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Public Consultation Notice – Data Sharing Agreement (DSA) for the sharing of LEO Suite of Services Data between Enterprise Ireland and all Local Authorities

Start date of consultation: 30/11/2022 End date of consultation: 28/12/2022 Laois County Council is intending to enter into a Data Sharing Agreement under the Data Sharing and Governance Act 2019. The proposed agreement, a Data Sharing Agreement between Enterprise Ireland and all Local Authorities (including Laois County Council) will be […]


Residential Zoned Land Tax – Reminder

The Government’s Housing For All – A New Housing Plan for Ireland proposed a new tax to activate vacant land for residential purposes as a part of the Pathway to Increasing New Housing Supply. The Residential Zoned Land Tax was introduced in the Finance Act 2021. The process to identify […]


Laois Moving Forward

This Laois County Council promotional booklet gives you an insight into the work carried out by Laois County Council. This booklet shows the many different services and projects that Laois County Council provides with the help of your Local Property Tax, Rates and other income streams. The work and achievements of […]


Funding for conservation of historic structures 2023

On 16 November 2022, Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Malcolm Noonan TD, announced increased funding for both the Built Heritage Investment Scheme and Historic Structures Fund in 2023. The Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2023 has been allocated €4.5m, up 12.5% on 2022. The Historic Structures Fund 2023 […]


Rathdowney Town Centre Masterplan

KPMG Future Analytics will be hosting two drop in community clinics as part of the ongoing consultation for the ‘Rathdowney Town Centre First Plan’. Members of the community can stop in at any time during the workshops to give their views on Rathdowney and learn about the project. The workshops […]


New Book on the Rock of Dunamase to be Launched

A major new publication on the Rock of Dunamase “THE HIGH FORTRESS: A Guide to the Rock of Dunamase”  will be launched on Wednesday 23rd November at the Midlands Park Hotel in Portlaoise.   The book – an initiative of Laois County Council with the support of the Heritage Council […]


Celebrate Laois Food & Drink

Laois Taste is hosting an event in the Pantry Café and Walled Garden on Sunday 6th November to celebrate Laois Food & Drink. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to find out more about Laois Taste and meet some of the Laois Food and Drink producers. The menu is […]


Calling all Cafes, Restaurants, Hotels, & Food & Drink Retailers

Calling all Cafes, Restaurants, Hotels, & Food & Drink Retailers. Do you wish to support Local food & drink producer’s in Laois? If so, why not avail of this fantastic opportunity to benefit from the growing trends of consumers looking for and spending more on locally sourced food and which […]


Beware of Bogus Waste Collectors

If you are having works done to your house or rubbish taken away, please ensure that you are using a registered collector and that they have a valid permit. It is illegal to give your waste to someone who does not have a permit and you may be liable for […]


BloomHQ Driving Laois’s First Ever Digital First Day

Laois’s first ever Digital First Day will take place on November 16th and all are invited to drop into BloomHQ to learn how technology and upskilling in digital know-how can help improve lives, business and communities across the county. It’s part of a nation-wide drive to help attract economic and […]


Recycle for Free, with WEEE Ireland!

Did you know that all waste household electronic, lighting items as well as batteries are free to recycle? When you recycle e-waste, you’re not just preventing it going to landfill. You’re also giving it new life. Recovering valuable resources, that can be used again. And stopping harmful substances, from entering […]


Residential Zoned Land Tax

The Government’s Housing For All – A New Housing Plan for Ireland proposed a new tax to activate vacant land for residential purposes as a part of the Pathway to Increasing New Housing Supply. The Residential Zoned Land Tax was introduced in the Finance Act 2021. The process to identify […]


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