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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: 270 new cases and 5 further deaths

A further 5 Coronavirus-related deaths have been announced by the health authorities this evening as well as 270 new cases. There were fewer than five...

Love Laois: Have you a restaurant that is re-opening? Let us know and we...

And again, the country is slowly opening back up again after a extended period of closures. This time among the businesses re-opening are restaurants. And who...

Ceann Comhairle ‘appalled’ by Brian Stanley tweet and calls for ‘credible political response’

The Ceann Comhairle of the Dáil has said that he was "appalled" by the tweet from Laois-Offaly Sinn Féin TD in relation to IRA...

Electric Picnic, remote working and 2021 recovery – Leo Varadkar addresses Laois Chamber members

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar says he hopes that Electric Picnic will be able to go ahead in 2021 and says that the Government will have...

Coronavirus: 18 further deaths and 269 news cases as restrictions ease around the country

A further 18 Coronavirus-related deaths have been announced by the health authorities this evening - 15 of them in November. There have also been an...

A pen pal and Death Row – Laois girl campaigning for stay of execution...

The concept of pen pals may well be something from a different era but a young Laois woman has been corresponding with an American...

‘This was a mistake by Brian Stanley and one that will not be repeated’

Laois-Offaly Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley won't be removed as chairman of the Dáil's Public Accounts Committee (PAC), according to party leader Mary Lou...

Laois GAA chiefs defend fixtures and decision not to tighten 2020 schedule

Laois GAA chairman Peter O'Neill and secretary Niall Handy have both addressed the fixture schedule in the county this year in their report to...

‘Wholly inappropriate’ but key Sinn Féin TD rules out further action in relation to...

One of Sinn Féin's most high-profile TDs has described Brian Stanley's tweet in relation to the IRA attacks on the British army as "wholly...

The ‘surreal experience’ of winning an election during lockdown

When you think of elections and the subsequent count, it's usually the happy scenes of celebration that come to mind first. But for Mark Wall,...

Laois GAA TV proves a huge success as profit of almost €55,000

The Laois GAA TV service, which allowed supporters to subscribe to watch matches that were played behind closed doors, brought in a profit of...

Coronavirus: 2 more deaths and 299 new cases

A further 299 confirmed cases of Coronavirus and two new deaths have been announced by the health authorities this evening. There were four new cases...

Property Watch: Five Laois properties for sale within easy access to Carlow town

When a big town is located right on a county boundary it can lead to all sorts of identity issues. Such is the case with...

From Con Houlihan to Flight of the Conchords – ‘huge amount of characters after...

When a pub on the main street of the county town has been in the same family since the 1860s, it's bound to have...

Whenever it happens a famine will be ended in the 2020 Laois senior football...

On Monday night just gone, the draws for the Laois senior football championship semi-finals were made pitting favourites Portarlington against Ballyfin and Emo against...

Remembering an incredible All Ireland track and field success and respect for long-distance runners

The loneliness of the long distance runner has been documented in many ways and a former Laois football captain has described how one of...

Coronavirus: 243 further cases and seven more deaths

A further 243 confirmed cases of Coronavirus and seven new deaths have been announced by the health authorities this evening. There were four new cases...

Laois GAA secretary praises executive committee and hits out at ‘self-informed trolls’

Laois GAA secretary Niall Handy has hit out strongly at "self-informed trolls or clowns" and has said that the current executive "is perhaps one...
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Laois GAA report deficit in accounts – but far smaller than first feared

Laois GAA have reported a deficit of just over €10,500 in their 2020 accounts, though that is considerably lower than they first feared when...

LaoisToday Podcast: PJ and Niamh Kavanagh on managing a family pub through a global...

It's been an incredibly tough year for publicans and in the latest LaoisToday podcast, we're joined by PJ and Niamh Kavanagh, proprietors of one...

Managing the Dunamaise Arts Centre through lockdowns and restrictions and imagining what the arts...

Michelle de Forge is the director of Dunamaise Arts Centre in Portlaoise, whose job for the last number of years has been to get...

‘The main thing is you get the chance to open and keep a bit...

The owners of one of Portlaoise's oldest pubs have described the experience of losing almost an entire year's custom as well as the challenges...

Mark Kavanagh: ‘It’s vitally important we react to whoever comes in … and we...

Laois hurler Mark Kavanagh has said that it's vital that Laois GAA get a new manager as quick as possible but has also said...

Less than 18 months after the best of times for Laois hurling, this is...

Not for the first time, Laois hurling finds itself in a mess. And this is a mess. Eddie Brennan, a quality inter-county manager is gone, so...

Laois link to historic Tipperary Munster football success

On a hugely historic weekend, the Tipperary footballers were the biggest story of them all. The 100th anniversary of the Bloody Sunday massacre in Croke...

Ballylinan estate finally set to be taken in charge by Laois County Council

Laois County Council have said that they are taking the final steps in the process of taking the Gracefield Manor estate in Ballylinan in...

‘Battle of Aughrim’ referee remembers the most infamous moment of his career

Aughrim. 1986. Laois v Wicklow. There are few days in Laois GAA history that stand out as much - and it's for all the wrong...

Coronavirus: 318 new cases and one more death as Laois 14-day figure continues to...

A further 318 confirmed cases of Coronavirus and one new death have been announced by the health authorities this evening. There was just one new...

Moment in Time: Huge crowds in attendance at switching on of Portlaoise Christmas lights...

Some of the great occasions in Portlaoise over the years have been when big events have taken over the town's main street. In recent years...

Planning for the next General Election but Labour Party ‘have to get back to...

Labour Party Senator Mark Wall says he hopes to contest the next General Election, whenever that may be - but he says the party...