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Two prestigious national awards for Portarlington-based business Polar Ice

Finalists in seven categories, Irish owned and family run Polar Ice were winners of the Transport Manager of the Year and Own Account Transport...

Two Laois men in key roles in luxurious Kilkea Castle in Kildare

Kilkea Castle, just outside Athy in Castledermot, County Kildare reopened its doors in late 2017 after an extensive four-year €30 million investment and have...

Commuters facing delays due to vandalism on train lines

Thousands of Laois commuters who get the train to work in Dublin every day are facing delays of up to an hour this morning...

WATCH: Absolutely class video showcasing the best that Laois has to offer

This is exceptional! INTERNET IDEAS have teamed up with fellow Laois natives, inspirational Business Leader Louise Phelan and Crewit MD, Gary O Keeffe, to provide...

‘Trust staff to deliver’, says former Paypal boss

Former Paypal boss, Laois woman Louise Phelan, says that companies must trust their employees to deliver results - and not insist on seeing them...

In Pictures: High spirits as new boutique and gift shop holds official opening in...

Fifty Seven Boutique and Gift Emporium opened for business in Durrow back in July - but the official opening on Friday night attracted a...

Mixed feelings but Farmer’s Market is growing in popularity

The increasingly popular Farmer’s Market in Portlaoise looks like it’s about to move permanently to its new location. While there are mixed feelings on the...

Laois Chamber working with ‘international agri company’ to bring jobs to Laois

Laois Chamber of Commerce have met with an international agri company with the view of bringing jobs to Laois in the near future. The new...

In Pictures: Full house and huge energy as Laois Chamber of Commerce is officially...

If the official launch of the Laois Chamber of Commerce is anything to go by - when there was standing room only and a...

Laois businessman looking to bring jobs to his home county as his global IT...

A Laois man who employs close to 100 people in his IT business Nostra, based in Dublin, is looking to create a number of...

Well-known Laois business set to appear on popular RTE TV show

After Joe and Mary's romantic tale stole the nation's hearts last night - we can't wait for this! Room to Improve is one of Ireland's...

Big names lined up for official launch of Laois Chamber

Louise Phelan, the former vice-president of Paypal Europe, will be the keynote speaker when the Laois Chamber of Commerce will be officially launched at...

Another month of declining car sales nationally but Laois bucks the trend in August

New car sales registered in 2019 are almost 8% down on the same period 12 months ago with the August figures nationally once again...

In Pictures: Great buzz as Homesavers open for business in Portlaoise

There's always a great buzz when a business opens its doors for the first time and that was certainly the case in Portlaoise on...

Furniture retail giants JYSK forced to postpone opening of Portlaoise store

Danish furniture retailer JYSK has been forced to postpone the opening of its Portlaoise store due to additional work needing to be carried out...

Latest digital co-working hub opens in Mountmellick

The changing face of office work was on show in Mountmellick as the new Web Mill Digital Hub was officially opened by Minister Charlie...

Furniture giants JYSK aim to open a further ten stores in Ireland by September...

Furniture retail giants JYSK (pronounced ‘Yoosk’) open their doors for business in Portlaoise next Thursday.  The Danish company - who have stores in 54 countries,...

New CEO appointed to relaunched Laois Chamber of Commerce

A vastly experienced businesswoman has been appointed to head up the recently relaunched Laois Chamber of Commerce. The new CEO of the Laois Chamber is...

World’s first plastic waste to wax plant opened in Portlaoise

The world’s first commercial plastic ‘plastic waste to wax’ plant was opened today in Clonminam in Portlaoise by Charlie Flanagan, Minister for Justice and...

€1 million investment planned for well-known Laois business

Leading cash and carry wholesaler 4 Aces Portlaoise, part of BWG Wholesale, recently announced an investment of more than €1,000,000 to upgrade the facility...

€1 million lotto ticket sold in well-known Laois shop

Now this is sweet!! Someone in Laois is €1 million richer following this evening's EuroMillions lotto draw. The winning ticket was sold in the very busy...

Two businesses on Portlaoise Main Street close in recent weeks

Two eateries have closed on Main Street Portlaoise in the past few weeks. La Lola Tapas and Chipmongers takeaway have both closed on Main Street. La...

Car sales down in April in Laois as tough climate continues

Figures released by the motor industry looking at the new car sales in the first four months of 2019 show that Laois is down...

Laois artisan Irish food and drink producer wins new contract with Aldi

One of Laois’ most innovative Irish food and drink producers has won a new contract to supply Aldi’s 137 stores through its Grow with...

Laois company aiming for national success at enterprise awards

One of Laois’s best small businesses, Hanlon Woodcraft Ltd will represent the Local Enterprise Office Laois at the National Enterprise Awards tomorrow in the...

From Rathdowney to PayPal and on – the incredible story of Louise Phelan

It’s a Friday evening in Glebe House, the Phelan family home at Donaghmore just outside Rathdowney and a number of members of the extended...

Big plans in motion to transform Outlet Centre in Rathdowney in to working hub

The Retail Outlet Centre in Rathdowney was a hive of activity this morning as politicians, business people and council officials all attended a forum...

Laois residents win over €320,000 with prize bonds in 2018

Laois residents are among the luckiest holders of Prize Bonds, having won more than €320,000 in prizes last year. This is according to The Prize...

‘Your creative drive and instinct is what this county needs’ Laois council chief tells...

The county winners of Ireland's Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) competition in Laois were announced on Thursday in the Heritage Hotel in Killenard when €50,000...

Laois students finish second in All Ireland enterprise competition

Three young entrepreneurs have finished second in the main category of the All Ireland Student Enterprise Final in Dublin this afternoon. Portlaoise CBS students Marc...
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