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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. Furniture retail giants JYSK forced to postpone opening of Portlaoise store

JYSK has been forced to postpone the opening of its Portlaoise store due to additional work needing to be carried out so it can meet its health and safety requirements.

2. In Pictures: Portlaoise CBS up the style stakes for their debs

The style brigade were out in force for the St Mary’s CBS Debs, which is always a huge event on the local Debs calendar

3. Legendary acts announced for Electric Picnic Throwback stage

Electric Picnic have announced the line-up for the Electric Ireland Throwback Stage.

4. Young father with Laois connections dies tragically in Australia

Tributes have been paid to a young Irish father with Laois connections who tragically died in Australia.

5. New RTÉ documentary focuses on the life of a Laois woman and her family

A new RTÉ Radio 1 Documentary on One focuses on both the heartbreaking yet uplifting story of Laois woman Nan Delaney

6. In Pictures: Debutantes dress to impress at Heywood CS Do

Heywood Community School certainly brought the style with them for this year’s debs.

7. Beef kill suspended in Rathdowney as farmers vow to persevere with protest

The beef kill in Dawn Meats in Rathdowney was suspended as farmers involved in the Beef Plan movement continue to protest at factories around the country

8. Our latest hurling Team of the Week as all championship grades come into play

It was week two of the hurling championships and after a highly eventful opening round in senior and senior ‘A’ grades – it’s time for another installement in our Team of The Week series.

9. Three-man committee set up as search for new Laois football manager begins in earnest

Laois GAA began the process of finding a new Laois senior football manager

10. Huge drama as Ballyroan-Abbey hold off Emo challenge to advance in Laois SFC

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