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Two businesses on Portlaoise Main Street close in recent weeks

Two eateries have closed on Main Street Portlaoise in the past few weeks. La Lola Tapas and Chipmongers takeaway have both closed on Main Street. La...

Car sales down in April in Laois as tough climate continues

Figures released by the motor industry looking at the new car sales in the first four months of 2019 show that Laois is down...

Laois artisan Irish food and drink producer wins new contract with Aldi

One of Laois’ most innovative Irish food and drink producers has won a new contract to supply Aldi’s 137 stores through its Grow with...

Laois company aiming for national success at enterprise awards

One of Laois’s best small businesses, Hanlon Woodcraft Ltd will represent the Local Enterprise Office Laois at the National Enterprise Awards tomorrow in the...

From Rathdowney to PayPal and on – the incredible story of Louise Phelan

It’s a Friday evening in Glebe House, the Phelan family home at Donaghmore just outside Rathdowney and a number of members of the extended...

Big plans in motion to transform Outlet Centre in Rathdowney in to working hub

The Retail Outlet Centre in Rathdowney was a hive of activity this morning as politicians, business people and council officials all attended a forum...

Laois residents win over €320,000 with prize bonds in 2018

Laois residents are among the luckiest holders of Prize Bonds, having won more than €320,000 in prizes last year. This is according to The Prize...

‘Your creative drive and instinct is what this county needs’ Laois council chief tells...

The county winners of Ireland's Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) competition in Laois were announced on Thursday in the Heritage Hotel in Killenard when €50,000...

Laois students finish second in All Ireland enterprise competition

Three young entrepreneurs have finished second in the main category of the All Ireland Student Enterprise Final in Dublin this afternoon. Portlaoise CBS students Marc...

Winners announced in final of Laois’s Best Young Entrepreneur competition

Amie Colgan has been announced as the overall winner of Laois's Best Young Entrepreneur competition. Amie whose business is Nuvo Personnel, a temporary recruitment specialist...

In Pictures: Laois family business celebrates 30 years in style

A well-known family business in Laois celebrated 30 years open in style on Saturday, April 27. Portlaoise business Heat Services Ltd are a second generation company run...

Laois Chamber to be revived as CEO position is advertised

Considerable progress is being made to re-establish a Laois Chamber of Commerce in the county. Up until this month, Laois was one of only...

Bord na Móna propose major renewable gas plant near Portlaoise

Bord na Móna have unveiled plans for a major renewable gas facility at Cúil na Móna near Togher outside Portlaoise. The semi-state company engaged in...

Masterplan for latest Portlaoise development goes on view

A concept masterplan for the latest major development proposed for Portlaoise has gone on public view. Commuters who crave a car free lifestyle will be...

Laois trio call for county’s support ahead of All-Ireland Student Enterprise final

Three young entrepreneurs are hoping the people of Laois will get behind them and their product ahead of the upcoming All-Ireland Student Enterprise Final...

Portlaoise hospital among those hoping to recruit EU nurses amidst Brexit uncertainty

Midlands Regional Hospital, Portlaoise, is among the hospitals aiming to recruit at Nursing and Midwifery Job Fair in London on Saturday, April 13. The NHS...

New car sales down again in March but Laois figures compare strongly with bordering...

New car registrations for the month of March are down over 5% across the country when compared to this time last year, continuing a...

Well-known Portlaoise business honours 20-year-old gift voucher

There is no disputing but that we live in the digital age. Virtually everything is available online. However, there is a downside to the digital...

Famous Dublin nightclub owned by Laois man is being sold

The legendary, timeless and monumental Copper Face Jacks has been put up for sale by Laois owner Cathal Jackson. 'Coppers' could sell for up to...

Generational change as ‘marked difference’ in social housing needs explains leading council official

There is a "marked difference from a previous generation" in terms of social housing needs, according to Donal Brennan, Director of Services in Laois...

‘Door always open’ to help as Local Enterprise Week proves a big hit again

Local Enterprise Week was held all across the country last week - with numerous events held in Laois from Monday to Friday. Free one-to-one mentoring...

Middle of next decade before housing market settles, says AIB economist

A senior economist with AIB believes it will be the middle of the next decade before the housing market settles. John Fahey, a senior economist...

Winner announced in LaoisToday/The Laser Suite €500 voucher giveaway

We love a good competition here in LaoisToday and we were delighted to team up with The Laser Suite in Portarlington, who kindly gave...

Winners announced for the Laois Enterprise Awards

Ballacolla business Hanlon Woodcraft have been named as the Laois Enterprise of the Year at the Laois Enterprise Awards which were held today, Friday...

‘Positive’ meeting between Laois politicians and IDA

A Laois TD has said that a meeting between the county's three elected Dáil representatives, Laois County Council and Martin Shanahan, CEO of the...

How to ensure that family businesses last from one generation to the next

It's a question a lot of entrepreneurs might ask: passing a business on to the next generation - is it a gift or a...

Laois business says its won’t exist in 12 months if insurance hikes remain in...

A Laois business owner has said that they don't see their play centre existing next year after her business insurance costs doubled for 2019,...

Laois business speaks out on VAT increases on food supplements

A Portlaoise business has expressed their concerns over the proposed 23 percent increase in Value Added Tax (VAT) on all food supplements. The Fruit N...

Supermac’s owner states Togher Plaza will be on a scale of ‘European significance’

Speaking at the announcement of 300 jobs across six regions in the Midlands, Supermac's owner Pat McDonagh stated that the proposed motorway plaza development at...

Massive increase in numbers of Laois people setting up new websites

According to a new study, Laois has recorded a massive increase in people setting up new websites. The study, done by 'IE Domain Registry' shows...
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