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The Competitive Start Fund ‘could create the next start-up success story in Laois’

The Competitive Start Fund could create the next start-up success story in Laois - so says TD Charlie Flanagan. Deputy Flanagan was speaking as Damien...
Shaws Mountmellick

Shaws to close its first Laois store – but flagship Portlaoise outlet to remain...

Shaws are to close to their Mountmellick store, one that has been a permanent fixture in the town for almost 160 years. The news was...
Wandering Elk cafe in Portlaoise is set to open this week

In Pictures: A sneak peek as Zach Tuohy’s Wandering Elk cafe prepares to open

Something is brewing on Bull Lane in Portlaoise. And it’s not just the smashing new pavements and cobblestones. It’s got a buzz about it. A...
Breslin's Pharmacy on Main Street Portlaoise are moving to the Parkside Shopping Centre

End of an era in Portlaoise as Breslin’s Pharmacy and busy GP surgery move...

Yesterday marked the end of an era for the owners and staff of Breslin's Pharmacy in Portlaoise as they served customers for the last...
The Falls Glenbarrow

New cafe to open at popular Glenbarrow Falls ahead of tearooms development

Coffee is the order of the day all over the country - and a hugely popular Laois beauty spot is to get a new...
One Stop Fulfillment

Laois delivery company carves out niche following huge rise in online shopping

The huge rise in online shopping has been a boom to a Laois delivery company which is carving out a considerable reputation offering small...
Bowe's Durrow

Planning granted for extension to popular Laois restaurant

Bowe's Foodhall and Café in Durrow is one of the most popular eating establishments in the county and they have recently been granted planning...
Carphone Warehouse closing

Portlaoise Carphone Warehouse to close as company set to shut more than 80 stores...

Carphone Warehouse are set to close their 80 stores in Ireland - including their shop in Portlaoise. In total it will lead to the loss...

Former Laois Minister welcomes High Court approval for new Glanbia cheese plant

Laois TD Charlie Flanagan has welcomed a High Court decision regarding an An Taisce objection to a new Glanbia cheese plant. Earlier this month, a...

Laois food and drink producers invited to join Food Academy

Food and drink producers from Laois are being invited to join the Food Academy programme. This initiative, which is run by Laois Enterprise Office, has...
Quincey Fennelly Wicklow Wolf

Bono and Hozier among the investors as craft brewery founded by Laois man raises...

Global music stars Bono, The Edge and Hozier are among those to have invested in recent months in the Wicklow Wolf craft brewery founded...

Laois woman appointed to top financial role with Ireland’s largest hotel group

Laois woman Carol Phelan has been appointed as the new Chief Financial Officer with the Dalata Hotel Group, the country's largest hotel operator who...

IT business Nostra – which has strong Laois links and an office in Mountmellick...

Nostra, one of Ireland’s leading Managed IT Service Providers, founded by Laois man Kevin O'Loughlin and with an office in Mountmellick, have announced they...

Prestigious recognition for Mountmellick business Midland Steel

Midland Steel in Mountmellick has been recognised for its innovation capabilities by cross-border body, InterTradeIreland. The family-owned manufacturer which supplies offsite reinforced steel products to building...

5G network now available in seven areas across Laois

The new 5G network is now available in seven areas across Laois. According to eir, 5G now reaches more than 57% of the Irish population...
Brian Stanley on Covid-19

Laois TD’s legislation set ‘to tackle bogus self-employment’

Laois TD Brian Stanley says his party have brought forward to legislation aimed at tackling 'bogus self-employment'. This is an issue which the Public Accounts...

Laois Hire sold in multi-million deal

Laois Hire Services has been sold for a fee of €11.2 million. Founded in 1989 by Michael and Maureen Killeen, the company was originally sold...

Laois native appointed Managing Director of international property development group

A Laois man has been appointed as the Managing Director of a prestigious international property development group. Ballymore recently announced that Abbeyleix native Patrick Phelan...
Portarlington Business Association CCTV

Business Association aiming to erect CCTV cameras in Laois town to combat crime and...

The Portarlington Business Association are aiming to combat crime and anti-social behaviour in the town by erecting CCTV cameras. The recently formed business group are...

REVEALED: The top-earning Laois solicitors on the Legal Aid system

A Laois solicitor was among the top 50 earners under the free Legal Aid system in 2020, according to new Department of Justice and...

Remote working on a ‘permanent basis’ post pandemic could benefit thousands of Laois people

Working from home could become a permanent option for thousands of Laois commuters after the Covid-19 pandemic ends. This is according to Fianna Fail TD...

Laois owners of Copper Face Jacks receive €21.69 million dividend – and announce plans...

The Laois owners of Ireland’s most well-known nightclub have received a dividend of €21.69 million - and confirmed plans to step back from the...

From the LaoisToday Archives: New pub opens its doors in Portlaoise

This piece was originally published on LaoisToday on March 10, 2017. Up to 30 jobs are being created with the opening of the much-anticipated Bog...
Tom and Marie Treacy at the Irish Restaurant Awards in the Lyrath Estate in Kilkenny

From the LaoisToday Archives: Laois winners of Irish Restaurant Awards announced in 2017

This piece was originally published on LaoisToday on March 2, 2017. The Laois winners in the Irish Restaurant Awards were announced at a function in...

Widespread disappointment as three Bank of Ireland branches in Laois to close

Three Laois branches of Bank of Ireland are among the 88 branches set to close following an announcement by the company this morning. Mountrath, Durrow...

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...