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

1 – Massive fundraiser launched for little boy with rare genetic neuromuscular disease

A massive fundraiser has been launched for baby Dan Donoher, son of Niall and Aisling Donoher from Ballybrittas, who has been diagnosed with a rare life-threatening disease. Donate here.

2 – Travelling during Coronavirus outbreak: Laois parents and three kids on their incredible Asian journey

Portlaoise parents Aoife O’Meara and Martin Halion, with children Sam, Mia and Alice are currently travelling around Asia.

3 – Kind-hearted Laois duo heralded as heroes after saving man’s life

Two Laois people have been hailed as heroes by the family of a man whose life they saved at the weekend.

4 – BREAKING: First Electric Picnic acts for 2020 announced

Snow Patrol, The Chemical Brothers, Picture This and Lewis Capaldi are all headlining the festival.

5 – In Pictures: Serious style at the 14th annual Portarlington and Killenard Gala Ball

The 14th annual Portarlington and Killenard Gala Ball was held in the Heritage Hotel recently.

6 – Horse with strong Laois connections scoops €78,000 in Cheltenham

A horse with strong Laois connections scooped €78,000 at Cheltenham this afternoon. Ronald Pump finished second in the Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle today – the feature race of the day.

7 – Nine Talking Points as the Laois U-20 footballers lose Leinster decider to Dublin

Eddie Kinsella’s charges were beaten by 10 points in the end and here we take a look at some of the main talking points from the game.

8 – Portlaoise Hospital put visitor restrictions in place as Coronavirus continues to spread

Portlaoise Hospital and Tullamore Hospital have out visitor restrictions in place as the number of cases of Coronavirus in Ireland continue to climb.

9 – Laois Garda saves person’s life at full flood in River Barrow

A Garda from Portarlington entered the water in full flood and held onto the person for 15 minutes before colleagues arrived to pull the duo to safety.

10 – Laois Abroad: From Raheen to San Francisco – the career break that became permanent

We asked Maura about her experience in San Francisco, how she made the move, changes she’s noticed since moving away and what she has learnt most since leaving Ireland.

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