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Months after losing Bank of Ireland branch, Laois town secures new ATM

The town of Durrow is set to get a brand new ATM - a few months after it lost its Bank of Ireland branch. In...
At the 10th. Anniversary of Portlaoise Enterprise Centre , were: Clr. Padraig Fleming ( Cathaoirleach Laois Co. Council ), Patricia Frayne (Centre Co-ordinator ), John Mulholland ( CEO Laois Co Council ), Evelyn Reddin ( Head of Enterprise LEO ) andBrian Ogilvie ( Chair, Board of Directors ).

Local Enterprise Office clients created 106 new jobs across Laois in 2021

106 new jobs were created across Laois in 2021 by 138 small businesses supported by the Local Enterprise Office (LEO). An Tánaiste and Minister for...
ND Audit & Advisory (

Business Briefing: Noel Delaney on ND Audit & Advisory, business supports and upcoming events

The LaoisToday Business Briefing is brought to you in association with Laois Chamber. Interested in joining Laois Chamber? Visit www.laoischamber.ie or e-mail info@laoischamber.ie . Finline Furniture honour long-standing...
Albert FitzGerald

Local radio leader steps down after more than four decades in the industry

One of the most accomplished names in independent local radio is announcing his retirement after more than four decades in the industry. Albert FitzGerald is...
Car Sales FIGURES

Laois car sales recover somewhat in 2021 though still below pre-Covid levels

There was an almost 5% increase in new car sales in Laois in 2021 compared to 2020 - though they are still below pre-Covid...

IT business Nostra makes another acquisition, bringing employee numbers to 200

Nostra, one of Ireland’s leading Managed I.T Service Providers which has offices in Laois, Galway, and its head office at Parkwest Business Park in...
Laois Chamber Business Briefing

Business Briefing: Laois Gift Card, Tekeir interview and a podcast series worth listening to

Launched last year by Laois Chamber and supported by Local Enterprise Office Laois, the Laois Gift Card is the ideal gift for friends and...
Laois Chamber

Business Briefing: Award winners, business supports and Laois company NetSupport on their story so...

The Love Laois 2022 Calendar was officially launched on November 22 in the Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise. This calendar has been produced jointly by Laois...
Apprenticeship Employer of the Year 2021

Four Laois companies nominated for Apprenticeship Employer of the Year 2021

Four Laois companies have received nominations in a range of different categories for the Generation Apprenticeship Employer of the Year 2021 awards. 71 nominees have...
Pat Keogh Car Sales

Pat Keogh Car Sales celebrates 25 years in business this November

Pat Keogh Car Sales, based in Ballybrittas, are celebrating 25 years as a Škoda dealer this November. First established back in 1985 in Monasterevin as...

€4.3 million funding boost to help food producing company in Laois post Brexit

A food producing plant in Laois is to benefit from €4.3 million in government funding. It was announced this afternoon that Dawn Meats, which operates...

‘People want houses, hospitals and roads but we can’t build without concrete. It’s not...

Booth Concrete have recently applied for planning permission for a new quarry in Abbeyleix close to their existing base in Ballymullen outside the town. It's...
New Car Sales Laois

November car sales in Laois up slightly on 2020

October is always one of the quieter months for car sales though the recent figures recorded show an increase in number of new vehicles...

Company with Laois operations wins €3 million Aldi contract to supply logs and kindling

A company who has a base in Laois has a won a contract with Aldi to supply logs and kindlin worth €3 million. Boulta Agri...
Budget 2022

Budget 2022: Social welfare, housing, taxation, healthcare and childcare changes confirmed

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohue and Minister for Public Expenditure Michael McGrath have announced details of Budget 2022 in the Dail this afternoon. The proposed...
Laois Chamber of Commerce - Alison Browne

New president elected of Laois Chamber of Commerce

Alison Browne of Gerry Browne Jewellers has been elected as the new president of the Laois Chamber of Commerce. Having served as vice-president for the...

Busy Laois supermarket closes for six months to begin major redevelopment

Lidl in Portlaoise has closed for a six-month period to undergo a major rebuild which they say will be complete by April of next...
Caroline Hoffman Laois Chamber

Laois Chamber CEO welcomes extension of the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme

Earlier this week, it was announced that there will be no change to the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS) for the month of October...
Michael and Aimee Cummins Opel Portlaoise

New Opel dealership to open in Portlaoise later this year under local family business

Opel will have a presence in Laois again later this year with the news that husband-and-wife team Michael and Aimee Cummins will take charge...
Dr Emma Rose Conroy

Budding Laois businesswomen encouraged to register for National Women’s Enterprise Day

Female entrepreneurs and budding businesswomen from across Laois are being encouraged to register for this year’s National Women’s Enterprise Day. The Local Enterprise Office (LEO)...
Seamus Dunne, Crushmate, Alfie Cox, James Maloney, Enterprise Ireland

Laois company one of 14 winners at 2021 Enterprise Ireland Innovation Arena Awards

The winners of the 2021 Enterprise Ireland Innovation Arena Awards competition have been announced - and a Laois company features. 14 companies were selected for...
Online Retail Scheme

Entrepreneurs and start-ups in Laois urged to apply for Competitive Start Funds

Entrepreneurs and start-ups in Laois are invited to apply for funding to provide an innovative product or service aimed at international markets. Several support workshops will...

Two Laois companies reach final of the prestigious Irish Made Awards

The finals of the prestigious Irish Made Awards are just around the corner and two Laois companies have made the cut. Finline Furniture from Emo...
Portlaoise Parochial House 2

Sale confirmed of old Parochial House and prime site in Portlaoise

The sale of the old Parochial House and adjoining grounds in Portlaoise has been confirmed. The property and land - located in the centre of...
Remote working

‘We have a real opportunity now to make remote and blended working a much...

The Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar TD today published views from members of the public and stakeholder groups on...

Plans in place for new auction rooms, showrooms and coffee shop near Laois village

Plans are in place for a well-known Laois business to develop new auction rooms, showroom and a coffee shop near Ballybrittas. Ashgroves Ventures Ltd, who...

Laois Chamber CEO calls for incentives and tax reliefs for employees and employers availing...

Laois Chamber CEO, Caroline Hofman, is calling for incentives and tax reliefs for employers and employees working remotely to be included in Budget 2022. Speaking...
Online Media

Why a verification mark and recognition of online media would be a big step...

In the media business, emails come thick and fast. We're easily found and we get all sorts of correspondence. Enquiries, requests, complaints and a never-ending...

Two Laois businesses named in Top 125 Stores in the country by Retail Excellence...

Two businesses based in Laois, The Pantry Café & Walled Garden and Nook & Cranny Gift Store, have been placed in the Top 125...
New Car Sales Laois

New car sales in July sees figures creep back to 2019 levels

There were 260 sales of new cars in Laois in July helping to bring the year-to-date figures closer to pre-pandemic levels in 2019. A total...