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Droughts, birth rates and our search for Laois’s top Instagrammers – it’s all in our Top Stories of the Week

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It was another busy week in LaoisToday and we’ve picked out some of the top stories of the week for you to look back on.

NEWS

Slieve Blooms on fire
A forest fire gripped the Slieve Bloom mountains
with the blaze going on for a couple of days and visible for miles in all directions.

New school principals appointed
A number of new principals have been appointed in primary schools around the county.

Birth rates on the rise
Birth rates are on the increase in Portlaoise hospital despite a national drop

Hosepipe ban
A hosepipe ban is set to take effect in Laois

SPORT

Driving the way
We chatted to man who drives the bus for the Laois footballers
and got a good insight into the camp ahead of this weekend’s All Ireland Qualifier against Monaghan

Camross on top
The Camross hurlers laid down a marker ahead of the upcoming Laois SHC by retaining their league title on Wednesday night

All Ireland final to look forward to
The Laois U-16 ladies football team got the better of Limerick to book their place in the All Ireland final

Laois club camogie championship
There were wins for Camross and St Brigid’s in the opening round of camogie championship action

Beano back with a bang
One of the greatest Laois footballers of all time made a stunning return to action for his club on Thursday

WE ARE LAOIS

WANTED: Laois’s Top 25 Instagrammers
We’re on the lookout for Laois’s Top 25 Instagrammers

One Laois shop has the second cheapest 99s in Ireland
A definite one-stop shop for the Holy Grail of ice-cream during this extreme weather

Talking Music with one of Laois’s best known singers
We chatted to Stewart Quinn 
from the hugely popular local band Transmitter

PROPERTY

Clement Herron Real Estate have a fine five-bedroom home for sale in the heart of Portlaoise