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

1 – Electric Picnic organiser confirms big changes to 2020 festival following meeting with Laois Councillors

Big changes are on the way to how the Electric Picnic is run – that is the view of a number of Laois County Councillors following a meeting that they had with the festival’s chief organiser.

2 – LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action as Laois U-20 footballers face Westmeath in Leinster quarter final

Laois U-20 footballers defeated Westmeath in a dramatic penalty shootout that saw them through to the semi-final against Kildare.

3 – The ‘deepest Atlantic storm on record’ to hit this weekend

Storm Dennis hit the country last weekend.

4 – Laois couple make Sunday Independent 2020 Rich List

Cathal and Paula Jackson, the owners of Copper Face Jacks came in on the list at number 205 with a net worth of €84m.

5 – Laois pub sparkles in famous ‘Pub Spy’ in the Sunday World

Treacy’s bar and Restaurant had been praised to the highest by the Pub Spy in the Sunday World.

6 – Fundraiser launched for Laois mother as she awaits heart transplant

A fundraiser has been launched in aid of a Laois mother who is awaiting a heart transplant.

7 – Laois man set to appear on latest series of RTE’s Winning Streak

The popular RTE gameshow Winning Streak will have another Laois person on our TV screens this weekend.

8 – BREAKING: St Patrick’s Day Parade CANCELLED in Portlaoise

The St Patrick’s Day parade in Portlaoise has been cancelled by organisers.

9 – LIVE BLOG: Laois footballers take on Cavan in Allianz Football League Division 2

Laois took on Cavan in the Allianz Football League Division 2 last Sunday.

10 – Laois teacher launches new Junior Cert Home Economics cookbook

Some teachers go over and above – and that’s something Portlaoise College teacher Julie Cunneen has done by publishing a cook book for Junior Cert Home Economics students.

SEE ALSO – Laois U-20 boss Kinsella hoping supporters get behind his side for Kildare clash

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Megan is currently studying English and New Media at the University of Limerick. A Raheen native, she's happiest when talking sport, especially soccer but just don't mention the 2019 champions league final