Laois Local Elections 2024

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade Route

Portlaoise Parade Committee working with Laois County Council wish to advise you of the St. Patrick’s Day parade route.  We would ask that you try to avoid roads that will be temporarily closed and please follow directions from An Garda Siochana and the Marshalls.  Wishing everyone a happy St. Patrick’s […]

Tabhair Dídean, Tabhair Dóchas

An bhfuil teach, árasán, teach saoire, nó seomra agat nach bhfuil in úsáid faoi láthair? Smaoinigh le do thoil é a thairiscint dóibh siúd atá ag teitheadh cogadh san Úcráin. Tá íocaíocht mhíosúil €800 saor ó cháin ar fáil. Téigh chuig chun tairiscint a dhéanamh nó chun tuilleadh eolais a fháil. […]

The Leaves Festival 8-11 November 2023

The Leaves Festival 2023 brings the best of Irish writing and music to Co Laois this November. The festival is very excited to welcome Aingeala Flannery as its writer in residence. Her novel The Amusements was the winner of the Kerry Group Novel of the Year Award at Listowel Writer’s […]

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.

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 […]

Industrial Action Retained Fire Fighters

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 […]

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