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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...

First Portarlington ‘Green Balloon’ event proves a big hit

The town of Portarlington came alive last weekend - with their inaugural 'Green Balloon' event, one that encouraged customers to shop local, with participating...

Two Laois businesses feature in new book about Irish entrepreneurs

Finline Furniture and Polar Ice are two of the 46 leading Irish businesses featured in Sean Gallagher’s new book Secrets to Success: Inspiring Stories...

Popular Laois pub comes on the market

A popular pub in Portarlington has come on the market and is due to be offered for sale next month. The Pint O’Port on Upper...

Lucky Laois winner lands €50k in Prize Bonds draw

So many people have Prize Bonds - and so many people hope of that big pay day. Well one lucky winner from Laois has this...

Green Balloon event looks to promote local shopping in Portarlington this weekend

Stay Local. Shop Local. Play Local. That's the name of the game in Portarlington this week as the local traders have come together for a...

Planning permission sought for development for grain facility in Athy

Boortmalt is planning a significant delopment at the Maltings in Athy, following a planning permission application to be decided upon by Kildare County Council. Minch...

In Pictures: No stopping Laois hotel at Irish Hotel Awards 2018

The Heritage Hotel & Spa, Killenard came away with - not one, two or three - but four awards at the second annual Irish...

Laois hotel among the winners at Irish Hospitality Awards

The Midlands Park Hotel was among the winners at the second Irish Hospitality Awards at  the Crowne Plaza in Dublin on Tuesday of this week. The...
Aidan Kehoe of the Oxford Solutions who has sold the cyber security company

Laois man on the lucky encounters which led to his business being sold for...

A Laois man made good in America readily admitted that he has been lucky to meet the right people. Aidan Kehoe, a native of Killenard,...
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