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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
Joint Policing Committee – Annual General Meeting - County Laois Joint Policing Committee – Annual Public Meeting A public meeting of Laois County Joint Policing Committee will be held in the Council Chamber, Áras an Chontae, Portlaoise on:  Monday, 18th November 2019 at 3.30pm  County Laois Joint Policing Committee Public Notice .... Read More
Laois Leaves Festival of Writing and Music 2019 - Leaves Festival –A Celebration of Writing and Music The Leaves Festival of Writing and Music, running from the 5-10th of November celebrates the diversity and richness in today’s literary, music, theatre and film scene. Leaves aims to excite and engage with audiences young and old.  Now a weeklong event with over 17 events the diverse… .... 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
Of the use of TEMPORARY TRAFFIC LIGHTS At the following location: N80 Maidenhead - Of 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… .... Read More
Of the intention & decision to close the following roads at the following location L-2112 Ballyfin - Of the intention & decision to close the following roads at the following location L-2112 Ballyfin Rafter’s Cross Roads, Ballyfin, Co. Laois Junction with L-21121 Springfield, Ballyfin, Co. Laois ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 14/10/2019 8:00 to 16/10/2019 18:00 For the purposes of Pavement resurfacing works on L-2112 Ballyfin, Co. Laois Alternative… .... 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
Of the use of STOP-GO BOARD(s) At the following location: Road: N77 Abbeyleix Rd Roundabout Portlaoise - Of the use of STOP-GO BOARD(s) At the following location: Road: N77 Abbeyleix Rd Roundabout Portlaoise From a point: Entrance road to Garda Station & Dept of Agriculture offices To a point: Entrance road to Garda Station & Dept of Agriculture offices ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 08/10/2019 08:00 and 16/10/2019 17:30… .... Read More
Of the use of STOP-GO BOARD(s) At the following location: R445 Mountrath Road, Clonkeen/Clondouglas, Portlaoise - Of the use of STOP-GO BOARD(s) At the following location: R445 Mountrath Road, Clonkeen/Clondouglas, Portlaoise Road: R445 From a point: Junction 18 M7 roundabout, Clonkeen To a point: Motorway Bridge Clondouglas ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 08/10/2019 08:00Hrs - 18:00Hrs and 18/10/2019 08:00Hrs - 18:00Hrs For the purposes of Road Resurfacing Works… .... Read More
Of the use of STOP-GO BOARD(s) At the following location: Road: N77 Tinwear, Durrow - Of the use of STOP-GO BOARD(s) At the following location: Road: N77 Tinwear, Durrow From a point: 250m South of Junction to Attanagh L-1751-0 To a point: 350m South of Junction to Attanagh L-1751-0 ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 10am 07.10.19 and 5pm 07.10.19 For the purposes of Pavement Resurfacing Please see… .... 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
Of the use of STOP-GO BOARD(s) At the following location: Road: N77 Abbeyleix Main St - Of the use of STOP-GO BOARD(s) At the following location: Road: N77 Abbeyleix, Main St. From a point: 90m North of Junction with R430 Ballinakill Rd To a point: 100m South of Junction with R430 Ballinakill Rd ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 7pm 02.10.19 and 7am 04.10.19 For the purposes of Pavement… .... Read More
Of the use of Temporary Traffic Lights At the following location: Road: R433 and R434 - Of the use of Temporary Traffic Lights At the following location: Road: R433 and R434 Junction in Ballacolla Village, Co. Laois ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 8:00 02/10/19 and 18:00 18/10/19 For the purposes of Drainage Works, Ballacolla, Co. Laois Please see attached map below: 4-Way Temp Traffic Lights R434 Ballacolla Co… .... Read More
Of the use of STOP-GO BOARD(s) At the following location: Road: N80 JFL Ave, Portlaoise - Of the use of STOP-GO BOARD(s) At the following location: Road: N80 JFL Ave, Portlaoise From a point: 70m West of Roundabout at Supermacs To a point: 60m East of Roundabout at Supermacs ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 7pm 30.09.19 and 7am 02.10.19 For the purposes of Pavement Resurfacing Please see attached… .... 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
Of the intention & decision to close the following road at the following location Road: R426 Timahoe Road - Of the intention & decision to close the following road at the following location Road: R426 Timahoe Road (Junction with R427 - Money Cross to Junction R430 The Swan) ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 27/9/2019 08:00-19.00Hrs to 02/10/2019 08:00-19.00Hrs For the purposes of Road Strengthening Works See map below:   Any objections… .... Read More
Of the use of TEMPORARY TRAFFIC LIGHTS At the following location: N80 Maidenhead - Of 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… .... Read More
Of the intention & decision to close the following roads at the following location Road: L1652 Donore - Of the intention & decision to close the following roads at the following location Road: L1652 Donore At point: Donore Little Bridge ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 27/09/2019 17:00 to 11/10/2019 17:00 For the purposes of Emergency Repair Work to Donore Little Bridge , Mountrath, Co. Laois Alternative routes are outlined on… .... Read More
Laois Taste Month - To celebrate Laois Food and Drink Producers Laois TASTE in collaboration with Laois County Council and the Local Enterprise Office are hosting Laois Taste Month this October to coincide with Failte Ireland's Taste the Island Campaign. Laois Taste Month will celebrate Laois Food and Drinks with a host of events throughout the month, including food… .... 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
Of the use of STOP/GO BOARD’s At the following location: New Road L-63105-0, Portlaoise - Of the use of STOP/GO BOARD's At the following location: New Road L-63105-0, Portlaoise Road: New Road L-63105-0 , Portlaoise From a point: At both entrances into LCC County Hall To a point: At both entrances into LCC County Hall ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 26/09/2019 8am and 03/10/2019 6pm For the… .... Read More
Of the intention & decision to close the following roads at the following location Road: L-6019 Deerpark Ballyfin, Co. Laois - Of the intention & decision to close the following roads at the following location Road: L-6019 Deerpark Ballyfin, Co. Laois From a point: Redgate Cross Roads To a point: Junction with L6020 Camcloon, Ballyfin, Co. Laois ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times (daily) 26/09/2019 08:00 and 01/10/2019 18:00 For the purposes of Pavement… .... Read More
Of the intention & decision to close the following road at the following location Road: R426 Timahoe Road - Of the intention & decision to close the following road at the following location Road: R426 Timahoe Road (Junction with R427 -Money Cross to Junction R430 The Swan) ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 24/9/2019 08:00-19.00Hrs to 27/09/2019 08:00-19.00Hrs For the purposes of Road Strengthening Works See maps below: Any objections or observations… .... Read More
Of the intention & decision to close the following roads at the following location Road: L-6011 Gorteen, Rosenallis, Co. Laois - Of the intention & decision to close the following roads at the following location Road: L-6011 Gorteen, Rosenallis, Co. Laois From a point: Junction with R422 To a point: Junction with L2010 ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times (daily) 23/09/2019 08:00 and 26/09/2019 18:00 For the purposes of - Pavement resurfacing works on… .... 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
Press Release – N80 Maidenhead Realignment Scheme - PRESS RELEASE – Contract signing N80 Maidenhead Realignment Scheme The Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council, Councillor William Aird, and the Chief Executive of Laois County Council, Mr. John Mulholland, signed the Contract for the N80 Maidenhead Realignment Scheme this afternoon in Áras an Chontae, Portlaoise, Co. Laois in the presence of Councillor Aidan Mullins of… .... 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