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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.

Never forgetting Lithuania but making home in Laois

The first person to feature in our ‘New to the Area’ interview is Gintautas Cepaitis from Lithuania. Originally from Siauliai in Northern Lithuania, Ginte (for...

Portlaoise and District get ploughing season underway

The ploughing season is well and truly underway and the Portlaoise and District Association held their match in Rathleague on Saturday last. It was held...

LaoisToday.ie goes live and celebrates with tea and cake!

And … we’re up and running at last! LaoisToday.ie - an exciting new quality, lively, fun, multimedia news service for the Laois community at home...

Welcome to LaoisToday.ie

Welcome, welcome, every one. Delighted that LaoisToday.ie site is now live. We’ve been overwhelmed by the incredible response on social media, breaking over 3,000...

IFA President Joe Healy addresses Laois AGM

Over 120 local farmers attended the Laois IFA AGM on Monday night in the Abbeyleix Manor Hotel. IFA President Joe Healy was guest speaker -...

Zach Tuohy: ‘I want to play for Laois again’

Zach Tuohy talks to LaoisToday.ie about wanting to play for Laois again, about missing Portlaoise and how he hopes to see his son Flynn...

Laois Abroad: The Killenard man on a Chinese billboard

Daragh Meredith (28) is from Killenard, where he attended the local primary school before going to Colaiste Iosagain in Portarlington and to third level...
An exciting new venture for the Midlands Schoolboys League

Here are all of this week’s CCFL soccer fixtures

Combined Counties Football League Fixtures Week 24 SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11 All games at 2pm unless stated; first-named team has home advantage FAI U-17 Cup 4th Round Willow Park...

Five talking points after Laois’s loss to Louth

The scoreline - 2-16 to 0-10 - doesn't make for pretty reading. Laois's Allianz Football League campaign couldn't have gotten off to a more...

No luck for Laois sides in Seconds Towns Cup

Leinster Rugby Seconds Towns Cup There was disappointment for the two local clubs in the opening round of the Leinster Rugby Seconds Towns Cup. Portlaoise...

Ballacolla take big step towards Kilkenny soccer success

Kilkenny Soccer League Ballacolla took a big step towards winning Division 3 of the Kilkenny League, thanks to a 3-0 win over neighbours Clover Utd...
An exciting new venture for the Midlands Schoolboys League

Crettyard Utd through to 5th round of Leinster Junior Cup

Crettyard Utd needed extra time to beat Mid Sutton this afternoon to book their place in the 5th Round of the Leinster Junior Cup....

Portlaoise do the double at Laois Novice Road Race

Athletics: Downey's Nissan Laois Novice Road Race There was a double for Portlaoise Athletics Club at the Laois Novice Road Race in Ballyfin on Sunday...

Stradbally GAA celebrate in style

There's no doubt Stradbally GAA club have enjoyed the winter since winning an historic Laois SFC final last October. Last night in the Portlaoise Heritage Hotel they...

All the glitz and the glamour at the Laois Hunt Ball

Almost 250 people attended the annual Laois Hunt Ball in the Abbeyleix Manor Hotel on Saturday night. Óur photographer Julie Anne Miller was on hand...

‘A test of character now’ says Laois boss Creedon

Laois manager Peter Creedon is hoping his side can bring renewed energy to Armagh for next Sunday’s Allianz Football League Division 3 game after...

Laois well beaten by Louth in league opener

Louth 2-16  Laois 0-10 Allianz Football League Division 3 Laois suffered a disappointing start to their Allianz Football League Division 3 season after they were comprehensively beaten...

‘A massive thrill to play for Ireland’, says Laois’s last rugby international

The first weekend in February, as ever, signals the start of the Six Nations and what better time to look back on the career...

Watch: Miller touches down as Ireland ladies beat Scotland

Rugby: Womens Six Nations Killeen native Alison Miller added another try to her international collection tonight as she touched down in the first half of...

Crowley try helps Cistercian Roscrea into last eight of Leinster Senior Cup

Cistercian Roscrea 12 CBC Monkstown 6 Rugby - Leinster Schools Senior Cup Cistercian College Roscrea booked their place in the quarter-final of the Leinster Schools Senior Cup...
Gardai are appealing for information after a robbery at Cul na Mona

Armed robbery at Portlaoise off licence

Gardaí are investigating a suspected armed robbery in Portlaoise on Thursday night. The incident happened at around 8:30pm on Thursday when a man entered Egan’s...

Moment in Time: Ploughing in Ballylinan in 2008

With the Portlaoise and District Ploughing Association holding their annual match this Saturday we've dipped into the archives once again to bring up some...

Check out these great images from Laois Hunt’s latest outing

The Laois Hunt were in Fisherstown and surrounding areas on Wednesday of this week. Thanks to Jim Fennelly for the great pictures of what was...

18 of the best pictures as Portlaoise and Port do battle in Towns Cup

The biggest local sporting event of the weekend was the clash of Portarlington and Portlaoise in the Bank of Ireland Towns Cup in Port...

Laois team named for opening Allianz Football league game

The Laois team has been named for Saturday's Allianz Football League Division 3 opening round game for Louth. The game marks Peter Creedon's first league game...

Scoil Chriost Ri add Leinster junior title to collection

Scoil Chriost Ri, Portlaoise 4-13 Loreto, Wexford 2-3 Leinster Ladies Football JFC 'A' Final Scoil Chriost Ri have retained the Leinster Ladies Football junior title thanks to...

All Ireland final referee appointed manager of home club

Former All-Ireland football final referee Eddie Kinsella has been named the new manager of his home club Courtwood. The ex-inter-county whistler will turn 50 this...

The RSVP Bride of the Year is a Laois woman

Deirdre Luttrell who has been crowned the RSVP Magazine bride of the year. Deirdre, who is from The Rock and daughter of Danny and Dorothy...

Laois entrepreneur through to national final of IBYE

Kelly Ging from Kelly Lou Cakes has won the Best Established Business at the regional section of Ireland's Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) this afternoon...

Laois have a new Rose co-ordinator after Anne Marie steps aside

Tributes have been paid to Anne Marie Bowe, who has stepped down as the Laois Rose co-ordinator after over a decade's involvement. Her role is being...