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

1 – ‘There is going to be someone killed’ unless something is done

Paddy Bracken spelled it out in no uncertain terms.

2 – Laois church vandalised in sickening overnight attack

This awful attack took place in Abbeyleix at the beginning of the week.

3 – Laois Dad whose teenage life was saved by Portlaoise Hospital writes open letter ahead of 2020 General Election

Sean McEvoy written an open letter imploring people to make keeping the hospital fully operational their main priority in the upcoming General Election.

4 – Laois GAA launch new kit vans for 2020 season

Downey’s are back on board for another year!

5 – 14 man Laois fall short to Meath in second game of the John Kerins Cup

The Laois U-20 team were unlucky in Round 2 of the competition.

6 – WEATHER WARS: Local forecaster hits out at Met Eireann ‘fake’ weather claims

A local weather forecaster has launched a blistering attack on Met Eireann over claims that he, and other forecasters like him, are putting out fake weather reports.

7 – Man arrested after Laois church vandalised in sickening attack

Gardai have arrested and charged a man following criminal damage.

8 – Calls for improvements to ‘spooky’ pedestrian path under Portlaoise bridge

Fine Gael’s Thomasina Connell asked for a review of the walking surface of the path under the bridge at Linear Park.

9 – Trees down on Laois roads as Storm Brendan hits

Storm Brendan had his say.

10 – Huge Laois involvement as ‘My Club Colours’ romps home in Punchestown

‘My Club Colours’, owned by Gaels Racing Club, triumphed at odds of 9/1 in the Irish Jockeys Association Mares Handicap Hurdle on Sunday on the Kildare track.

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