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Aussie Rules star Tuohy behind new coffee shop set to open in Portlaoise

Aussie Rules star Zach Tuohy is set to open a new coffee shop in Portlaoise in a partnership with his long-time friend Murry Rogers. The...

Laois business to feature on RTE’s Home of the Year competition

Laois business Finline Furniture are one of the most renowned names in the furniture market and one of their designs will feature twice on...

Business Bulletin: Bank fraud, Credit Union seeks volunteers and Chamber networking event

Four out of five people have been targeted by fraudsters in the last year according to new survey Research from AIB have revealed that four...

Laois designer features on RTE as Kathryn Thomas dons Yvonne Bolger Jewellery

One of the most watched RTE shows at this time of the year every year is Operation Transformation, one that sees the contestants go...

Laois solicitors call for reversal of new bank charge to reduce unnecessary financial burden...

The Laois Solicitors’ Association are calling for solicitor client accounts to be exempt from proposed new charges, so-called negative interest, from two of the...
Kieran Lillis is to open a new restaurant in the Heritage Golf Club

Laois footballer set to open new restaurant in popular golf club

Laois and Portlaoise footballer Kieran Lillis is set to open a brand new restaurant in the Heritage Golf Resort in Killenard. Lillis, who has been...
Anna May McHugh

Anna May McHugh to headline Laois Chamber ‘Supporting Business Together’ event

Anna May McHugh from the National Ploughing Association is the headline speaker of a very busy Laois Chamber of Commerce virtual event which is...
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Laois man secures top job in Limerick County Council

A Laois man has secured a top job in Limerick County Council. Alan Dooley, who is originally from Mountrath and whose family previously owned Dooley...

‘All parents should have life assurance. I think it should be made compulsory’

A well-known Laois-based financial advisor says that life assurance should be compulsory for parents. David Peavoy from Peavoy Financial Planning was speaking recently on the...

January car sales down – but increase in electric and hybrid registrations

There were almost 100 fewer new car sales recorded in Laois in January compared to the same month last year, according to figures released...

Almost €450,000 in Community Education Funding for Laois/Offaly Education and Training Board

€447,801 of funding has been granted by the government to the Laois Offaly Education and Training Board for community education. This was part of a...

Business Bulletin: Anna May for virtual event, new Laois websites and a tax scam...

Laois Chamber to host 'Supporting Business Together' event Laois Chamber of Commerce continue to play a very strong virtual game and following events last week...

More than 700 new Laois websites registered in 2020 as businesses move online

Laois businesses, services, and community groups registered 733 new websites in 2020. The latest .ie Domain Profile Report, which explores and analyses the .ie database,...

Laois Social Enterprises called to apply to €400,000 fund

Social enterprises based in Laois are being encouraged to apply for funding through Rethink Ireland’s Social Enterprise Development Fund 2021 which was officially launched...

Portlaoise motorway toll estimated to be down €6 million in 2020 as traffic drops...

The company that runs the M7/M8 motorway toll outside Portlaoise are estimated to have lost around €6 million in revenue in 2020. Figures reported by...

Business Bulletin: Social Enterprise fund, job vacancies decline and Central Bank governer to address...

Rethink Ireland open applications for the Social Enterprise Development Fund 2021 Rethink Ireland - a national organisation that supports innovative charities, social enterprises and community...

Laois’s IntegriLeads hoping for glory at National Enterprise Awards

One of Laois ’s most impressive businesses, IntegriLeads, are gearing up for the National Enterprise Awards final. The awards, an initiative of the Local Enterprise...

Laois businesses urged to seek new energy grants

Government grants worth €14 million for projects delivering best practice in the design, construction and management of energy-efficient buildings are now available for businesses. Successful...

€377k granted to 162 Laois businesses through the Trading Online Voucher Scheme

€377,468 has so far been granted to 162 businesses across Laois and Offaly in 2020 through the Trading Online Voucher Scheme. The Trading Online Voucher...

Electric and hybrid car sales in Laois increase over 20% in 2020

The sale of electric and hybrid cars increased over 20% in Laois in 2020, despite the overall number of cars sold being down on...

‘The more people come in, the more it becomes a known centre of enterprise...

The Coronavirus pandemic has effected everything and slowed development in lots areas but anyone driving on the M7 motorway in Portlaoise will have noticed...

Laois man to the fore in bringing new cleaning products to Europe in fight...

A Laois businessman is centrally involved in bringing new cleaning products to the European market that will help in the fight against Covid-19. Martin Crowley,...

New president takes charge, new sponsorship announced and high profile guest lined up as...

The Laois Chamber was only beginning to find its feet in early 2020 when the Coronavirus pandemic disrupted its early momentum. Having only been officially...

Brexit: ‘Paperwork demands’ see Laois businesses cease trading with UK

Two Laois businesses have announced that they will cease trading in the UK due to the fallout from Brexit. FreeTV.ie and TheGardenShop.ie say they have...

New car sales in Laois decrease 12% in 2020 – though not as sharp...

The number of new car sales fell by over 12% in Laois in 2020 compared to 2019, according to figures released last week by...

Laois man appointed chairperson of Kilkenny Tourism

A Laois man has been appointed as the new chairman of Kilkenny Tourism. Ciaran Conroy, from Portlaoise, joins the body which strives to increase the...

‘All we’re doing now is lighting the fires to keep the place aired’

The Christmas season is usually the busiest time of year for the hospitality sector. This will be a Christmas season like no other as the...

Local drivers named as ‘Transport Heroes’ for outstanding service through lockdowns and restrictions

Portarlington-based business Polar Ice Ltd had cause to celebrate recently as their four dedicated delivery drivers were recognised as Transport Heroes in the Fleet...

Council and local business groups combine to urge people to shop local this Christmas

With shops and businesses around the County having reopened their doors following the easing of Covid-19 restrictions from Level 5 to Level 3, Laois...

‘You can brew the best beer in the world but if you can’t sell...

Growing up in Laois and going to school in Killeshin and Knockbeg, Paddy McDonald could hardly have predicted that one day he'd be brewing...