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The Week that Was: The top 10 stories of the past seven days

We look at back at our most viewed stories over the past seven days.

  1. Five prison officers attacked and one ‘stabbed’ in Midlands Prison Portlaoise

A convicted murderer attacked five prison officers and stabbed one of them in an incident at the Midlands Prison in Portlaoise

2. Sadness following passing of pioneering Portarlington hotelier who was before his time

A tribute to the late Ray Searson. May he Rest in Peace.

3. LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action as Portlaoise take on Ballylinan in SFC Round 1

The first game of the Laois SFC was a much-anticipated one, with Portlaoise continuing their winning streak within the county

4. Ranking our ten favorite Offaly people of all time

Given the week that’s in it, we’ve decided to pick out some of our favourite Offaly people of all time. It’s an eclectic mix of lovable characters.

5. 16 young players to watch out for in the senior football championship

All of the clubs involved there are a number of impressive young players though who we reckon will make a mark this year.

6. UPDATED: Pool at Portlaoise Leisure Centre REOPENED but plumbing problems persist

The swimming pool at the Portlaoise Leisure Centre has re-opened to the public. However, some plumbing problems persist on the premises.

7. Laois publican thrilled with Lowry win a month after visit

Purcell’s in Mountrath was a hive of activity on Sunday as Lowry claimed the Claret Jug in serious style in Royal Portrush

8. Laois man at the heart of the action in West Cork

Bobby Blackwell ‘emigrated’ to West Cork forty years ago and today enjoys a special place in the heart of the action in the capital of that independent state, Clonakilty.

9. Gardai appeal for information following robbery of truck and digger in Portlaoise

Gardai are appealing for witnesses and the public assistance following an incident at Tullamoy, Stradbally

10. Laois mother raising funds in bid to grant her son inclusion in preschool

Olivia is aiming to raise the money for Cian to be able to access the playground in preschool with his friends

SEE ALSO – Well-known Laois woman speaks about overcoming stammer on national television

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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.