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Our pick of the Top Stories of the Week


Portlaoise Hospital 

Thousands lined the streets of Portlaoise for the ‘Light for Lives’ rally to save Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise

The baby boom continues in Laois

The latest Census reveals that Laois continues to have birth rates above the national average


A Mountmellick man was arrested following heroin possession

Flooding in Laois

A €2 million Emergency Scheme was announced for flood victims

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

Presidential honours

A Timahoe NS student received a letter from President Michael D Higgins after baking a pudding for the Head of State

Luke Devitt received a letter from the president Michael D Higgins
Luke Devitt received a letter from the president Michael D Higgins

Laois GAA annual awards night

Laois’s top stars were honoured at the Laois GAA awards on Friday night

A possible Laois concert venue

O’Moore Park could be made a concert venue to raise funds for the new Training Centre in Portlaoise

€1 million boost to Laois clubs

Fifty two sports clubs in Laois have benefited from the 2017 Sports Capital Programme with over €1million in funding to be distributed around the county

Sleep out in aid of homelessness

Laois Hurlers announced that they are holding a solidarity sleep-out in aid of homelessness in Lyster Square on December 15.

The Laois hurling team to face Carlow has been named
The Laois senior hurlers will hold a sleep out to raise awareness about homelessness

Moment in Time

Keeping with the Christmas theme, we looked back to the Ballyroan Christmas concert in 2008

Enjoying the music at Ballyroan Community Centre for the Christmas Party with guests from Kolbe pre school, Kolbe school, St Francis School and Rowanberry.
Picture: Alf Harvey.

Winner Winner

The winner of the Sparrow Insurance and LaoisToday competition was announced


Surviving Christmas in the office

Resident comedian Mark Doheny listed 21 tips to help you survive Christmas in the office


Father Paddy gave his two cents on why homelessness is never normal