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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.
David Hyland Kildare

Athy man hoping to captain Kildare to shock Leinster final win over dominant Dubs

Orson Welles directed his greatest film, Citizen Kane, when he was just 26 and Athy and Kildare football captain David Hyland must have wondered...
New cemetary Emo

‘Some people have no scruples’ says Laois councillor over horrific incident with dead pet

Laois County Council meetings hear of various injustices and outrages - and there was another example at the most recent meeting held this week. Cllr...
Ken Owens Laois GAA

Laois hurlers bromance with Lions rugby player continues as Ken Owens offered honorary membership...

A Welsh rugby player, currently in South Africa with the Lions Rugby team, has been given honorary membership of the Laois Gaels supporters club...
Laois County Council headquarters

High praise for council water staff going over and above for a community in...

County Councils and officials are an easy target for criticism but one particular section and a staff member came in for high praise at...
Joe Delaney, Laois County Council

Tributes paid to departing council official as calls made for female replacement

Laois County Council have a new appointment to make for one of their key management positions following the departure of Joe Delaney, who was...
Laois ladies footballers

Fixture details confirmed for ladies football All Ireland quarter-final clash with Louth

The Laois ladies footballers will make the trip to Kinnegad in Westmeath once again for their All Ireland intermediate championship quarter-final clash with Louth. The...
Laois County Council Housing

Laois councillor hits out as maintenance payments excluded from social housing applications

Laois County Councillor Caroline Dwane-Stanley has hit out at a recent change that to exclude maintenance payments made by social housing applicants. Anyone applying for...
Matthew Whelan is the special guest on this week's LaoisToday Talking Sport Podcast

Talking Sport Podcast: Matthew Whelan interview, ladies football progress and club league finals

Matthew Whelan is the special guest on this week's LaoisToday Talking Sport Podcast to look back on his 15-year career with the Laois hurlers...
Crettyard GAA Pieta House

Laois GAA club launch fundraiser in aid Pieta House

A Laois GAA club are organising a big joint fundraiser that will help raise money for Pieta House as well as the club's development...

Well-known Portlaoise man ‘honoured’ to be appointed Peace Commissioner

A well-known Portlaoise man says he is 'honoured' be selected as a Peace Commissioner, a prestigious role that is appointed by the Minister for...

NPHET guidance sought by Laois County Council on Electric Picnic decision

NPHET should provide an urgent recommendation to Laois County Council on whether Electric Picnic should be given a license to proceed in Stradbally at...
N80 Mountmellick

Calls again for Mountmellick by-pass that has been ‘on the agenda for 30 years’

Laois County Councillors have called again for Mountmellick to be by-passed in order to alleviate the traffic going through the town on a daily...
County Hotel Portlaoise

Portlaoise councillors well impressed with Cabra development that County Hotel will be similar to

A number of Portlaoise-based county councillors recently made a trip to Cabra in Dublin to look at a housing complex that is similar to...

Covid incidence rate in Laois among highest in the country

The incidence rate of Covid-19 in Laois is now among the highest in the country as the daily number of cases nationwide continues to...
Gary O'Reilly Paralympics

WATCH: Hundreds turn out for a drive-by celebration in Portlaoise to wish Gary O’Reilly...

Wow, what a send off! The Borris Road in Portlaoise had its own Italia 90 moment this evening as hundreds well wishers turned out to...
O'Moore Park

O’Moore Park capacity increased to 1,400 for All Ireland U-20 football semi-final as big...

There are hopes that the capacity of O'Moore Park could be increased to 1,400 ahead of a number of big games to be held...
Laois County Council

Laois councillors back motion for memorial to Laois people who lost their lives to...

It's not often that the local elected representatives agree across the board - but a motion from Portlaoise-based councillor Noel Tuohy for a memorial...
Good news for people in Rathdowney this morning

Ongoing frustration over water restrictions in Portlaoise

The ongoing current issue of water restrictions in the Mountmellick Road area of Portlaoise was addressed at today's meeting of Laois County Council. Due to...
Matthew Whelan Ken Owens

WATCH: Lions rugby star sends best wishes and congratulations to Laois hurlers and Matthew...

A double header of TV on Saturday for many local sports fans involved sitting down to watch the Lions rugby first test match against...
James McKeon, McKeon Memorials

James McKeon ready for the latest chapter as strong family tradition carries on

As James McKeon prepares to launch McKeon Memorials, he'll acknowledge that there's not much he doesn't know about memorial head stones. And why wouldn't he....
Laois hurling manager Cheddar Plunkett

Cheddar: ‘Delighted to win, it was so important to us’

And with that the season is over for the Laois senior hurlers. After a year that was delayed because of the Coronavirus pandemic, Laois have...
Portlaoise property

Property Watch: Five homes for sale in Portlaoise for under €200,000

On this week's Property Watch we take a look at five homes currently on the market in Portlaoise for under €200,000. In each case you...
Laois ladies footballers

Crucial game for Laois ladies footballers as All Ireland quarter-final place up for grabs

Such are the tight margins that the Laois ladies footballers could be out of the championship this afternoon - or have a very realistic...
Matthew Whelan

End of an era as Matthew Whelan calls time on inter-county hurling career

Matthew Whelan, the Laois hurler who has represented the county more than other player in history, has retired from the inter-county game. The Borris-Kilcotton club...
Laois hurlers

Your guide to Laois’s National Hurling League relegation clash with Westmeath

It's not often in the GAA world that you're knocked out of the championship and still have a game to play the following week. But...

The week that was: Our most read stories of the past seven days

1 - Laois football chairman Laurence Phelan steps down from role with immediate effect Laois football chairman Laurence Phelan has resigned from his role on...
Laois camogie

Laois camogie team begin championship campaign with home clash with Derry

The Laois camogie team will begin their championship campaign tomorrow afternoon in O'Moore Park when they host Derry in their first group game in...
Sean Fleming

Legislation finalised for extension of financial supports for businesses affected by pandemic

Laois-Offaly TD Sean Fleming, who is Minister of State in the Department of Finance, has finalised legislation in the Oireachtas that allows for the...

Indoor dining set to resume on Monday – as contact details of all customers...

Restaurants will re-open for indoor dining from this coming Monday - but there will strict checks on vaccination status and all customers will have...

Laois home sells for over €1 million as sharp increase in residential sales in...

A Laois home sold for just over €1 million earlier this year as a sharp rise in residential property sales was recorded in the...