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PPN Elected Reps on

Joint Policing Committee (JPC)

To develop greater consultation, co-operation and synergy on policing and crime issues between An Garda Síochána, Laois County Council and its Elected Representatives, and the Community and Voluntary sector.

Noel Dooley
Tom Jones
Pat Fitzpatrick
Thomas Timmons
Economic Development, Enterprise & Planning SPC

To assist the Council in the formulation, development and review of Planning, Economic Development & Enterprise Policy in Laois.

Noel Gavigan
Community, Social, Cultural & Heritage SPC

To assist the Council in the formulation, development and review of Social Inclusion, Community, Tourism, Library & Heritage Policy in Laois.

PJ Phelan
Bobby Delaney
Transportation, Environment & Emergency Services SPC

To assist the Council in the formulation, development and review of Roads & Transportation Policy in Laois.

Kitty Creighton
Housing Policy SPC

To assist the Council in the formulation, development and review of Housing Policy in Laois.

Michael Cobbe
Sheelagh Coyle

To develop, co-ordinate and implement an integrated approach to local and community development. To pursue opportunities for funding & to monitor the Community elements of the LECP (Local Economic & Community Plan).

PJ Campbell
Robbie Quinn
Paddy Buggy
Mary White
Laois Heritage Forum

Laois Heritage Forum is a partnership body, drawn from a range of organisations with an interest in protecting and developing the heritage of County Laois, to advise on the preparation and implementation of the County Laois Heritage Plan. Nominations to the Heritage Forum come from each of the three pillar groupings, i.e. Community/Social Inclusion/Environment pillars.

Sean Murray
Ray Harte
Vera Donohue
Laois Tourism

The aim of Laois Tourism to develop and implement a sustainable tourism policy on behalf of the industry and enhance the image of Laois as a tourist destination.

Michael Dowling
Laois Sports Partnership

The main purpose of Laois Sports Partnership (LSP) is to promote, support and facilitate participation in sport and physical activity and implement the Laois Sports Partnership Strategic Plan and future plans

Eibhlin Smith
Marian Condren

Laois/Offaly Locallink is a rural transport initiative operating under the Rural Transport Programme funded by the Department of Transport. It uses private operators and provides a flexible community-based service connecting rural areas to Portlaoise and other large towns in the county.

Violet Madu
Laois Partnership

Laois Partnership Company was formed in 2008 to offer one unified structure for the delivery of economic, social and cultural services to small businesses, community groups and individuals in County Laois. This work is largely delivered through: The Rural Development Programme (previously LEADER), the Local Community Development Programme (previously LDSIP), as well as a number of other complementary programmes.

Laurence Phelan
Conor Bergin
John E Troy
Laois County Childcare Committee
Sharon Claxton


Laois County Council Placenames Committee
 Mick Dowling