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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, […]


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 […]


Protected Disclosures Act 2014

Laois County Council wishes to advise that no disclosures were received by the Designated Officer for Protected Disclosures during the period 1st July 2019 to 30th June 2020.


Digital Strategy for Laois

PUBLIC CONSULTATION NOTICE Laois County Council have prepared a Draft Local Digital Strategy for County Laois for the period 2020-2024. The Strategy will set out Laois County Councils ambitions to meet the needs and aspirations of the people of County Laois in enabling them to benefit from Digital Technologies and […]


Community Response 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 deal with normal Council queries. On Saturdays the Laois County Council Community Response Support Helpline is available on 1800 832010 (10am – 1pm / 2pm […]


RIP John Hume

It is with deep sadness that the Laois Council acknowledges the passing of John Hume, former leader of the SDLP. We would like to extend our heartfelt sympathies at this time to his family, particularly his wife, Pat and to acknowledge the crucial role John played in bringing peace to […]


Laois Community Call Helpline is no longer in operation

The Laois Community Call Helpline is no longer in operation . Laois County Council can be contacted at 057 866 4000, Monday to Friday, between the hours of 9am to 5pm, to deal with all Council related queries For further information please go to our COVID-19 Community Response page HERE


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