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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.

License should be required for dangerous weapons, argues Laois councillor

People who own weapons like samurai swords or machetes should require a license, similar to gun owners. That was the view expressed by Laois Fine...
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after all the damage to cars

Additional resources beginning to bear fruit for local Garda division as two units set...

Two units of the Laois-Offaly-Kildare Garda division are set to be beefed up or established as the additional resources that have come into the...

Issue over speed limit preventing safety measures at Portlaoise GAA grounds

A pedestrian crossing, a path and a decreased speed limit should be put in place at the Portlaoise GAA grounds at Rathleague outside the...
The number of solicitors in Laois

Frustration over slow progress on new Portlaoise courthouse

The ongoing issue of the courthouse raised its head at the recent Portlaoise Municipal District meeting in Laois County Council as the elected representatives...

‘Park and Stride’ encouraged to tackle Portlaoise school traffic

Laois County Council should "establish a method to combat the current traffic problems each morning in Portlaoise" and "consider the 'Park and Stride' initiative...

Draws made for senior football quarter-finals and intermediate semi-finals

The draws have been made for the Laois SFC quarter-finals and IFC semi-finals. The winners of this weekend's Round 3 games were all paired against...

Portlaoise hold their nerve to get back to winning ways

 Portlaoise 1-13 St Joseph's 1-8 Laois Shopping Centre SFC Round 3 The Portlaoise senior footballers haven't lost too many games over the past 14 seasons so...

O’Dempsey’s leave it late to see off Killeshin in thrilling finale

O'Dempsey's 2-10 Killeshin 1-11 Laois Shopping Centre SFC Round 3 What a game that was! O'Dempsey's are through to the Laois SFC quarter-finals following a thrilling...

Walsh leads the way again as Ballylinan book quarter-final place

Ballylinan 4-7 Ballyroan-Abbey 1-8 Laois Shopping Centre SFC Round 3 Gary Walsh helped himself to 2-7 and the Kealy brothers, Larry and Liam, got a goal...

LIVE BLOG: Follow all of the championship action from Sunday’s Laois GAA club games

The curtain comes down on another busy weekend of Laois club football championship action today with the remaining Round 3 games in the Laois...

Weekend Read: ‘Give a lot of time to doing the small things right’

A focus on quality and service should be the priority of entrepreneurs at all times, according to a Laois-based businessman who sold his multi-million...

Death occurs of former Laois journalist Fidelma Freney

The death has taken place of Fidelma Freney, a Portlaoise resident who worked for a long number of years in the Leinster Express and was News...

Additional car charging facilities sought for Abbeyleix

Only one electric car charging point in Abbeyleix isn't nearly enough and a request should be made to the ESB to instal additional points...

Looking ahead to Sunday’s Laois GAA club championship action

Following a hectic day of club football championship action on Saturday, it's full on again today with three knockout games in O'Moore Park. After The...

Coronavirus: 274 more cases but no new deaths

There have been a further 274 confirmed cases of Coronavirus but no new deaths according to the figures released today. Of today’s cases, 166 of...

Dowling hits 1-5 as The Rock impress to reach intermediate semi-final

The Rock 2-13 O'Dempsey's 0-13 Laois IFC Quarter Final Aaron Dowling helped himself to 1-5 as The Rock qualified for the Laois IFC semi-final for the...

Laois hurling boss Brennan hits out at club fixture schedule as Dublin three weeks...

Laois hurling manager Eddie Brennan has questioned the fixture schedule of the local hurling championships as they finish just two weeks before his side...

Anti-social behaviour in Portlaoise park a ‘shame’ as local residents highlight noise and torment

Anti-social behaviour in the People's Park in Portlaoise at night time and weekends is causing huge disturbance to local residents as measures to combat...

Portlaoise Leisure Centre ‘has to be kept on the agenda’

The issue of Portlaoise Leisure Centre "has to be kept on the agenda or it will be forgotten about" said Cllr Noel Tuohy at...

Calls for more welcoming approach signs when entering Portlaoise

Laois County Council should put in place more attractive 'Welcome to Portlaoise' signs on the main roads into the town to "enhance the aesthetics...

Ticket details as supporters allowed to return to club GAA games in limited numbers

Laois GAA clubs playing in MW Hire O'Moore Park will now get 100 tickets each for supporters while for games outside of the county...

Stinger device needed to deflate tyres of dangerous driver in Laois town while Gardai...

A stinger device and the Garda helicopter were needed as a dangerous driver was arrested in Stradbally on Tuesday afternoon. "Laois Roads Policing Unit arrested...

County Final Memories: Looking back on some famous successes over the past 50 years

The lack of live sporting activity throughout the worst of the lockdown months - and for large chunks of the year - had media...

Coronavirus: 255 more cases and one further death as Taoiseach says schools and colleges...

There has been one more death and a further 255 confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to figures released this evening. 156 of the new cases...
Players from 14 clubs will represent Laois at U-13 Leinster hurling blitzes

Explained: How the knockout stages of the Laois hurling championships are looking after this...

Brought to you in association with Telfords, Portlaoise and Mountrath After a busy weekend of action in the top three grades of the Laois hurling...

Rathdowney-Errill safely through to semi-finals as Abbeyleix bow out

Brought to you in association with Telfords, Portlaoise and Mountrath Rathdowney-Errill 2-25 Abbeyleix 0-17 Laois Shopping Centre SHC Round 3 Champions Rathdowney-Errill are safely through to the...

Camross do enough to see off brave Ballinakill

Camross 2-16 Ballinakill 0-17 Laois Shopping Centre SHC Round 3 Camross recorded their first win of this year's Laois SHC when they got the better of...

Live Blog: Follow all of Sunday’s Laois club hurling championship action

Brought to you in association with Telfords, Portlaoise and Mountrath It's another busy day of Laois club hurling championship action but the wheat is beginning...

Looking ahead to all of Sunday’s Laois club championship hurling action

Brought to you in association with Telfords, Portlaoise and Mountrath The group stages of the top three grades in the Laois hurling championship will come...
Ballinakill hurlers have a new manager

Camross on form to book semi-final place and knock Clonaslee out

Camross 1-20 Clonaslee 3-9 Laois Shopping Centre Premier IHC Camross are through to the semi-final of the Laois Premier IHC following a commanding second-half performance against...