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A Jobs Boost, Transitioning to College and the Super 8’s – it’s all in our Top Stories of the Week

As the summer moves on, we just get busier and busier here in Laois Today.

Here’s our top stories from this week.


Maria Dempsey, a 7 year old from Ballyadam’s, presented Prince Harry and Duchess of Sussex with flowers during Royal visit.

Fine Gael will hold their selection convention later this month as General Election comes into focus

Man is charged following ‘homophobic attack’. 

Fire in the Slieve Bloom’s possibly ‘man-made’ as threat of further Slieve Bloom fires remained ‘really high’.

A leading US-based cyber security business, founded by Laois man Aidan Kehoe, is to open its Irish headquarters in Portlaoise, creating a major jobs boost. 

Fr David Vard reflects on one year in Portlaoise. 


Laois lost the opportunity to progress to the Super 8’s as they went down fighting against Monaghan in Navan. 

In an interview following Laois’s defeat to Mongahan, Sugrue hit out at pundits and national media for ‘verbal diarrhea’ towards his team 

Laois camogie management resign due to a collapse in the relationship between management and players.


Isabel Dwyer made us all smile, and maybe even tear up a little with a poignant piece on the transition to college.

Laois people had a lot to say in the aftermath of Sunday’s game as we looked at the Twitter reaction as Laois lost out to Monaghan and the season ended.


We looked at the Five most expensive houses for sale in the Mountmellick area.

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Sarah Cullen is a Journalism and New Media graduate from the University of Limerick. A Portlaoise native, she is happiest when tweeting and talking about dogs.