Plans for new public toilets in Portlaoise

first_img Expressions of interest are being sought for the design, build and operation of new public toilets at the existing toilet block at Lyster Square.The news was confirmed by senior engineer Michael O’Hora at this morning’s Portlaoise Municipal District meeting this morning.It is planned to post an advert seeking the expressions of interest by the end of February.Cllr Willie Aird had a motion before the meeting to discuss the restoration of the public toilets in Portlaoise.There are such facilities in other towns, Cllr Aird noted. “The toilets are near the bus. It’s fierce important,” he said. Plans for new public toilets in Portlaoise Previous articleLaois minor hurling panel for 2018 namedNext articleMan arrested after knife used in failed Portarlington robbery David PowerA journalist for over 20 years, David has worked for a number of regional titles both as journalist and editor. From Tullamore he also works as a content editor for Independent.ie. His heroes include Shane Lowry, Seamus Darby and Johnny Flaherty By David Power – 21st February 2018 Twitter Rugby Twitter WhatsApp Council Community Facebook Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR “They have to be managed in a proper manner. There are people out there who will always be willing to abuse those areas,” Cllr Aird said.“One person said to me that the council is just going through the motions, which I thought was a good reply,” Cllr Noel Tuohy said.However, he noted that the latest news showed that this is not the case.“This is not just for Portlaoise, it’s for the whole county,” Cllr John Joe Fennelly said.He added that people travel in by bus from areas such Abbeyleix, Ballinakill and Mountrath.ClosedThe public toilets at Lyster Square in Portlaoise have been closed since last summer.They were initially closed due to health and safety concerns around exposed electrical wires in the toilets.There were also concerns about drug use in the town.SEE ALSO – Laois Lithuanian Community set to welcome their Ambassador to Portlaoise Pinterest WhatsApp Home News Plans for new public toilets in Portlaoise News Laois County Council team up with top chef for online demonstration on tips for reducing food waste Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining Facebook Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squadlast_img read more