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Steven Miller is owner and managing editor of LaoisToday.ie. From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he's happiest when he's telling stories or kicking a point.

Local Labour candidate Mark Wall in strong position to win Seanad seat

Labour candidate Mark Wall is well in the mix to win a Seanad seat following a strong first preference showing. Wall, who polled strongly but...

Laois footballer included on Sigerson Cup team of the year

Laois footballer Trevor Collins has been named on the Sigerson Cup team of the season following his impressive form in IT Carlow's run to...

Pippa Hackett returns to the Seanad as voting concludes for the Agricultural panel

The Green Party's Pippa Hackett from Geashill has been elected to the Seanad, taking one of the 11 seats on the Agricultural vocational panel. Pippa,...

Check out these incredibly talented Durrow sisters as they sing a song a day

This Coronavirus and the various restrictions to limit its spread has the entire world at home with nowhere to go and not a whole...

Coronavirus Daily Update – Monday, March 30, 2020

Due to the sheer volume of notices in relation to the Coronavirus, we can’t do an individual story on each one. So we are compiling...

‘Discipline in the community is so necessary … we can play our part in...

John Mulholland, the CEO of Laois County Council, has said that the people of Laois can play their part in limiting the spread of...

Coronavirus Daily Update – Sunday, March 29, 2020

Due to the sheer volume of notices in relation to the Coronavirus, we can’t do an individual story on each one. So we are compiling...

Coronavirus Daily Noticeboard – Saturday, March 28, 2020

Due to the sheer volume of notices in relation to the Coronavirus, we can’t do an individual story on each one. So we are compiling...

Seanad Elections: Laois stud farm owner seeking to be a voice for rural Ireland

The Seanad Elections are like the under world of Irish politics. Senators have a lower profile, it's an incredibly complicated system and in ways the...

Coronavirus Daily Noticeboard – Friday, March 27, 2020

Due to the sheer volume of notices in relation to the Coronavirus, we can’t do an individual story on each one. So we are compiling...

Why there just has to be a Laochra Gael on Laois legend Pat Critchley

Laochra Gael on TG4 is arguably the best and most enduring Irish sports documentary ever made. Now in its 18th series, it's hard to believe...

Seanad Election: Fiona O’Loughlin on losing her seat – and hitting the campaign trail...

One of the shock results of the General Election last month saw Fianna Fáil's Fiona O'Loughlin lose her seat in Kildare South. She was the...

Seanad Elections: Local Labour candidate bidding to win seat after strong performance in General

Amid the wall-to-wall coverage of the Coronavirus outbreak, it would be easy to forget that there is actually a national election ongoing at the...

Legislate against ‘unfair profiteering’ says Laois TD Stanley

Laois-Offaly Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley has called on the Government to intervene to outlaw a number of unfair practices appearing during the Covid-19...

Message from Chief Executive of Laois County Council: STAY AWAY from public amenities and...

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

Increase in 2019 agricultural land price in Laois – though drop in number of...

The average price of farm land in Laois increased in 2019 though there was a significant drop in the number of farms offered for...

Zach Tuohy features for Geelong as Australian Rules season gets underway in front of...

Sporting fixtures across the world have been cancelled due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus - but Australian Rules pressed ahead with the start...

The story of the Laois man who played rugby for Ireland and was banned...

Only a handful of Laois men have played rugby for Ireland - one of them was Vicarstown native Noel Turley whose only cap came...

Historic day as An Garda Síochána reaches highest number of members since foundation of...

It's absolutely not the circumstances anyone wanted to see it in, but today is a historic day for An Garda Síochána as the organisation...

Leinster Final Memory: Laois undone by Meath in 1991

After Laois won the Leinster football final in 1946, they endured a barren spell that wouldn't end until 2003. While they were competitive for the...
The results of the Junior Cert will be out today

Leaving Cert Orals and practical exams cancelled

Leaving Cert and Junior Cert orals and practical exams have been cancelled and all students will be awarded full marks, the Department of Education...

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan on early release of prisoners, extra Gardaí and extra...

Laois-Offaly TD and Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan has spoken about the early release of prisoners, the fast-tracking of Garda recruits and...

In Pictures: Laois people throughout the county get into the spirit of St Patrick’s...

It was a St Patrick's Day like no other. Because of the global Coronavirus pandemic and restrictions on public gatherings, there were no St Patrick's...

About 10% of callers to be tested for Coronavirus as GP surgeries around Laois...

GP surgeries in Laois have reported a massive volume of phone calls today in relation to the Coronavirus. The HSE has increased testing for Coronavirus...

Referendum Watch: How Laois-Offaly voted in the 1986 Divorce Referendum

This piece was originally published on LaoisToday in the lead up the referendum that year on the 8th Amendment.  In less than a month, the...
Having something green to put on your head is always very important on St Patrick's Day

There may be no parades but we’re looking for your St Patrick’s Day photos

Among the first things to be cancelled when the Coronavirus arrived as a serious threat was the St Patrick's Day parades. From a long way...

Leinster Final Memory: Laois denied by Westmeath and Páidí in 2004

The Laois footballers were due to play Westmeath in the National Football League this weekend. We look back on the famous 2004 Leinster final...

Results of first Laois GAA €130 ticket board draw

A total of 20 clubs had winners in the first monthly Laois GAA €130 county board ticket draw held in the LOETB Centre of...

Water and housing among the key council priorities in attempts to delay onset of...

Laois County Council have announced their key priorty areas in response to the most recent developments in trying to delay the widespread onset of...

Going to the mart, watching out for each other and sick pay – farm...

Farmers should only go to the mart if they have animals to sell or buy, according to a statement released today as a number...

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