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A new Laois business, All-Ireland finals and Electric Picnic announcements – it’s our Top Stories of the Week


Laois family turning their tragedy into hope for others

An extended family from Laois are aiming to make a difference with a series of fundraisers for Pieta House after the death of a family member.

First Electric Picnic acts are announced

It’s the moment we’d all been waiting for, and on Wednesday it was announced that The Strokes, Florence and the Machine, Hozier and The 1975 are all headlining the festival.

€142,000 worth of illegal drugs found in Portlaoise

Irish Revenue officers seized the haul of drugs on Thursday afternoon

New pub opening in Laois town

If you are going to open a new pub what better time to do so than in time for the St Patrick’s weekend national holiday.

St Patrick’s Day parades

There are sees of green, white and gold around the county for each of the parades on today.

For the occasion we drummed up a few articles:


Women in Sport

Our first Women in Sport interview comes from All-Ireland winner, four-time All-Star and Laois football great Tracey Lawlor

Scoil Chríost Rí are through to the All-Ireland final

Seven-star Scoil Chriost Ri trounced their semi-final opponents to reach the All-Ireland senior ‘A’ final 

Laois man jets off to take part in the Special Olympics

Basketball player Keith Murphy from Ballybrittas has headed to  Abu Dhabi for the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games.

Conor Meredith interview

O’Dempsey’s Meredith opened up about life Down Under, Laois football and dreams of being Peter Schmeichel


Moment in Time

This week’s Moment in Time looked at a day in Camross NS in 2001

Remember the Game

We looked back to when The Heath cruised to Kelly Cup Final Victory in 2012

Tweets of the Week 

Good health news, mad taxi drivers and finding fivers – it’s all in our Tweets of the week


Fr Paddy

Fr Paddy spoke about Lent being a time to embrace positivity