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Household incomes, wonder goals and Emmy nominations – it’s our top stories of the week

NEWS

Laois households among the lowest disposable incomes in the country

Laois has placed 20th of 26 counties in terms of the average household disposable income per person in the Republic of Ireland.

Laois animator nominated for distinguished Emmy award

Barrowhouse native Seamus Malone received the prestigious Emmy nod for his work on the BBC and Netflix animated series Watership Down

Rathdowney Macra member to represent Laois at Mr Personality Festival 2019

Rathdowney Macra member Colin Dowling to set to represent Laois at the annual Mr Personality Festival at the Springhill Court Hotel in Kilkenny

Portlaoise Hospital awarded Irish Hospice Foundation/HSE Design and Dignity grant

The Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise has been awarded an Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF)/HSE Design & Dignity grant

SPORT

Laois teenager selected to take part in international hockey competition

Abbeyleix teenager Daniel Brain has been selected on the Leinster Development Boys U-17 squad for the HOD hockey International tournament in Holland at Easter.

WATCH: Laois soccer player scores a wonder goal against former club

Stradbally native Garry Comerford unleashed a half volley which sailed into the top corner of the net for Cork City.

Laois GAA pundit hits out at Carlow football coach as war of words continues

The ding-dong war of words between Joe.ie’s Colm Parkinson and Carlow football coach Stephen Poacher continues to rumble on.

WE ARE LAOIS

Tweets of the week

Wearing sandals on nights out, shop mishaps and praise for Portlaoise Hospital– it’s all in our Tweets of the week

April Fools! 

Multi-million euro horse racing facility planned for Laois to compete with Punchestown and the Galway Races

Plans for Laois community to be taken over by Carlow in realignment of borders

COLUMNISTS 

SEE ALSO – Laois woman Emma receives overall Sports Scholar of the Year award from DCU

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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.