Laois is Ireland’s strategically best placed county for doing business outside of Dublin. At the heart of the national transport network and within an hour of Dublin, the county benefits from excellent connectivity and ensures rapid access to anywhere in Ireland, with motorways to all leading cities. Portlaoise, Ireland’s fastest growing town, is positioned near the intersection of the M7 and M8 motorways (connecting Dublin, Cork and Limerick), with the N80 linking Laois to the M6 (connecting to Athlone and Galway, and Rosslare Port in the Southeast). In addition, three strategic rail corridors pass through the county and nationwide bus services operate regularly to and from Laois.
Established companies located in Laois