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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...

Grant of almost €400,000 on the way to four Laois towns

A grant of almost €400,000 has also been granted to the towns of Portarlington, Mountmellick, Mountrath and Rathdowney. This fund will be used to assist...

Laois jobs growth rises in 2019 through Enterprise Ireland supported companies

Enterprise Ireland, the Government agency responsible for developing Irish business globally has reported a nine percent increase in the number of Laois based jobs...

Laois student receives prestigious Waterford IT award

A Laois student was one of those presented with certificates at the Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) School of Business Annual Recognition of Awards...

2019 Remembered: Laois woman named ‘CEO of the Year’ at annual Businesswoman Awards

Back in November, a Laois woman was recognised with a very prestigious award. This is a serious achievement. Lorraine Butler from Rossmore, Killeshin, was named CEO...

2019 Remembered: Two businesses on Portlaoise Main Street close in June

Back in June, two well-known businesses closed down within a couple of weeks of each other: Two eateries have closed on Main Street Portlaoise in...

Insurance rip off can’t be ignored any longer, says Laois TD as Consumer Contract...

Laois Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley has said the "Government cannot ignore the rip off in insurance premiums any longer". This comes on the back...

A brill Laois market with sole to remain at new location

Pardon the fishy pun, but I just couldn’t resist. ‘Tis the season to be jolly after all. In more good news the popular Farmer’s Market...

In Pictures: Motivational speaker Gerry Duffy addresses Laois Local Enterprise Office presentation night

Motivational speaker Gerry Duffy was the special guest at the Laois Local Enterprise Office  presentation of certificates in the Midlands Park Hotel on Thursday...

Local rugby club facing imminent closure over ‘grave difficulty’ in getting insurance

A local rugby club that serves hundreds of underage and adult players say they will have to close the club and grounds from next...

Laois woman named ‘CEO of the Year’ at annual Businesswoman Awards

This is a serious achievement. Lorraine Butler from Rossmore, Killeshin, was named CEO of the Year at the annual Image Businesswoman of the Year Awards...

In Pictures: Huge turnout at Laois Chamber business breakfast in Killeshin

Close on 200 people attended this morning's Laois Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast in the Killeshin Hotel which featured a sitdown interview with Pat...

New owner of O’Loughlin’s Hotel outlines his plans and sees great future for Portlaoise

John McDonald, the new owner of O'Loughlin's Hotel in Portlaoise, says he has plans for a music venue and late bar where Club 23...

Laois man’s eco-friendly compostable cups now on sale in 20 countires

We previously shared a piece about Laois businessman, Tom McLoughlin, who thought up the next big thing to contribute to a more eco-friendly approach...

REVEALED: Proposed opening date as works continue on new Supermacs Plaza in Portlaoise

The Managing Director of Supermacs has revealed that mid to late May of 2020 is the date that the new plaza in Togher in...

In Pictures: All the style at stunning re-launch of The Heritage

The Heritage in Killenard has come under the ownership of FBD in the past year - and their re-launch event last Thursday night was...

Laois businessman honoured at University of Limerick Alumni Awards

The University of Limerick Alumni has bestowed its highest honour on four of the University’s outstanding graduates at the 14th Annual UL Alumni Awards...

End of an era as O’Loughlins move on from popular Portlaoise hotel

It was an end of an era in Portlaoise today as the O'Loughlin family that have been proprietors of the popular hotel on the...

Prestigious national award for Telfords Portlaoise

Telfords Portlaoise has been named as the national Builders Merchant of the Year for 2019. It has won both the National and Leinster awards in...

The Heritage unveil new €3 million refurbishment and rebranding in glittering gathering

The Heritage, formerly The Heritage Killenard, completed its €3 million investment, unveiling new refurbishment and rebrand in a ravishing event last night. Special guests from...

Supermacs owner the special guest at Laois Chamber breakfast event

The Laois Chamber of Commerce are really beginning to make their presence felt around the county and they are holding their first big event...

Thousands of households and businesses in Laois-Offaly let down again by lack of progress...

Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley has called on the Government to stop wasting time and public money and to engage with the ESB to...

Top national award for Laois hotel manager

Ger Alley, General Manager of The Heritage hotel in Killenard, was among the winners at the Hotel Awards Ireland this week. The Durrow native, who was...

In Pictures: Laois Girl given chance to run established businesses and public bodies for...

Every year on October 11 the International Day of the Girl, Plan International works with girls to amplify their voices by staging girl “takeovers”...

Planning submitted for 21 new housing units in Portarlington

Planning permission has been submitted for 21 new housing units on the Station Road in Portarlington beside the Odlum's Factory where a development was...

Two prestigious national awards for Portarlington-based business Polar Ice

Finalists in seven categories, Irish owned and family run Polar Ice were winners of the Transport Manager of the Year and Own Account Transport...

Two Laois men in key roles in luxurious Kilkea Castle in Kildare

Kilkea Castle, just outside Athy in Castledermot, County Kildare reopened its doors in late 2017 after an extensive four-year €30 million investment and have...

Commuters facing delays due to vandalism on train lines

Thousands of Laois commuters who get the train to work in Dublin every day are facing delays of up to an hour this morning...

WATCH: Absolutely class video showcasing the best that Laois has to offer

This is exceptional! INTERNET IDEAS have teamed up with fellow Laois natives, inspirational Business Leader Louise Phelan and Crewit MD, Gary O Keeffe, to provide...
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