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REVEALED: Most popular new cars sold in Laois during first quarter of 2024

New car sales figures are up - both nationally and here in Laois; but how are the trends looking after the first quarter of...
Laois County Council Housing

Planning Permission granted for new residential development in Portarlington

Laois County Council have awarded planning permission to Kingscroft Developments Ltd for a residential development in Cooltederry, Portarlington. The development is to comprise of 67...
New Car Sales Laois

Car sales in Laois up slightly in April, while Diesel Electric Hybrids continue significant...

The number of new car sales in Laois rose by 4.5% in April of this year compared to the same month in 2023, according...

€1 Million announced for developments at Laois National Enterprise Park

€1 million investment has been announced for Junction 17 National Enterprise Park Development at Togher in Portlaoise. The funding, which is part of the European...

Excitement building as Laois students gear up for All-Ireland Enterprise Final set for May

For the first time, the national final for Ireland’s largest student entrepreneurial programme will be held in the Midlands, taking place in the Mullingar...

Sharp decline in new car sales figures for March amid ‘ongoing challenge of transitioning to...

The number of new car sales in Laois fell by over 26% in March of this year compared to the same month in 2023,...
Nanny Kelly's

One of Ireland’s largest pub groups set to take over prominent Portlaoise bar

One of Ireland's largest pub groups is set to take over a prominent bar in Portlaoise which recently closed down. The name 'Nanny Kelly's' appeared...

More new developments given the green light in Portlaoise’s Togher Business Park

Laois County Council have awarded planning permission to two separate companies for a pair of new developments in Togher, Portlaoise. Allwood Architectural Joinery Ltd have...

‘The best business in town’ is up for sale and attracting ‘heaps of interest’

A Portlaoise business that has been described "the best business in town" is attracting "heaps of interest" LaoisToday has learned. It emerged in January that...

Laois-native’s luxury clothing line recognised at SETU’s entrepreneurship showcase

Hollianne Phelan, from Portlaoise is the founder of Cotone Collection, a wellness and lifestyle brand focused on creating high-comfort, high-quality sleepwear from natural fabrics. Hollianne...
Electric car charging

Car sales in Laois continue to rise as Electric Vehicles and Petrol-Electric Hybrids see...

The number of new car sales in Laois rose by 21% in February of this year compared to the same period in 2023, according...
Lilly's Portlaoise

Portlaoise bar and restaurant Lilly’s closes – and expected to be put up for...

Well-known Portlaoise venue Lilly's Bar and Kitchen has closed its doors for business - and it's understood the property is to now be put...

€2.6 million in funding allocated to improve education and training facilities in Laois and...

Laois/Offaly Educational Training Board is in line to receive €2,610,000 in funding to further improve and develop the training facilities in Laois and Offaly. This...
El Fuego Fionn Kavanagh Hugh Hackett (6)

Weekend Read: Laois friends demonstrate drive with new food truck business

At a time when many restaurants are closing their doors, two young Laois men have gone against the grain and are expanding. El Fuego, a...

Almost 800 Laois businesses owe €12 million in warehoused tax – with Revenue seeking...

A total of 775 Laois businesses have warehoused tax debts, accrued during Covid times, and must enter payment agreements with Revenue from May 1. The...
Jackie Carroll Laois Chamber CEO

From Denis O’Brien to London and back – Meet the New Laois Chamber Alliance...

Last week, Laois Chamber Alliance announced that Jackie Carroll has been appointed as their new CEO.  Succeeding Caroline Hofman, Jackie will aim to boost business...
Jackie Carroll Laois Chamber CEO

Career management consultant appointed new CEO of Laois Chamber Alliance

Jackie Carroll has been appointed as the new CEO of Laois Chamber Alliance - succeeding Caroline Hofman. Laois Chamber Alliance is an umbrella body for...
Gerry Browne Jewellers

Established Portlaoise jewellery business is put up for sale

Established Portlaoise business Gerry Browne Jewellers has been put up for sale. The highly-regarded jewellers, which has a selection of leading brands across jewellery, watches...

Internationally renowned chef set to open restaurant and guesthouse outside Laois town

An internationally renowned chef has announced his intention to open a restaurant and a guesthouse on a site just outside of Abbeyleix. Cúán Greene, a...

Laois rural pubs hit by lack of taxi services as numbers closing in the...

Not only do rural Laois pubs face the usual challenges of a fall-off in customers due to tougher drink driving laws and the legacy...

Laois successes at Better Farming Awards, held in Killenard’s Heritage Hotel

The inaugural FBD Better Farming Awards were recently held in the magnificent setting of the Heritage Hotel in Killenard, with significant Laois success on...

New CEO of Laois Partnership: ‘The overall aim is to make Laois a better...

“The overall aim of what we do is make Laois a better place to live for all.” That’s the perspective of Caroline Lydon who...
Midlands Park Hotel Main

Business Briefing: Midlands Park Hotel, Brexit supports, LinkedIn courses, and much more

Business News Congratulations to the Midlands Park Hotel on the recent opening of their state-of-the-art facilities in their newly-refurbished Health and Fitness Club. View the pictures...

The story behind the Dunamaise Arts Centre as it gears up for 25th anniversary...

Laois Chamber Alliance CEO, Caroline Hofman, recently caught up with Michelle de Forge, Director of Dunamaise Arts Centre in Portlaoise. On our latest Business Briefing,...

Laois man Ronan Dunne wins ‘Apprentice of the Year’ 2023 award

The National Apprenticeship Office has awarded Portarlington man, Ronan Dunne, Transport Operations and Commercial Driving apprentice - a top category award in the Generation...
James and Yvonne McElwee

Weekend Read: New Laois Chamber Alliance president James McElwee on the potential of Laois

People regularly calling to the house for prescriptions and in one case, for lipstick late at night, are among the memories of the recently...
Rasa McMahon Maldron Hotel Portlaoise

Business Briefing: Sales & Marketing at The Maldron Hotel Portlaoise, business news, supports and...

Laois Chamber Alliance CEO, Caroline Hofman, caught up with Rasa McMahon, Sales and Marketing Manager with the Maldron Hotel Portlaoise… Can you tell us a...

Budget 2024: The main points as €14 billion package announced

The Government has announced Budget 2024 which includes a a host of cost-of-living measures. Below, we have broken down some of the main points and...

Local Enterprise Office Laois hosting ‘an event not to be missed’ in Mountrath

The Local Enterprise Office Laois is holding a drop in clinic next week in Mountrath to help local businesses become more savvy. The organisers expect...
James and Yvonne McElwee

James McElwee is newly elected President of Laois Chamber Alliance

Laois Chamber Alliance recently held their fourth AGM on the evening of Tuesday, October 3, in SOLAS Eco Garden Shop, Portarlington. At this AGM, James...