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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.

Safety of cyclists a big issue at Portlaoise’s secondary schools

One of the features of lockdown life this year has been an increase in people out cycling and walking. But secondary school students cycling to...

Local residents concerned as planning application made for quarry near Stradbally

Planning permission has been sought for the development of a quarry at Garrons near Stradbally, something that has led to concern among a number...

Laois U-20 hurlers name team for Leinster championship quarter-final against Galway

Laois U-20 hurling manager Enda Lyons has named his side to take on Galway in the Leinster championship quarter-final in MW Hire O'Moore Park...

Coronavirus: No further deaths and 242 new cases

There have been 242 further Coronavirus cases but no further deaths according to figures released today by the health authorities. There were fewer than five...

Ticket only as Portlaoise parish announce Christmas mass plans

In the strangest of years, it's going to finish up in the strangest of ways too. If you're hoping to catch Christmas mass this year...

‘You can brew the best beer in the world but if you can’t sell...

Growing up in Laois and going to school in Killeshin and Knockbeg, Paddy McDonald could hardly have predicted that one day he'd be brewing...

Laois underage county teams resume championship action this week

Just as the All Ireland inter-county championship at adult season is coming to a conclusion, the underage competitions, which weren't permitted to go ahead...

Strong Laois link as Dundalk claim thrilling FAI Cup success

There was a strong Laois link with Dundalk's thrilling FAI Cup success in the Aviva Stadium with Rathdowney man Shane Keegan a key part...

Coronavirus: No further deaths and 301 new cases as

A further 301 Coronavirus cases have been confirmed by the health authorities this evening - but no further deaths. None of the new cases were...

Laois man hoping for FAI Cup final success with Dundalk

The FAI Cup final will take place in the Aviva Stadium this evening when Shamrock Rovers will look to complete a league and cup...

Weekend Read: The story behind Merry Ole Mick – the Laois Christmas product helping...

We've all heard of the Elf on the Shelf but now there is a new product in the same space - and one that...

Explained: What Laois GAA spend on their county teams and how it compares to...

The Laois GAA accounts for 2020 that have been circulated to the clubs and will be presented to convention next week show that spending...

Coronavirus: 13 further deaths and 456 new cases – 9 of them in Laois

There have been 13 further Coronavirus-related deaths and 456 new cases announced this evening - though a technical issue in the reporting of cases...
Trilogy Annual Triathlon will take place in Portlaoise

Warm welcome for new fund that can be used in Laois for walking and...

A new national €50m fund for investment in walking and cycling paths has been warmly welcomed by local representatives with Laois County Council urged...

‘Student nurses and midwives are being taken advantage of’

The Laois man who was Solidarity-People Before Profit candidate in this year's General Election has hit out strongly at the Laois-Offaly TDs that voted...

The Week that Was: Our most read stories of the past seven days

1 - Department of Health issue advice on Vitamin D Supplement for over 65s The Department of Health has advised that adults aged 65 and...

U-20 players should play at their own age grade first, says Laois GAA secretary

Laois GAA secretary Niall Handy has said that county underage players should play at their own grade first and that should be adopted as...

Killeshin appoint new manager for 2021 season

The Killeshin footballers will have a new man at the helm for the 2021 season. They have appointed former Eire Og and Carlow footballer Christy...

Coronavirus: 6 further deaths and 265 new cases as health authorities urge people to...

A further six Coronavirus-related deaths and 265 new cases have been confirmed by the health authorities this evening. Just two of the new cases were...

Mary Lou requests Brian Stanley to take week off and Taoiseach rows in as...

Embattled Laois Sinn Fein TD Brian Stanley is to take a week off on the request of his party leader Mary Lou McDonald ahead...
In 2015, the Laois manager was Seamus Plunkett but we want to know can you name the players that played against Carlow?

Cheddar Plunkett set to return as Laois hurling manager as Brennan takes up role...

Seamus 'Cheddar' Plunkett is set to return as Laois senior hurling manager, with his appointment to be confirmed in the coming days. The Portlaoise man...

LaoisToday Podcast: Paddy McDonald on setting up Laois’s first craft brewery, ongoing challenges and...

In this latest LaoisToday Podcast, we chat with Paddy McDonald, owner of Laois's first craft brewery - 12 Acres in Killeshin. Although he started out...

Clonad man hoping to guide Down to All Ireland camogie glory this weekend

Laois GAA's adult teams may be finished for 2020 but there will be a significant Laois interest in the All Ireland intermediate camogie final...

Coronavirus: Six further deaths and 183 new cases as caution urges around Christmas gatherings

A further six Coronavirus-related deaths have been announced by the health authorities this evening as well as 183 new cases. It is the lowest number...

‘He let his guard slip – he didn’t think of the consequences and the...

On of Brian Stanley's closest allies, local Sinn Féin councillor Aidan Mullins, hopes that Deputy Stanley's statement made at Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on...

Emergency services at the scene of motorway accident at Junction 14

Emergency services are currently attending the scene of a crash at Junction 14 on the M7 motorway. The incident occurred earlier this morning on near...

Split season a ‘no brainer’, says Laois GAA secretary

Laois GAA secretary Niall Handy says that the proposed split season that would see the inter-county championship played first and the All Ireland final...

Coronavirus: 270 new cases and 5 further deaths

A further 5 Coronavirus-related deaths have been announced by the health authorities this evening as well as 270 new cases. There were fewer than five...

Love Laois: Have you a restaurant that is re-opening? Let us know and we...

And again, the country is slowly opening back up again after a extended period of closures. This time among the businesses re-opening are restaurants. And who...

Ceann Comhairle ‘appalled’ by Brian Stanley tweet and calls for ‘credible political response’

The Ceann Comhairle of the Dáil has said that he was "appalled" by the tweet from Laois-Offaly Sinn Féin TD in relation to IRA...