Laois Culture Night 2023

Visit for all details on times of events and further information or visit Download the Laois Programme of events 2023 here. Brochures also available from Laois Co Co, Libraries and Arts Centres.            Further details from Laois Arts Office by telephone 057 8664109  or email:

Laois County Council highlights the vital work of local authority staff and the services they provide on ‘Your Council Day’

The vital work of Laois County Council employees and the role they are playing in our county’s social and economic life is being highlighted for this year’s ‘Your Council Day’, which takes place on Friday 23rd June.

Across social media, #YourCouncilDay will showcase the work of our committed and passionate local authority employees who are working to make a difference to the lives of the people in their community.

Local authorities carry out a broad range of activities that make a significant contribution to the physical, cultural, social and environmental development of their communities. Whether its business supports through the LEOs, enterprise centres and economic development plans, or climate action, community supports and tourism development, Laois County Council is working for everyone.

Laois County Council will also join other local authorities in providing a ‘behind the scenes’ look at a typical day in the council to show the public the range of work and the variety of services their council provides to them.

Social media users throughout the community are asked to post their experiences of council initiatives using the hashtag #YourCouncilDay / #DoLásaChomhairle.

Follow our FB Page or #YourCouncilDay / #DoLásaChomhairle on Twitter to find out what’s happening in Laois during Your Council Day.


Industrial Action Retained Fire Fighters

National Industrial Action (SIPTU) – Retained Fire Fighters

Laois County Council is continuing to engage with local Retained Fire Fighters to maintain a response to emergency calls during the industrial action which started on June 6th. Whilst the industrial action has resulted in a change in fire service communications procedures, at all times emergency calls have been responded […]

Dynamic Purchasing System For Building Contractors

The Local Government Operational Procurement Centre (LGOPC) has published a new Request to Tender on (eTenders) to establish a Dynamic Purchasing System for Building Contractors for Minor Building Works on Residential Properties. When established, Local Authorities will run Supplementary Request for Tenders (mini-competitions) with the Economic Operators admitted to the DPS. To […]

Book of Condolence for the late Private Seán Rooney

An online Book of Condolence to allow the people of Laois to extend their heartfelt sympathies to the family and friends of the late Private Seán Rooney has been opened.  All messages of sympathy will be printed and forwarded in a Book of Condolence to the Rooney family.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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