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Raids, pyjamas and international retirements – it’s our Top Stories of the Week

We’re back documenting all the news that has taken place in Laois, or involving Laois people, over the past week.

It’s our Top Stories of the week.

NEWS 

Fire near Portarlington train station

A large fire broke out in a building adjacent to Portarlington railway station on Tuesday.

House in Portlaoise raided

Garda helicopter spotted in Laois as ‘house raided’

No pyjamas here 

Laois business hits out at potential ‘pyjama-wearing’ customers

Laois toddler Mary-Claire set to travel to Holland to get life-saving treatment

Laois toddler Mary Claire Knowles is one step closer to getting possible life-saving treatment from the 90 or so seizures she has suffered in her short lifetime.

HSE won’t disclose if staff are liable for Portlaoise baby deaths

The HSE are refusing to say if a review has shown staff had liability in cases of avoidable baby deaths at Portlaoise Hospital

Portlaoise hospital still not administering abortions

Nearly four months after the deadline, Portlaoise Hospital still isn’t providing abortions

Laois actress talks about appearing on the internationally renowned Game of Thrones

Portlaoise woman Laura Butler is an extra for leading lady Sansa Stark in the hit series, based on the books George R. R. Martin

SPORT

Miller announces her international retirement

Laois and Ireland rugby star Alison Miller announced her retirement from the international game on Tuesday

Nine standout fixtures following the draws for the Laois GAA championships

We’ve picked out a selection of games that standout in both codes – and one we look forward to covering in 2019.

Looking back on the Laois v Carlow 2018 Trilogy

Laois won all three encounters over the 2018 season but between Twitter/Instagram spats, horrific injuries and dramatic endings – the games were far from boring.

WE ARE LAOIS

Remember the Game

We looked back to when The Harps defeated Castletown-Slieve Bloom in the Palmer Cup in 2011

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

Moment in Time

With all the St Patrick’s Day-mania around last weekend, we looked back to the Portlaoise St Patrick’s Day parade in 2008 

COLUMNISTS 

Father Paddy 

Fr Paddy spoke about St Patrick’s Day being a celebration of our Irishness and faith

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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.