About Us

LAOIS Partnership Company is the local development company for Co. Laois. A State and EU funded organisation, it delivers a range of programmes and supports to people, communities and businesses in the county. These programmes aim to make Laois a better place to live in by enhancing community life, combating disadvantage and social exclusion and supporting enterprise development.

Initiatives include: The Rural Development Programme; Social Inclusion Community Activation Programme ( SICAP) DSP Job Club; Community Employment Schemes; Tus Programme; Rural Social Scheme; Services to the Elderly Programme(LSTEP); National Childcare Schemes; Back to Education initiative. The Company’s catchment area is the whole of Laois, However it delivers the Walks Scheme for Laois & Offaly.

Some Staff Members

Anne Goodwin   Anne Goodwin

  CEO Laois Partnership



Catherine Cowap  Catherine Cowap 

  Social Inclusion Manager


Mark Clancy  Mark Clancy

  Project Officer for the Leader Rural Development Programme

   Tel 057 8661900


Peter Maher  Peter Maher

  Rural Recreation Officer

  Tel 085 1742217 



Storm Powell  Storm Powell 

  Community Development Officer

  Tel 087 1775729

Sylvia Rouget  Sylvia Rouget

  Community Development & Youth Officer

  Tel 057 8682783

Michelle Touhy  Michelle Touhy

  Employment & Training Officer

  Tel 087 3107777


Karen Bambrick  Karen Bambrick

  Enterprise & Employment Advisor

  Tel 087 7385965

Ann Shields  Ann Shields

  Enterprise & Employment Advisor

  Tel 087 2235573

Willie Marum  William Marun

  Manager of Laois Services to Elderly People (LSTEP)

  Tel 057 8682779 stepp@laoispartnership.ie

Roisin O Brien  Roisin O’Brien

  CE Supervisor – Childcare

  Tel 057 8662732


Sean Kelly  Sean Kelly

  Young Men’s Project Co-ordinator

  Tel 087 3697949  sk.daf16@gmail.com

Fiona Carthy  Fiona Carthy

  Childcare Manager


Liam Dunne  Liam Dunne

  Tus Co-Ordinating Supervisor

  Tel 087 9600434

Mary Kelly 3  Mary Kelly

  Training & Employment Officer

  Tel 087 2230710

John Finlay 2  John Finlay

  Supervisor of Rural Social Scheme

  Tel 086 8160666

Job Club Logo   Contact: Miriam or Lisa

   Phone: 057 8663241



Hands_Volunteering  Volunteering Laois


  Tel 087 2523171


Board Members

Peter O’Neill (Chair), Teresa McEvoy (Vice Chair), Pat Culleton, Josephine Sutton, Michael Cobbe, Paul Lynch, Vivienne Graham, Ann Marie Maher, William Aird, Catherine Fitzgerald, Noel Gavigan, Michael Murphy, Trevor Stanley and John Fitzpatrick.


Local Communities

Laois Partnership work to develop communities across Laois

Local Business

Laois Partnership are actively involved in the creation and promotion of the business community in Laois

Local People

Laois Partnership make a real impact to the lives of marginalised people in our county.