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Community Recognition Fund

        Community Recognition Fund   On 24th January 2023, Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys and Minister of State Joe O’Brien, announced details of a €50 million Community Recognition Fund.  The allocation for Co. Laois is €1,014,607.  This major initiative, the first of its kind, is designed to specifically […]

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Burning of Agricultural Waste 2023

Minister for Environment, Climate and Communications Eamon Ryan has signed an extension to the exemption under waste management rules, which allows farmers to burn green or agricultural waste as a last resort until 28th February 2023 and then over a three-month period from 1st September to 30th November 2023. Full […]


Vacancies

Laois County Council wishes to invite applications from suitably qualified candidates to form panels, which are being established to fill vacancies as they arise, for the following positions: Creative Communities Engagement Officer – Fixed Term Contract Creative Communities Engagement Officer – Qualifications Creative Communities Engagement Officer – FTC to Dec […]

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Electric Picnic 2023

EP Republic has applied for a LICENCE APPLICATION under the terms of Part XVI of the Planning and Development Act 2000 to 2015 (as amended) for a Proposed Multi Stage Concert event to be held at Stradbally Hall Estate, Stradbally, Co. Laois     The proposed Multi Stage Concert event to be […]


Operation Transformation Goes to Ratheniska,

Operation Transformation at Ratheniska GAA this Friday 27th January 2023 at 7.00 P.M Filming of the Operation Transformation Ad Break Challenge moves to a different town each week. The first Ad Break challenge took place on the 29th December, in Stradbally Village was led by Operation Transformation expert, Karl Henry  […]


Laois Arts Grants & Opportunities Information Session

Laois County Council Arts Service hosted an in-person Information Session on upcoming arts grants and opportunities on Thursday 19th January 2023 at Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise.   An online Information Session will take place on Thursday 26th January 2023 at 7:00pm via Microsoft Teams. To book a place: Please email […]


Laois Arts Grants & Opportunities Information Sessions

Laois County Council Arts Service will host two information sessions on upcoming arts grants and opportunities. In-person: Thursday 19th January 2023 at 7:00pm at Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise Online: Thursday 26th January 2023 at 7:00pm via Microsoft Teams To book a place: Please email artsoff@laoiscoco.ie     Laois Arts Grants […]


Community Heritage Grant Scheme 2023 now open!

€1.5 million available to support Ireland’s heritage through Community Heritage Grant Scheme 17 JANUARY, 2023 The Heritage Council is now accepting applications from community groups and not for profit non-governmental organisations around the country for its Community Heritage Grant Scheme 2023. A total of €1.5m is available for this year’s scheme. […]


ICE Cards Available

Following the success of the initial batch of ICE (In Case of Emergency) Cards, we have now received 5000 more for individual or groups of older people. These cards are a useful aid to first responders or medical professionals, especially in cases where someone may be non responsive. They display […]


Funding for conservation of historic structures 2023

Applications are now open for funding for conservation of historic structures 2023. Further details at the following link: Conservation of Historic Structures Both schemes are managed by Laois County Council, and forms should be returned to Laois  County Council by the closing date 24th January 2023. Full details on the Laois County […]


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