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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.

Talking Sport Podcast: Inter-county picture becomes clearer plus interview with Laois GAA Games Manager...

With the publication of the National League fixtures last week, the Laois hurlers and footballers now have a clear picture of what the next...

Coronavirus: One further death and 429 new cases as ‘outdoor activities will be the...

There has been one further Coronavirus-related death and 429 new cases announced by the health authorities today. Of today's cases the media age is 29...
GAA Ban Cormac Moore

Weekend Read: Laois historian on the removal of the GAA ban 50 years ago...

Though the rule is gone 50 years ago this month, the infamous GAA Ban is still remembered in the association. Introduced in the early 1900s...
Rath National School

A TD and two councillors – Laois primary school boasts strong local representation among...

Tomorrow Laois County Council will welcome its newest member with the co-option of PJ Kelly to the Fine Gael seat previously held by Tom...
Ridge of Capard

#LoveLaois: The Ridge of Capard – boardwalk, the stony man and views for miles...

There have been many things over the past year worth complaining about but one collective positive is that the travel restrictions have focussed people...

Nine factors to be considered in planning this year’s Laois GAA club schedule

With every announcement in relation to the 2021 GAA season - be it training dates, inter-county league fixtures or championship draws - there's an...

Concerns raised over Graiguecullen housing estates as issues drag on

Two separate housing estates in Graiguecullen were discussed at this week's meeting of the Graiguecullen-Portarlington Municipal District held virtually by Laois County Council. Issues with...
county championship

‘I think they have to give 2-3 weeks after Laois are finished’ says county...

Scheduling GAA fixtures is a difficult job at the best of times. But add in a global pandemic, a shortened window of opportunity and trying...
Electric car charging

Anger over slow progress of installing electric car charging points in rural Laois

A Laois County Councillor has expressed his frustration over the lack of electric car charging points in the area of the county that he...
Carphone Warehouse closing

Portlaoise Carphone Warehouse to close as company set to shut more than 80 stores...

Carphone Warehouse are set to close their 80 stores in Ireland - including their shop in Portlaoise. In total it will lead to the loss...
Christy Bannon SOSAD

New suicide prevention charity SOSAD hope to have Laois office open by early June

A suicide prevention group that is setting up an office in Laois are hoping that they will be operational in the county by late...

Laois GAA push online sales as County Board draw fast approaches

The annual Laois GAA County Board €130 draw has been a huge source of finance for clubs for 20 years now though the Coronavirus...

Local group hosting online meeting to explore Blueway project opportunities

Anyone who has been in Vicarstown recently will have noticed that work is in progress on the Blueway project, an exciting walking facility that...
Hurling

Laois hurlers handed tough draw in Leinster championship opener

The Laois hurlers will play Wexford in this year's Leinster championship quarter-final. The draw was made this morning on RTE Radio 1 with Dublin set...
Laois senior footballers

Laois footballers set to meet Westmeath in 2021 Leinster championship

The Laois footballers have been drawn to play Westmeath in this year's Leinster championship. The draw was made this morning on RTE Radio 1 with...

Programme of public lighting would improve service and efficiency, local council meeting hears

The western area of Laois - known in the county council circles as the Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick Municipal District - should be a pilot project for...
Quincey Fennelly Wicklow Wolf

Bono and Hozier among the investors as craft brewery founded by Laois man raises...

Global music stars Bono, The Edge and Hozier are among those to have invested in recent months in the Wicklow Wolf craft brewery founded...

Over €1 million funding announced for historic Portarlington Market House

Over €1 million in funding has been announced this morning for the historic Market House located in the square in Portarlington. The landmark building was...

Laois to learn Leinster championship opponents tomorrow

The Laois senior hurlers and footballers will find out their Leinster championship opponents tomorrow morning when the draws are made on RTE Radio 1. The...

Coronavirus: One further death and 269 new cases as Minister insists no change to...

There has been one further Coronavirus-related deaths and 269 new cases according to figures released by the health authorities this evening. Of the cases notified...

‘Never give waste for disposal to unlicensed operator’

Donal Brennan, Director of Services at Laois County Council, has urged the public not to use unlicensed waste collectors. Mr Brennan was speaking at this...

Mountmellick councillor vents anger over council refusal to provide loading bay

Mountmellick councillor Paddy Bracken has hit out strongly at Laois County Council over their decision not to install a suitable loading bay for businesses...
Portlaoise Athletics Club damage 8

In Pictures: Anger as Portlaoise Athletic Club facility destroyed by vandals

Wouldn't this just rot you. Just weeks before they are due to welcome back juvenile members, a Portlaoise Athletics Club facility has been destroyed by...
Laois County Councillors Conor Bergin, Paddy Bracken and Ollie Clooney clashed over the allocation of funding for local roads

War of words as councillors do battle over Camross roads

It's not unusual for a local council meeting to develop into a row over roads - but at this week's Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick District meeting the...

Blow for Laois underage hurlers as Enda Lyons steps away as U-20 boss

While there is no definite schedule in place for inter-county underage hurling yet this year, Laois U-20 hurling manager Enda Lyons has stepped down...

Laois woman appointed to top financial role with Ireland’s largest hotel group

Laois woman Carol Phelan has been appointed as the new Chief Financial Officer with the Dalata Hotel Group, the country's largest hotel operator who...

New Laois county councillor confirmed as Fine Gael fill vacancy

A new councillor will be officially co-opted to Laois County Council later this month after Fine Gael today completed the process of electing a...

IT business Nostra – which has strong Laois links and an office in Mountmellick...

Nostra, one of Ireland’s leading Managed IT Service Providers, founded by Laois man Kevin O'Loughlin and with an office in Mountmellick, have announced they...

Strong Laois connection to winning Grand National horse Minella Times

The success of Minella Times in the Aintree Grand National last Saturday was another huge triumph for jockey Racheal Blackmore, trainer Henry De Bromhead...

Games, games, games – advice for coaches of young players as restrictions on underage...

One of the first restrictions set to be eased at the end of this month is that underage sports training is allowed to resume. And...