Portlaoise (Port Laoise):
Road: M7 at J17
(also accessible to traffic on the N77)
Date planned: 2009, 2017
Grid reference: S4666396172
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As part of Ireland's economic growth, land alongside the M7 had become prime for development. At Portlaoise, a new hotel has been built, and a landowner was trying to gather interest from a developer wishing to build a motorway service area.
That interest never materialised, but in 2017 Supermac's revealed they were in talks to build a Portlaoise Plaza here, similar to the popular one down the road.