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Our pick for the Top Stories of the Week

Mountmellick was under siege from floods this week
Mountmellick was under siege from floods in 2017
NEWS

Floods

Flooding was the main news to hit Laois this week with flooding in Mountmellick, Clonaslee and Portarlington that made national coverage.

WATCH: Dramatic aerial footage shows full scale of flooding

Army called in to help Mountmellick flooding clean-up

The playground is completely flooded in Mountmellick
The playground which was completely flooded in Mountmellick

WATCH: Portarlington ‘cut in half’ as River Barrow bursts its banks

Fears for cows and horses stranded in Mountmellick floodwaters

Mountmellick was under siege from floods this week
Mountmellick was under siege from floods this week

There is some small bright light however, as businesses hit by flooding can apply for funding support

Laois man killed in Dublin workplace accident

Tributes poured in for the young Emo man Alan Mulhall, who died tragically in a workplace accident in Dublin. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.

The late Alan Mulhall who lined for Stradbally Town AFC

Mountmellick man hopes to raise €18k for charity 

Darren Conroy hopes his new book, ‘Let Your Life Speak – Celebrating People of Laois’ will raise €18,000 for the mental health charity GROW

Darren Conroy aims to raise €18k for GROW through his new book
Darren Conroy aims to raise €18k for GROW through his new book
SPORT

Drink it in, maaaaan

The Snapchat sensation that is Buff Egan is set to come to Crettyard this Sunday for the All-Ireland Junior Camogie Club final.

Buff Egan is heading to Crettyard this Sunday
Buff Egan is heading to Crettyard this Sunday

Gold for Laois man in British & Irish International Cross Country

Martin McDonald from Ballyroan Abbeyeix & District AC led Ireland to victory in the British & Irish International Cross Country last weekend 

Martin McDonald won gold … Thanks to Northern Ireland Running for the photo

Drop out in race for County Board chairman

Brian Allen decided to exclude himself from the race for Laois County Board chairman

The four men who will contest the vacant County Board chairmans role
The four men who will contest the vacant County Board chairmans role have now become three
WE ARE LAOIS

Winner Winner

The winners were announced of LaoisToday’s Ballykilcavan craft beer giveaway

Remember the Game

This week we looked back on St Joseph’s-Barrowhouse win U-21 football final in 2008

St Joseph’s-Barrowhouse celebrate after winning the U-21 Football Championship final at Ratheniska in 2008
COLUMNISTS

Wired with Whelan

On this week with Wired with Whelan, John spoke about Irish people’s ‘new favourite pastime- the Blame Game’

Bob Flavin

This week Bob was putting the Volkswagen Arteon as the long distance cruiser to beat

SEE ALSO – Snapchat sensation Buff Egan set to come to Laois

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Siún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics.