Criunniú na nÓg 2023

Cruinniú na nÓg Laois takes place on Saturday the 10th of June 2023 and  is a day of creativity for children and young people under the age of 18 which celebrates and encourages participation in culture and creativity through ‘doing’, ‘making’, and ‘creating’ from visual and performing arts to workshops […]

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Shanganamore Barrowhouse , Scoil Eoin Pol Naofa Ballyroan and Camross NS set out at Dawn on Thursday morning 1st of June to make the long trip for the Vex Robotic Competition in the ATU Campus in Castlebar.   The 3 schools only started their Vex program in February and were […]

Community & voluntary Awards Nominations 2023

🌟 Call for Nominations! 🌟 Laois County Council in conjunction with Laois PPN, and our corporate sponsor People First Credit Union are excited to announce  that we’re accepting nominations for our upcoming Community & Voluntary Awards. These awards acknowledge groups and individuals who, through their commitment to voluntary and community […]

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Transboundary Environmental Public Consultation

Proposed project consisting of the 10 years extension of the operation of the Doel 4 and Tihange 3 nuclear reactors,  including related nuclear safety-related improvement works   In accordance with the provisions of the 1991 United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context […]

New App for HAP Tenants

A new HAP App is now available for HAP tenants. View your account balance View your statement Make payments See below for information on how to download the App or go to  

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Africa Day Laois 2023

Laois County Council & Laois African Support Group announce date for  Africa Day 2023. Africa Day is an initiative of the African Union, which celebrates African diversity and success and the cultural and economic potential of the continent.  Laois County Council together with Laois African Support Group is among a […]


SPONSORSHIP OF ROUNDABOUTS (PORTLAOISE) Laois County Council is inviting tenders for sponsorship of a number of roundabouts located in Portlaoise Town, Co Laois. Sponsorship of a roundabout will entitle the “Selected Sponsor” to have advertising rights on the roundabout for a specified period. For further information please see tender documents […]

Have your say on the Rathdowney Town Centre First Masterplan

  Consultants KPMG Future Analytics were commissioned by Laois County Council in June 2022 to undertake a Town Centre First Masterplan for Rathdowney in collaboration with the Rathdowney Town Team. After considerable fieldwork and consultation, the draft masterplan is now ready for public review. The plan charts out how Rathdowney […]

Positive steps for Housing Provision in County Laois

  The sun shone brightly on Monday 15th May last, when Minister for Housing, Darragh O’Brien TD visited the county to officially open 4 social housing schemes in the presence of Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council, Cllr. Thomasina Connell, Chief Executive John Mulholland and elected representatives and guests. The four housing […]

EU Day celebrated at Portlaoise Library

On Tuesday, the 9th of May, Portlaoise Library, a Europe direct Information Centre, welcomed Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs, Sean Fleming .  The Minister visited the Library to view their work and some of the information on Europe that they distribute, including visits to and from […]

Share your vision for the future of Laois.

As part of Laois County Council’s continued work to deliver a sustainable and prosperous future for the county we are consulting on three key plans: the Local Development Strategy, the Local Economic & Community Plan and the Local Authority Climate Action Plan.   As part of this consultation, we want […]

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Part VIII Developments

In accordance with Part XI, Section 179A of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) and Part VIII, Article 80 & 81 of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 (as amended) Laois County Council has given notice of its intention to carry out developments at the following locations – […]

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