Planning a PR campaign

Presentation to students

We were delighted to have the opportunity to work with two final year students recently.  Emilie Flanagan and Lauren Doyle are completing their Media and Public Relations (BA) Honours Degree at Institute of Technology Carlow this year.  As part of their studies they are asked to help develop a PR campaign for a business from […]

The Pope’s Visit to Ireland – 25th and 26th August 2018

Skoda Karoq

This weekend, Pope Francis will visit Ireland for the first time for the World Meeting of Families event.  This visit comes almost forty years after Pope John Paul II came to Ireland in 1979. Our client companies Glasscare and Mr. Windscreen have both been busy recently contributing to preparations for the visit. Glasscare supplier, Connon […]

Launch of MakePort Innovation Hub

MC Kieran Kehoe Irfan

Portlaoise and Portarlington Enterprise Centres have a shared history as they were originally managed by one coordinator, John Doris. Following his departure in 2016, the roles were divided but the coordinators of both Centres Patricia Frayne in Portlaoise and Mary Keogh in Portarlington kept the relationship between both centres alive and see each other as […]

Trip to the Hatch Lab in Gorey

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We love to visit other enterprise centres and coworking spaces to make new contacts and get ideas. Our Centre Coordinator, Patricia Frayne and two of our directors, Angela McEvoy and Evelyn Reddin, visited the Hatch Lab in Gorey recently.  The Hatch Lab is located on the M11 Business Campus in Gorey, County Wexford and offers incubation and […]

Councillor Jerry Lodge R.I.P.

Councillor Jerry Lodge Portlaoise

The Board and management of Portlaoise Enterprise Centre were sad to learn of the death of our vice-chairman Councillor Jerry Lodge on Tuesday 3rd April 2018.  Jerry was a long-standing member of the Board of Directors of Portlaoise Enterprise Centre and was passionate about helping and supporting start-up and growing businesses. A Portlaoise man, his […]

Laois Student Enterprise Awards

Student Enterprise Awards

Our Centre Coordinator, Patricia Frayne, was delighted to be one of the judges at the Laois Student Enterprise Awards held recently in the Midlands Park Hotel.  Her fellow judges were PJ Ralph, Head of County (Laois) at Bank of Ireland and Claire Dunleavy, LEO Kildare. The awards are run by the Laois Local Enterprise Office […]