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Famous Dublin nightclub owned by Laois man is being sold

The legendary, timeless and monumental Copper Face Jacks has been put up for sale by Laois owner Cathal Jackson. 'Coppers' could sell for up to...

Generational change as ‘marked difference’ in social housing needs explains leading council official

There is a "marked difference from a previous generation" in terms of social housing needs, according to Donal Brennan, Director of Services in Laois...

‘Door always open’ to help as Local Enterprise Week proves a big hit again

Local Enterprise Week was held all across the country last week - with numerous events held in Laois from Monday to Friday. Free one-to-one mentoring...

Middle of next decade before housing market settles, says AIB economist

A senior economist with AIB believes it will be the middle of the next decade before the housing market settles. John Fahey, a senior economist...

Winner announced in LaoisToday/The Laser Suite €500 voucher giveaway

We love a good competition here in LaoisToday and we were delighted to team up with The Laser Suite in Portarlington, who kindly gave...

Winners announced for the Laois Enterprise Awards

Ballacolla business Hanlon Woodcraft have been named as the Laois Enterprise of the Year at the Laois Enterprise Awards which were held today, Friday...

‘Positive’ meeting between Laois politicians and IDA

A Laois TD has said that a meeting between the county's three elected Dáil representatives, Laois County Council and Martin Shanahan, CEO of the...

How to ensure that family businesses last from one generation to the next

It's a question a lot of entrepreneurs might ask: passing a business on to the next generation - is it a gift or a...

Laois business says its won’t exist in 12 months if insurance hikes remain in...

A Laois business owner has said that they don't see their play centre existing next year after her business insurance costs doubled for 2019,...

Laois business speaks out on VAT increases on food supplements

A Portlaoise business has expressed their concerns over the proposed 23 percent increase in Value Added Tax (VAT) on all food supplements. The Fruit N...

Supermac’s owner states Togher Plaza will be on a scale of ‘European significance’

Speaking at the announcement of 300 jobs across six regions in the Midlands, Supermac's owner Pat McDonagh stated that the proposed motorway plaza development at...

Massive increase in numbers of Laois people setting up new websites

According to a new study, Laois has recorded a massive increase in people setting up new websites. The study, done by 'IE Domain Registry' shows...

In Pictures: Finline Furniture celebrate 40 years in business with Foxford Woollen Mills collaboration

To celebrate their 40th year in business, Finline Furniture have joined creative forces with fellow Irish interiors brand, Foxford Woollen Mills, for their latest...

New car sales slump in Laois

Traditionally seen as a barometer of economic buoyancy and consumer confidence new car sales for January 2019 are down by over 12% on 2018. The...

Delight for Laois bridal hall as they win Midlands Wedding Boutique of the Year

On Monday 28 January, the Bridal Hall Ballybrittas picked up the coveted title of Midlands Wedding Boutique of the Year at the Irish Wedding Awards. "We...

ESB Networks are looking for new apprentices

The ESB are due to open applications for their apprenticeship programme again in February 2019. This four-year apprenticeship programme involves both indoor and outdoor work experience...

Laois food and drink producers invited to ‘Grow with Aldi’ as supplier development programme...

Aldi is seeking applications from Laois’ small to medium food and drink producers to take part in the 2019 Grow with Aldi supplier development...

Laois town being considered for new Aldi store and jobs

This could be a massive boost to Laois's second largest town. Aldi are considering opening a new store and jobs to Mountmellick. On their website Mountmellick...

One lucky Laois student could win €10,000 for their business idea

The 2019 Student Entrepreneur Awards are now open and available to all full-time third level students in Ireland. Ambitious college students interested in real-world business ventures...

2018 Remembered: New UK supermarket is coming to Laois and will create more than...

In January the news was announced that frozen food supermarket chain Iceland was coming to Portlaoise. Iceland opened in Gandon Court, Mountmellick Road, Portlaoise on August....

2018 Remembered – Hugely popular restaurant chain coming to Portlaoise

In October we brought you the news that a hugely popular restaurant chain was coming to Laois. Lana Asian Street food announced that they were...

Winner announced in Club Vitae and LaoisToday competition

This really is a great prize. Recently, LaoisToday hit the 21,000 'Like' mark on Facebook and we decided we'd like to reward our loyal followers. So,...

National Gift Store of the Year honoured in Laois County Council chamber

A Portlaoise store, which was given the honourable recognition of 'National Gift Store of the Year', was celebrated in the Laois County Council chamber...

Huge potential in Portlaoise says Supermac’s owner Pat McDonagh – but planning delays continue...

Pat McDonagh, the Galway businessman behind Supermac's and owner of a number of hotels around the country including the Killeshin in Portlaoise, has said...

Back to the future as popular hotel manager takes charge in the Killeshin Hotel...

Anyone dropping into the Killeshin Hotel in recent times will notice a familar face knocking around the place as Michael Murphy has recently been...

Heritage Hotel in Killenard has been sold for €9m

The five-star Heritage Hotel in Killenard has been acquired by FBD Hotels & Resorts for around €9m. FBD Hotels and Resorts runs four hotels in...

Over €200,000 in funding awarded to Mountmellick Development Association for new business centre

Mountmellick Development Association have been awarded funding of over €200,000 from the Regional Enterprise fund for the establishment of a business centre that will...

Laois stylist named as third runner-up in ‘fantasic’ hairdressing awards

A hair stylist hailing from Laois has come third place runner-up in the Fantastic Junior category at the Alfaparf Milano Fantastic Hairdresser awards 2018. Hayley...

Laois retailer receives top honours at the 2018 Londis retailing awards

One Laois retailer has received top honours at the annual Londis retailing awards. Edel Watchorne of Watchorne’s Londis, Mountmellick, received the accolade in the Sheraton...
Bord na Mona

Job losses expected in Laois as Bord na Mona announced plans to cease peat...

Bord na Mona have announced their intentions to cease peat production in Ireland within the next decade, which is likely to mean job loses...
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