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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.

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,...

Talking Sport Podcast: Masterson brothers on their rugby careers with Portlaoise, Ireland, Scotland and...

In our latest Talking Sport podcast, we catch up with Portlaoise brothers Eoghan and Sean Masterson, who are now full-time professional rugby players with...

In Pictures: Hairdressers, hotels and restaurants across Laois open for business again

Who would have thought that a wet Monday in late June would be such a momentous day for so many businesses? But after well over...

My Life in Politics: Caroline Dwane-Stanley on visiting Long Kesh, local government issues and...

Sinn Féin's rise at a national level has been mirrored somewhat in Laois. The party won their first Dáil seat in the 1997 General Election...

Success in the Curragh as Laois trainer claims thrilling win

This weekend would normally have been a huge occasion at the Curragh racecourse but given the times we are in the fact that racing...

Coronavirus: One further death and three news cases as warning issued about travelling abroad

One further person has died from Coronavirus and there have been a further three confirmed cases, according to figures released by the Department of...

‘I would love to see Sinn Féin leading an alternative left Government’ says Laois...

Portlaoise-based Sinn Féin county councillor Caroline Dwane-Stanley says she would love to see her party leading an "alternative left Government" in the future. And she...

County Final Memory: St Joseph’s come of age as they achieve big breakthrough in...

St Joseph's 1-7 Timahoe 0-7 1973 Laois SFC Final If ever there was a success waiting to happen it was the St Joseph's footballers in 1973. Having...

New Government cabinet announced – but no Laois involvement

Taoiseach Micheal Martin has unveiled his new Government cabinet, an historical appointment that sees six ministerial positions for Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael and...

Coronavirus: Six more deaths and 23 new cases as ‘worrying trend’ among under 35s

A further six people have died from Coronavirus and there have been 23 new cases, according to the Department of Health.  This brings to 1,734...

Government finally formed as Micheal Martin to become Taoiseach until end of 2022

After almost five months since the country voted in the General Election, we now have a new Government and new Taoiseach. Yesterday, members of Fine...
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Laois GAA set out fixture schedule with competitive action set to get underway on...

Laois GAA have outlined in detail the schedule of adult club games in the county, which will get underway on Saturday, July 18. In a...

Calls for a new road to link Stradbally and Dublin Roads in Portlaoise

Portlaoise-based councillor Catherine Fitzgerald has called for Laois County Council to give serious consideration to connecting the Dublin Road and Stradbally Road in the...

‘Great sadness’ as hugely popular Laois restaurant decides to close

The owner of the hugely popular award-winning Portlaoise restaurant, Tynan's at the Storeyard, has decided not to re-open. Imelda Devitt, who opened the restaurant in...

Cycle lane could be added to old main Dublin Road at The Heath

A proposal to add a cycle lane to the old main Dublin Road from the Kildare border outside Monasterevin to The Heath is being...

New principal appointed in St Fergal’s College in Rathdowney

St Fergal's College in Rathdowney will have a new principal for the 2020-2021 school year following the appointment of Gerry Quinn to the role. The...

Mixed views among Fine Gael’s elected representatives in Laois on Government formation

There are varied views among Fine Gael elected representatives in this area about the proposed Programme for Government that would see a coalition formed...

In Pictures: Summer Solstice at the Rock of Dunamase

What a way to start the day! The Rock of Dunamase has long been one of Laois's most idyllic spots and this morning to mark...

Weekend Read: Finances, repairs, competition and Covid – a perfect storm that brought down...

It has been quite a week for Ben Smith, the manager at Portlaoise Leisure Centre. Last Monday after lunch, he got an email, just like...

In Pictures: Selection of great images as LaoisToday #LoveLaois campaign gathers momentum

We asked and you answered - in style! In recent weeks, here at LaoisToday we have launched our #LoveLaois campaign, as we urge our considerable...

Coronavirus: Two more deaths and 22 new cases as GAA pitches set to re-open...

The Department of Health confirmed that a further two people have died with Covid-19 in Ireland. It means that the number of people in this...

Death occurs of Anne Goodwin, a champion of many great Laois community projects

The death has occurred of Anne Goodwin, the popular and long-serving CEO of the Laois Partnership company. In recent times, Anne headed up the Laois...

‘It’s not ok to close a community facility like this’

Ben Smith, who has been manager of Portlaoise Leisure Centre for the last couple of years and has worked there for the past 13...

Tempers flare as proposal for a pedestrian crossing in Stradbally gets out of hand

Whether it was the boredom of the past couple of months that was getting to them or the frustrations of lockdown, a right row...

Laois County Council keen to purchase five properties in Killeen for housing purposes

Laois County Council have made an offer to purchase five houses in the Bruach na hAbhainn estate in Killeen to us "use for housing...

A thronged village, champaigne reception and a lovely moment among the standout memories from...

When a team wins a county final for the first time, it leads to memories that will last a lifetime. In Clough-Ballacolla's case in 2009,...

New chairpersons elected to Municipal Districts – as Sinn Féin councillor labels exclusion as...

Cllr Thomasina Connell and Cllr Aisling Moran have been elected the new chairpersons of their respective Municipal Districts, following the AGMs in Laois County...