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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.

LISTEN: John Whelan joins us on the Talking Politics Podcast to look ahead to...

Brought to you in association with Midlands Park Hotel With the General Election now called and the date set for Saturday, February 8, we take...
The Laois Ladies senior footballer championship has been delayed following an appeal

Laois U-20 football team named for clash with Dublin

The Laois U-20 footballers will bring the curtain down on their pre-season John Kerins Cup competition tomorrow afternoon when they welcome last year's All...

Emo turn to club stalwart ahead of 2020 season

Emo GAA club have appointed John Strong as their senior football manager ahead of the 2020 season. Strong takes over from Paul Lawlor who had...

Talking Politics: Fianna Fail TD Fiona O’Loughlin on constituency changes, her father’s influence and...

Brought to you in association with Midlands Park Hotel In the latest LaoisToday Talking Politics episode - brought to you in association with The Midlands...

30 years and growing – Centrepoint Carpets celebrate significant birthday as sale now on

Centrepoint Carpets in Portlaoise are celebrating 30 years in business next month with the family business first opening their doors in February 1990. And they...

Laois U-20 football team named for clash with Meath

The Laois U-20 team to face Meath in Saturday's John Kerins Cup game shows a number of changes from the side beaten by Kildare...

Laois hurling team named for Walsh Cup clash with Dublin

The Laois hurling team to take on Dublin in Parnell Park on Thursday night has been named and shows a number of changes from...

‘We’re off the pace at the moment’ says Laois hurling boss as Dublin next...

The Laois senior hurlers are back in action on Thursday night when they travel to Parnell Park to take on Dublin in their re-fixed...

New Laois hurling team for 2020 as neighbouring clubs vote to amalgamate fully

Laois GAA will have a new club for the 2020 season following the decision of Colt and Shanahoe to fully join forces, similar to...
Ballinakill hurlers have a new manager

LIVE BLOG: Laois hurlers take on Westmeath in Walsh Cup

Good afternoon and welcome - to the first LaoisToday Live Blog of 2020! The Laois hurlers are in Borris-in-Ossory this afternoon as they take on...

Laois hurlers, Borris-in-Ossory and a host of big games, big names and shock wins

The 2020 hurling year gets underway for Laois in Borris-in-Ossory this afternoon when Eddie Brennan's side host Westmeath in the Walsh Cup. It'll be the...

WATCH: 10 men sharing a bedroom with no windows – video footage shows cramped...

Video footage has emerged of the accommodation being shared by asylum seekers in Portarlington which shows as many as 10 men sharing a bedroom...

Traffic being diverted in Portlaoise as ANOTHER lorry crashes into railway bridge

It must be the most crashed-into bridge in the county - if not further afield. Traffic is being diverted in Portlaoise this Thursday lunchtime following...

REVEALED: Our selection of the best Laois football team of the past 20 years

That was hard! Picking any team is a tough challenge but when we decided to select the best Laois football team of the past 20...
Vicarstown man John Scully has been recognised for the success of parkrun

New Year’s Day parkrun in Vicarstown – get 2020 off to the best possible...

The Vicarstown parkrun - a free, weekly timed 5km run on the banks of the Grand Canal - has become a staple of the...

Slowdown in house prices in Laois according to latest Daft.ie report

House prices in Laois were 2% lower in the final quarter of 2019, according to the most recent survey from Daft.ie. This is a considerable...
Deaths in Laois

Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. William (Billie) Gorman Woodview, Stradbally, Laois Formerly of Mullen, Vicarstown, Billie passed away peacefully...

Laois girl in hospital in Melbourne following freak car accident that killed Donegal nurse

A young nurse from Emo is in hospital in Melbourne in Australia following a freak car accident that saw her friend tragically killed. Sarah Louise...

Insurance rip off can’t be ignored any longer, says Laois TD as Consumer Contract...

Laois Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley has said the "Government cannot ignore the rip off in insurance premiums any longer". This comes on the back...

Green Party go into election mode as Pippa Hackett launches campaign

It has been some couple of months for the Hackett family from Geashill. Last May, Pippa Hackett was elected as county councillor in Offaly for...

LISTEN: LaoisToday Talking Politics Podcast with Minister Charlie Flanagan

Brought to you in association with the Midlands Park Hotel 'May you live in interesting times,' is an old proverb that could be easily applied...

Rural lighting a major concern while Shanahoe issues also raised

A Laois County Councillor has said that he has had more queries for lighting in rural areas than anything else this winter. Cllr Conor Bergin...
Netwatch Cullen Park in Carlow will host tonight's Leinster U-21 FC semi-final between Laois and Offaly

LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action as Laois hurlers take on Carlow in Walsh...

So here it is - the start of the 2020 hurling season! After a wonderful 2019 that saw Laois win the Joe McDonagh Cup, beat...

Moment in Time: Great photos from Ballylinan NS play in 2011

There's a great tradition of dramatic productions in the Ballylinan area, one that goes back a long number of years in the wider community. Their...

Carlow first up for Laois hurlers as Walsh Cup gets underway

Walsh Cup - Laois v Carlow In Netwatch Cullen Park at 2pm Even after the incredible 2019 season enjoyed by the Laois hurlers, it's hard to...

Laois hurling boss hits out at pre-season competitions as 2020 set to start

Laois hurling manager Eddie Brennan has hit out at the scheduling of the pre-season Walsh Cup competition and says that competition "serves no purpose". The...

Rivers, roads and Rathdowney – series of issues ire local councillors

Rivers in a "third world state" and "the most urgent issue since I came into the council" were the basis of two motions raised...

Injury blow for Laois hurlers as season set to start with trip to Carlow

The Laois hurlers play their first game of the 2020 season this Sunday when they take on Carlow in the Walsh Cup - but...

Laois school in bad need of further safety measures

The ongoing issue of improved safety measures at The Rock National School was raised once again at the recent Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick Municipal District meeting in...

Calls for ‘serious road safety’ measures at dangerous Mountmellick road

Anyone that has ever travelled from Portlaoise to Mountmellick via "the back road" will know all about the twists and turns you encounter but...

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