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Popular Portlaoise bar and restaurant planning way forward after five months closed

Lilly's Bar and Restaurant in Portlaoise is hoping to re-open next week, almost five months since it closed its doors back in March. Owner Kieran...

Two Laois premises selected in Ireland’s top hotels in TripAdvisor awards

Ballyfin Demesne and Roundwood House near Mountrath have been named among Ireland's top hotel in the recently-published awards as chosen by contributors to the...

Business Bulletin: Portlaoise coffee shop and deli closes, boutique goes online and the infamous...

Bull Lane Deli not re-opening The Coronavirus has claimed another business in Portlaoise with Bull Lane Cafe/Delicatessen announcing last week that they won't be re-opening. “It...

75 new jobs to come on stream as Greenfield Global site in Portlaoise moves...

Greenfield Global Inc. a global leader in the production of ethanol, high-purity speciality alcohols, and solvents, will soon commence the commissioning phase of its...

Laois men appointed to key roles in An Post and Bank of Ireland

Two Laois men have been appointed to key roles in some of Ireland's leading organisations in recent weeks. Eoin Lowry, from Ratheniska, who was previously...

Ready for business – new Supermac’s at Portlaoise Plaza to open this Friday with...

The Portlaoise Plaza at Junction 17 on the M7 motorway at Togher is set to open this Friday, July 31, with 120 new jobs...

Laois business closes temporarily as staff member tests positive for Coronavirus

A Portlaoise business has announced they are closing for three weeks after a staff member tested positive for Coronavirus. Iris Hand and Foot Spa, which...

Square Bar looking to life after Covid – as new owner preparing to re-open

Michael Scully, the new owner of the Square Bar in Portlaoise, says he is hoping to be open by the end of August as...

Much-loved Rathdowney character remembered in stunning mural in local pub

Claire and Glyn Jenkins had only taken the lease on the Brewery pub in Rathdowney five weeks before they were forced to shut due...

Laois pubs express their frustration as re-opening delayed until August 10

Two Laois pubs have expressed their frustration at the Government's decision to delay their re-opening until August 10. Pubs and nightclubs were due to open...

Coronavirus: Two more deaths and 14 new cases as re-opening of pubs to be...

The Government are set to announce a postponement to plans to re-open pubs until August 10 over concerns about the increase in new Coronavirus...

Planning permission sought for Garden Centre in Portarlington

Planning permission has been sought to develop a Garden Centre in Portarlington - in the Dublin Road Business Park site which was once the...

‘Great sadness’ as hugely popular Laois restaurant decides to close

The owner of the hugely popular award-winning Portlaoise restaurant, Tynan's at the Storeyard, has decided not to re-open. Imelda Devitt, who opened the restaurant in...

Councillors kick up as middle section of Main Street in Portlaoise to be pedestrianised...

A section of Main Street in Portlaoise is set to be pedestrianised for the months of July and August, but a number of concerns...

Confirmed: Portlaoise Leisure Centre to close immediately with loss of 30 jobs

Portlaoise Leisure Centre is to close with immediate effect with the loss of 30 jobs, the board behind the facility have confirmed this morning. "Severe...

Laois Shopping Centre put crowd control measures in place as they prepare for re-opening...

Penneys in Portlaoise will re-open tomorrow Monday, June 15, and Laois Shopping Centre have set up crowd control measures ahead of the expected queues,...

Certainty must be given to hairdressers, barbers and their customers, says Laois TD

Laois Fianna Fáil TD Sean Fleming has called on the Government to give certainty to hairdressers and barbers and their customers as to when...

Mothercare in Portlaoise to close as company announces liquidation

Retail chain Mothercare - which sells a range of maternity products and items for babies and young children - is to close its 14...

Hairdressers and barbers could be in line to re-open on June 29

Hairdressers and barbers are expected be allowed to re-open sooner than planned on June 29. According to a report in today's Irish Times, a decision...

WATCH: ‘This year is about survival, next year is about recovery’, Pat McDonagh tells...

Supermac's owner Pat McDonagh has said that "this year is about survival in business and next year is about recovery". In a wide-ranging discussion with...

New Supermac’s Plaza outside Portlaoise set to open at end of July

The new Supermac's outside Portlaoise is set to open on Friday, July 31. Owner Pat McDonagh announced the opening date on a Zoom call with...

Prestigious quality award for Laois business CJ Sheeran Ltd

A Mountrath based business has achieved a quality mark signifying it meets the highest standards of service and trust. CJ Sheeran Ltd was awarded the...

Main Street in Portlaoise could be pedestrianised sooner rather than later – can it...

It's a topic that has raised its head many times over the years but has never come anywhere close to consensus. Then again, what major...

‘Laois can be the remote working capital of Ireland’ says Chamber chief

The CEO of Laois Chamber of Commerce has said that the county can be "the remote working capital of Ireland" in the aftermath of...

Businesses in Laois re-open as restrictions begin to ease

A number of businesses in Laois will re-open this morning after the second phase of easing Covid-19 lockdown measures come into play. Many businesses, particularly...

Laois-based IT company Ortus on being ready for Coronavirus, working from home and busy...

The owner of Laois-based IT company Ortus has spoken about the challenges of working remotely and how they are dealing with staff ahead of...

Car sales in Laois down 75% in May according to latest industry figures

Car sales in Laois were down 75% in May compared to the same month in 2019, according to the most recent figures issued by...

WATCH: How Laois company CJ Sheeran’s have managed to stay going during the Coronavirus

CJ Sheeran's in Mountrath is Ireland's largest manufacturer of timber pallets with 180 employees across their sites in Laois, Westmeath, Dublin and Mayo. Though they've...

Recalling the legacy of the businessman behind Butler’s Engineering in Portarlington

The 2017 edition of the Portarlington Emigrant Newslatter featured a very interesting article on Pat Butler, the man who founded and built up Butler's...
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WATCH: Laois hotels outline plans for reopening and hopes for the future

All going to plan, hotels in Laois and all around Ireland will be able to open their doors fully again on July 20 when...