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Good Week Bad Week: Panthers in National Cup, Laois takeover First Dates once again, Mountrath Mart closes its gates

As part of our now well-established 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.


Portlaoise Panthers

Its a big weekend for Panthers and to give a bit of insight, we did a Preview of the Panthers teams competing in this weekends Hula Hoops National Cup.

‘It’s a dream come true’ – Portlaoise Panthers chairman speaks about excitement national cup semi-finals, best of luck to all involved.

Laois Athletes

Laois athletes scoop prestigious Leinster Star athletics awards, and deservedly so. Congratulations!

Former Porlaoise AFC player, Colin Conroy

Laois soccer player named in Republic of Ireland U-16 squad for upcoming friendlies against Germany and Australia.

Young inspirations

Kind Kellie-Ann donates 14 inches of hair to charity, what a beautiful gesture.

The Gate House, Emo

It was a fine week for The Gate House as they were the only Laois pub named in Sunday World ‘Top 10 Boozers’ for 2018.

Local musicians 

There is all sorts of talent coming out of the county as Laois singer/songwriter announced as finalist in international songwriting competition.

First Dates Ireland fans

We love a good personality representing us well so we’re very excited for a Well-known Laois man set to appear on First Dates Ireland.

Laois boxing 

He’s back. Doheny to take to the US to defend his world title.


Laois Farmers

Shock as Laois mart announces decision to close, the end of an era.


Nurses and midwives to strike for 24 hours at end of January, and they have plenty of support nationwide.

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Aedín graduated from University of Limerick with a degree in Journalism and New Media. She is a proud Townie with a passion for all things sports and doesn't like to speak about the 2016 blip in Portlaoise's bid to 10-in-a-row.