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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.

No show this year as Portlaoise Panto ‘family’ hope for normality by 2022

Normally at this time of the year, various local pantomime groups around the country would be in the thick of their schedule of shows...

The Justin McNulty years – promotion to Division 1, battles with Jim McGuinness and...

This time 10 years ago the Laois footballers were preparing for life under new manager Justin McNulty. After Mick O'Dwyer left after the 2006 season,...

County Final Memory: Kilcotton get the better of neighbours Borris-in-Ossory in 2002

Kilcotton 0-17 Borris-in-Ossory 1-8 2002 Laois IHC Final Kilcotton and Borris-in-Ossory are steeped in Laois hurling history and have a long association both with each other...

End of an era for Portlaoise GAA as club legend Cahir Healy opts to...

Cahir Healy's long playing association with Portlaoise GAA appears to be at an end following the dual star's decision to transfer to a London...

‘I can’t wait to get it and I can’t wait to get stuck in...

A doctor's surgery is a busy place in a normal year but the Maryborough Family Practice on Main Street in Portlaoise received 8,000 extra...

Weekend Read: Connacht, Covid and career memories – Tom Daly and Masterson brothers on...

This evening in Galway, Connacht will play Munster in the Pro12 a week on from their first win over Leinster in 19 years. Connacht sit...

LaoisToday Podcast: John Mulholland on Covid, council challenges, economic development and his dream project

In our first LaoisToday podcast of 2021, we chat with John Mulholland, chief executive of Laois County Council. He chats about the challenges of managing...

Looking back on the best Laois hurling games of 2020

Here at LaoisToday we do our best to cover as many GAA matches as possible. We got to venues all around the county and followed...

New Laois football selector added as thoughts turn to 2021 season

Emo's Paul Lawlor has been added to the Laois senior football backroom team as he links up with manager Mike Quirke as a selector...

Rathdowney-Errill on the lookout for new manager as John Delaney departs after three years...

The Rathdowney-Errill hurlers are on the lookout for a new manager after John Delaney stepped aside after three years in the role. Delaney, who played...

Public bodies should attend municipal meetings, argues local councillor

A Laois county councillor has said that public bodies like the National Transport Authority (NTA) and the Office of Public Works (OPW) should be...

Errill community mourn the passing of Jerry Dowling

The Errill community is mourning the death of Jerry Dowling, a man who contributed hugely to his area over his long life. He passed away...

Remembering the top 10 football games of 2020

Here at LaoisToday we do our best to cover as many GAA matches as possible. We got to venues all around the county and followed...

Sadness at death of well-known Timahoe community man Johnny Dalton

The death has occurred of Johnny Dalton from Timahoe, known far and wide for his involvement in sporting, community and charity groups. Aged in his...

Coronavirus: Seven additional deaths and 4,962 new cases

There have been a further seven Coronavirus-related deaths and a massive 4,962 new cases, according to figures released by the health authorities this evening. Of...

Coronavirus: Four further deaths and 3,394 new cases – 104 of them in Laois

Over 100 of the new Coronavirus cases announced today are in Laois, according to today's figures from the health authorities. In total, 104 new cases...

Coronavirus: 11 further deaths and 1,754 new cases as health authorities hope to have...

There have been a further 11 Coronavirus-related deaths and 1,754 new cases, according to figures released by the health authorities this evening. Of the new...

State-funded pre-schools to remain closed until January 11 in line with primary and secondary

The state-funded pre-school programme will delay its resumption until January 11, in line with the re-opening of primary and secondary schools after the Christmas...

Coronavirus: One further death and 765 new cases though Laois rate falls again

There have been one further Coronavirus-related death and 765 new cases according to figures released this evening by the health authorities. Five of the new...

Coronavirus: Four further deaths and 744 new cases

There have been a further four Coronavirus-related deaths and 744 more cases according to figures released by the health authorities this evening. Fewer than five...
Eoghan Masterson

Masterson to make 100th appearance for Connacht as they host Ulster

Portlaoise native Eoghan Masterson will reach a significant rugby career milestone this evening when he makes his 100th appearance for Connacht in the Guinness...

Coronavirus: Six further deaths and 1,296 new cases as Covid vaccine arrives in Ireland

There have been six further Coronavirus-related deaths and 1,296 cases according to figures released by the health authorities today. It is the second day in...

Coronavirus: Two further deaths and 1,025 new cases

There have been two further Coronavirus-related deaths in Ireland and 1,025 new cases. The health authorities haven't provided a breakdown of the cases on a...

Schedule outlined for when local nursing home residents and staff will receive vaccination

Vaccination of local nursing home residents and staff will begin on January 12 in the fight against Coronavirus, according to HSE plans unveiled today...

Deaths in Laois – Friday, December 25, 2020

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Tommy Fitzpatrick Cloncullen (Ringstown), Ballyfin, Laois Beloved husband of Bernie and father to Deirdre,...

Coronavirus: Eight further deaths and 922 new cases as 14-day rate in Laois goes...

There have been eight further Coronavirus-related deaths in Ireland and 922 new cases. Twelve of the new cases are in Laois, meaning the county’s 14-day...

St Stephen’s Day events hit as traditional Abbeyleix hunt cancelled and Clonaslee walk and...

St Stephen's Day has traditionally been a great day to get out of the house and take part in some local community event but...

Local bakery pulls out all the stops once more as magical Christmas window display...

Now that you're allowed to cross the county boundaries again, Laois readers would be well advised to take a trip to Athy this Christmas...

Picture becoming clearer for Laois teams as GAA set out schedule for 2021

The first seven weeks of 2021 will be very quiet on the sporting front - but once the end of February comes, Laois teams...

Schools, funerals and social settings – how the Coronavirus cases have increased sharply again...

A second Portlaoise primary school has closed its doors and moved to online learning and a popular restaurant in the town have opted to...