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Our pick of the Top Stories of the Week

The Light for Life protest in Portlaoise was two years ago and still the Hospital remains under threat of a downgrade.
NEWS

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

Crime

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
SPORT

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
WE ARE LAOIS

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

COLUMNISTS

Surviving Christmas in the office

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

Homelessness

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

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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.