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Twitter reacts to the final episode in ‘The Town’ documentary series

The last three Monday nights have seen Laois people glued to their TV screens.

‘The Town’ documentary series shown on Virgin Media One (formerly TV3) has followed the lives of residents in and around Ireland’s fastest growing town – Portlaoise.

However all good things must come to an end at some stage, and the final installment of the three-part programme aired tonight.

It has featured a number of different people including ourselves in LaoisToday and our columnist Fr Paddy Byrne.

Well-known Portlaoise postman Richie Reid and his partner, Julieka, spoke about the tragic loss of their son Denis to suicide in December 2016.

Local panto personality Christy Bannon spoke about his mental health and his struggle with depression, and how being part of Portlaoise Pantomine Group is a creative escape for him.

Portlaoise hospital has been the main issue highlighted in the series, with all those involved, including Rose Maher and Anthony Knowles, Noel and Marie Tuohy highlighting the importance of the local hospital in its entirety.

Last week the programme introduced Dubliner Nikita who, after growing up in care homes, moved to Portlaoise in her teens and now lives with her ex-partner’s parents.

Tonight, the documentary takes a look at the lives of two people involved in the Irish Defence Forces, Mary-Claire’s parents hopes of alternative treatment and other issues involving people living in Portlaoise and the townslands around it.

Mary-Claire makes a huge impact

SEE ALSO – Family at heart of ‘The Town’ documentary fear they’ll have to move abroad if they can’t get treatment here

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Siún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics.