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Our pick of the Top Stories of the Week


School on Saturdays 

There was outrage at the fact that schools could be forced to ‘open on Saturdays’ to make up for snow days

Storm burglaries

Lidl in Tallaght wasn’t the only shop affected by burglaries during Storm Emma, a man arrested following shop robbery in Abbeyleix on Monday.

Sadness at passing of cancer campaigner

There was great sadness around the county at the passing of this well-known cancer campigner

No money left

Banks in Portlaoise were cleared out ahead of Laois supporters’ exodus to London this weekend

Come and get it

There will be a massive auction of 3,000 items from The Shelbourne and Clery’s in Laois


Stand out fixtures in this year’s GAA championship

We made a list of six fixtures that stand out in the 2018 Laois GAA championship draws

County teams named 

Laois hurlers named their team to start against Dublin while Laois footballers named their first 15 for London

In Pictures: Laois in London

We got photos from supporters from Crettyard, Killeshin, Clonaslee, Ballylinan and Stradbally in Dublin Airport on their way to support Laois in London


Laois in London 

We spoke to two Laois men living across the pond ahead of the big match on Sunday. First up was a Park-Ratheniska man making waves across the water and then Clonaslee man Eoin Gorman spoke to us about making tracks across the world.

Remember the Game

This week’s Remember the Game looked back on Laois’s last trip across the Irish Sea in 1993

Claim to Fame

One Laois student spoke to us about her chance encounters with this famous Irish band

Aedín and Jackie Dunne were clearly delighted with meeting Kodaline

Talking Dance

Meet the young Portlaoise woman who is performing on a national stage


Wired with Whelan 

John Whelan took us on a trip down memory lane with all the best-performing bands who played in Laois over the years.

Father Paddy

Father Paddy spoke about Lent as being a time to reflect and unwind


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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.