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Good Week, Bad Week: Scholarships, festival closures and bright young business people

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.

GOOD WEEK FOR…

Oisin Fitzpatrick and Amy Kennedy

Oisin and Amy were the two lucky Laois students who won a  €1,000 scholarship each to secondary school

Sia Babez 

Seorsia Jack, who goes under the stage name of Sia Babez, is only 17 years old but is set to film a music video this weekend. The young singer from Portlaoise has been signed by a management company.

Dr Diane Cooper 

Laois woman Dr Diane Cooper was named Regional Winner in the Best Business Idea category at the Best Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 

BAD WEEK FOR… 

Rosenallis

The Festival of the Mountain, which has taken place in Rosenallis every summer since 1962, will not go ahead this year with organisers citing a lack of interest.

Main Street Portlaoise

Two eateries have closed on Main Street Portlaoise in the past few weeks

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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.