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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.

Coronavirus: Two further deaths and 514 new cases as vaccine delivery breaks daily record...

There have been a further two Coronavirus-related deaths and 514 new cases according to figures released this evening. Of the cases notified today: 259 are...
Vicarstown

#LoveLaois: Lovely Vicarstown – walking routes, bike hire and a Blueway route that is...

On the face of it, the small village of Vicarstown is like so many other Irish rural areas that has lost services over the...
The Crettyard team that won the Laois intermediate football title in 1984

County Final Memory: Intermediate football triumph for Crettyard in 1984

Crettyard 1-9 The Rock 0-5 1984 Laois IFC Final For a small club Crettyard have been senior for most of their history. After the Fairymount and Tolerton...
Cheddar Plunkett interview

Laois hurling team named for this weekend’s clash with Wexford

Brought to you in association with Telfords A senior debut for David Dooley from Rosenallis and a return to the Laois jersey for Cha Dwyer...
Laois senior hurling backroom team

Cheddar on backroom team, breakthrough players and style of play as new campaign awaits

Brought to you in association with Telfords Managing an inter-county team is a considerable job, one laced with many intricate parts and multiple layers. And for...
Hurling

How the Laois hurling team is shaping up ahead of a hectic league campaign

Brought to you in association with Telfords This Sunday the Laois hurlers will belatedly begin their 2021 season with a trip to Wexford Park to...

‘If you want an enriched type of a life and a rewarding life, it’s...

The Laois man that is leading the latest Irish Defence Forces peace-keeping mission to the Lebanon says that young people leaving school could do...
Will Reilly Ballyfin

Young Laois rugby player Will Reilly in the mix for Ireland U-20 selection

Young Laois rugby player Will Reilly has been involved with the Irish U-20 setup over the past couple of days as he bids to...
Cheddar Plunkett interview

Cheddar Plunkett only interested in looking forward as latest challenge with Laois hurlers awaits

'Never go back' is a phrase you'll see referenced to sports teams all over the world though like most things there are probably as...
Glamping Under the Stars Main New

#LoveLaois: ‘Glamping under the Stars’ – an experience to be recommended

This piece originally appeared on LaoisToday in July of 2020. Since then there have been further restrictions placed on the hospitality industry though they...
Laois County Council's Anti dog fouling campaign was launched this week

Anti Dog Fouling campaign launched in Portlaoise this week

Laois County Council, in partnership with local Tidy Towns groups, this week announced the launch of an Anti Dog Fouling campaign for the county....

Sporting Memories: John O’Sullivan on Castletown, Laois and his favourite moments

This piece originally featured on LaoisToday in April 2020. The story of Castletown hurling from the early 1990s to the mid 2000s is one of...

Coronavirus: One further death and 402 new cases

There have been one further Coronavirus-related deaths and 402 new cases according to new figures released by the health authorities this afternoon. Of the cases...
Oaghaval Woods Stradbally

#LoveLaois: Oaghaval Woods near Stradbally – spectacular forestry, great trails, picnic area and on...

While we may not have the mountainous landscape of Kerry or Galway or quick access to the sea, there is no shortage of beautiful...
Colt - 1996 Laois junior hurling champions

County Final Memory: Colt get the betters of neighbours Trumera for 1996 junior hurling...

Colt 3-9 Trumera 1-6 1996 Laois JHC ‘A’ final The 1996 Laois JHC ‘A’ final threw up a novel pairing and a local derby all in...

The Week that Was: Our most read stories of the past seven days

1 - Gardai forced to shut road to Laois tourist attraction as parking issues persist The good weather last weekend gave everyone a chance to...
Conor Bates Lebanon

Laois man set to lead Irish Defence Forces on latest peace-keeping mission in the...

In a couple of weeks over 300 members of the Irish Defence Forces will depart for the Lebanon as part of the latest peace-keeping...
Robbie Lyons RIP

Death occurs of Portarlington man who was a much-loved publican in English town

The death has occurred of Robbie Lyons, a native of Portarlington but a well-known publican in an Chatteris in Cambridgeshire for the past number...
GAA return

Adult sports training to be allowed from early May with games to return in...

Adult team training for non-elite sports players is expected to be allowed to return from Monday, May 10, under eased restrictions to be announced...
Conor Bergin Borris-in-Ossory

Busy road near Borris-in-Ossory benefits from council programme

A section of a busy road near Borris-in-Ossory has been resurfaced in recent weeks. The L-5057 road between the junction with the R445 at Moneymore,...

The Midweek Podcast: Crime prevention, Laois man leads latest Lebanon mission and music from...

On this month's crime prevention segment on the LaoisToday Midweek Podcast, Garda Sergeant Graham Kavanagh discussed the lifting of restrictions and how people will...
Laois GAA coaching

‘This is the most exciting project I have … there is a lot of...

Laois GAA Games Manager Mike Henchy says there has been considerable interest from clubs in the new full-time coaching roles that are being created...
Coronavirus updates

Coronavirus: 10 further deaths and 426 new cases as pregnant women to be offered...

There have been a further 10 Coronavirus-related deaths and 426 new cases according to figures released this evening by the health authorities. Of the deaths...

Laois hurlers to feature twice on live TV as TG4 announce league schedule

The Laois hurlers will be shown live on TG4 for their two of their National Hurling League games. The Irish-language station today announced the games...
GAA coaching equipment

Excitement as underage sport resumes but importance of fun and safe environment is highlighted

From this week underage sport around the country is allowed to resume and all over the past number of days you'll have noticed social...
Mick Keogh O'Dempsey's

O’Dempsey’s GAA mourn the passing of club legend Mick Keogh

The death of Mick Keogh has marked the end of an era in the O'Dempsey's GAA club as the hugely popular local man made...

Renewed appeal for missing Portlaoise man William Delaney

Gardaí and Crimestoppers have today launched another appeal for information in relation to the murder of 56-year-old William Delaney who went missing on Wednesday,...

WATCH: Zach Tuohy fronts brilliant ad for Geelong and the Bellarine region in Australia

It's probably because of the distance between here and there but sometimes it's easy to underestimate how big a deal Zach Tuohy is in...
Speed limit

Speed limit review needed on rural Laois roads, say councillors

Speed limits on rural Laois roads was again raised as an issue of concern at the most recent Graiguecullen-Portarlington Municipal District.  A motion from Cllr...
Rathdowney playground

Rathdowney playground and school safety concerns highlighted once more

A busy secondary school and a widely-used playground located side by side in Rathdowney will obviously lead to safety concerns when they're both on...