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The Top Stories of the past seven days

It was another busy week of news around the county, with a breakthrough arrest in the tragic death of a young Laois teenager last summer, a high-profile controversy surrounding the late Brian Stack and a record-breaking appearance for a top Laois sports man in Australia.

Here we take a look back at some of the biggest stories of the past seven days.


Arrest made following death

An arrest has been made following the tragic death of an Abbeyleix teenager in a car accident

Community spirit

Tributes were paid to farmers, emergency services and council staff for their work during snow storm

Illegal dumping to be tackled

Council say they will use drones and hidden cameras to fight illegal dumping in Laois

Trouble in town 

An urgent plan and garda presence is sought for a troubled Portlaoise estate

Sinn Fein senator tweets about Austin Stack

Son of murdered Portlaoise prison officer calls for Sinn Fein senator to resign


Making records abroad

Portlaoise man Tuohy is set to make an Australian Football League record

Club football rankings

We rated the Top 30 club football teams ahead of the 2018 season

Regional basketball glory 

There was regional basketball glory for two Portlaoise sides this week

All-Ireland heartbreak

St Fergal’s Rathdowney suffered disappointment in their bid for a third All-Ireland


This is what I’m studying 

We spoke to a Portlaoise girl studying Law in IT Carlow

Pop Up Gaeltacht

There was comhrá, craic agus dóchas at Portlaoise’s first Pop Up Gaeltacht

Food Futures 2030

See all the pictures at the Laois Food businesses gather to support Food Futures 2030

My Farming Life

Talk about multi-tasking! Meet the woman steeped in the Macra, Teaching and farming


A time for Hope

In this week’s segment, Father Paddy wrote about Lent being a Time for Hope

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