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Of the use of STOP/GO BOARD’s At the following location: N80 at the junction of Green Rd L-38551 - Of the use of STOP/GO BOARD's At the following location: N80 at the junction of Green Rd L-38551 Road: N80 From a point: N80 at the junction of Green Rd L-38551 To a point: N80 at the junction of Green Rd L-38551 ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 13/11/2019 8:00 and 20/11/2019 6pm… .... Read More
Of the use of TEMPORARY TRAFFIC LIGHTS At the following location: Davitt Road L2120 - Of the use of TEMPORARY TRAFFIC LIGHTS At the following location: Davitt Road L2120, Before Mountmellick GAA Club, Mountmellick, Portlaoise Road: Davitt Road L2120 From a point: North of the GAA club To a point: 100 meters Notrh ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 12/11/2019 8:00am and 15/11/2019 5pm For the purposes of… .... 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
Of the intention & decision to close the following roads at the following location Road: L-5757 Spaquarter Cullahill Mountain - 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 07/11/2019 8:00 to 29/11/2019 18:00 For the purposes of Emergency Repair Work to Road L-5757 Spaquarter Cullahill Mountain. Alternative routes… .... 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
Official Opening of Portlaoise Southern Circular Road Extension - Friday 1st November 2019 saw the much anticipated opening of the Portlaoise Southern Circular Road Extension connecting the R426 Timahoe Road and the N77 Abbeyleix Road. The official opening was performed by Mr. Charles Flanagan, Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, in the presence of Cathaoirleach William Aird, Oireachtas Members the Elected Members of… .... Read More
REMINDER: MOUNTMELLICK FLOOD RELIEF SCHEME – Public Engagement Day - MOUNTMELLICK FLOOD RELIEF SCHEME Were you affected by or have you concerns about flooding in Mountmellick? Please join us for our Public Engagement Day on Wednesday November 13th between 3pm and 8pm  at Mountmellick Development Association. See notice below. Mountmellick FRS - Public Engagement Day Should you have any queries please contact: Paul McLoughlin, Senior… .... Read More
Of the use of TEMPORARY TRAFFIC LIGHTS At the following location: N80 - 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 Intention – Killenard - 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 L3171-0 road bridge over the railway north of Killenard, the L31711/L31703 in Tirhogar… .... Read More
Stop-Go Boards – N80 Mountmellick - Laois County Council wishes to notify of the use of Stop-Go Boards at the following location: Road: N80 Mountmellick From a point: 30m North of N80 Applegreen Garage at Irishtown To a point: 20m North of N80 Irishtown Roundabout at Irishtown ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 30.10.19 to 01.11.19 8am to 6pm… .... Read More
Of the use of STOP-GO BOARD(s) At the following location: Road: R445 Mountrath Road, Portlaoise - Of the use of STOP-GO BOARD(s) At the following location: Road: R445 Mountrath Road, Portlaoise From a point: R445 / M7 Motorway Junction 18 To a point: R445 at Clonadacasey ( 3.5km west of Junction 18 on the M7) ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times Weekdays (i.e. Monday - Friday) for 3 weeks… .... Read More
Of the use of STOP/GO BOARDs – At the following location: N80 - Of the use of STOP/GO BOARDs At the following location: N80 Maidenhead, approximately 3km south of Simmons’s Cross Road (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 following… .... Read More
Join the Celebration of Laois Heritage! - The Heritage Office of Laois County Council is holding a conference on the theme " Laois Heritage Matters", on Saturday 23rd of November, at the Midlands Park Hotel in Portlaoise. The conference aims to bring together all those with an interest in the heritage of County Laois, to explore and celebrate the rich wealth of… .... Read More
Of the intention & decision to close the following roads at the following location Road: L-5757 Spaquarter Cullahill Mountain - 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 21/10/2019 8:00 to 1/11/2019 18:00 For the purposes of Emergency Repair Work to Road L-5757 Spaquarter Cullahill Mountain. Alternative routes… .... Read More
Of the use of STOP-GO BOARD(s) At the following location: Road: N80 Mountmellick Rd, Portlaoise - Of the use of STOP-GO BOARD(s) At the following location: Road: N80 Mountmellick Rd, Portlaoise From a point: N77/N80 Abbeyleix Rd Roundabout To a point: N80 Mountmellick Rd mini roundabout into Rossvale ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 7pm - 21.10.19 and 7am - 04.11.19 For the purposes of Pavement Resurfacing (night works… .... Read More
Of the use of STOP-GO BOARD(s) At the following location: Road: N77 Main St Abbeyleix - Of the use of STOP-GO BOARD(s) At the following location: Road: N77 Main St Abbeyleix From a point: Junction with R430 (main cross roads in Abbeyleix) To a point: Junction with R430 (main cross roads in Abbeyleix) ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times Sat 19/10/2019 at 7am Mon 21/10/2019 9am and Sat 19/10/2019… .... 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
Of the use of STOP-GO BOARD(s) At the following location: Road: R639 Cork Road Durrow, Co. Laois - Of the use of STOP-GO BOARD(s) At the following location: Road: R639 Cork Road Durrow, Co. Laois ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 8:00 16.10.19 and 18:00 25.10.19 For the purposes of Drainage Works, Cork Road Durrow, Co. Laois Please see attached map (below) Durrow Cork Rd Any objections or observations shall be… .... Read More
The use of TEMPORARY TRAFFIC LIGHTS At the following location: N80 - The use of TEMPORARY TRAFFIC LIGHTS At the following location: N80 Maidenhead, approximately 3km south of Simmons’s Cross Road (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 following… .... 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
Casual Trading Bye-Laws – Review - Notice of Intention to Prepare Draft Casual Trading Bye-Laws Laois County Council is proposing to update its Portlaoise Casual Trading Bye-laws under Section 6 of the Casual Trading Act 1995. These Bye-Laws will refer to Portlaoise only. Copies of the Draft Portlaoise Casual Trading Bye Laws 2019 are currently available for inspection at Customer Service… .... 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
Summer Camps & Activities Directory - Summer Directory is available now online, schools, libraries and public buildings. Sports-Directory-2019 .... 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