Portlaoise Town Council
Portlaoise Town Council like all Town Councils, have their origin in the 1800’s, obtaining most of their statutory powers under the Town Improvement (Ireland) Act 1854.
As a democratically elected Town Authority, Portlaoise Town Council see their role as primarily to provide civic leadership and a focus for the town and its citizens. Portlaoise is the largest town in Laois and it has a population of 14,275 (Census 2006).
Portlaoise is twinned with Coulounieix-Chamiers, a suburb of Perigeux in the Dordogne area near Bordeaux and located in the South-West of France. The official twinning ceremony took place on 28th April, 1996.
Election of Mayor and Vice-Mayor
AT THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF PORTLAOISE TOWN COUNCIL HELD ON THE 26TH JUNE, 2012
COUNCILLOR CATHERINE FITZGERALD(F.F.) WAS ELECTED MAYOR OF PORTLAOISE TOWN COUNCIL
COUNCILLOR KATHLEEN O' BRIEN(F.G.) WAS ELECTED VICE MAYOR OF PORTLAOISE TOWN COUNCIL