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A Possible Presidential Candidate, land for housing and Divison 1A success – it’s all in our Top Stories of the Week

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We’ve had a hectic week of news and sport, with yet another jobs boost for Laois and looking at young players to watch in both the Intermediate and Senior A hurling championships.

Here’s our top stories from this week.

NEWS 

With the presidential campaign looming, there is one Laois man to consider running for the Aras.

Massive jobs boost as Glanbia and Leprino to open plant in Portlaoise, almost 330 jobs are set to be created as the two companies come together to open a plant in Portlaoise.

Massive Lotto winning ticket sold in Laois meant huge excitement for SuperValu Abbeyleix.

Council agrees to zone extra Portlaoise land for housing, meaning an additional 18 hectares of land have been zoned residential under the draft Portlaoise Local Area Plan.

After some well needed rain we welcome news of a Weekend scorcher on the cards again as temperatures set to rise.

Devastating news as Man who tragically drowned in Spanish lake named as Portlaoise teen.

Free GP care announced for Laois carers, Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan has confirmed.

SPORT 

Portlaoise man earns illustrious coaching position with top Welsh rugby team, a fantastic success for Alan Kingsley.

Our Eight young players to watch out for in senior A hurling championship garnered a lot of attention!

People were also very interested in the Eight young players to watch out for in Intermediate hurling championship

For the second successive year, O’Dempsey’s celebrate Division 1A success

WE ARE LAOIS 

Moment in time: Lalor Clan rally in 2008 provided some lovely photographs.

PROPERTY 

Property Watch: Five pieces of agricultural land currently for sale in Laois, some fab houses here!

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