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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.

Councillors kick up as middle section of Main Street in Portlaoise to be pedestrianised...

A section of Main Street in Portlaoise is set to be pedestrianised for the months of July and August, but a number of concerns...

Portlaoise Leisure Centre would have needed at least €300,000 to stay going to Christmas

Portlaoise Leisure Centre would have needed at least €300,000 just to stay open until Christmas - and the voluntary board of directors could have...

Confirmed: Portlaoise Leisure Centre to close immediately with loss of 30 jobs

Portlaoise Leisure Centre is to close with immediate effect with the loss of 30 jobs, the board behind the facility have confirmed this morning. "Severe...

Laois man appointed principal of high-profile Limerick secondary school

Portlaoise native Diarmuid Mullins has been appointed as principal of the highly-regarded Crescent College in Limerick. Mullins has taught English and History in the co-ed...
Fianna Fail leader Michael Martin chats to Sean Fleming at the party's dinner dance in the Castle Arms in Durrow

Micheal Martin set to be next Taoiseach as government formation talks near an end

Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin is set to become the next Taoiseach as a coalition government between his party, Fine Gael and the Greens...

Laois Shopping Centre put crowd control measures in place as they prepare for re-opening...

Penneys in Portlaoise will re-open tomorrow Monday, June 15, and Laois Shopping Centre have set up crowd control measures ahead of the expected queues,...

Moment in Time: Stradbally gets its first ATM in 2003

You can't beat a bit of a shindig, a bit of razzamatazz. In 2003 Simpson's Gala shop in Stradbally was celebrating five years in business. That...

Covid-19 Nursing Homes panel seeking submissions in light of expected impact of virus over...

The Covid-19 Nursing Homes Expert Panel is inviting written submissions as part of its work as they seek to make recommendations in light of the...

A reminder of what the 2020 Laois GAA championship draws actually look like

With all that has gone on this year, even the most die-hard GAA supporter would be forgiven for not knowing what way the local...

Coronavirus: Eight new cases, eight more deaths as Taoiseach says Ireland to be re-opened...

The Department of Health have confirmed that a further eight patients have died as a result of Covid-19 in Ireland. The Department of Health also...

Laois GAA propose slight change to senior club hurling championship but football format to...

Laois GAA have outlined a proposed fixture schedule for the local club championships for when play is allowed to resume on July 31. County Boards...

WATCH: ‘This year is about survival, next year is about recovery’, Pat McDonagh tells...

Supermac's owner Pat McDonagh has said that "this year is about survival in business and next year is about recovery". In a wide-ranging discussion with...

Pandemic payment will count towards pension, assures Laois TD

Fianna Fáil TD for Laois-Offaly, Seán Fleming, says he has received clarification in Dáil Éireann that people in receipt of the COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment...

New Supermac’s Plaza outside Portlaoise set to open at end of July

The new Supermac's outside Portlaoise is set to open on Friday, July 31. Owner Pat McDonagh announced the opening date on a Zoom call with...
There will be no playground in Borris-In-Ossory

Laois playgrounds to re-open around the county from tomorrow, Thursday, June 11

Parents and children alike will greet this decision with delight. Laois County Council are starting to re-open the playgrounds under that are under their...

Laois GAA to consider live streaming of club matches in this year’s championship

Laois GAA are to consider live streaming their club championship games as they meet tonight to plan how the 2020 competitions will proceed when...

Main Street in Portlaoise could be pedestrianised sooner rather than later – can it...

It's a topic that has raised its head many times over the years but has never come anywhere close to consensus. Then again, what major...

Players won’t be pressurised to play, says Laois football boss Quirke as new GAA...

Laois football manager Mike Quirke has said that any player that isn't comfortable returning to team sport when the new GAA season resumes won't...

‘Laois can be the remote working capital of Ireland’ says Chamber chief

The CEO of Laois Chamber of Commerce has said that the county can be "the remote working capital of Ireland" in the aftermath of...

Our School Revisited: St Fiacc’s NS in Graiguecullen – big school with huge spirit

Though the schools are closed, we look back on the LaoisToday Our School series, where we visited a number of schools around the county. Our...
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Laois GAA officials to meet this week to decide on format and schedule of...

Laois GAA officials are set to meet on Wednesday night of this week to decide how and when they will play this year's club...

Businesses in Laois re-open as restrictions begin to ease

A number of businesses in Laois will re-open this morning after the second phase of easing Covid-19 lockdown measures come into play. Many businesses, particularly...

We want your #LoveLaois photos as the county begins to open up again

At last, at long last, our country is beginning to open back up again. After being locked down in one form or other since the...

County Final Memory: Portlaoise hurlers end famine in 1981

Portlaoise 2-13 Camross 4-5 1981 Laois SHC Final No matter what happened in the 1981 Laois senior hurling final, history was going to be made. Camross, having...

REVEALED: Laois’s sporting Mount Rushmore selection sure to cause debate

It is a topic that has gripped social media discussion in recent days and today Newstalk's Off the Ball radio programme selected Laois's sporting Mount Rushmore...

Laois’s Mount Rushmore – Off the Ball’s unenviable task of picking our four greatest...

How? Just how could you pick this? Pick Laois's best four sports people of all time. Well that's what Off the Ball, Newstalk's hugely popular...

Coronavirus: One more death and 77 new cases as communions and confirmations could go...

There has been one further death from Coronavirus and 77 new cases confirmed by the Department of Health. In a statement issued this evening, the...

An open letter from LaoisToday: Think local, support local and #LoveLaois as businesses open...

Slowly but surely, the country is opening back up.  Following the unprecedented health crisis that forced the world into lockdown, thankfully there are signs that...

Popular local amenity closes as hundreds gather over the weekend

A popular local amenity on the Laois-Offaly border has been advised to close due to the large crowds congregating there over the weekend. Derryounce Lakes...

Laois Football Memory: A beautiful day in Navan – remembering Laois’s win over mighty...

At the time Meath were the bluebloods of Gaelic football; they were revered, feared and respected and had not only scaled the peak once...