Enterprise Ireland Announces €750,000 In Start-Up Funding For Laois Female Entrepreneurs

Enterprise Ireland’s €750,000 Competitive Start Fund (CSF) for Female Entrepreneurs will open for applications on Wednesday 3 May. Up to €50,000 in equity funding is available to a maximum of 15 successful female applicants with early stage start-up companies. Last year, one in three companies who received CSF investment from Enterprise Ireland were female-led.   […]

Ireland’s Food Entrepreneur Competition

April 14th is the last chance for transition year students for secondary school students to enter the GIY and Cully & Sully ‘Give Peas A Chance’ food entrepreneur competition.   Students are invited to take part in the ‘Give Peas A Chance’ competition, which combines food growing and entrepreneurship in order to engage and inspire […]

New Cottage Market for Laois

20 Cottage Markets are set to open in towns across the country this year as a result of the ‘Cottage Market’ initiative unveiled by GIY and supported by Ulster Bank and The Ireland Funds.   Last month community groups from across the country were invited to apply to the initiative for funding in order to […]

Migraine Association Seminar On Migraine In Children And Adults

The Migraine Association of Ireland is delighted to announce a Free Public Information Seminar which will take place in Laois on Thursday, March 30th 2017. The seminar will take place in the Maldron Hotel, Portlaoise from 7 pm until 9 pm. This event will feature; Dr. Muhammad Tariq, Consultant Pediatrician & Childhood Headache Expert from […]

Wellness Coach Alison Canavan Wants To Get Laois Growing

Wellness Coach Alison Canavan is calling on people across to the country to get growing their own food in 2017. Alison has teamed up with GIY and Energia for the ‘Energia Get Ireland Growing’ initiative which offers community and voluntary organisations the opportunity to apply to the €70,000 pool of funding which will enable groups […]

Macra na Feirme Delegation Visits The European Parliament

Independent MEP Marian Harkin met with a delegation from Macra na Feirme who came and visited the European Parliament for a discussion with MEPs on current problems facing young farmers.

Bord Bia Launches Farmers’ Market Training Workshops

Bord Bia is set to host a series of Farmers’ Market skills training workshops around the country this November to support new and existing members of the food market network. The ‘Skills Training for Selling at Farmers’ workshops, specifically designed by Bord Bia, will provide practical solutions to the challenges most frequently faced by market […]

870,000 Scandinavians Read All About Laois

Journalists from Norway, Sweden and Denmark have been exploring Ireland’s Ancient East, as guests of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland. As a result of their visit, more than 870,000 Scandinavians will be reading all about Laois and Ireland’s Ancient East over the coming months. The special theme of the visit was ‘digital detox’ – so […]

Top British Tour Operators Stop Off In Laois And Ireland’s Ancient East

Leading British coach and group tour operators have been visiting Ireland’s Ancient East, as guests of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland. They were here to attend a workshop in Kilkenny, where they met with Irish tourism enterprises to negotiate for their 2017 programmes.   The tour operators also took part in a fact-finding visit around […]

Chinese, Indian And Australian Travel Agents Eye Offaly

Eleven top-performing travel agents from six different markets – including China, India, Australia, New Zealand, the GCC and South Africa – have been enjoying an action-packed visit around the island of Ireland.   Their visit is the ‘grand finale’ of Tourism Ireland’s ‘Ireland Specialists’ online training programme – which is designed for travel agents and […]

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