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The Week That Was: The Top 10 stories of the past seven days

1 – New owner of O’Loughlin’s Hotel outlines his plans and sees great future for Portlaoise

A new chapter in O’Loughlin’s Hotel begins.

2 – Laois woman named ‘CEO of the Year’ at annual Businesswoman Awards

A fantastic achievement. Well done Lorraine!

3 – Laois GAA hit out at ‘unofficial’ calendar

Laois GAA say that they do not benefit financially from this whatsoever.

4 – In Pictures: Night of celebration at Laois GAA Awards

A brilliant night at the Laois GAA Awards.

5 – Tributes paid as long-serving Laois County Board member departs

A lot of kind tributes to Tom Jones.

6 – In Pictures: Huge crowd in Portlaoise as Christmas Lights switched on

And it is officially Christmas!!

7 – Seven Talking Points as Portlaoise exit the Leinster club championship

Portloaise’s season came to an end.

8 – In Pictures: Huge turnout as Pat Critchley launches ‘Bruno’ book in Portlaoise

The book is a collection of short stories, yarns and poetry, all told in Pat’s own unique and inimitable style.

9 – Portlaoise parking row alleges heavy-handed ticketing

A row flared up at Laois County Council this week with accusations of heavy-handed ticketing and parking fines being levied in the town centre of Portlaoise.

10 – CONFIRMED: Kilkenny hurlers and Kildare footballers set for Portlaoise as National League fixtures revealed

The new season won’t be long coming around.

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