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- Laois County Council wishes to invite applications from suitably qualified persons for inclusion on a panel which is being established for the following position: Business Advisor (Local Enterprise Office) Grade VI Business Advisor - Local Enterprise Office (Grade VI) - qualifications Business Advisor Local Enterprise Office - application form  Applications, on the official application form,… .... 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
Temporary Traffic Controls – Kyletalesha/Derrycloney Junction - Laois County Council advises of the use of STOP-GO BOARD(s) at the following location: Road: N80 From a point: Kyletalesha Junction To a point: Derrycloney Junction ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 9am 16.01.20 and 5pm 16.01.20 For the purposes of Emergency patch repairs of road. Please see  map below. Kyletalesha Derrycloney Any… .... 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
Notification of Temporary 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 13/01/2020 Until 24/01/2020 Closure Hours : 08:30am – 18:00 daily. Road will… .... 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
Outreach Events for Volunteer Directors of Owners’ Management Companies in 2020 - Multi-unit developments (MUDs) are developments of several homes that share certain facilities. These managed estates are often apartment buildings or duplexes, but they can also be townhouses or stand-alone houses that share common facilities. These communities rely on robust owners’ management companies (OMCs) for them to be successful and sustainable. With the increasing number of… .... Read More
Stop/Go Boards – N77 Durrow - Laois County Council wishes to advise of the use of STOP/GO BOARDs at the following location: Durrow, in Co Laois. Road: N77 Durrow From a point: 80m South of the junction between Chapel St. and Mary St. To a point: 100m South of the junction between Chapel St. and Mary St. ON and/or BETWEEN the… .... 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: 1km North of the village of Arles To a… .... Read More
Notification of Positive Traffic Controls – N80 Newpark, Portlaoise - Laois County Council wishes to advise of the use of STOP-GO BOARD(s) At the following location: Road: Newpark Estate off the N80 Mountmellick Rd Portlaoise From a point: Northern entrance into Newpark off N80 To a point: Southern entrance into Newpark off N80 ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 9am 06.01.20 and 5pm… .... Read More
Notifications of Positive Traffic Controls – Portlaoise - Laois County Council wishes to advise of the use of STOP-GO BOARD(s) at the following location: Road: N80 Mountmellick Rd Portlaoise From a point: Mill Lane To a point: Ballyfin Rd ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 9am 06.01.20 and 5pm 27.01.20 For the purposes of permanent reinstatement works at various days over… .... Read More
Christmas Tree Recycling - Non Artificial Christmas Trees are being accepted for recycling free of charge at Kyletalesha Landfill Site until 31st January 2020 Please remove all lights and decorations beforehand.     Please note artificial Christmas Trees are not recyclable If you need to dispose of an artificial Christmas tree they can be taken over the weighbridge at… .... Read More
Emergency Road Closure – Donaghmore Village - Laois County Council wishes to advise of the intention & decision to close the following roads at the following location; Road: From a point: Donaghmore Village To a point: Coolfin Cross Roads ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times daily. 24/12/2019 9:00 to 10/01/2020 16:30 For the purposes of Bridge culvert collapsed Alternative route… .... 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
Changes to Portarlington Recycling Centre Opening Hours - Please refer to our Christmas Closing Arrangements as well. .... 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
Arts Awards and Opportunities 2020 - Laois County Council Arts Service invites applications for the following awards  and opportunities to individuals/groups and organisations.  Click here to download for all Grant Applications for  2020 Grants & Schemes Arts Act Grants 2020:- Provision has been made by Laois County Council for the payment of grants to Laois arts organisations and individuals who meet the artistic… .... 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
Notification of Temporary Road Closure – Spaquarter, Cullahill Mountain - Laois County Council wishes to advise of the intention & decision to close the following roads at the following location Road: L-5757 Spaquarter Cullahill Mountain From a point: Bunlacken To a point: Gorteenahilla ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 16/12/2019 8:00 to 17/01/2020 18:00 For the purposes of Emergency Repair Work to Road… .... 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: 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
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
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