EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

The Plaza Group

The Plaza Group

Geographic Location

Country: Ireland
Region: Mid-East; Southern and Eastern
Location of affected unit(s): Portlaoise


Sector: Hotel / restaurants
Accomodation and food service activities
56.1 - Restaurants and mobile food service activities
Number Employed: 4000
Group: The Plaza Group

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 27-07-2020
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 27-07-2020
Planned Job Creation: 120

Additional Information

The Plaza Group has opened a new service station in Laois, creating 120 new jobs.

The site features a number of fast food and coffee outlets. It is the seventh such site from the Plaza Group.

The new service station was due to open in May but this was delayed because of the Covid-19 pandemic. It opens after an investment of €10m.

The Plaza Group operates a variety of other services, including hotels. It employs 4,000 people in Ireland.