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NEWS

Five Laois men among new Garda recruits

All five completed their Garda training in Templemore College this week

Top restaurants in Laois announced

The top restaurants in Laois were announced at Irish Restaurant Awards

Portlaoise has fourth highest national rate of women contesting in 2019 local elections

As it stands, Portlaoise has one of the highest rates of declared female candidates of any local election area in the country.

One objection remains to new Supermac’s project in Portlaoise

The new ‘Barack Obama-style’ plaza planned for Portlaoise is still awaiting the decision of An Bord Pleanala over whether or not it can proceed.

SPORT

Women in Sport

This week we introduced a new interview series called ‘Women in Sport’

Knockbeg win Leinster

In Pictures: Wild celebrations as Knockbeg claim Leinster U-16 glory

Doheny to fight in O’Moore Park?

Laois GAA have backed world champion boxer TJ Doheny’s bid to have a fight in O’Moore Park.

Laois defeat Kilkenny

In Pictures: Remembering Laois’s famous league quarter-final win over Kilkenny in 1996

WE ARE LAOIS

In Pictures: Wild celebrations as Knockbeg claim Leinster U-16 glory

For the first time in 16 years, Knockbeg College were crowned Leinster U-16 champions by defeating Martist of Athlone on Wednesday

Moment in Time

The Harps Camogie club host Wax or Shave event in 2008

Tweets of the week

Parking in Portlaoise, cracking poetry and paying with pizza – it’s all in our Tweets of the week

Remember the Game

Remember the Game: Wicklow stun Laois U-21s in 2008

COLUMNISTS

Fr Paddy

Fr Paddy spoke about being merciful and responsive in time of Lent

SEE ALSO – The confirmed list of candidates in this year’s Local Elections