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Man arrested following €120,000 ‘suspected’ cocaine seizure in Laois

A man has been arrested following a €120,000 suspected cocaine seizure in Laois. The incident happened on Saturday June 5 at around 2.50pm. Gardai stopped a...

Laois Crime Prevention Officer offers tips to retailers ahead of big reopening on Monday

Laois Crime Prevention Officer Graham Kavanagh has offered a number of tips to retailers to help them avoid being burgled.  From Monday, outdoor dining and...

Gardai appeal for driver ‘to come forward’ after six-year-old child injured in Laois town

Gardai in Mountmellick are appealing for the driver of a vehicle that was involved in a road traffic accident last week to come forward. The...

In Pictures: Laois Gardai seize almost €100,000 in fake bank notes

Gardai from Laois seized almost €100,000 in fake bank notes following a raid recently. Officers from Portlaoise assisted by members from the Offaly Drugs Unit...

Laois-Offaly Gardaí issue warning over cannabis sweets and jellies

Laois-Offaly Gardaí have issued a statement in relation to the increase of cannabis sweets and jellies they have recovered in drug seizures over the...

Gardai investigating following ‘a number of thefts’ in Laois in recent days

Gardai are investigating following a number of thefts around the county in recent days. Borris-In-Ossory, Clonaslee and Emo - as well as the Offaly border...
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Top cyber security role can’t be filled because of low salary, says Laois TD

Portarlington-based independent TD Cathal Berry says that the position of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has been vacant for more than a year...

Gardai hit out at ‘anti-social’ behaviour at popular Laois tourist location

Laois Gardai have hit out at anti-social behaviour at a popular tourist spot. On Saturday and Sunday evenings over the May Bank Holiday weekend, roads...

Laois Crime Prevention Officer on sheep attacks and responsible dog ownership

In this week's Laois Today Midweek Podcast we had our Monthly Crime Prevention slot with Sergeant Graham Kavanagh. This month the topic of the day...

Renewed appeal for missing Portlaoise man William Delaney

Gardaí and Crimestoppers have today launched another appeal for information in relation to the murder of 56-year-old William Delaney who went missing on Wednesday,...

Warning to golfers after spate of robberies hit golf clubs including Laois

Gardai and golf clubs in Laois have warned golfers to be vigilant ahead of their return to the course next week. The warning comes after...

Gardai launch investigation after house broken into in Laois village

Gardai have launched an investigation after a house was broken into in Rosenallis today. The incident happened in the Lower Meelick area of the village...
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In Pictures: Anger as Portlaoise Athletic Club facility destroyed by vandals

Wouldn't this just rot you. Just weeks before they are due to welcome back juvenile members, a Portlaoise Athletics Club facility has been destroyed by...

Murder arrest man released without charge as investigation into disappearance of Laois man continues

Gardai, investigating the disappearance of a Laois man, have released without charge a man that they had arrested on suspicion of murder. Gardai, who are...

Man arrested on suspicion of murder of missing Portlaoise man

Gardai, investigating the disappearance of a Laois man, have arrested a man on suspicion of murder. Gardai, who are investigating the disappearance of William Delaney,...

Cocaine, cannabis and ketamine most prevalent among drug drivers in Laois

Cocaine, cannabis and ketamine tend to be the substances most likely to be found in samples provided by drug drivers in Laois. Chief Superintendent John...

Meeting sought with Carlow Gardai as issues arise on Laois border

A meeting is to be sought by a delegation of Laois and Carlow County Councillors with the Chief Superintendent in Carlow over issues relating...

From the LaoisToday Archives: Off licence worker hailed a hero after foiling armed robbery

This piece was originally published on LaoisToday on April 21, 2017. An off-licence worker in Portlaoise – who suffered a severe thumb injury requiring surgery...

Crime Prevention Officer urges Laois dog owners to comply with regulations to avoid dog...

Crime Prevention Officer for Laois/Offaly, Garda Sergeant, Graham Kavanagh joined Paul Downey for this month's Crime Prevention segment on the LaoisToday Midweek Podcast. They discussed...

Laois Gardai make arrest after car without tax for almost two years detected

Laois Gardai made an arrest and seized a vehicle following an incident this morning. The Roads Policing Unit were on patrol when they were alerted...

Gardai continuing investigation into alleged assault in Laois graveyard

Gardai say they are continuing their investigation in relation to an alleged assault at a Laois graveyard last month. The incident took place on Tuesday...

Man arrested after victim of hijacking manages to escape in Portlaoise

A man has been arrested and charged following a hijacking incident on Easter Sunday. The victim of the hijacking managed to escape the vehicle when...

Crime Prevention Officer urges Laois people to lock cars and help prevent car crimes

Gardaí are appealing to the Laois public to change their habits and ensure they are locking their cars and removing any valuable items to...

Laois Gardai: Van seizure, an injured barn owl and speeding drug driver

Gardai made an arrest and seized €6,000 worth of drugs following a speeding incident yesterday evening. They stopped a female driver on the M7 and...

Gardai investigating following attempted armed robbery in Laois filling station

Gardai have launched an investigation following an attempted armed robbery in Laois this morning. A man, brandishing a knife, entered a filling station in Mountmellick...

Gardai dealing with ‘large gathering’ at popular Laois lake

Gardai in Laois are currently dealing with a large gathering at a popular lake. Portarlington Gardai are curently at Derryounce Lake. They are appealing for people...

Laois Gardai: Drug driving, Covid-19 breaches and calls for Gardai to be vaccinated

Gardai in Laois have revealed details of two incidents of drug driving that were detected in recent days. On Monday evening, a car was stopped...

Laois Gardai: Taxi deja vu, insurance issue and National Slow Down day

It has been another very busy week on the roads for Gardai in Laois. On Thursday, it was a case of deja vu for Gardai...

Laois Gardai appeal for information following ‘dangerous driving arrest’

Gardai in Portlaoise are appealing for anyone with information to come forward following a dangerous driving incident yesterday evening. From 5.30pm to 6pm, Gardai received...

Laois Gardai and ambulance services ‘punched, kicked and spat at’ in overnight violence

Gardai and members of the ambulance service came under attack in Portlaoise last night. In a number of incidents on St Patrick's night, individuals acted...