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One lucky Laois student could win €10,000 for their business idea

The 2019 Student Entrepreneur Awards are now open and available to all full-time third level students in Ireland. Ambitious college students interested in real-world business ventures...

2018 Remembered: New UK supermarket is coming to Laois and will create more than...

In January the news was announced that frozen food supermarket chain Iceland was coming to Portlaoise. Iceland opened in Gandon Court, Mountmellick Road, Portlaoise on August....

2018 Remembered – Hugely popular restaurant chain coming to Portlaoise

In October we brought you the news that a hugely popular restaurant chain was coming to Laois. Lana Asian Street food announced that they were...

Winner announced in Club Vitae and LaoisToday competition

This really is a great prize. Recently, LaoisToday hit the 21,000 'Like' mark on Facebook and we decided we'd like to reward our loyal followers. So,...

National Gift Store of the Year honoured in Laois County Council chamber

A Portlaoise store, which was given the honourable recognition of 'National Gift Store of the Year', was celebrated in the Laois County Council chamber...

Huge potential in Portlaoise says Supermac’s owner Pat McDonagh – but planning delays continue...

Pat McDonagh, the Galway businessman behind Supermac's and owner of a number of hotels around the country including the Killeshin in Portlaoise, has said...

Back to the future as popular hotel manager takes charge in the Killeshin Hotel...

Anyone dropping into the Killeshin Hotel in recent times will notice a familar face knocking around the place as Michael Murphy has recently been...

Heritage Hotel in Killenard has been sold for €9m

The five-star Heritage Hotel in Killenard has been acquired by FBD Hotels & Resorts for around €9m. FBD Hotels and Resorts runs four hotels in...

Over €200,000 in funding awarded to Mountmellick Development Association for new business centre

Mountmellick Development Association have been awarded funding of over €200,000 from the Regional Enterprise fund for the establishment of a business centre that will...

Laois stylist named as third runner-up in ‘fantasic’ hairdressing awards

A hair stylist hailing from Laois has come third place runner-up in the Fantastic Junior category at the Alfaparf Milano Fantastic Hairdresser awards 2018. Hayley...

Laois retailer receives top honours at the 2018 Londis retailing awards

One Laois retailer has received top honours at the annual Londis retailing awards. Edel Watchorne of Watchorne’s Londis, Mountmellick, received the accolade in the Sheraton...
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Job losses expected in Laois as Bord na Mona announced plans to cease peat...

Bord na Mona have announced their intentions to cease peat production in Ireland within the next decade, which is likely to mean job loses...

Well-known Portlaoise hotel is to be put up for sale

O'Loughlin's Hotel on Main Street in Portlaoise is to be put up for sale in the next week, with staff informed of the decision...

Laois organisation announced as one top three in Europe for inclusive entrepreneurship

In August, Laois Enterprise Office (LEO) was nominated for a European Enterprise Promotion Award for their programme which helps disadvantaged groups overcome barriers to...

In Pictures: Big day for Portlaoise business as impressive new ambulance facility is opened

In the early part of the 2000s, John Conroy's wife Noreen was diagnosed with cancer. At the time the Portlaoise man was a Corporal in...

Prestigious honour for Portlaoise business

Nook and Cranny Gift Shop in Portlaoise main street was formally recognised this week as being one of Ireland's Top30 retail stores in the...
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Historic Portarlington site facing into a bright new future

At one stage Butler's Steel in Portarlington was known far and wide and employing about 250 people in the town. Now the site where that...

Laois start-ups encouraged to apply for €750,000 Competitive Start Fund

There is €750,000 worth of funding up for grabs for start-ups in Enterprise Ireland’s final Competitive Start Fund of 2018. The fund will provide up...

In Pictures: Official launch of refurbished St Canice’s Credit Union in Rathdowney

St Canice’s Credit Union officially launched its refurbished and modernised Rathdowney Branch Office on Main Street in the town last week. The Branch is now...
House Prices are on the rise

Cost of houses in the Midlands growing faster than national average

House prices in the Midlands are growing faster than the national average. According to the CSO’s Residential Property Price Index – the cost of buying...
Aidan Kehoe of the Oxford Solutions who has sold the cyber security company

Major jobs boost as US security firm to open Irish headquarters in Portlaoise

A leading US-based cyber security business, founded by Laois man Aidan Kehoe, is to open its Irish headquarters in Portlaoise with the creation of...

New bar and restaurant to open in Portlaoise this weekend as old Egan’s gets...

The night scene in Portlaoise is to get a new bar and restuarant this weekend with Lilly's Bar set to open on Friday for...

Sadness in Portlaoise and beyond at passing of well-known business man

One of Portlaoise's best-known businessmen Pat Miller has died. Pat, who only turned 70 in recent days, was the owner of Miller's Hardware on Coliseum...

Lights, camera, auction – as Cafe en Seine fittings go on sale in Killenard

Ever fancy a piece of the American Dream? Well then, this stunning Airstream Safari Land Yacht travel trailer could be all yours. It goes under the hammer...

Success of Laois furniture company recognised in new book

The success story of a Laois furniture company in Emo has been acknowledged in a new book on leading entrepreneurs in Ireland. In Secrets to...

Laois woman declared the ‘coolest businesswoman in Ireland’

A Laois woman has been declared the "coolest businesswoman in Ireland” by a former Dragon’s Den entrepreneur. Sean Gallagher, who also ran in the...

Large number of solicitors gather in Portlaoise for the second annual legal conference

Over 100 solicitors from Laois, Carlow, Kildare and the midlands gathered for second annual legal conference in Portlaoise. As key GDPR advisors to businesses across Laois,...

Meet all the finalists in the Laois Business Woman of the Year awards

The inaugural Network Ireland Laois Business Woman of the Year Awards take place at a gala event in Durrow Castle on Tuesday, May 29 at...

Success for Laois company at National Enterprise Awards

Laois-based company - Cyc-Lok in Graiguecullen - has won the “Innovation Award” at the 2018 National Enterprise Awards in a competition organised by the...

Crowds take to Telfords for massive four day sale

The good weather and promises of huge discounts brought the crowds to Telford's Portlaoise for their annual May sale. Crowds flooded to Fr Brown Avenue...
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