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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 […]


Healthy Laois Workshop -24th November 2022

Healthy Laois Workshop -24th November 2022   On Thursday, the 24th November, the Healthy Laois Unit of Laois County Council, led by Ms Emma O’Connor, Healthy Laois County Co-ordinator, held a Consultation Workshop in the LOETB Centre of Excellence, O’Moore Park, Portlaoise. The workshop brought together a broad cross section […]


Offer a Home

Offer a Home campaign

Laois County Council is seeking unoccupied properties in County Laois to provide temporary accommodation to those fleeing war in Ukraine, who need a safe and secure place to stay for a while. Do you have an unoccupied property that you’re not using at the moment? A tax-free recognition payment of […]


Laois Age Friendly & HSE event

Laois Age Friendly are holding a social event in the Parish Centre , Portlaoise on Tuesday the 6th of December.The HSE will be joining us  as they are designing a booklet and are seeking a focus group to complete a poll to inform them. This poll should take approximately 1 […]


Major New Book on the Rock of Dunamase Launched

A major new publication on the Rock of Dunamase “The High Fortress” edited by Peigin Doyle and published by Wordwell Books was published in Portlaoise last night (23rd November 2022). Launching the book, Cllr Thomasina Connell, Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council said “A special site like this, deserves a very […]


The Gordon Bennett Race, 1903

For one day in 1903, a sporting event took place in Ireland which not only profoundly altered the future of that sport worldwide, but also had a lasting impact on both Irish sport and society. The race was the International Gordon Bennett Cup race, carried out on newly repaired, and […]


Age Friendly Laois launch I.C.E. card initiative

1 / 2 Age Friendly Laois launch I.C.E. card initiative Age Friendly Laois launched a new initiative on Tuesday the 22nd November 2022. It is the I.C.E. ( In Case of Emergency) card . Designed to be carried on the person, in a wallet or purse, the card was conceived as […]


Recruitment – Current 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: Driver B Executive Technician Heritage Officer (Specified Purpose Contract) Staff Officer Cemetery Ground/Community Caretaker  Applications (available here) , and the official application […]


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 […]


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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