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Our pick of the Top Stories of the Week

Alan Smyth shows off incredible weight loss

The stories that got Laois people talking this week included a case of animal cruelty in Mountrath, an incredible weight loss journey for a Portlaoise man and a Laois family business being sold to a major retail group.


Animal cruelty

There was huge response over this disturbing discovery of missing family pet. The family of the pet are now offering a reward for information.

The state of the roads

An €11 million investment is need after report shows Laois has some of the worst roads in Ireland

Laois family business sold to major retail group

A well-known Laois family business was sold to BWG Group for an undisclosed sum.

Incredible weight loss for Laois man

A Portlaoise man revealed his secret behind his incredible 10 stone weight loss

€850,000 for Mountmellick

Work is set to begin on €850,000 Mountmellick Wastewater upgrade


Laois set to host European Championships

Laois will be set to host the European Kettlebell championships this May

Portlaoise Ladies Rugby

Portlaoise Ladies continue their unbeaten season after trouncing Athy


WATCH here as Heywood CS reach All-Ireland basketball final


A Moment in Time

We looked back to the school days in Killeshin NS in 2009

Happy with their work at Killeshin NS.

Remember the Game

We looked back to 2009 to see St Leo’s pull through the mud to claim the Leinster football title

Recipe of the Week

Have a splurge of indulgence in chocolate heaven with these incredible brownies


Encouraging signs for Laois hurlers and footballers

Jack Nolan wrote about encouraging signs for Laois hurlers and footballers as the  league season began last weekend

The importance of smiling

Father Paddy spoke about the importance of good humour in life

The Skoda Superb

Our resident car man Bob Flavin has claimed that the Skoda Superb is probably the best car in the world