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Local rugby club facing imminent closure over ‘grave difficulty’ in getting insurance

A local rugby club that serves hundreds of underage and adult players say they will have to close the club and grounds from next...

Laois woman named ‘CEO of the Year’ at annual Businesswoman Awards

This is a serious achievement. Lorraine Butler from Rossmore, Killeshin, was named CEO of the Year at the annual Image Businesswoman of the Year Awards...

In Pictures: Huge turnout at Laois Chamber business breakfast in Killeshin

Close on 200 people attended this morning's Laois Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast in the Killeshin Hotel which featured a sitdown interview with Pat...

New owner of O’Loughlin’s Hotel outlines his plans and sees great future for Portlaoise

John McDonald, the new owner of O'Loughlin's Hotel in Portlaoise, says he has plans for a music venue and late bar where Club 23...

Laois man’s eco-friendly compostable cups now on sale in 20 countires

We previously shared a piece about Laois businessman, Tom McLoughlin, who thought up the next big thing to contribute to a more eco-friendly approach...

REVEALED: Proposed opening date as works continue on new Supermacs Plaza in Portlaoise

The Managing Director of Supermacs has revealed that mid to late May of 2020 is the date that the new plaza in Togher in...

In Pictures: All the style at stunning re-launch of The Heritage

The Heritage in Killenard has come under the ownership of FBD in the past year - and their re-launch event last Thursday night was...

Laois businessman honoured at University of Limerick Alumni Awards

The University of Limerick Alumni has bestowed its highest honour on four of the University’s outstanding graduates at the 14th Annual UL Alumni Awards...

End of an era as O’Loughlins move on from popular Portlaoise hotel

It was an end of an era in Portlaoise today as the O'Loughlin family that have been proprietors of the popular hotel on the...

Prestigious national award for Telfords Portlaoise

Telfords Portlaoise has been named as the national Builders Merchant of the Year for 2019. It has won both the National and Leinster awards in...

The Heritage unveil new €3 million refurbishment and rebranding in glittering gathering

The Heritage, formerly The Heritage Killenard, completed its €3 million investment, unveiling new refurbishment and rebrand in a ravishing event last night. Special guests from...

Supermacs owner the special guest at Laois Chamber breakfast event

The Laois Chamber of Commerce are really beginning to make their presence felt around the county and they are holding their first big event...

Thousands of households and businesses in Laois-Offaly let down again by lack of progress...

Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley has called on the Government to stop wasting time and public money and to engage with the ESB to...

Top national award for Laois hotel manager

Ger Alley, General Manager of The Heritage hotel in Killenard, was among the winners at the Hotel Awards Ireland this week. The Durrow native, who was...

In Pictures: Laois Girl given chance to run established businesses and public bodies for...

Every year on October 11 the International Day of the Girl, Plan International works with girls to amplify their voices by staging girl “takeovers”...

Planning submitted for 21 new housing units in Portarlington

Planning permission has been submitted for 21 new housing units on the Station Road in Portarlington beside the Odlum's Factory where a development was...

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...
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