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Our pick of the top stories of the week


Thousands turn out for Darkness into Light in Laois

There were seas of support for Darkness into Light in Mountmellick and Rathdowney on Saturday morning

An incredible journey

This well-known Laois man opened up about his incredible weight loss

A rubbish problem 

76 tonnes of rubbish have been dumped in Laois since January, costing €47,700 to clean up

Micheal Martin visits Laois

Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin visited Laois on Thursday, and hit out at the way Minister Harris handled Portlaoise Hospital


What. A. Game.

A remarkable comeback for the Laois footballers keeps their Leinster campaign alive

Wexford edge out brave Laois minors

Laois minor hurlers just lost out to a strong Wexford side yesterday

Laois v Kerry

Here’s your guide to Laois’s hurling clash with Kerry in the second round of the Joe McDonagh Cup


The Sunday Interview

From dairy farmer to Rose of Tralee glamour, we spoke to new Laois Rose Grainne Hogan

Remember those days

We looked at 16 much-loved Portlaoise businesses who are no longer with us

Remember the Game

We had two look backs to the noughties this week, to 2009 when Laois Minors grinded out a memorable Leinster Championship win against Dublin, and to 2004, when Portlaoise CBS were denied All-Ireland glory


Father Paddy

Father Paddy spoke about growing older being a sacred gift

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