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Company with Laois operations wins €3 million Aldi contract to supply logs and kindling

A company who has a base in Laois has a won a contract with Aldi to supply logs and kindlin worth €3 million. Boulta Agri...
Budget 2022

Budget 2022: Social welfare, housing, taxation, healthcare and childcare changes confirmed

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohue and Minister for Public Expenditure Michael McGrath have announced details of Budget 2022 in the Dail this afternoon. The proposed...
Laois Chamber of Commerce - Alison Browne

New president elected of Laois Chamber of Commerce

Alison Browne of Gerry Browne Jewellers has been elected as the new president of the Laois Chamber of Commerce. Having served as vice-president for the...

Busy Laois supermarket closes for six months to begin major redevelopment

Lidl in Portlaoise has closed for a six-month period to undergo a major rebuild which they say will be complete by April of next...
Caroline Hoffman Laois Chamber

Laois Chamber CEO welcomes extension of the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme

Earlier this week, it was announced that there will be no change to the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS) for the month of October...
Michael and Aimee Cummins Opel Portlaoise

New Opel dealership to open in Portlaoise later this year under local family business

Opel will have a presence in Laois again later this year with the news that husband-and-wife team Michael and Aimee Cummins will take charge...
Dr Emma Rose Conroy

Budding Laois businesswomen encouraged to register for National Women’s Enterprise Day

Female entrepreneurs and budding businesswomen from across Laois are being encouraged to register for this year’s National Women’s Enterprise Day. The Local Enterprise Office (LEO)...
Seamus Dunne, Crushmate, Alfie Cox, James Maloney, Enterprise Ireland

Laois company one of 14 winners at 2021 Enterprise Ireland Innovation Arena Awards

The winners of the 2021 Enterprise Ireland Innovation Arena Awards competition have been announced - and a Laois company features. 14 companies were selected for...
Online Retail Scheme

Entrepreneurs and start-ups in Laois urged to apply for Competitive Start Funds

Entrepreneurs and start-ups in Laois are invited to apply for funding to provide an innovative product or service aimed at international markets. Several support workshops will...

Two Laois companies reach final of the prestigious Irish Made Awards

The finals of the prestigious Irish Made Awards are just around the corner and two Laois companies have made the cut. Finline Furniture from Emo...
Portlaoise Parochial House 2

Sale confirmed of old Parochial House and prime site in Portlaoise

The sale of the old Parochial House and adjoining grounds in Portlaoise has been confirmed. The property and land - located in the centre of...
Remote working

‘We have a real opportunity now to make remote and blended working a much...

The Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar TD today published views from members of the public and stakeholder groups on...

Plans in place for new auction rooms, showrooms and coffee shop near Laois village

Plans are in place for a well-known Laois business to develop new auction rooms, showroom and a coffee shop near Ballybrittas. Ashgroves Ventures Ltd, who...

Laois Chamber CEO calls for incentives and tax reliefs for employees and employers availing...

Laois Chamber CEO, Caroline Hofman, is calling for incentives and tax reliefs for employers and employees working remotely to be included in Budget 2022. Speaking...
Online Media

Why a verification mark and recognition of online media would be a big step...

In the media business, emails come thick and fast. We're easily found and we get all sorts of correspondence. Enquiries, requests, complaints and a never-ending...

Two Laois businesses named in Top 125 Stores in the country by Retail Excellence...

Two businesses based in Laois, The Pantry Café & Walled Garden and Nook & Cranny Gift Store, have been placed in the Top 125...
New Car Sales Laois

New car sales in July sees figures creep back to 2019 levels

There were 260 sales of new cars in Laois in July helping to bring the year-to-date figures closer to pre-pandemic levels in 2019. A total...
David Peavoy

‘All parents should have life assurance. I think it should be made compulsory’

This piece originally appeared on LaoisToday in February of this year.  A well-known Laois-based financial advisor says that life assurance should be compulsory for parents. David...
Laois County Council General

€647,690 in funding allocated to Laois under LEADER Programme

Laois Partnership is to receive €647,690 through the LEADER Programme for the period 2021-2022. The LEADER Programme supports private enterprises and community groups in rural...

Laois TD’s Consumer Protection Bill will see ‘monthly payment plans’ regulated by the Central...

Laois TD Sean Fleming TD has introduced legislation in the Oireachtas that he says will regulate monthly repayment plans for the first time ever. The...
James McKeon, McKeon Memorials

James McKeon ready for the latest chapter as strong family tradition carries on

As James McKeon prepares to launch McKeon Memorials, he'll acknowledge that there's not much he doesn't know about memorial head stones. And why wouldn't he....

Laois TD brands report on ‘dual pricing’ a ‘damning indictment of the insurance industry’

Laois TD Brian Stanley has hit out at the insurance industry following the publication of a new report. The Sinn Fein TD has described this...

New CEO looking forward to getting started as Laois Chamber of Commerce make key...

The new CEO of Laois Chamber of Commerce is Caroline Hofmann from Roscrea, a former special ministerial adviser at the Department of Finance. At 27,...

First ever Business Insurance report that will ‘bring down the cost’ published

The Central Bank of Ireland has published the National Claims Information Database (NCID) report on Employers’ Liability, Public Liability and Commercial Buildings Insurance. This is...

BREAKING: Multi-national tech company agrees to establish European headquarters and create jobs in Laois...

A multi-national tech company has agreed to establish its European headquarters in Laois. Canadian tech company 'N’ware' has chosen Mountrath as home and will create...
Car Sales FIGURES

New car sales begin to pick up in Laois though still off 2019 levels

New car sales in Laois for the first six months of 2021 are up 10% on last year's figures as the industry begins to...
Aidan Kehoe SKOUT

SKOUT Cybersecurity – founded by Laois native Aidan Kehoe – sold in major US...

SKOUT Cybersecurity - a business founded by Killenard native Aidan Kehoe in New York and who have offices in Portlaoise - have been sold...

#LoveLaois: Solas Eco Garden Centre – ‘We really think we’ve built something here that...

When you sit down and chat with David Maher and John Carey, the two men behind the hugely impressive new garden centre in the...

Pat McDonagh on delight of re-opening, PUP frustrations and future plans

A midweek morning in early summer and Pat McDonagh, the owner of Supermac's and the Só Hotel group, is in Portlaoise as the Killeshin...
High rates cited as a reason for vacant properties in the town

Boost for Laois businesses as rates waiver to be extended for summer months

Laois businesses have received a boost with the news that the current commercial rates waiver has been extended for an additional three months to...