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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.

New appointments and retirements in Kildare and Leighlin Diocese

Bishop Denis Nulty has announced a number of appointments and retirements of priests in the Kildare and Leighlin Diocese. Locally, Fr Paddy Byrne is to...

Coronavirus: 32 further cases announced today – the highest figure in a month

There were no new deaths of people with Covid-19 and 32 new cases reported in the State by the National Public Health Emergency Team...

Calls for lorries to be banned from using Mountmellick Road in Portlaoise

Large articulated lorries should not be allowed to use the Mountmellick Road and come through Portlaoise town centre - and instead should be forced...

Laois dairy farmer to feature on Irish Grassland Association online event

With restrictions prohibiting large gatherings from taking place, the Irish Grassland Association’s Dairy Summer Tour will take an on online format this July. And among...

Portlaoise’s newest shop sells €1 million winning lotto ticket

Less than two weeks after opening, McSorley's Centra on the Mountrath Road in Portlaoise has sold a €1 million winning lotto ticket. The ticket was...

Number of Coronavirus cases in Laois hold relatively steady

The number of confirmed Coronavirus cases in Laois continues to be relatively under control with just four new cases in the past five weeks. In...

In Pictures: Businesses across the county show their support for #LoveLaois campaign

All across Laois, there has been a great show of support for the LaoisToday #LoveLaois campaign. In association with the Laois Chamber of Commerce and...

Ladies football to kickstart championship action in Laois this weekend

The Laois ladies football championship will be the first proper competitive action in Laois since the Coronavirus restriction were lifted when its three adult...

Number of properties sold in Laois in June way down – but a couple...

The number of properties sold in Laois in the first six months of 2020 is over 30% lower than the same period 12 months...

Coronavirus: No further deaths and 17 new cases as Taoiseach says it’s too soon...

There have been no new deaths reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) today. There has now been a total of 1,746 COVID-19 related...

County Final Memory: Castletown’s breakthrough win in 1995 leads to a decade of dominance

Castletown 1-12 Portlaoise 0-11 1995 Laois SHC Final There are some county final wins that are more significant than others. For Laois hurling, 1995 represented the start...

Tommy ‘The Boy Wonder’ Murphy: ‘Even better to watch than Mick O’Connell’

A couple of weeks ago the team in Newstalk’s Off the Ball picked Laois’s ‘Sporting Mount Rushmore’ - the county’s four greatest sports people...

Coronavirus: Two further deaths and 23 new cases as Ireland begins to see effect...

There have been a further two deaths from Coronavirus and 23 new cases in Ireland, according to figures released by health officials this evening. The...

Laois GAA club games likely to be ticket only as strict guidelines issued

Laois GAA secretary Niall Handy has informed the clubs of the county that upcoming club championship games could be ticket only that will have...

Guards on street, speeding on rural roads and a need to ‘slow down’

Gardai have been more visible on the streets over the past couple of months, something that was welcomed at the recent meeting of the...

Community CCTV remain unused as ‘scheme has failed’ says Laois TD

A long-running saga over the data on CCTV cameras continues to frustate local community groups and politicians with Laois Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley...

#LoveLaois: ‘No shows’ a low blow to hairdressers and beauticians as they cope with...

We're living in such unusual times. For the past five months there hasn't been a competitive sports game or a pub open. There has...

‘Teenagers hit very hard’ as details emerge of ‘shed parties’

Local Gardai are aware of a number of parties taking place in houses, sheds, fields and yards as the Coronavirus restrictions mean that pubs...

Tuohy facing unusual situation as Australian Rules season carries on

With professional sport across the world coming back in various forms, Laois man Zach Tuohy is facing an unusual month with his club Geelong...

Warm welcome as IFA representative added to Laois Joint Policing Committee

Laois IFA will have a voice on the county's Joint Policing Committee (JPC) for the first time following the appointment of Brendan Birney from...
Sean Masterson with his brother Eoghan after Sean's first Ireland U-20 cap against France earlier this month

Ireland cap still the aim for Masterson as rugby eyes a return to action

Getting capped for Ireland is still the ambition for Portlaoise man Eoghan Masterson as he prepares for his sixth professional season with Connacht. Though this...

Man arrested outside Portlaoise after being found with ‘Glock handgun’

A man in his 30s is being detained in Portlaoise Garda Station having been found with a Glock handgun outside Portlaoise this afternoon. ”As part...

Overall decline in crime figures in Laois in first half of 2020 – though...

There was an overall decline in crime in Laois in the first six months of 2020, according to figures presented to today's meeting of...

My Life in Politics: Thomasina Connell on early memories, hectic schedule and the difference...

Our latest My Life in Politics interviewee is Portlaoise-based Fine Gael councillor Thomasina Connell. She first arrived on the political scene in 2016 when she ran in...

Music industry facing a much different future, says well-known Laois singer

Laois musician James O'Connor, who has played at Electric Picnic, teaches music in Music Generation Laois and has recently launched his new album, says...

‘We need to stand up to online bullying’ says Laois politician

Portlaoise-based solicitor Thomasina Connell says that people "need to stand up to online bullying" and that the "constant abuse of elected reps" will turn...

County Final Memory: Significant triumph for Spink in 1986

Spink 1-9 Rosenallis 1-8 1986 Laois JFC Final In the normal scheme of things, a Junior ‘B’ county final ranks well down the pecking order when...

Portlaoise councillors push for extended pedestrianisation of Main Street

It's not very often that all seven elected Laois County Councillors for the Portlaoise area (or any area for that matter) will agree on...

No Junior Minister for Laois as Fleming overlooked – but Agriculture post for Martin...

Laois Fianna Fáil TD Sean Fleming hasn't been included among the party's Junior Ministers following the announcement of those roles today. A TD since 1997...

Laois ladies footballers learn championship opponents

The Laois ladies footballers will play Clare, Sligo and Kildare in the group stages of this year's All Ireland intermediate championship. The draw for senior,...