Full S.T.E.A.M ahead in Laois and Offaly

A new initiative from LOETB in partnership with Laois and Offaly County Councils will see nine post-primary schools benefit from €10,000 worth of S.T.E.A.M. (Science Technology Engineering Arts and Maths) equipment and support. This is part of a new programme to support the development of digital skills among students in LOETB schools over the next […]

Healthy ÍON oils produced in Laois

“I really love the Irish way of living, especially the magnetism of the Irish people” (Andrea Milley) It took Andrea and Markus Milley, both hailing from Germany, to return home to realise how much they cherished Ireland. Now settled back on their farm in Clonanny, Portarlington, they are producing their own edible cold pressed oils. […]

Midlands Finalists Shine in 2023 SEAI Energy Awards

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The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) work with people, businesses, communities and government to transform how we think about, generate and use energy in Ireland. Their annual SEAI Energy Awards celebrate the innovative and inspiring contributions of individuals, organisations, and communities to the sustainable energy landscape. With the awards now in their 20th year, […]

Feighery’s Farm Beetroot Juice, County Offaly

Anne Marie Feighery is one of Ireland’s only Beetroot Juice producers, using the beetroot grown and nurtured on her home farm just outside Kilcormac, County Offaly. In 2019, Anne Marie noticed a gap in the market for beetroot juice and in a short space of time she has developed her idea into a fully operational […]

Midlands Advanced Manufacturing celebrated at ATIM Cluster Gala Dinner

The inaugural atim cluster Gala Dinner marked a historic milestone in the journey of advanced manufacturing in the Midlands. The evening brought together many of the region’s top manufacturing companies, education and solutions providers underlining the region’s emergence as a leader in technology and innovation. The event was hosted by the atim cluster, who bring […]

‘Ideas Made Real’ Schools STEM Programme launched by IMR in Mullingar

The Midlands is Pioneering the Future of Innovation with the official launch of the new “Ideas Made Real” programme, an initiative of Irish Manufacturing Research in Mullingar. The dynamic platform is dedicated to nurturing the next generation of visionaries, creators, and leaders by working with schools, students and enterprise to highlight the possibilities of a […]

Connecting our Business Community takes place in Longford

Businesspeople from all over Longford participated in “Connecting our Business Community” – a networking event which perfectly demonstrated the strength of enterprise in the region, with a huge turnout of businesses from major multinationals, to successful exporters, to local SME’s. Hosted by the Longford Local Enterprise Office as part of Longford County Council; the event […]

Abbott Longford celebrates 20 years of Excellence in Diagnostics

Global healthcare leader Abbott is celebrating twenty years of delivering excellence in diagnostics from the company’s manufacturing facility in Longford. Abbott is a leading innovator in the field of diagnostics and its Longford site has received numerous awards thanks to the Longford team’s record of delivering cutting-edge solutions to improve global healthcare. Diagnostic testing provides […]

ICT Skills Survey Finds Potential for over 800 New Midlands Tech Jobs by 2026

The Midlands is set to continue its growth as an increasingly important ICT hub, new research published today suggests. According to the Midlands ICT Cluster Skills Survey, regional companies expect to create up to 800 new ICT jobs over the next 3 years, in addition to over 3,000 already employed in the sector across the […]