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‘The main thing is you get the chance to open and keep a bit...

The owners of one of Portlaoise's oldest pubs have described the experience of losing almost an entire year's custom as well as the challenges...

Joe Mallon Motors Wins Groupe Renault Dealer of the Year Award

As the dealership celebrates 35 Years with the brand, Joe Mallon Motors have been awarded the Renault Dealer of the Year award in Ireland...

Laois businesses encouraged to apply for new Brexit loan

Small businesses in Laois should apply for a new loan to help them prepare for Britain’s exit from the single market and customs union...

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar to feature on Laois Chamber of Commerce Webinar

Guests for events don't come much bigger than this! Laois Chamber of Commerce will host a webinar on Wednesday, December 1, when Tánaiste Leo Varadkar...

Machado Men’s Grooming: CEO Síle Headen on starting up, “Movember” and exporting plans

Pogonophile: One who loves or studies beards. Yes, we weren't aware of this either! This was just one nugget of information we came across after getting...

‘Fantastic support’ from Local Enterprise Office if you’re thinking of starting a new business

Starting out with a new business can be a difficult thing to do but one Laois company that is going from strength to strength...

Laois company IntegriLeads seeking honours at National Enterprise Awards

Laois company IntegriLeads - which specialises in setting up crucial sales appointments for technology companies - are representing the county this week at the...

CJ Sheeran Ltd announce purchase of Coolrain Sawmills

CJ Sheeran Ltd - Ireland's largest pallet manufacturer who have their headquarters in Mountrath - have announced that they have acquired Coolrain Sawmills in...

New car sales in Laois compare favourably with national figures – though still almost...

There were 21 new car sales recorded in Laois in the month of October, compared to 22 in the same month last year but...

Eligible Laois businesses urged to register for Covid Restrictions Support Scheme

Laois businesses who are eligible for the Covid Restrictions Support Scheme (CRSS) have been urged to register for it. Around 700 businesses have already done...

Love Laois: Your really useful guide to Laois businesses selling online during Level 5...

As promised, we have compiled a list of many of the Laois businesses that have had to close their doors once again BUT have...

Industries that are struggling should get prioritised in terms of Government support, says outgoing...

Industries that are struggling in this current environment should get prioritised in terms of Government support, according to outgoing Laois Chamber of Commerce president...

New president to take over and additional board members added as Laois Chamber AGM...

Ciaran Finane from Finline Furniture is set to be elected as the new president and four new board members are to be added to...

Laois Gift Card launched by Chamber as Cathaoirleach and Laois Minister urge people to...

Laois Chamber of Commerce are just one year back in operation and what year it has been. But despite a global pandemic, they have strived...

A fifth of Irish pubs running up costs of €2,000 a week

More than a fifth of pubs in Ireland are reporting continuing costs of up to €2,000 a week to sustain while generating no revenue...

Facebook’s new small business grant open to businesses in Laois

Facebook is calling on businesses in Laois to apply for its small business grant, a €4.7 million fund to help over 1,000 businesses across...

New car sales increase in September in Laois as call made to reduce VRT...

There were 70 new cars sold in Laois in September, exactly double what was sold in the same month in 2019, according to figures...

Weekend Read: ‘Give a lot of time to doing the small things right’

A focus on quality and service should be the priority of entrepreneurs at all times, according to a Laois-based businessman who sold his multi-million...

County final gear, TV appearance and school uniforms – how local sportswear company continues...

There's few people around the county that aren't aware of DS Sports, the sportswear company set up by former Laois footballer Darren Strong from...

People First Credit Union preparing to roll out new current account service in 2021...

People First Credit Union - who have branches in Portlaoise, Abbeyleix, Stradbally, Ballinakill and Athy - are planning on rolling out a new current...

Electric and hybrid new car sales show an increase in Laois – despite overall...

The sale of electric and hybrid cars in the first eight months of 2020 in Laois is up almost 10%, despite the overall number...

Laois café features on Virgin Media’s #BackingBusiness initiative

The Cosy Café in Mountrath has been unveiled as one of the latest companies to be featured as part of Virgin Media’s #BackingBusiness initiative. The...

New pub rules are over the top says Laois TD Stanley

Local Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley has hit out at a new rule which says that restaurants and pubs are required to keep a...

New car sales in Laois down in August as calls grow for reduction in...

New car sales in Laois in August were down just over 4% on the same month last year, in line with figures across the...

Top quality mark awarded to well-known Portlaoise business

A Portlaoise-based business has achieved a quality mark signifying it meets the highest standards of service and trust. Kilminchy School House, owned by Sonya Duggan,...

End of an era as popular Portlaoise woman retires from much-loved local bakery

Phelan's grocery shop and bakery in Market Square in Portlaoise is like going on a lovely trip down memory lane - a store that...

New Portarlington Business Association to be set up as tender issued for regeneration strategy...

A new Portarlington Business Association is to be set up, spearheaded by local Kildare South TD Cathal Berry who has an office in the...

More remote office space to open in Laois as Portlaoise Plaza team up with...

Further remote office space is set to open in Laois at the Portlaoise Plaza just off the M7 motorway after they teamed up with...

Laois publicans take part in #supportnotsympathy campaign as they appeal to Government

Laois publicans from all across the county took to social media on Saturday as part of a national online campaign to highlight the impact that...

The importance of high-speed broadband and a different market – Portlaoise auctioneer highlights a...

Portlaoise auctioneer Neala Keating of Sherry Fitzgerald Hyland-Keating has said there should an be official certificate showing the internet speed available in a property,...