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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.
GAA Green Option

Laois GAA to support ‘Green’ option in inter-county football championship reform

Laois GAA are in favour of the 'Green' proposal that would see the All Ireland inter-county football championship significantly changed for the 2023 season. A...
Laois ladies footballers

Ladies football panel boosted as a host of experienced players commit for 2022 season

The Laois Ladies football panel for the 2022 season has been given a significant boost following the return of a number of quality experienced...
Mary Sweeney Fine Gael

Fine Gael lay out the process for filling council seat left vacant by Mary...

Fine Gael members in the Portlaoise Municipal District will decide at an online convention early next month who will fill the Laois County Council...
Colm Parkinson Smaller Fish GAA Podcast

Colm Parkinson on new Smaller Fish GAA Podcast: ‘I’m big into the content being...

Colm 'Wooly' Parkinson is the first to admit that he has never followed the conventional path. For a number of years he worked in the...
Grantstown Lake

#LoveLaois: Grantstown Lake – a lovely, gentle loop between Ballacolla and Rathdowney

This piece was originally published on LaoisToday in June 2021. All over Laois there are numerous walking routes that have experienced more footfall over...

Walsh Cup duty brings Laois to Callan for first of three Kilkenny clashes in...

Walsh Cup - Laois v Kilkenny In Callan at 2pm When the Laois hurlers were demoted from the Leinster championship and lost their Liam MacCarthy Cup...
Kieran McEvoy Laois IFA

Laois farmer elected as chairperson of IFA national grain committee

Emo-based farmer Kieran McEvoy has been elected as chairman of the IFA's national grain committee. The tillage farmer, who has been Laois IFA grain chairman...
Laois senior footballers

Latest O’Byrne Cup outing offers new guns the chance to impress

O'Byrne Cup R3 - Laois v Wicklow In Crettyard at 2pm Crettyard GAA will roll out the proverbial red carpet this afternoon as they host the...
Laois senior footballers

Laois team named to take on Wicklow in O’Byrne Cup

The Laois team to take on Wicklow in the O'Byrne Cup in Crettyard on Saturday shows 11 changes from the side that started against...
Pete Corcoran RIP

End of an era in Courtwood and Rath community following death of Pete Corcoran

This week marked the end of an era in the small rural areas of Courtwood and Rath following the death of Pete Corcoran, one...
Laois senior footballers

‘It is going to take time but these lads want to get there’ –...

"It is going to take time but these lads want to get there, they want to improve but most importantly for me, they want...
Sheila Heydon-Hughes RIP

Death occurs of Sheila Heydon-Hughes, mother of local TD and Minister

The death has occurred of Sheila Heydon-Hughes, mother of local Kildare South TD and Junior Minister for Agriculture Martin Heydon. Minister Heydon, who has been...
LaoisToday Property Watch

Property Watch: Five homes currently for sale in Laois for around €220,000

The most recent Daft.ie house price report stated that the average asking price for house on sale in the final quarter of 2021 in...
Abbeyleix Bog

#LoveLaois: Abbeyleix Bog Walk – a highly-recommended experience

This piece originally appeared on LaoisToday on July 4 last year. All through this blasted pandemic we've walked through various woods, hills and mountains -...
Laois v Wexford

Six Talking Points as new Laois football season begins with big O’Byrne Cup loss

A 15-point loss was not the ideal way for the Laois footballers to begin the 2022 season but that's the start they got in...
Laois hurling manager Cheddar Plunkett

Laois hurlers begin 2022 campaign as they host Wexford in Rathdowney

Walsh Cup - Laois v Wexford In Rathdowney at 2pm In local hurling in Laois, there's nothing that defines January more than than the county team...
Laois Wexford updated

Wexford too strong as Laois begin O’Byrne Cup with defeat in the South East

Wexford 6-10 Laois 0-13  O'Byrne Cup Round 1  The O’Byrne Cup game in January on a club grounds in Wexford is never going to live long...
Shelmaliers GAA Club

LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action as Laois footballers face Wexford in first match...

Billy Sheehan’s reign as Laois senior football manager will get underway in the Shelmaliers GAA grounds in Wexford this afternoon in the opening round...
Laois senior footballers

New era begins as Laois footballers take on Wexford in O’Byrne Cup

O'Byrne Cup - Laois v Wexford In Hollymount in Wexford at 2pm Billy Sheehan's reign as Laois senior football manager will get underway in the Shelmaliers...
Martin Walsh laois camogie

Laois appoint Cork man as new camogie manager

Laois have appointed Cork man Martin Walsh as the new camogie manager for the 2022 season. Walsh, who is from the Ballinacurra club near Midleton,...
Johnny O'Brien RIP

Death occurs of well-known Portlaoise man Johnny O’Brien

The death has occurred of Johnny O'Brien, one of the great characters of Portlaoise, and a man well-known in business and community circles. Mr O'Brien...
Gavin O'Mahony Laois

Former Limerick captain added to Laois hurling backroom team in coaching role

Former Limerick captain Gavin O'Mahony will be part of the Laois hurling backroom team under Cheddar Plunkett for the 2022 season. O'Mahony, who captained Limerick...
Conor Bergin Borris-in-Ossory

Over €210,000 secured for renovation of former Laois courthouse

The derelict Borris-in-Ossory courthouse has been granted over €210,000 in government funding to help restore the derelict building and develop it into a remote...
Car Sales FIGURES

Laois car sales recover somewhat in 2021 though still below pre-Covid levels

There was an almost 5% increase in new car sales in Laois in 2021 compared to 2020 - though they are still below pre-Covid...
Fionn McWey

Laois man involved with Irish U-20 rugby team ahead of Six Nations campaign

Young Laois rugby player Fionn McWey has been involved with the Irish U-20 rugby team in recent weeks ahead of this season's Six Nations...
Rory Culliton RIP

Sadness in sporting, business and community circles at death of Rory Culliton

Rory Culliton from Portlaoise - a man remembered as a gentleman and highly-respected in the local sport, business and community circles - passed away...
Eddie Mulhall Emo RIP

End of an era in Emo as community give great send off to the...

The Emo community paid farewell to Eddie Mulhall this week, a highly-regarded man who was one of the founding members of the local GAA...

IT business Nostra makes another acquisition, bringing employee numbers to 200

Nostra, one of Ireland’s leading Managed I.T Service Providers which has offices in Laois, Galway, and its head office at Parkwest Business Park in...
Des Browne RIP

Death occurs of Des Browne, much-loved Portlaoise jeweller

The death has occurred of Des Browne senior, the man who established Browne's Jewellers in Portlaoise and a man highy-regarded in business and sporting...
Clough-Ballacolla v Ballyhale Shamrocks (2)

Declan Laffan: ‘I really feel for them today because I don’t think they deserve...

On Sunday morning a bus left Clough-Ballacolla with the club's senior hurling team heading for Croke Park for the Leinster final. And it was a...