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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.

Aussie Rules star Tuohy behind new coffee shop set to open in Portlaoise

Aussie Rules star Zach Tuohy is set to open a new coffee shop in Portlaoise in a partnership with his long-time friend Murry Rogers. The...

LaoisToday Podcast: John Moloney on life after politics, his admiration for Brian Cowen and...

On this week’s LaoisToday Podcast, we're delighted to be joined by former Fianna Fáil TD and Junior Minister John Moloney. It’s 10 years this week...
Brian Cowen and John Moloney

John Moloney on Brian Cowen – ‘He was dealt a hand that was so...

The Moloneys from Mountmellick and Cowens from Clara are two of the old stock Fianna Fáil families - ones that can trace their lineage...
Michael Egan

‘It’s amazing the impact that teachers have’ says Laois man set to have his...

The influence and importance that teachers have on their students should never be underestimated and this was highlighted recently by Michael Egan, the Killenard...

Former Clare goalkeeper transfers to Killeshin ahead of 2021 season

The Killeshin footballers have been boosted ahead of the 2021 season with the news that a former Clare senior goalkeeper has transferred to the...

‘I like to have a snoop on Twitter but I’m not interested in what...

Twitter can be an unforgiving place at the best of times but for someone in the public eye like RTE presenter and Laois native...

Business Bulletin: Bank fraud, Credit Union seeks volunteers and Chamber networking event

Four out of five people have been targeted by fraudsters in the last year according to new survey Research from AIB have revealed that four...

Coronavirus: One further death and 679 new cases as Laois case numbers still remain...

There has been one further Coronavirus-related death and 679 new cases according to the figures released by the health authorities this evening. Of today's new...

‘Very happy what I’m doing’ – Claire Byrne not thinking beyond RTE

Claire Byrne's media career has always been on an upward curve but she says she's quite happy with what she's doing at the moment...

Better late than never – Laois singer looking forward to launching new album to...

So many walks of life have been adversely effected by the Coronavirus restrictions but for those in the live music sector it really has...
Trumera celebrate after winning the 2004 Laois intermediate hurling final

County Final Memory: Trumera defeat Colt to claim intermediate honours in 2004

Trumera 1-9 Colt 0-7 2004 Laois IHC Final Whatever it is about the Laois intermediate hurling title, the rule seems to be that you've to lose...

Caution urged in Vicarstown as canal bridge badly damaged following accident

Anyone driving or walking through Vicarstown is urged to be careful, following an accident on Wednesday evening that saw significant damage done to the...

13 transfers granted by Laois GAA ahead of 2021 season

Laois GAA recently approved 13 internal club transfers ahead of the 2021 season. All transfer forms had to be submitted by January 31 with objections...

Laois councillors laying down the law ahead of proposed meeting with Carlow colleagues

There has never been any love lost between Laois and Carlow when they meet on the playing pitches - and it seems the same...

Anna May ‘cautiously optimistic’ that Ploughing can go ahead in September

Anna May McHugh from the National Ploughing Association has said she is "cautiously optimistic" that they can hold this year's event in Ratheniska in...
Dairy Farms Laois

Laois dairy cow numbers have increased by over 70% since 2011 – though tougher...

The number of dairy cows in Laois has increased by almost 21,000 since 2011 which at 71.28% is the highest increase of any county...
Anna May McHugh

Anna May McHugh to headline Laois Chamber ‘Supporting Business Together’ event

Anna May McHugh from the National Ploughing Association is the headline speaker of a very busy Laois Chamber of Commerce virtual event which is...
Laois GAA refused an application from Ballinakill and Ballypickas to play together as a senior hurling team in 2021

New hurling amalgamation refused for 2021 as decision on increasing senior hurling championship also...

An application by Ballinakill and Ballypickas to enter a combined team in the Laois senior hurling championship in 2021 has been refused by Laois...

Top honours for Downey’s Auto Stop as they claim Ford Chairman’s award for ninth...

Downey's Auto Stop in Portlaoise have been honoured with the Ford Chairman's Award for the ninth time. The Ford Chairman's Award is the most prestigious...
Sinn Fein TD Patricia Ryan

‘I’m a normal working person … while politics is my passion, my family will...

In every General Election there are countless stories from the hundreds of candidates all over the country. One that really caught the attention in the...

Laois GAA end tradition of media attending County Board meetings as decision taken to...

Laois GAA's County Board meetings will no longer be open to the media, following a decision made recently to hold them 'in camera'. The decision...

Coronavirus: 17 more deaths and 788 new cases

There have been a further 17 Coronavirus-related deaths and 788 new cases according to figures released by the health authorities this evening. 13 of the...

22 of our Podcast recommendations as this lockdown just drags on and on and on

There's many things this pandemic has led to and in the media world it has accelerated change in both directions. Newspaper sales may be continuing...

‘We’re always on an election footing … at some point there has to be...

A little over a year ago Laois native Patricia Ryan topped the poll and took the first seat in the Kildare South constituency in...
We've picked out five great Laois GAA people who we'd love to see feature on Laochra Gael

Five Laois GAA greats we’d love to see featured on Laochra Gael

On the last two Thursday nights the TG4 programme Laochra Gael has again produced the goods in terms of a GAA documentary. Last week it...
Stradbally 1997

County Final Memory: Stradbally strike late to end 56-year wait in 1997

Stradbally 2-10 Portlaoise 0-10 1997 Laois SFC Final For one of the county's most traditional and successful clubs, Stradbally had to endure an almost 60-year wait...
James Daly, PJ Kelly and Vivienne Phelan are also expected to contest for the vacant Fine Gael seat on Laois County Council

Three names in the hat as contest expected for vacant Fine Gael council seat

Three names have emerged as candidates to fill the Laois County Council seat left vacant following the retirement of Fine Gael's Emo-based councillor Tom...

‘All parents should have life assurance. I think it should be made compulsory’

A well-known Laois-based financial advisor says that life assurance should be compulsory for parents. David Peavoy from Peavoy Financial Planning was speaking recently on the...

January car sales down – but increase in electric and hybrid registrations

There were almost 100 fewer new car sales recorded in Laois in January compared to the same month last year, according to figures released...

‘The primary producer … always seems to take the smallest portion’

The primary producer in farming "always seems to take the smallest portion" and the current forestry felling licence backlog sees everyone else having their...