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Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements at the following location: Road: N80 Portlaoise to Mountmellick rd, Co Laois - Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements Laois County Council wishes to advise of Temporary Stop-Go Boards At the following location: Road: N80 Portlaoise to Mountmellick rd, Co Laois From a point: N80 Kyletalesha To a point: N80 Derrycloney ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 18/01/2020 From :08:00am and 19/01/2020 to :18:00pm For the… .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements at the following location Road: N78 Ballyehane, Co. Laois - Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements Laois County Council wishes to advise of Temporary Stop-Go Boards At the following location: Road: N78 Ballyehane, Co. Laois From a point: N78 Ballyehane lower To a point: N78 Ballyehane ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 13/01/2021 From :08:00am - 13/01/2021 TO :18:00pm For the purposes of Road… .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements at the following location Road: N78 Crettyard, Co. Laois - Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements Laois County Council wishes to advise of Temporary Stop-Go Boards At the following location:  Road: N78 Crettyard, Co. Laois From a point: N78 Crettyard To a point: N78 Crettyard ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 13/01/2021 From :08:00am - 14/01/2021 to: 18:00pm For the purposes of Road… .... Read More
Notice Of Decision Road Closure Ballymorris Road Portarlingon - 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 Ballymorris Road, L-3157-22, from the Railway Bridge to Canal Road/ Ballymorris Road Crossroads, from the 19th January to the 16th February… .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements at the following location Knocknamoe, Abbeyleix, Co.Laois - Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements Laois County Council wishes to advise the use of Temporary Traffic Lights At the following location: Knocknamoe, Abbeyleix, Co.Laois Road: R430 From a point: 100 m North West of junction with the L-81078, entrance to Balladine Heights (52.918219, -7.3565570 To a point: 100 m South East of junction with… .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements at the following location Road: N78 Ballylinan, Co Laois - Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements Laois County Council wishes to advise of Temporary Stop-Go Boards At the following location: Main Street, Ballylynan Road: N78 Ballylinan Co Laois From a point: N78 Mainstreet ballylinan To a point: Aghanure Junction ballylinan ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 12/01/2021 From :08:00am -12/01/2021 TO :18:00pm For… .... Read More
Draft Laois County Development Plan 2021 – 2027 - The Draft Laois County Development Plan 2021 - 2027 will be on public display and available for public inspection from 12th January 2021 to 23rd March 2021 (both dates inclusive) at the following locations: https://consult.laois.ie Planning Office, Laois County Council, Aras an Chontae, JFL Avenue, Portlaoise, Co.Laois (by appointment only during normal opening hours as per Covid-19 Guidelines) All branch Libraries in… .... Read More
Laois Community 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 to deal with normal Council queries. On Saturdays the Laois County Council Community Response Support Helpline is available on 1800 832 010 (10am-1pm / 2pm-4pm) to… .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements at the following location Knocknamoe, Abbeyleix, Co.Laois - Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements Laois County Council wishes to advise the use of Temporary Traffic Lights At the following location: Knocknamoe, Abbeyleix, Co.Laois Road: R430 From a point: 100 m North West of junction with the L-81078, entrance to Balladine Heights (52.918219, -7.3565570 To a point: 100 m South East of junction with… .... Read More
School Closures - Minister for Education Norma Foley TD has confirmed that all schools will  remain closed to students from Monday 11 January. As of Monday 11 January students, including children with special needs, will resort to a programme of remote learning in line with the rest of the government restrictions. For further information CLICK HERE .... Read More
Level 5 Restrictions - At Level 5, the public health risk means that you will be asked to stay at home, except for travel for work, education or other essential purposes, or to take exercise within 5km of home. There will be no gatherings other than small numbers at funerals and weddings. For accurate and up-to-date information CLICK HERE .... Read More
