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Good Week, Bad Week: Sunshine returns, a Papal stamp and a call for resignation

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.



Heatwave predicted for Laois this bank holiday weekend is one story that lifted the rain cloud from our head’s this week.

One Laois Designer 

“It’s such a huge honour,” Laois designer delighted to put her stamp on Papal visit makes for once in a lifetime news this week.

Pauline Madigan 

Warm council welcome as Pauline Madigan takes her seat making it a great week for Fianna Fail.

Jordan Percy 

It’s a good week for the visually impaired Laois teen who is not letting lack of sight keep him from his passion for wrestling

Rathdowney Easyriders

Laois charity organisation ready to cycle 220km for charity make it a great week for the Irish Lung Fibrosis Association.

Men in Laois

It’s a wonderful week for any Laois man who fancies himself a looker as Laois’s Hottest Men is back … and we want your nominations!


Brendan Howlin 

A Portlaoise-based Labour county councillor has called for a leadership contest within the party, and on Brendan Howlin to resign


Clonad dumped last year’s beaten finalists Rathdowney-Errill out of the championship in Shanahoe this week.

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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.