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Two disqualified drivers and motorist reversing on M7 arrested in separate Laois incidents

Gardai in Laois have made three arrests following two separate incidents in recent days. Last night, two drivers who were disqualified were detected driving by...
Midlands Prison the scene of a mass brawl according to reports

Hostage situation in Midlands prison ended after weapon exchanged for bar of chocolate

A five-hour hostage situation in the Midlands Prison in Portlaoise this week was ended after a weapon was exchanged for a bar of chocolate. The...
Cannabis herb valued at €500 was found in the search

Man arrested on Laois border following €250k seizure of cannabis

A man has been arrested on the Laois border following a massive cannabis seizure. €250,000 worth of the drug was found following a search in...

Gardai seize over €250,000 in village close to Laois border

Gardai have seized over €250,000 worth of cannabis as well as a cocaine press in a raid on a house in Kildangan in Kildare...

Revenue seize drugs worth €59,000 at Portlaoise Mail Centre

Revenue Officers at Portlaoise Mail Centre seized a large sum of drugs worth an estimated €59,000. The seizure was made today. Approximately 118kgs of KHAT was...

Laois Gardaí seize €5k worth of drugs following ‘suspicious’ activity

Portlaoise Detective Unit while on a patrol came across a male acting suspiciously in the Cappakeal area outside Portlaoise last night. As a result of...

Garda warn Laois retailers of money card scam

The Crime Prevention Officer of Garda Síochána Laois Offaly is urging Laois retailers to be alert of a money card scam. Sargent Graham Kavanagh also...

Gardai investigating after a series of robberies in Laois

Gardai are investigating a number of burglaries in Laois yesterday. They happened between 9am and 6pm in the Ballyroan and Attanagh areas in Laois. Gardai are...

Disqualified driver arrested and car seized in Laois

Gardai in Laois arrested a disqualified driver last night. Portlaoise Roads Policing Unit detected a driver speeding near Ballacolla on the M7. When they stop the...

Garda warning over ‘Sextortion scam email’ doing the rounds in Laois

Gardai in Laois are warning about a Sextortian scam - the practice of extorting money or sexual favours from someone by threatening to reveal...

Laois church vandalised in sickening overnight attack

This is sickening. A church in Laois was the victim of senseless vandalism overnight. The candelabra in Abbeyleix church has been completely smashed up. Taking to Twitter...

Revenue seize drugs worth almost €200k at Portlaoise Mail Centre

Revenue officers at Portlaoise Mail Centre seized drugs worth €194,000 today. Following routine profiling, approximately 9.1kgs of herbal cannabis was discovered in two parcels originating...

2019 Remembered: Laois pensioner ‘tied up, beaten and robbed’ in sickening attack

This was a harrowing incident which took place at the beginning of December.  Gardai have launched an investigation after an elderly Laois man was the...

Driver caught with €70,000 worth of drugs during search in Portlaoise

A routine Garda checkpoint in the lead-up to Christmas in Portlaoise yielded a drug discovery valued at €70,000. The discovery took place in the early...

2019 Remembered: Criminal Assets Bureau raids Laois premises as fake money, drugs and clothes...

This was one of multiple searches that happened throughout the year. Laois was among eight counties that had premises raided by members of the Criminal...

Two arrested after drone used to ‘fly drugs into Portlaoise Prison’

Two people were arrested after they were caught attempting to fly drugs into Portlaoise Prison. According to Extra.ie, the incident happened Monday December 9 just...
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after all the damage to cars

Gardai launch appeal after cars broken into outside Laois church

Gardai in Laois are appealing for information after a number of cars were broken into in a church car park at the weekend. The incident...
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to a hit and run

Disqualified Laois driver on suspended sentence caught speeding tested positive for cocaine

A Laois driver, who is disqualified from driving for ten years, was detected speeding and driving dangerously while under the influence of drugs last...
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to a hit and run

Laois driver who had suspended sentence tested positive for cocaine

A Laois driver was found to have cocaine in their system after being drug tested on the roads this morning. The driver had already been...

Gardai renew appeal for statue after beheading in Tipperary

This is outrageous! Can anyone help find the statue's head? Gardaí in Thurles are renewing their appeal for any information in relation to the criminal damage...

Laois pensioner ‘tied up, beaten and robbed’ in sickening attack

Gardai have launched an investigation after an elderly Laois man was the victim of a vicious assault. The sickening attack happened at his home last...

Vehicles seized in Laois as part of Garda operation

A number of vehicles have been seized in Laois this weekend as part of a Garda operation. Operation Thor was carried out in five counties...

Garda warning over ongoing frauds enabled via text message

An Garda Siochana and FraudSMART wish to alert the public in Laois to an ongoing Frauds enabled via Text messages, Fake Loans websites, Advance...

Criminal Assets Bureau raids Laois premises as fake money, drugs and clothes recovered

Laois was among eight counties that had premises raided by members of the Criminal Assets Bureau today. Its part of an Garda operation against an...

Laois Garda warning over circulation of fraudulent notes

Recently the Garda Síochána of Laois and Offaly have issued a statement regarding the circulation of counterfeit bank notes. They gave a brief guide on...
Gardaí seized cocaine and a number of other drugs

Cocaine is everywhere in Laois is stark Garda warning

Cocaine is everywhere in Laois. Possession of drugs offences in Laois so far this year are up by a quarter. That’s the stark warning from...
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to a hit and run

Garda alert – beware of dark evenings, bogus callers and stolen bikes

The good news is that thefts in Laois are down significantly in the first nine months of this year, registering a fall from 987...
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after all the damage to cars

Laois hit by overnight crime spree as host of businesses, schools and homes hit

Laois was hit by a spate of robberies and attempted burglaries last night at a range of locations around the county. Three primary schools, three...

13 new rural CCTV schemes approved for Laois

Good news this week for communities right across the county who have been fundraising and preparing to establish CCTV Schemes in their localities. There had...

Laois Gardai were diverted to Drogheda to tackle gang feud

There are extra Garda on duty across Laois, there is a greater Garda visibility and there will be additional Garda deployed in the county...
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