COVID-19 Vaccine - The national vaccination programme has begun in Ireland, starting with front line healthcare workers and people over 65 years of age and living in Long Term Residential Care facilities. In order to limit the spread of the virus, we will all need to continue to practise the important public health measures that we’ve been following… .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements at the following location: - Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements Laois County Council wishes to advise the use of Stop-and-Go boards At the following location: L1738 Castlecomer Road From a point: 250m South East of Junction with the R432, Outside Graveyard (52.870400, - 7.304477) To a point: 750 m South East of Junction with the R432 (52.867172 - 7.302416)… .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Road Closure at the following location: Ballymorris Road, Portarlington - 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: L3157-22 Ballymorris Road, Portarlington, Co. Laois From Ballymorris Court to its junction with Canal Road ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 19/01/2021 to 16/02/2021 For the purposes… .... Read More
DYNAMIC PURCHASING SYSTEM FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY RETROFITTING WORKS - The Local Government Operational Procurement Centre (LGOPC) published a Dynamic Purchasing System for Energy Efficiency Retrofitting Works on the 17th of December 2020 on www.etenders.gov.ie. They would invite all relevant contractors to participate in this Dynamic Purchasing System. Attached is an information notice that may assist in this regard.   Title of the Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) Dynamic Purchasing… .... Read More
Reporting Issues with Public Lighting - It has never been simpler to report an issue with public lighting in your area. Log on to https://deadsureapp.com/ Follow the instruction in the document below and its as simple as that. https://laois.ie/wp-content/uploads/HOW-TO-REPORT-A-STREET-LIGHT-OUT-OF-ORDER.pdf   .... Read More
Arts Service Awards and Opportunities - Applications are currently available for arts awards and opportunities for individuals/groups and organisations from Laois. click on the links to access info and forms. Arts Act Grants 2021 open to groups and individuals who meet the artistic and financial criteria set down by Laois County Council. The Tyrone Guthrie Residency Bursary Award 2021, to enable… .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements at the following location: R445 Mountrath Road - Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements Laois County Council wishes to advise the use of Stop-and-Go boards At the following location: R445 Mountrath Road Road: R445 From a point: Approx 70m East of Junction with IDA Business Park (53.034034, - 7.320718) To a point: Approx 70m West of Junction with IDA Business Park (53.034169 -… .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements at the following location – Road: R430 Knocknamoe, Abbeyleix, Co.Laois - Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements Laois County Council wishes to advise the use of Temporary Traffic Lights At the following location: Knocknamoe, Abbeyleix, Co.Laois Road: R430 From a point: 100 m North West of junction with the L-81078, entrance to Balladine Heights (52.918219, -7.3565570 To a point: 100 m South East of junction with… .... Read More
Free Christmas Tree Disposal - Christmas Tree recycling is free for the month of January at Kyletalesha Landfill Site. Non-artificial trees only.  Please remove all lights and decorations. The Landfill is open Monday to Friday from 8am to 3.30pm and Saturdays from 8am to 1pm. Closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays. .... Read More
Revised Charges at Kyletalesha Tipping Head and Recycling Facility - Please note that revised charges will apply from today, 4th January 2021, at the Tipping Head and Portlaoise Civic Amenity Site. Transfer Station Charges: Standard Black Bag Waste:   For weights less than or equal to 40kg:  €5 per bag or a minimum charge of €10, whichever is the lowest. Green/Garden Waste:   For weights less than… .... Read More
Government launches ‘Be Winter Ready’ campaign - The campaign information is contained on a dedicated website, www.winterready.ie, where advice is categorised under a number of different headings including: the Home, Business Sector, Older People, Road Safety and Health. The ‘Be Winter Ready’ campaign, which is in its 10th year, is intended to raise awareness about the particular challenges that winter can present… .... Read More
Help is at hand! - To view the full range of services available click here .... Read More
Christmas Closing Arrangements - CHRISTMAS CLOSING ARRANGEMENTS Is mian le Comhairleoir, Catherine Fitzgerald,  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 Catherine Fitzgerald, Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council,  the Members of Laois County Council… .... Read More
New Charges at Kyletalesha 2021 - Kyletalesha Transfer Station & Civic Amenity Site New Charges 2021   The following revised charges will be introduced from the 04th January 2021:   Transfer Station Charges:   Waste Material Charge Standard Black Bag Waste For weights less than or equal to 40kg:  €5 per bag or a minimum charge of €10, whichever is the… .... Read More
