Laois County Council offices close as mark of respect to Cllr Jerry Lodge

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Laois County Council HQ Portlaoise

Laois County Council.

Laois County Council offices close to the public as a mark of respect to the late Portlaoise councillor Jerry Lodge for part of Friday.

The council said all its offices close to the public from 2 pm onwards on Friday, April 6 as a mark of respect to the late Cllr Lodge.

A book of condolences is open at county hall in Portlaoise for the public representative who has served as a councillor since 1967.

The councillor's remains will repose on Friday afternoon and he will be laid to rest in his native Portlaoise on Saturday.

Funeral arrangements here.