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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.

Looking ahead to Sunday’s Laois club championship action with hurling and football games down...

The busy run of Laois GAA club championship games continues today with three more senior football games, a delayed senior hurling clash and a...
LaoisToday Top stories

The week that was: Our most read stories of the past seven days

1 - Silver medal for Nicole Turner at 2020 Paralympics After reaching two finals in her first two events, Nicole Turner made it third time...
Fionn Holland O'Dempseys

Barry and Finlay to the fore as O’Dempsey’s see off Emo in style

O'Dempsey's 2-18 Emo 0-14 Laois SFC Round 1 O'Dempsey's are comfortably into Round 2 of the Laois SFC following an impressive win over neighbours Emo in...

LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action as Emo and O’Dempsey’s clash in SFC Round...

The Laois Senior Football Championship continues tonight as Emo and O'Dempsey's face each other in the second game of the Round 1 fixtures. It is...
Scoil Chriost Ri Portlaoise

Four Laois students in Scoil Chríost Rí in Portlaoise get maximum 625 points

For a school to have one student get maximum points in the Leaving Cert is a big deal - but Scoil Chríost Rí in...
Larry O'Loughlin Teagaasc

Laois man central as history of Irish agricultural advisory services is brought to book

The history of rural Ireland and the history of the country are deeply intertwined - and that was very evident this week at the...
Crettyard

O’Carroll hits 2-9 as Crettyard come from behind to beat The Rock

Crettyard 2-12 The Rock 0-15 Laois IFC Round 1 Evan O'Carroll scored 2-9 as Crettyard came from four points down midway through the second half to...

Zach’s back as Geelong in knockout footy action

It's Finals Footy time in Australia - and Zach Tuohy has recovered from a hamstring injury in time for Geelong's must-win semi-final game against...
Portarlington

Previewed and Profiled: Can anyone stop Portarlington in the race for the 2021 Laois...

And off we go again. Less than three weeks after Portarlington claimed the 2020 Laois SFC title with a comprehensive win over Graiguecullen, the 2021...
Talking Sport Podcast (1)

Talking Sport Podcast: Park-Ratheniska impress, junior farce, Electric Picnic and Ireland soccer

With the local sporting action coming thick and fast, we're going into overdrive with our podcasts these days. In our latest Talking Sport episode, we...
Park-Ratheniska

Connolly and Dunne to the fore as Park-Ratheniska record big win over Timahoe on...

Park-Ratheniska 4-16 Timahoe 1-8 Laois IFC Round 1 Not since the late 1990s had Park-Ratheniska and Timahoe done battle in championship football - and God knows...

LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action as Park-Ratheniska and Timahoe face off in IFC...

The 2021 Laois IFC gets underway this evening as Park-Ratheniska and Timahoe meet in Stradbally. These neighbours have not played in a championship match since...
Pfizer vaccine

New figures show vaccine uptake in Laois is third lowest in the country –...

Almost 86% of adults over the age of 18 in Laois have had at least one Covid-19 vaccine, according to HSE figures published by...
Gary O'Reilly Paralympics

Fourth place finish for Gary O’Reilly as Paralympic adventure comes to an end

Gary O'Reilly's Paralympic adventure came to an end in the early hours of this morning when the Portlaoise man finished fourth in the H5...
Talking Sport Podcast

Talking Sport Podcast: Paralympics, hurling championship and warm weather training

Apologies, first of all that this week's episode is a day late. The exploits of Nicole Turner and Gary O'Reilly at the Paralympics mean that...
People First Credit Union

People First Credit Union giving away seven €1,000 college scholarships – Apply Now!

This year, at People First Credit Union we are giving away €1,000 to lucky students from each of the seven secondary schools within our...
Killeshin Waterworks

In Pictures: Killeshin community come together to open new walking facility at stunning local...

The tight-knit community of Killeshin, a couple of miles from Carlow town, enjoys one of the most scenic locations in Laois - and a...

Appeal for witnesses to come forward after two men stabbed in Carlow town

Gardaí in Carlow are appealing for witnesses following a serious assault incident in Carlow Town yesterday evening. Shortly after 6.45pm Gardaí were called to an...
Timahoe Round Tower Festival 2003

Moment in Time: The Timahoe Round Tower Festival in 2003

Alf Harvey's archives never fail to throw up some absolute classics. This week we take a trip back to 2003 and Timahoe's Round Tower Festival. And...
Oakdale Nursing Home Portarlington trophies (1)

County trophies visit residents of  Oakdale Nursing Home in Portarlington 

Martin Murphy, the manager of the victorious Portarlington senior football team who won the 2020 Laois championship recently, paid a visit to Oakdale Nursing...

Property Watch: Comparing a €290,000 home in Portlaoise to what’s available in neighbouring county...

On this week's Property Watch, we look at a €290,000 house currently on the market in Portlaoise - and compare what is available in...
Vicarstown

#LoveLaois: Lovely Vicarstown – walking routes, bike hire and a Blueway route that is...

This piece was originally published on LaoisToday on May 9 of this year. On the face of it, the small village of Vicarstown is like...
Paul Simms Ballinakill

Previewing Sunday’s Laois hurling club championship action

It's a quieter than usual day than you'd expect on the opening weekend of championship action but there are still a number of significant...
The Portlaoise team that played The Harps in the delayed 2020 Laois Premier IHC Final

Portlaoise ease to big win in Premier IHC opener

Portlaoise 5-16 Camross 0-12 Premier IHC Group B Round 1 Portlaoise bounced back from their recent defeat in the 2020 Laois Premier IHC final with a comprehensive...
Laois hurling manager Cheddar Plunkett

Hurling managers set to be re-appointed as Laois seek nominations for vacant senior football...

Seamas 'Cheddar' Plunkett is set to be re-appointed as Laois senior hurling manager for the 2022 season. Ollie Hally and Declan Qualter are also set...

Warm tribute paid to Barbara Lawlor, the Laois woman who was a key Fianna...

The death has occurred of Laois native Barbara Lawlor in Dublin, with her political ally Conor Lenihan leading the tributes with a heart-felt post...
SOLAS Diarmuid Gavin (1)

Diarmuid Gavin the latest to visit SOLAS in Portarlington

The SOLAS Farmers’ Market in Portarlington had a celebrity visitor last Saturday when leading garden designer Diarmuid Gavin dropped by. David Maher of SOLAS (www.ecogardenshop.ie)...
Portlaoise parish church

Profit of over €300,000 for Portlaoise parish as income remains steady despite pandemic

The Portlaoise parish made a profit of over €300,000 in 2020, despite the various Coronavirus-related restrictions. Income - from their basket collections, shrines, lotto, development...

Moment in Time: 1969 Beetle and fog in the Slieve Blooms as Laois Vintage...

Treacy's of The Heath has long been a welcome home for a variety of vintage car and tractor enthusiasts. Between the Laois Vintage Rally and...
Laois Property Watch

Property Watch: Five homes currently available to rent in Laois

A recent Daft.ie study showed that rents in Laois have increased by 8% in the second quarter of this year - while it also...