New Mural on the Old County Hotel

There has been a lot intrigue over the last few weeks as renowned mural artist, Ciarán Dunlevy has been working on a large artwork that spans the 3 floors of the old County Hotel, Portlaoise. Locals have been enjoying watching the beautiful piece come together and speculating on what is […]

Notifications of Temporary Traffic Management Arrangement at Ballylynan

Laois County Council wishes to advise of the use of temporary traffic arrangements (stop/go boards) at the following location: Ballylynan Road: N78 From a point: Approx. 52.941200, -7.044758 To a point: Approx. 52.947130, -7.038267 ON and/or BETWEEN the following dates & times 11/03/2022 08:00 and 11/03/2022 18:00 For the purposes […]

Book of Condolence – Ashling Murphy

Laois County Council has opened an online Book of Condolence for the people of Laois to pay tribute to Ashling Murphy (RIP) All messages of sympathy expressed on this Book of Condolence will be forwarded to the Murphy Family

Work at Laois County Council – Vacancies

You can now apply for the following jobs vacancies at Laois County Council: Library Assistant Qualifications Application Form Library Assistant Application Form I.S. Project Leader Qualifications I.S. Project Leader Application Form I.S. Technical Support Officer Qualifications IS-Technical-Support-Officer

Leave a Light On

Sunday 24th October at 8pm – Leave a Light On will be lighting up the darkness of the autumn evenings, by exhibiting a gallery of unique window displays across Portlaoise town centre. Many local businesses are offering the use of their windows to illuminate an artwork. Artists and local secondary school […]


Laois County Council signed Contracts for the WIFI4EU project on Tuesday 28th September 2021 with NIS- Network and Infrastructure Support. The rollout of the WIFI4EU project will commence now at the following locations – Portlaoise Town Centre , Portarlington Town Centre , Abbeyleix Main Street, Mountmellick Main Street and Clonaslee […]

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 […]

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 […]

‘Be Summer Ready’ campaign launched

The Government has launched a ‘Be Summer Ready’ leaflet, containing information on being prepared and staying safe during these summer months, for the individual, family, home, farm, business and school. This booklet is part of the Government of Ireland initiative to provide information to the general public on issues which […]

Outdoor Seating & Accessories for Tourism & Hospitality Business Scheme

The Failte Ireland/Laois County Council Outdoor Seating and Accessories for Tourism & Hospitality Business Scheme will provide a level of financial assistance to tourism and hospitality businesses, in our town centres, to purchase or upgrade equipment to provide additional outdoor seating and, therefore, increase their outdoor dining capacity for the […]

Minister Humphreys highlights the responsibilities of dog owners this lambing season

Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, has today Friday, 5 February) highlighted the responsibilities of dog owners and the vulnerability of sheep to dog attacks, particularly during lambing season. Minister Humphreys said dog attacks cause real and serious injury to sheep and can have a negative impact, […]

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