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In Pictures: Local enterprise seminar from Gerry Duffy a huge success

Renowned inspirational and business speaker Gerry Duffy spoke in Laois last week as part of Local Enterprise Week where he delivered a seminar entitled...

Range of supports available to businesses affected by Coronavirus

A suite of supports will be made available to businesses in Laois and Offaly impacted by COVID-19, according to Laois-Offaly TD and Minister for...

High speed broadband is coming at last – and a Laois man will deliver...

Sure, there have been lots of promises and lots of delays when it comes to high-speed broadband. But a solution seems finally in sight. The...
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REVEALED: The top-earning Laois solicitors on the Legal Aid system

Three Laois solicitors claimed well over €100,000 each in legal aid fees in 2019, according to new Department of Justice and Equality figures. Barry Fitzgerald...

Main Street in Portlaoise should be pedestrianised argue town experts

The Main Street in Portlaoise should be pedestrianised was the view expressed by both a retail expert and a landscape designer during Newstalk's Down...
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Laois entrepreneurs and start-ups encouraged to plan for short and long-term success

The right advice at an early stage can be the difference between success and failure. The Law Society of Ireland is encouraging entrepreneurs and start-ups...

Newstalk’s Bobby Kerr gets down to business in Laois next weekend

The popular businessman, Dragon, entrepreneur and radio presenter, Bobby Kerr is in town next weekend. Bobby Kerr’s, ‘Your Town Your Main Street’ show has been...

Two thousand people Register To Attend Inaugural Laois Jobs Fair

Two thousand people have booked to attend this Wednesday’s (February 12) inaugural Laois Jobs Fair. The event, an initiative of Laois Chamber of Commerce, has...

Standex issue statement on job losses in Mountmellick

More than 20 jobs are being lost in the Standex factory in Mountmellick and this evening the company issued a statement in relation to...

Over 20 jobs to be lost in well-known Laois factory

Over 20 jobs are set to be lost at the Mountmellick-based Standex factory, a multi-national company that manufactures pumps. It has been operating in the...

Laois nominees sought for EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2020 programme

The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ programme is a global recognition programme run in 145 cities in more than 60 countries. Currently in its 23rd...

How Laois households can save money on home, motor and travel insurance in 2020

January is one of the biggest months of the year in the insurance industry according to experts at the online insurance broker group. The insurance...

Laois shop owners take banning e-cig sales to U-18s into their own hands

Laois shop owners and their staff will be offered training on how to ensure U-18s cannot buy e-cigarettes. 'Verify', a new retail training programme which...

Grant of almost €400,000 on the way to four Laois towns

A grant of almost €400,000 has also been granted to the towns of Portarlington, Mountmellick, Mountrath and Rathdowney. This fund will be used to assist...

Laois jobs growth rises in 2019 through Enterprise Ireland supported companies

Enterprise Ireland, the Government agency responsible for developing Irish business globally has reported a nine percent increase in the number of Laois based jobs...

Laois student receives prestigious Waterford IT award

A Laois student was one of those presented with certificates at the Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) School of Business Annual Recognition of Awards...

2019 Remembered: Laois woman named ‘CEO of the Year’ at annual Businesswoman Awards

Back in November, a Laois woman was recognised with a very prestigious award. This is a serious achievement. Lorraine Butler from Rossmore, Killeshin, was named CEO...

2019 Remembered: Two businesses on Portlaoise Main Street close in June

Back in June, two well-known businesses closed down within a couple of weeks of each other: Two eateries have closed on Main Street Portlaoise in...

Insurance rip off can’t be ignored any longer, says Laois TD as Consumer Contract...

Laois Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley has said the "Government cannot ignore the rip off in insurance premiums any longer". This comes on the back...

A brill Laois market with sole to remain at new location

Pardon the fishy pun, but I just couldn’t resist. ‘Tis the season to be jolly after all. In more good news the popular Farmer’s Market...

In Pictures: Motivational speaker Gerry Duffy addresses Laois Local Enterprise Office presentation night

Motivational speaker Gerry Duffy was the special guest at the Laois Local Enterprise Office  presentation of certificates in the Midlands Park Hotel on Thursday...

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...
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