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Programme of events for Christmas in Portlaoise as lights turned on...

Downtown Portlaoise in conjunction with the Town Team, Laois County Council, the Business Support Unit and Laois Partnership have been working hard this year...

Portlaoise Christmas Market returns this Sunday, November 28

The Christmas market returns to Portlaoise town centre this Sunday, November 28, from 11am to 5pm.  Main Street, Church Street, Railway Street, Bull Lane (to...

Downtown Portlaoise group ‘blown away by support of Laois people’

Amazing and unprecedented support has been received from Portlaoise and Laois people to the local business community - so say local traders group Downtown...

Annual switching on of Christmas lights going virtual this year

The annual switching on of the Christmas lights is something of an institution in Portlaoise at this stage. Ordinarily, crowds would flock to Main Street...

Moment in Time: Huge crowds in attendance at switching on of...

Some of the great occasions in Portlaoise over the years have been when big events have taken over the town's main street. In recent years...

A brill Laois market with sole to remain at new location

Pardon the fishy pun, but I just couldn’t resist. ‘Tis the season to be jolly after all. In more good news the popular Farmer’s Market...

Mixed feelings but Farmer’s Market is growing in popularity

The increasingly popular Farmer’s Market in Portlaoise looks like it’s about to move permanently to its new location. While there are mixed feelings on the...

Sadness in Portlaoise at passing of local business woman Mary-Emma Fergus

The death has occurred of Mary-Emma Fergus (nee Davis) in Portlaoise, who was well-known through the long-standing family camera and photography business on Main...

Portlaoise community up to some shady business

This Laois community has been getting up to some ‘shady’ business downtown lately. For the past few weeks, Downtown Portlaoise local business group have been...

Town Team collaborate to put Portlaoise on the map

If you want to know where you’re going, it’s always best to have a plan. A road map. Well that’s precisely what the Downtown Traders...

Home interior store is the latest business casualty in Portlaoise

Albany Home Decor Store in Portlaoise has become the latest business casualty in Portlaoise’s town centre. The business, which celebrated its 21st anniversary in business...

Why we should stick together and shop local this Christmas

We're now into the final two weeks of the mad countdown to Christmas and we're all making our lists and checking them twice. We all...

WATCH: Portlaoise business owners feature in Christmas video urging shoppers to...

The importance of shopping local this Christmas has been highlighted in a promotional video featuring a number of well-known Portlaoise business owners. In a humorous...

In Pictures: Downtown Portlaoise Table Quiz as countdown to Christmas begins

It's all steam ahead for Downtown Portlaoise over the coming weeks as they prepare for Christmas with the help of the local community. A big...

Closure of businesses, Christmas lights and the Courthouse – wide ranging...

The AGM of the Downtown Portlaoise group heard of some of the challenges facing the town centre - most notably the number of closures...