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Good Week, Bad Week: Ireland basketball team, female artist of the year and medals from Pope Francis

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.


Ciara Byrne

The Portlaoise teenager was named on Ireland U-18 women’s basketball team for European Championships

Dan Delaney

Delaney received the first national Minor Player of the Week award for 2019

Trudi Lalor

The Laois native has won ‘Female Artist of the Year’ at this year’s Hot Country Sky TV awards

Jim O’Connor and Johnny Kealy

The two Laois men were the recipients of medals from Pope Francis at a ceremony over the weekend

Amie Colgan

Colgan was announced as the overall winner of Laois’s Best Young Entrepreneur competition.


St Mary’s CBS

A housing development has been given the green light near the secondary school, which looks set to further increase traffic at the Portlaoise school

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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.