../green-dog-walker-programme/ .... Read More
Portlaoise Plane and Fitzmaurice Archive Showcased for Heritage Week - Portlaoise aviation history will be to the fore for this year’s Heritage Week, August 14th to 22nd, with three events celebrating the huge contribution the town has made to Irish and international aviation and exploration.   The Portlaoise Plane, a monoplane designed and built in Aldritt’s Garage Portlaoise by Frank Aldritt and his sons –… .... Read More
Responsible Dog Ownership - As we are all out and about more enjoying the good weather, we would like to remind dog owners to be responsible and aware of other footpath users. Please pick up after your dog, bag it, bin it !   it ! .... Read More
Minister Humphreys announces County Allocations - Our Rural Future:  Minister Humphreys announces County Allocations for additional upgrade works to rural roads and laneways Minister confirms distribution of additional €10.5 million funding announced as part of ‘Our Rural Future’ Funding doubles the total budget under the Local Improvement Scheme this year to €21 million Investment to improve access to rural homes, farms… .... Read More
Motor Tax & Cash Office Re-Opening - The Motor Tax & Cash Office (Payments Office) public counters will re-open to the public from next Tuesday 3rd August 2021.  The opening hours are 9.30am – 1pm, Monday to Friday (excl bank holidays).  The entrance will be controlled with only 2 customers allowed entry at any particular time.  Please ensure to have your documents… .... Read More
Works to Inch Bridge - Submissions received in relation to An Bord Pleanala ABP-310430-21 regarding proposed works to Inch Bridge across the Stradbally river https://laois.ie/wp-content/uploads/An-Bord-Pleanala-ABP-310430-21-Inch-Bridge-Stradbally.pdf   .... Read More
Heritage Week 2021 - Open the door to Laois Heritage Heritage Week Event Guide for 2021 Launched Details of the events coming up in Laois for Heritage Week have been revealed, as the event guide for the week in Laois was launched. The theme for this year is "Open the Door the Heritage" and many of the events and… .... Read More
Know your locality - Free online Know your Locality Course for Laois It is amazing what you can discover about your local area from the snug safety of your home. Laois Heritage Office with the support of Creative Ireland is delighted to offer a FREE online course delivered by Irish Heritage School that will take you step-by-step through the… .... Read More
A DRIVE – BY ART EXHIBITION SUN 18TH JULY 11AM – 4PM LAOIS COUNTY COUNCIL PLAZA - Fadó Faces’ an outdoor drive-by art exhibition by ten local Laois artists celebrates the lives and stories of older people in Laois, through traditional portrait painting and digital art, and takes place on July 18 at Laois Co. Council Plaza. .... Read More
Active Parks Programme 2021 – Tai Chi Yoga - As part of Active Parks  –Tai Chi Yoga will be commencing in the Peoples Park, Portlaoise on Friday 23rd July. See poster below for further details. Advance booking is essential as places are limited. Book your place on the 4 week programme TODAY! Contact sports@laoiscoco.ie .... Read More
Painting the Particular Exhibition by Artist Mary Burke - https://laois.ie/wp-content/uploads/Laois-Co-Co-Mary-Burke-Banner.pdf .... Read More