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Weekend Read: ‘Give a lot of time to doing the small things right’

A focus on quality and service should be the priority of entrepreneurs at all times, according to a Laois-based businessman who sold his multi-million...

County final gear, TV appearance and school uniforms – how local sportswear company continues...

There's few people around the county that aren't aware of DS Sports, the sportswear company set up by former Laois footballer Darren Strong from...

People First Credit Union preparing to roll out new current account service in 2021...

People First Credit Union - who have branches in Portlaoise, Abbeyleix, Stradbally, Ballinakill and Athy - are planning on rolling out a new current...

Electric and hybrid new car sales show an increase in Laois – despite overall...

The sale of electric and hybrid cars in the first eight months of 2020 in Laois is up almost 10%, despite the overall number...

Laois café features on Virgin Media’s #BackingBusiness initiative

The Cosy Café in Mountrath has been unveiled as one of the latest companies to be featured as part of Virgin Media’s #BackingBusiness initiative. The...

New pub rules are over the top says Laois TD Stanley

Local Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley has hit out at a new rule which says that restaurants and pubs are required to keep a...

New car sales in Laois down in August as calls grow for reduction in...

New car sales in Laois in August were down just over 4% on the same month last year, in line with figures across the...

Top quality mark awarded to well-known Portlaoise business

A Portlaoise-based business has achieved a quality mark signifying it meets the highest standards of service and trust. Kilminchy School House, owned by Sonya Duggan,...

End of an era as popular Portlaoise woman retires from much-loved local bakery

Phelan's grocery shop and bakery in Market Square in Portlaoise is like going on a lovely trip down memory lane - a store that...

New Portarlington Business Association to be set up as tender issued for regeneration strategy...

A new Portarlington Business Association is to be set up, spearheaded by local Kildare South TD Cathal Berry who has an office in the...

More remote office space to open in Laois as Portlaoise Plaza team up with...

Further remote office space is set to open in Laois at the Portlaoise Plaza just off the M7 motorway after they teamed up with...

Laois publicans take part in #supportnotsympathy campaign as they appeal to Government

Laois publicans from all across the county took to social media on Saturday as part of a national online campaign to highlight the impact that...

The importance of high-speed broadband and a different market – Portlaoise auctioneer highlights a...

Portlaoise auctioneer Neala Keating of Sherry Fitzgerald Hyland-Keating has said there should an be official certificate showing the internet speed available in a property,...

Car sales in Laois in July up on 2019 figures – but year as...

New car sales in Laois in July were up almost 12% on the same month last year, according to figures released by the Society...

Laois hotel manager expresses frustration at lockdown measures

Ger Alley, the General Manager of The Heritage hotel in Killenard has expressed his frustration and disappointment at the lockdown measures imposed on Laois,...

Popular Portlaoise bar and restaurant planning way forward after five months closed

Lilly's Bar and Restaurant in Portlaoise is hoping to re-open next week, almost five months since it closed its doors back in March. Owner Kieran...

Two Laois premises selected in Ireland’s top hotels in TripAdvisor awards

Ballyfin Demesne and Roundwood House near Mountrath have been named among Ireland's top hotel in the recently-published awards as chosen by contributors to the...

Business Bulletin: Portlaoise coffee shop and deli closes, boutique goes online and the infamous...

Bull Lane Deli not re-opening The Coronavirus has claimed another business in Portlaoise with Bull Lane Cafe/Delicatessen announcing last week that they won't be re-opening. “It...

75 new jobs to come on stream as Greenfield Global site in Portlaoise moves...

Greenfield Global Inc. a global leader in the production of ethanol, high-purity speciality alcohols, and solvents, will soon commence the commissioning phase of its...

Laois men appointed to key roles in An Post and Bank of Ireland

Two Laois men have been appointed to key roles in some of Ireland's leading organisations in recent weeks. Eoin Lowry, from Ratheniska, who was previously...

Ready for business – new Supermac’s at Portlaoise Plaza to open this Friday with...

The Portlaoise Plaza at Junction 17 on the M7 motorway at Togher is set to open this Friday, July 31, with 120 new jobs...

Laois business closes temporarily as staff member tests positive for Coronavirus

A Portlaoise business has announced they are closing for three weeks after a staff member tested positive for Coronavirus. Iris Hand and Foot Spa, which...

Square Bar looking to life after Covid – as new owner preparing to re-open

Michael Scully, the new owner of the Square Bar in Portlaoise, says he is hoping to be open by the end of August as...

Much-loved Rathdowney character remembered in stunning mural in local pub

Claire and Glyn Jenkins had only taken the lease on the Brewery pub in Rathdowney five weeks before they were forced to shut due...

Laois pubs express their frustration as re-opening delayed until August 10

Two Laois pubs have expressed their frustration at the Government's decision to delay their re-opening until August 10. Pubs and nightclubs were due to open...

Coronavirus: Two more deaths and 14 new cases as re-opening of pubs to be...

The Government are set to announce a postponement to plans to re-open pubs until August 10 over concerns about the increase in new Coronavirus...

Planning permission sought for Garden Centre in Portarlington

Planning permission has been sought to develop a Garden Centre in Portarlington - in the Dublin Road Business Park site which was once the...

‘Great sadness’ as hugely popular Laois restaurant decides to close

The owner of the hugely popular award-winning Portlaoise restaurant, Tynan's at the Storeyard, has decided not to re-open. Imelda Devitt, who opened the restaurant in...

Councillors kick up as middle section of Main Street in Portlaoise to be pedestrianised...

A section of Main Street in Portlaoise is set to be pedestrianised for the months of July and August, but a number of concerns...

Confirmed: Portlaoise Leisure Centre to close immediately with loss of 30 jobs

Portlaoise Leisure Centre is to close with immediate effect with the loss of 30 jobs, the board behind the facility have confirmed this morning. "Severe...