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Good Week, Bad Week: Lotto Winners, Comhaltas and Theft in Laois

As part of a running series, we bring you this week’s ‘Good Week/Bad Week’.

To see who has had a good or bad week, we look at different news stories happening in Laois and involving Laois people. Most importantly, it’s all a bit of fun.


One lucky lotto winner 

Great news for one lucky Lotto patron as Massive Lotto winning ticket sold in Laois

Namra Amir

Laois woman represents Ireland for an editorial position at top international publishers, making it a great week for the Portlaoise lady.

Spink Comhaltas 

Spink Comhaltas win an astounding 90 medals at the Leinster Fleadh in Bagenalstown Carlow.

Camross CCE

Camross CCE sweep the boards at Leinster Fleadh where they won 10 individual Leinster titles and one ceili band title over the weekend.

Employment in Laois
Massive jobs boost as Glanbia and Leprino to open plant in Portlaoise means great things for Laois job seekers.
Laois Farmers

Laois farmers are in the top ten Basic Payment earners, The Farming Independent revealed this week.

Cian Kelly
Glory for Kelly at prestigious Cork City Sports 1500m, where the St. Abban’s runner took home the gold medal.


Theft in Laois 
Dramatic rise of thefts in Laois, as they soared from 75 up to 132 in the last three months
Portlaoise Park 

Many are concerned for the safety of their children following Shock as blades left in Portlaoise park

Irish Water 

Laois needs new sources of drinking water as water levels hit record low, an Environmental Protection Agency reported.

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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.