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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.
Donnchadh O Riordan RIP

Death occurs of former school principal and Fine Gael activist Donnchadh Ó Riordáin

The death has occurred of Donnchadh Ó Riordáin, the former principal of Mountrath Vocational School. Donnchadh passed away peacefully at home in Clonincurragh, Mountrath, on...
Oaghaval Woods Stradbally

#LoveLaois: Oaghaval Woods near Stradbally – spectacular forestry, great trails, picnic area and on...

This piece originally appeared on LaoisToday on May 2, 2021.  While we may not have the mountainous landscape of Kerry or Galway or quick access...

County Final Memory: Mountrath beat neighbours Trumera to claim intermediate hurling honours in 2001

Ahead of the opening round game of this year's Laois IHC between Mountrath and Trumera, we look back at when the sides met in...
LaoisToday Breaking Ball column

Breaking Ball: Three clubs with new challenges as no rest before championship defence gets...

For Portarlington, Clough-Ballacolla and The Harps, last weekend brought the best of times. After a year-and-a-half of our lives being turned upside down due to...
Portlaoise Parochial House 2

Sale confirmed of old Parochial House and prime site in Portlaoise

The sale of the old Parochial House and adjoining grounds in Portlaoise has been confirmed. The property and land - located in the centre of...
Remote working

‘We have a real opportunity now to make remote and blended working a much...

The Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar TD today published views from members of the public and stakeholder groups on...

Plans in place for new auction rooms, showrooms and coffee shop near Laois village

Plans are in place for a well-known Laois business to develop new auction rooms, showroom and a coffee shop near Ballybrittas. Ashgroves Ventures Ltd, who...
Martin Murphy Podcast

LaoisToday Podcast: Martin Murphy on championship success, management career and looking to 2021

The special guest on this week's LaoisToday Talking Sport Podcast is Portarlington senior football manager Martin Murphy. Murphy guided Portarlington to the 2020 SFC title...
Emma Duggan Meath

Laois links to Meath ladies football success as Emma Duggan stars in thrilling All...

One of the national sports stories of last weekend (after Mayo's stunning dethroning of Dublin) was an even more dramatic comeback on Sunday in...
The Harps

The Harps keen to make impact at senior as long wait finally ends

When it became clear midway through the second half of Friday's Premier IHC final that The Harps were finally going to do it, you...
Eoin Lyons Jeremiah Grant 2.jpeg

New manager brings wealth of experience from around the world to Jeremiah Grant’s

Jeremiah Grant Bar and Eatery in Portlaoise has recently appointed Eoin Lyons as their new manager Eoin joins the team in Jeremiah Grants and brings...
LaoisToday Talking Sport Podcast Portarlington

Talking Sport Podcast: Portarlington dominate but Laois ladies footballers reach the end of the...

What a busy weekend that was! Three county finals from 2020 and an All Ireland intermediate ladies football semi-final. And because there's so much to talk...
Portarlington are the 2020 Laois SFC winners

Seven Talking Points as Portarlington deliver in style

And after the longest Laois club championship season in living memory, Portarlington are the last men standing. They were comprehensive 1-15 to 0-7 winners over...

Portarlington in dream land as they claim Laois SFC title for first time since...

Portarlington 1-15 Graiguecullen 0-7 2020 Senior Football Championship Final Portarlington are Laois senior football champions for the first time since 2001 following a comfortable win over...
Ridge of Capard

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

This piece originally featured on LaoisToday on April 25 of this year. There have been many things over the past year worth complaining about but...
Portarlington and Graiguecullen meet in the delayed 2020 Laois SFC Final

Portarlington’s greater depth might be enough to claim first title since 2001

2020 Laois SFC Final - Graiguecullen v Portarlington In O'Moore Park at 2pm (Live on Laois GAA TV, €10) No matter what happens in this afternoon's...
Martley's

For school or college, let Martley’s Bus and Coach Hire take you where you...

With the start of the new school and college terms just around the corner, families will be starting to plan their daily routine. Getting there...
The Harps team that played Portlaoise in the delayed 2020 Laois Premier IHC Final

One of the great famines of Laois club hurling at an end as The...

The Harps 1-18 Portlaoise 2-12 2020 Laois Premier IHC Final One of the great famines of Laois hurling is at an end after The Harps won...

County Final Diary: Families set to collide, bunting galore and one last hurrah for...

Family duel as Borris-Kilcotton and Clough-Ballacolla clash It's a big deal for a family to have a son playing in a county final and it's...

First senior county finals for Mulhare and Dunne as referee appointments made for this...

The delayed 2020 Laois senior hurling and football finals will take place this weekend - and Laois GAA have made significant appointments in terms...
Talking Sport Podcast

Talking Sport Podcast: Road trip to Durrow for County Final preview and predictions

After so long being cooped up in offices and looking at each other on Zoom calls, the LaoisToday Talking Sport Podcast went on a...
Brendan McDonald Elephant on the Farm 2

Local children’s book a big success as generous donation made to Crumlin

Lockdown has led to all sorts of positive projects over the past year - and one of them was a children's book published by...
Patsy Keating RIP

Sadness at death of well-known Portlaoise woman Patsy Keating

The death has taken place of Patsy Keating (nee Lynch), a well-known and liked Portlaoise woman. Mrs Keating, who lived in Fieldbrook on the Dublin...
Talking Sport Podcast

Talking Sport Podcast: Graigue and Port book county final spots, joy for Spink and...

It was another busy week of local GAA action as the delayed 2020 seasons resumed with the two senior football championship semi-finals as well...

Moment in Time: Some great photos from the Stradbally Steam Rally in 2006

For the second year in a row this year the Stradbally Steam Rally was unable to go ahead. A hugely popular event and one that...
Laois property

Property Watch: Five rural homes for sale around Laois for under €300,000

On this week's Property Watch we take a look at some of the rural homes currently for sale around Laois for under €300,000. We feature...
Jobs in Laois

All the recent job vacancies as advertised on LaoisToday

There are a number of jobs in Laois being advertised on LaoisToday at the moment. Below we have listed all of the roles advertised on...
Online Media

Why a verification mark and recognition of online media would be a big step...

In the media business, emails come thick and fast. We're easily found and we get all sorts of correspondence. Enquiries, requests, complaints and a never-ending...
Graiguecullen v Emo

Seven Talking Points as Graiguecullen see off Emo to book county final place

Graiguecullen's 2-12 to 3-5 win over Emo in O'Moore Park last night sends them into a first county final since they lost to Portlaoise...
Graiguecullen v Emo

Brilliant Graiguecullen on form to book first final place since 2011

Graiguecullen 2-12 Emo 3-5 2020 Laois SFC Semi-final Graiguecullen are through to the Laois SFC final for the first time since 2011 following a thrilling win...