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€280,000 of cocaine seized and two arrests made after searches in Portlaoise and Kildare

€280,000 worth of cocaine has been seized by gardai following searches in Portlaoise and Kildare this morning. While officers also arrested two people in relation...

Minister Flanagan steps in to block ‘family visit’ for Laois man who murdered Carlow...

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan stepped in the block a family visit for a Laois man who murdered a Carlow woman, according to the...

‘Cans at lunch’: Investigation underway as prison officers reported for drinking in car park

An investigation is underway after prison officers in the Midlands Prison in Portlaoise were reported for drinking cans of beer during their lunch break. The...
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after all the damage to cars

Large sum of cash, computer hardware and other items seized following Garda searches in...

Gardai have seized a large sum of cash, computer hardware, documents and other items following a number of searches of properties in Stradbally. The Garda...

Man arrested after Garda chase from Stradbally to Emo

A man was arrested after a Garda chase on Sunday night at Morette near Emo, having failed to stop at a checkpoint in Stradbally. The...

Laois Gardai break up planned ‘illegal road race’ this morning

Laois Gardai broke up an illegal road race in Portlaoise this morning. On an early morning patrol, Gardai came across a number of vehicles parked...
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after all the damage to cars

Gardai seize thousands of euro in drugs and make arrests following searches in Laois...

Gardai seized drugs, quantities of cash and made arrests following a number of searches in Laois and Offaly over the last number of days. Between...

Gardai appealing for information after two quads and trailer stolen from Laois farm

Portlaoise Gardaí are appealing to the public in relation to a burglary and theft from a farmyard on the Old Road, Kilminchy, Portlaoise which...

Number of people arrested for breaching Covid-19 restrictions doubles in a week

Gardai confirmed that they have now arrested 76 people for breaching the Covid-19 restrictions. This is more than a doubling of the figures which stood...

Gardai release warning over iTunes gift card scam

Gardaí have issued a warning to the public about a scam tricking them into purchasing iTunes gift cards. This scam has been highlighted previously but...

Gardai find drugs valued at over €1.2 million in rural part of Laois

Gardai made a stunning discovery of over €1.2 million worth of cannabis herb in a ditch on the Laois-Carlow border yesterday evening. 2020 Gardaí from...

Gardai warn public about criminals targeting Netflix accounts

Gardai are warning people who have Netflix accounts to be wary of a new scam. Criminals are trying to get banking or credit details under...

Gardai in Laois seize drugs worth more than half a million euro and detain...

Gardai in Laois have detained three people and seized drugs worth more that €500,000 today. The seizures took place following searches in the Mountmellick and...

The Laois link to the brutal murders of Keane Mulready-Woods and Robbie Lawlor

On Monday afternoon, Gardai in Portlaoise stopped a car on the M7 and arrested two women after recovering €50,000 in cash in the vehicle. And...

Two women arrested following suspected money laundering operation in Laois

Gardaí have arrested two women and seized a large sum of cash during an operation in Laois today - Monday April 6. The incident happened...

Gardai investigating as shots fired at house in Athy

Gardaí have arrested three men following shots being fired at a house in the White Castle Lawns area of Athy on Monday night. At approximately...

Burglaries in Errill and Ballybrophy, suspicious behaviour in Stradbally and serious speed on M7

A driver was detected doing an alarming 174 km/h on the M7 in Laois, more than 50km/h above the speed limit. The driver then failed...

Gardai arrest men with knives in Portlaoise and recover watch

Gardai in Portlaoise are looking for the public's assistance in tracing the owner of a watch. Last night, they arrested two men who were acting...

Historic day as An Garda Síochána reaches highest number of members since foundation of...

It's absolutely not the circumstances anyone wanted to see it in, but today is a historic day for An Garda Síochána as the organisation...
The number of solicitors in Laois

REVEALED: The top-earning Laois solicitors on the Legal Aid system

Three Laois solicitors claimed well over €100,000 each in legal aid fees in 2019, according to new Department of Justice and Equality figures. Barry Fitzgerald...

Gardaí investigating after four arrested and man found on side of road near Vicarstown

Gardaí are investigating an incident that saw an unconscious man found on the side of the road near Vicarstown this morning. Four men were arrested...

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...