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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...

WATCH: Laois-based multi-national company on course for July opening

The managing Director of a Laois based multi-national company says that they remain on course for their official opening in July. The Coronavirus outbreak halted...

McDonald’s in Portlaoise set to re-open next week

Fast food chain McDonald’s has announced that it will open each of its 51 drive-thrus by next Thursday, June 4, meaning the one in...

Laois County Council urged to think differently to help businesses in ‘new normal’

Laois County Council have been urged to think differently in a bid to help businesses as Government begin to re-open the country and lift...

WATCH: Laois building contractor on the benefits of zoom ahead of physical meetings in...

A Laois business owner reckons that there will be far more zoom meetings than physical ones in the aftermath of the Coronavirus. JS Dooley Contracting,...

From Rathdowney to PayPal and on – the incredible story of Louise Phelan

This piece originally appeared on LaoisToday in May 2019 It’s a Friday evening in Glebe House, the Phelan family home at Donaghmore just outside Rathdowney...

WATCH: David Walsh-Kemmis on bottles, cans and how Ballykilcavan craft beer sales are on...

David Walsh-Kemmis, the owner of Ballykilcavan Brewery near Stradbally, has said that sales of his craft beer are up from this time last year,...

Six hubs join forces in bid to place Laois as ‘co-working centre of Ireland’

As workers and employers adjust to the changes imposed by Covid 19, a group of Laois remote working hubs have joined together in a...

WATCH: Finline Furniture on plans to re-open and how they’ve been managing during Coronavirus...

Laois-based company Finline Furniture celebrated 40 years in business in 2019 but they couldn't have predicted the massive challenge that lay in store for...

Achieve, Connect and Enjoy – the key tips Brent Pope offers Laois business people

TV pundit and former New Zealand rugby player Brent Pope has told Laois business people of the useful tools he uses for managing mental...

Publicans seek to open six weeks earlier than currently scheduled

Two of the leading representative bodies for publicans are to meet Government officials to discuss opening pubs six weeks earlier than is currently planned. Under...

Just four cars sold in Laois in April – as sales fall by over...

There were just four new cars sold in Laois in the month of April, according to figures released by the Irish Motor Industry today. This...

Car sales plummet nationally in March as Laois figures down over 50% on 2019

There were just 75 car sales recorded in Laois in March, down from 165 for the same month last year as the impact of...

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...