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

1 – In Pictures: Launch night for new Portlaoise Nightclub a big success

Mustangs Nightclub is the new addition to O’Loughlin’s Hotel on Main Street Portlaoise, they had their official launch night last Saturday February 29.

2 – Gardaí investigating after four arrested and man found on side of road near Vicarstown

Four men were arrested and the unconscious man was brought to hospital by ambulance after being discovered early on Friday morning.

3 – REVEALED: The top-earning Laois solicitors on the Legal Aid system

Three Laois solicitors claimed well over €100,000 each in legal aid fees in 2019, according to new Department of Justice and Equality figures.

4 – Laois woman hoping to give Prince William a photo she took of Princess Diana 23 years ago

Michelle Rogers, from Abbeyleix, photographed Princess Diana for eight years and saw her last six weeks before she died.

5 – My Battle: Laois man opens up about his 14-year struggle with anxiety

Noel John Tuohy, a 36-year-old civil servant from Portlaoise, has written a deeply personal and brave account of what it is like to live with chronic anxiety.

6 – HSE official finds Laois school has ‘no case to answer’ following circulation of images online

A Senior Environmental official from the HSE has found there is ‘no case to answer’ following the circulation of some disturbing images purporting to come from inside a Laois school.

7 – Sadness at the passing of well-known Portlaoise man

The death has occurred of Denzil Mills from Portlaoise, a man who was very well-known through his involvement with Portlaoise Rugby Club and who worked in Shaw’s in Portlaoise for many years.

8 – In Pictures: Almost €100,000 raised for Laois school as Lip Sync Battle a huge success

The community of Stradbally came together in the Midlands Park Hotel on Saturday night for a Lip Sync Battle that raised a fortune.

9 – New faces to the fore as Laois senior hurling clubs confirm managers ahead of 2020 season

Abbeyleix, Borris-Kilcotton, Camross, Clough-Ballacolla, Ballinakill and Rosenallis have all appointed new management teams with only champions Rathdowney-Errill and Castletown unchanged.

10 – Fundraiser launched for well-known Laois woman suffering with Lyme Disease

Well-known Laois singer Martina Cahill was diagnosed with Lyme Disease back in January.

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