A very special Christmas message from Cathaoireach Catherine Fitzgerald, Santa & Mrs. Claus - Don't miss this very special Christmas message from Cathaoireach Catherine Fitzgerald, Santa & Mrs. Claus to all the boys & girls in Laois! https://youtu.be/1XzaTjqV8dA     .... Read More
COVID19 Emergency Fund Application – 2nd Round - The 1st round of the 2020 COVID-19 Emergency Fund was launched in April and provided grants to groups that were participating in the Local Authority led Community Call effort in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2nd round of the COVID-19 Emergency Fund is now being launched with funding of €1.7m. This round will provide… .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Road Closure at the following location: Road: L6114 Pallas Little, Co. Laois  - 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: L6114 Pallas Little, Co. Laois From a point: Junction with the L2112 Ballyfin Road (53.044287, -7.364417) To a point: Junction with the L21127 (53.047873, -7.350674) ON and/or BETWEEN the… .... Read More
Christmas Closing Arrangements -   CHRISTMAS CLOSING ARRANGEMENTS Is mian le Comhairleoir, Catherine Fitzgerald,  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 Catherine Fitzgerald, Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council,  the Members of Laois County… .... Read More
Clonaslee Community celebrates successful conservation of medieval church - The community of Clonaslee has celebrated the end of another successful season of conservation at the medieval Kilmanman Church just outside the village.   The conservation project which started in 2019, is funded by the Creative Ireland Programme in Laois and Laois County Council, with the help of local community fundraising. This year’s work saw… .... Read More
Launch of Abbeyleix Energy Master Plan - Abbeyleix Energy Master plan to be launched by Duncan Stewart Abbeyleix is on a path to becoming an energy efficient community, guided by the Sustainable Energy Communities programme and the Abbeyleix Climate Action Project. The Abbeyleix Energy Master plan will be launched by Duncan Stewart on Thursday 17th December at 7.30pm. The launch will be… .... Read More
2020 Laois Community & Voluntary Awards - If for whatever reason you cannot view the video, please click here to watch it directly on Facebook .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements at the following location: N78 Ballylinan - Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements Laois County Council wishes to advise of Temporary Stop-Go Boards and Traffic Lights At the following location: N78 Ballylinan Road: N78 Main street ballylinan Co Laois From a point: N78 Ballylian @ Pedistrian lights crossing To a point: N78 Ballylinan St. Annes Church Junction ON and/or BETWEEN the following… .... Read More
Invitation to the Community & Voluntary Awards 2020 -   Laois County Council in partnership with Laois Public Participation Network and sponsors People First Credit Union cordially invites you to the Annual Laois Community & Voluntary Awards 2020. This year the awards will be streamed online at 7.30pm on Friday 11th December 2020. The link to view the Awards will be made available on… .... Read More
Christmas Arrangements 2020 – Landfill and Recycling Centres - Kyletalesha Landfill and Recycling Centre Christmas 2020 Arrangements: Thursday              24/12/2020         08:00 - 13:00 Friday                   25/12/2020         Closed Saturday              26/12/2020         Closed Sunday                 27/12/2020         Closed Monday               28/12/2020         Closed Tuesday               29/12/2020         Closed Wednesday         30/12/2020         08:00 - 15:30 Thursday              31/12/2020         08:00 - 15:30 Friday                   01/01/2021         Closed Saturday              02/01/2021         08:00 - 13:00 Sunday                 03/01/2021         Closed Monday               04/01/2021         08:00 - 15:30  … .... Read More
REMINDER – Free Parking on Saturdays this December - In support of ‘’shopping local’’ in the lead into Christmas, no parking charges will apply to Laois County Council operated public parking areas in Portlaoise, Portarlington or Mountmellick on the following days; - Saturday 12th December - Saturday 19th December This support relates to parking charges only. Parking time limits (2 hours in short term… .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Road Closure at the following location: Coolrain - Notification of Temporary Road Closure Laois County Council wishes to advise of the intention & decision to close the following road At the following location: L1059 Coolrain From a point: Junction with L5060 (52.976269, - 7.655415) ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 09/12/2020 09:00 and 09/12/02020 13:00:00 For the purposes of Public Lighting… .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements at the following location: Rath Gailine, Dublin Road, Portlaoise, Co.Laois - Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements Laois County Council wishes to advise that the Roads Narrows At the following location: Rath Gailine, Dublin Road, Portlaoise, Co.Laois Road: L-81021-3, Rath Gailine From a point: Junction with the L-81021-2. (53.041276, -7.276059) To a point: Various locations within estate. (53.041255, -7.276072) ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates &… .... Read More
