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

1 – In Pictures: Second Coronavirus centre set to open in Laois

On Tuesday of last week, the Department of Health opened one in Emo and now a second facility will come on stream in Portlaoise.

2 – Well-known Laois GAA referee releases song with all proceeds going to ‘Do It For Dan’

Seamus ‘Shay’ Mulhare, from The Heath, has released ‘Wish You Well’ today with all funds going towards baby Dan Donoher who needs life saving treatment.

3 – Doctor in Portlaoise Hospital explains what it is like working in the Coronavirus outbreak

A doctor working in Portlaoise Hospital has penned a powerful and emotional letter addressing what he says are some ‘critically important’ things about the Coronavirus outbreak.

4 – Laois RTE TV presenter diagnosed with Coronavirus

Laois TV presenter Claire Byrne has been diagnosed with Coronavirus.

5 – Our Coronavirus wedding: Laois couple defy Covid-19 to tie the knot

Portlaoise’s Lysagh Redmond and Joe Rossa – now Mr and Mrs Rossa – tied the knot in their own unique way on Friday March 20.

6 – Message from Chief Executive of Laois County Council: STAY AWAY from public amenities and walking trails

The Chief Executive of Laois County Council is urging people to stay away from public amenities as the country attempts to limit the spread of the Coronavirus.

7 – Fond memories and warm tributes for renowned vintage enthusiast

There have been glowing tributes and fond memories recalled following the death of one of Portlaoise town’s most senior valued citizens.

8 – Laois Abroad: The Mountmellick man in lockdown in Spain

We chatted with Philip Lalor, a Mountmellick man who was working as a chef in the Valencia region of Spain but who is now in Day 11 of lockdown.

9 – Laois couple on how Coronavirus outbreak led to postponement of their special

John Shiel from Raheen and Sinead Whiteley from Newbridge were due to be married this June and with no end to this pandemic in sight they made the decision to postpone it.

10 – Laois Gardai issue advice to public on social distancing during Coronavirus outbreak

Superintendent Anthony Pettit of Portlaoise Garda Station has called on people to follow advice from Public Health officials and the government in relation to social distancing.

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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