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Good Week, Bad Week: Ireland’s Fittest Family, one million streams on Spotify and 150 job losses

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.


Curtis Walsh

Amazing achievement as Laois artist reaches one million streams on Spotify.

The McDonald Family

Well-known Laois family set to take part in popular TV show, such excitement for the McDonald’s.

Mary Flynn 
Popular Laois woman set to appear on Winning Streak, good luck Mary!
Ricky Maher 

Man of the match Maher gains high praise from Portlaoise teammates, “I never ever thought that I would be in this position”.

Eoghan and Phil Keogh
Well wishes poured in as Laois men to do two marathons in seven days in memory of Mountmellick friend.
Leaving and Junior Cert recipients 

Leaving and Junior Cert recipients honoured by Laois and Offaly ETB at an Awards Evening held in Tullamore College.

Portlaoise CBS

History was made as Portlaoise CBS line-out for first ever rugby match.

Down Syndrome Laois

Laois community turns out in droves to raise funds for an extremely worthy cause, fair play Camross.


Bord na Móna Employees
Up to 150 jobs set to be lost at Bord na Móna under plans to decarbonise company, very bad news for those employed by them.

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