3rd Mortgage Payment Break for Local Authority borrowers, affected by Covid-19 Emergency - Additional arrangements are in place to support Laois County Council borrowers, who are experiencing financial distress, arising out of the continuing Covid-19 situation. Click here for more info .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements at the following location – Road: R945 Southern Circular Road - Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements At the following location - Road: R945 Southern Circular Road From a point: New roundabouts along road ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times: On 21/11/2020 from 08:00- 18:00 For the purposes of Sign Installation Works Please see attached map (below) Any objections or observations shall be emailed to:… .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements at the following location: Rath Gailine, Dublin Road, Portlaoise, Co.Laois - Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements Laois County Council wishes to advise that the Roads Narrows At the following location: Rath Gailine, Dublin Road, Portlaoise, Co.Laois Road: L-81021-3, Rath Gailine From a point: Junction with the L-81021-2. (53.041276, -7.276059) To a point: Various locations within estate. (53.041255, -7.276072) ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates &… .... Read More
Funding for historic buildings announced - Minister of State for Heritage Malcolm Noonan has launched the Built Heritage Investment Scheme and the Historic Structures Fund for 2021. With €6m in funding across both schemes, they represent a significant boost to the conservation of Ireland’s built heritage. It is expected the schemes will support hundreds of projects while also creating over 30,000 days of employment.… .... Read More
LGBTI+ Groups Laois Offaly Nov. 2020 - Youth work Ireland Laois supports two LGBTI+ groups and one transgender/non binary/gender fluid specific support group once a week. The LGBTI+ groups currently are catering to a younger 15-18 age group and an older 18-24 age group. They meet every week and use the time to have a safe space, discuss issues they face, plan… .... Read More
IPB Pride of Place 2020 Awards - Why not join Marty on Saturday 21st November at 7 pm for the IPB Pride of Place 2020 Awards, in association with Co-Operation Ireland. Live streamed at www.prideofplace.ie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYqceo5KUg8 .... Read More
Laois County Council support for LGBTI+ Stand Up Awareness Week. - Laois County Council support for LGBTI+ Stand Up Awareness Week. The community of Laois has come together to support LGBTI+ awareness week from 16th -20th November which will culminate in the raising of the LGBTI+ flag for the first time at Áras an Chontae with Cathaoirleach Catherine Fitzgerald and young people. Through the work of… .... Read More
Portarlington Regeneration Strategy - Laois County Council invites you to make submissions or observations to the pre-draft stage of the Portarlington Regeneration Strategy. The aim of the strategy is to create a vision for Portarlington's public realm, including the suitable re-use of Market House and Square. The aim of the Strategy will be to identify key urban spaces designated… .... Read More
Midlands Science Festival to profile Local Heroes of Climate Action in Abbeyleix - Science Week runs from November 8th to 15th this year and there are lots of events happening across the midlands, including three evening events focusing on climate action in Abbeyleix and the surrounding area. Science Communicator Dr Niamh Shaw has recently been appointed to work with the community in Abbeyleix in a project which is… .... Read More
Delivering Books to those Cocooning - Are you cocooning and looking for books or reading material or do you know someone who is elderly or vulnerable who is cocooning at home ? You can request a selection of library books, audio books, magazines and DVDs directly from Laois County Council Library Services. Volunteers will then make arrangements with you to deliver… .... Read More
Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements at the following location Road: N80 (Coote Street) - Notification of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements Laois County Council wishes to advise that the Road Narrows at the following location: Portlaoise Road: N80 (Coote Street) From a point: Station Road To a point: Market Square ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 27/10/2020 08:00:00 - 18:00:00 28/10/2020 08:00:00 - 18:00:00 29/10/2020 08:00:00 - 18:00:00… .... Read More
Motor Tax /Cash Office Revised Opening Hours - Due to Covid 19 restrictions, our public counters are currently closed. Cash office payments may be made by post and over the phone (057 8674308): this number will continue to be attended from 09.30 to 15:30 Monday to Friday. Motor tax applications and renewals will continue to be processed by post Alternative options include: Online… .... Read More