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first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Community Our pick of the top stories of the week Pinterest WhatsApp Home News Community Our pick of the top stories of the week NewsCommunity Laois woman recalls her own personal story as she campaigns for a yes voteA local theatre-maker recounted her own personal story as she made the case for a yes vote in the forthcoming 8th Amendment ReferendumLocal solicitor sworn in as District Court judgeThere was great honour for a local family during the week when a Timahoe solicitor was sworn in as a District Court Judge.SPORTSFive Laois players named on Division 4 team of the yearThe exploits of Laois in Division 4 of the National League were recognised when five players from the county were named on the division’s team of the yearBoost for the hurlers as key forward back in the reckoning ahead of championshipThere was great news during the week that Stephen ‘Picky’ Maher is available for Laois hurlers again, having recovered from a cruciate loperationTen goal Portlaoise crush neighbours StradballyA ten goal haul by Portlaoise meant that the scoreboard at the game couldn’t cope during the weekThree Portlaoise girls named on Ireland basketball squad for European ChampionshipsThree players from Portlaoise Panthers Club were selected on the Ireland U16 squad for the forthcoming European Championships – a great achievement.WE ARE LAOISThis is what I am studying: the young Portlaoise woman looking to make her mark in the world of hotel managementAnother fascinating insight into the career world from a student of hotel management9 things that referees do that annoy the hell out of GAA playersReferees – they might drive us mad at times, but games can’t happen without themCOLUMNISTSFr Paddy: ‘See the light of goodness in all people’Another positive column from local curate Fr Paddy ByrneTwo Glamorous Knights: Granny chic – feminine and funThe inside track on granny chic from our experts Previous articleLaois minor footballers name captain and vice-captain ahead of championship openerNext articleDoherty’s late strike seals Leinster final for Laois U-16 Ladies David PowerA journalist for over 20 years, David has worked for a number of regional titles both as journalist and editor. From Tullamore he also works as a content editor for Independent.ie. His heroes include Shane Lowry, Seamus Darby and Johnny Flaherty Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Facebook Twittercenter_img WhatsApp Rugby Teacher Orla Mulhare accepts a presentation from student Paul O’Brien. Also in pic are Janice Carthy, Ann Bergin Principal, and Mary Carthy. Council Pinterest Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining NEWSIncredible Portlaoise girl donates her hair to charityThere was a heart-warming story about a generous Portlaoise student who grew her hair for over a year in order to donate it to the Rapunzel Foundation, which provides wigs for people under going cancer treatmentFriends of beloved teen to run marathon in her memoryA group of friends of a young Portarlington woman who passed away last month are to run the Women’s Mini Marathon in her memory. Rachel Flanagan lost her battle with Cystic Fibrosis last month.Homeless Laois man protests outside council HQA local man who has been forced to sleep in the A&E department of the hospital protested outside County Hall during the week Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding By David Power – 29th April 2018 Twitterlast_img

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