Under 50 and living with arthritis in Laois? Conference to address employment, parenting and mental health needs of GenArthritis<50

Issues affecting people under 50 who are living with arthritis in Laois will be addressed at a conference on 24 November. Employment, parenting and mental health are amongst the topics for discussion at the Arthritis Ireland event, which will be held in Maynooth. Even though frequently thought of as an old person’s disease, 150,000 people […]

Betting Tax Hike Will Cause 231 Job Losses In Midlands

The Government’s proposal to hike Betting Tax by 100pc will cost 231 jobs in the Midlands, according to an analysis by the Irish Bookmakers Association (IBA). Based on its engagement with members since Budget 2019 was announced last Tuesday, the IBA estimates that 16 bookmakers shops will close permanently in Kildare, four will close in […]

Laois Student Attends First Day At IT Sligo

Rebecca McNamara from Portlaoise, joined over 1000 first year students at IT Sligo for Induction Day on Tuesday 11th September 2018. The Institute of Technology Sligo, holds an Induction for all its first years to help them make the transition from second level to third level education.  They also give advice and support to those […]

€750,000 Funding For Start-Ups In Enterprise Ireland’s Final Competitive Start Fund Of 2018

Enterprise Ireland today launched its final Competitive Start Fund (CSF) of 2018. The competition is worth up to €750,000 in funding for start-ups and will open for applications on Tuesday, 18th September and close on Tuesday, 2nd October. The Fund will provide up to €50,000 in equity funding for up to 15 successful applicants and is open to innovative start-ups […]

Tulsa Launches National Child And Family Support Week In Laois and Offaly

Tusla-Child and Family Agency has launched its first ever national promotional drive to highlight the range of services it provides as part of its Prevention, Partnership and Family Support(PPFS) programme. Tusla National Child and Family Support Week will feature special public events across  Longford, Westmeath, Laois and Offaly and will be backed up by a national […]

Reduced VAT Rate Results In New Jobs In Laois

In Q1 2018 alone, 171,700 workers were employed directly in the Accommodation and Food Services sector and the total gross annual wage paid to those workers was €3.98 billion. In Q1 2018, it is estimated that 3,058 workers were employed directly in the Accommodation and Food Services sector in County Laois. Total employment in the Accommodation and […]

CELTIC CON Irelands Midland Comic Convention (Portlaoise)

Will bring a host of fun, Top Irish Comic Creators, Comic Village, Artist Alley, Geek Market, Craft Stalls, Display Vehicles, Gaming Zone, Exhibitor and Artist Expo Area. Costume Characters, Cosplay Contest, AND MUCH MORE!!! Sat 23rd & Sun 24th June O’Loughlin’s Hotel Main St, PortLaoise Celtic Con will run alongside The Old Fort Quarter Festival […]

Talented Laois Students Win Texaco Awards

Four Laois students have been presented with top awards in this year’s 64th Texaco Children’s Art Competition.   Rían Dooley (3), a pupil at Íosa Linn Pre-school, Ballybrittas, won a Special Merit Award in the competition.    James Twohig, Director Ireland Operations at Valero. presented him with the award. Other Laois winners, who also received Special Merit Awards at […]

Laois Companies Among The Cream Of Irelands Food Crop At Bord Bia’s Bloom

 A Food Village brimming with first-class Irish-produced food and drinks; live cooking demonstrations by the Ireland’s top TV chefs and cookbook authors including Neven Maguire, Catherine Fulvio and Rory O’Connell; a miniature town constructed from wheatgrass, barley, cress and microgreens; Ireland’s top seafood chefs wash up on Bloom’s first ever boat; plus oodles of fascinating […]

Laois Eateries To Compete At Al-Ireland Restaurant Awards 2018

The All-Ireland Restaurant Awards 2018 will be taking place on May 14th at the Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road. This will be the 10th anniversary since the beginning of the prestigious annual awards ceremony which is the largest and most coveted in the Irish hospitality industry. Since its beginning in 2009 the event has grown significantly […]

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