It was another busy week, as ever, in LaoisToday and once again we have really enjoyed bringing you all the important news stories.
From serious news, to local sport or something that sparks a conversation or debate, we like to think we can offer something to interest everyone.
Our columnists, in particular, got you all talking, on both serious and light topics.
There were so many stories over the past week, but here is just a selection of the items featured on our website in the past week.
- In an effort to promote tourism in the county, Laois Tourism has enlisted the services of a former Irish rugby captain and his company. Read about the planned five year strategy here.
- There was shock at an assault of a woman in Clonaslee during the week. A gardai investigation followed the incident which resulted in the woman being hospitalised with facial injuries.
- An amazing local lottery story had a happy ending. A ticket which was bought in Emo was in the winner’s car before they checked it and realised they were €500,000 richer.
- Nathan Carter performed for a second year in a row in Ballyroan. The heavy rainfall caused difficulties for the singer’s articulated lorry carrying his equipment until two local farmers with tractors came to his rescue. Watch the footage here.
- Portlaoise man Sean Masterson lined out at No 8 against the All Blacks in the U20 World Cup during the week. Ireland were looking to pull off a major upset in their second game of the tournament.
- Peter Creedon was a disappointed figure after Laois’s poor showing against Kildare in their Leinster senior football clash in Tullamore. Read his reaction here.
- There was good news for the hurlers as Willie Dunphy’s red card was rescinded. He is now free to play against the Christy Ring Cup winners on Saturday, June 24.
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- Reeling in the Years on RTE featured Abbeyleix and Ballyroan. It’s fair to say the segment sparked quite a nostalgic reaction.
- Our moment in time feature remembered the official opening of G’s Jam. It has been a great local success story since Helen Gee launched the business 16 years ago.
- Judging by the reaction to Mark Doheny’s piece on clubbing in Egan’s, many of you have fond memories of there. Here’s his take on it.
- Donal Miller has tackled some very funny topics to date. However, his piece on anxiety also provoked a very positive response.
- The dreaded Leaving Cert began earlier this week. Many have many memories, both positive and negative of sitting the exams. Here are the things our writer hasn’t been able to forget.