Open Up Laois

Open up Laois Offaly is an online focal point for young people, professionals and parents to easily access information on local supports and services. The aim of this website is to provide a space for children, youth and families to connect and engage with local services and supports.

Please follow the link:

Follow the Resources Link for information for people who are “New to Ireland”. This website can be viewed in Ukrainian or Russian.


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 €800 per month is available to those who offer unoccupied properties.

Please consider offering it as temporary accommodation for those fleeing this war. Your offer will make a huge difference for Ukrainian families. Visit to make an offer or find out more. #OfferAHome

If you #OfferAHome to those fleeing war in Ukraine, you can expect Laois County Council will follow up with you quickly and keep you updated and informed throughout the process. Find out more at


A series of relevant information links and resources are signposted below:


Laois Sports Partnership have created a Sporting Wellbeing Leaflet in Ukrainian. Click here to view


Laois PPN have created an interactive map of sports clubs and youth clubs welcoming Ukrainian Nationals, which can be viewed Click Here


Fire Safety

It is the aim of Laois County Fire & Rescue Service to provide an efficient and effective response to fires and other emergencies; and to reduce the incidence of fire by the provision of an efficient and effective fire safety education, advice and legal enforcement service. (Ukrainian) (Russian)


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