In accordance with the Government’s five year strategy ” Our Rural Future” to revitalise rural Ireland, Laois County Council is seeking to improve the streetscape of the following 5 towns – Mountrath, Mountmellick, Rathdowney, Ballinakill and Ballylinan. The Business Support Unit are now accepting online applications only for this scheme. […]
Laois has one of the fastest growing population figures in the Country, results of the Census 2016 have confirmed. The population of County Laois is 84,697 according to the 2016 Census of Population, and this represents an increase of 5.1% percent since 2011. Census 2016 figures also reveal that while […]
On Thursday November 16th a group of Food Producers and Food Service Providers that are part of the Connect 2 Laois for Food programme visited Ballykilcavan Brewing Company, The Merry Mill, Strabally Fayre and G’s Jams where great hospitality was experienced and plenty of knowledge and experiences was shared.
The first training and mentoring sessions have taken place in the Connect 2 Laois for Food programme . Colum O’Sullivan from Cully & Sully was a guest speaker at one of the training events. Visits to the recent National Ploughing Championship in Screegan, Co. Offaly saw many Laois food businesses flying the […]
Connect 2 Laois for Food, a collaborative project between Laois County Council, the Local Enterprise Office and Laois Partnership, is a programme of market led innovation, best practice transfer and product and service development. It is aimed at supporting and nurturing start-up and established businesses in the County and will […]
A HUGE thanks to everyone who came along to the Laois Business Awards on Friday night at the Portlaoise Heritage Hotel making our inaugural event a massive success! It was great to see so many thriving businesses and entrepreneurs coming together to celebrate their achievements and acknowledge the ‘Best of […]