Ardonagh Analytics Lab officially opens new office in Mullingar

The Ardonagh Analytics Lab, part of the global insurance distribution platform, The Ardonagh Group, moved into its new state-of-the-art office in Mullingar as part of its ambitious expansion strategy. The lab, which provides insights for Ardonagh’s set of international businesses, first opened in 2021, with support from the Irish Government through IDA Ireland. The Analytics […]

Triple-win for Midlands at Irish Restaurant Awards

At the 2023 Irish Restaurant Awards last night, Longford’s Fiona Egan said she was “Absolutely blown away to have won the All Ireland category for Best Cookery School at the Irish Restaurants Awards”. Fiona Egan Cloughan Farm and Cookery School in Abbeyshrule, were recognised as the Best Cookery School in Ireland to foster a passion […]

Midlands Food & Drink Directory 2023

Food and Drink producers across the Midlands region are invited to be listed in a new Midlands Food and Drink Directory which is being developed as part of the Midlands Food & Drink Strategy. The new Directory will be a go-to guide for the regional food and drink producers, and will be hosted here on […]

Midlands ICT Skills Survey 2023

The Midlands ICT Cluster with the Midlands Regional Skills Forum are conducting a Skills Survey to identify Critical Vacancies, Key Skills Needs, and Levels of Upskilling required to ensure alignment among employers in the region, education & training providers, and regional supporting agencies. The Survey relates to ICT and Digital Skills, and is open to […]

Grow Remote Summit 2023

The Midlands is set to host a major National Remote Working Conference on June 8-9th, with an impressive line-up of international leaders and experts in Remote Working descending on Portlaoise to bring together the remote working community, leaders in government, business innovators, and employers to explore the future of work. The last 2 years has […]

Midlands hosts Climate Action Conference

Tullamore played host to a National Conference on the Economic Opportunities arising from Climate Action, and how local government can support as drivers for change. The event was organised by CARO Climate Action Regional Offices and the Local Authorities, and MC on the day was Newstalk’s Jonathan Healy. In his keynote address, Minister for Enterprise […]

New Guestrooms, a great addition to Longford

PV’s Bar & Kitchen, is a newly refurbished Gastro Bar located in the heart of Longford town. It was during Covid, when the Longford couple, Barry and Lisa Lynam, worked hard to get the Ballymahon Street pub ready for opening. When it re-opened, two years ago, it provided 15 jobs to the local area, while […]

€169m EU Just Transition Fund Programme for Midlands officially launched

Massive programme of investment will help support green jobs, energy and agriculture – in the move away from fossil fuels and peat extraction. Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan, along with Ministers across Government parties, today launched Ireland’s Programme for the EU Just Transition Fund at the Corlea Trackway Visitor Centre in […]

Launch of the Midlands ICT Cluster Action Plan

Today, Minister of State for Trade Promotion, Digital and Company Regulation, Dara Calleary, marked the official launch of the Midlands ICT Cluster Action Plan at the Building Better Business event held at the Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise. In launching the Action Plan, Minister Calleary said “I am delighted today to be publishing the Action Plan […]

The Yard Hub, Abbeyshrule

The Yard Hub, the new remote working facility ‘The Yard Hub’ has become a symbol of hope for Abbeyshrule. After it’s phenomenal transformation from derelict sheds, Recently, Minister Heather Humphreys officially opened the facility and thanked the Tidy Towns, Waterways Ireland, and Longford County Council’s Regeneration Team for their commitment to the project. She also […]