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Garda detectives charge man after two youths the victim of robbery in Portlaoise

Gardai have charged a man in his 30s after two youths were the victims of a robbery recently. The incident occurred early on Friday May...
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Laois gardai make three arrests following seizure of €90,000 of cocaine and cannabis

Three men have been arrested after Gardai in Laois made a large drugs seizure. €90,000 of cannabis and cocaine was recovered following a raid by...
Criminal Assets Bureau (2)

Laois searched as Criminal Assets Bureau raid ten locations and make several seizures

Laois was among a number of areas where the Criminal Assets Bureau carried out raids last week. The search operation took place in the DMR...
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Intoxicated driver case as Laois road re-opens after multiple car crash

A driver failed a roadside intoxicant test at the scene of a multiple car crash on the N80 between Portlaoise and Mountmellick on Wednesday...
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Garda warning to those parking illegally in disabled spaces as fines handed out

Gardai in Laois are reminding motorists not to park illeagally in spaces that are reserved for those with disabled permit holders. A number of drivers...
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Gardai launch investigation as residents ‘living in fear’ following ‘random acts of vandalism’ in...

Residents of a Laois housing estate say they are 'living in fear' following a spate of random acts of vandalism that have taken place...
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Laois gardai issue warning to dog owners with lambing season underway

Gardai in Laois have issued a warning to dog owners asking them to secure their pets now that lambing season is underway. According to Gardai,...
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Gardai recover €5,300 worth equipment that was stolen from Laois business

Gardai in Laois have recovered €5,300 worth of power tools that were stolen from a Laois business. The recovery came when Gardai on patrol spotted...

Garda appeal for information following collision involving motorcyclist in Laois

Gardai in Laois are appealing for anyone with information on a collision involving a motorcyclist to come forward. The incident happened on Tuesday afternoon between...

Laois Gardai appeal for information following St Patrick’s weekend assault

Gardai in Laois are appealing for witnesses to come forward following an assault in Portlaoise over the St Patrick's weekend. The incident occurred in the...
JPC CCTV

Laois County Council and Gardaí to be joint Data Controllers on CCTV schemes though...

The ongoing issue of CCTV schemes and the role of Data Controllers was addressed at this week's meeting of the local Joint Policing Commission...
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Garda appeal after ‘number of men’ enter occupied house in Laois and steal sum...

Gardai are appealing for anyone with information to come forward following an incident at a house in Laois on Monday March 7. The incident occurred...
Legal Aid fees Laois

Top-earning Laois solicitors on Legal Aid system revealed as 2021 figures break €40 million...

A Laois solicitor took in almost €250,000 in Legal Aid fees in 2021, according to figures released in recent days by the Department of...
Gardaí

Gardai appeal for information following burglary in rural Laois while arrest made after incident...

Gardai are appealing for anyone with information to come forward following a burglary in rural Laois recently. The incident occurred at a house in the...
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Man arrested and charged following ‘distraction theft’ in Laois town

Gardai in Laois have arrested and charged a man in his 50s following a case of 'distraction theft'. The incident occurred in Portarlington recently and...
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Teenager arrested after man slashed in the face following early evening attack in Portlaoise...

A teenager was arrested following a frightening incident that occurred in Portlaoise in the early hours of Sunday evening. Just before 6pm on Bull Lane,...

‘Rural burglaries on the rise’ as Laois gardai appeal for information following two incidents

Gardai in Laois are appealing for information following two burglaries which occurred in the county recently. Portlaoise Gardai are investigating two burglaries in Rathmore, Stradbally...
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Arrest made following discovery of drugs worth €250,000 in Laois

A 42-year-old man will appear in court today following the discovery of €250,000 worth of drugs in Laois this week. On Wednesday of this week,...
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Two arrested following thefts from vehicles in two Laois towns

Gardai have made two arrests following a number of thefts from two Laois towns recently. The incidents occurred in Mountrath and Portarlington while Gardai say...
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Laois Gardai arrest disqualified driver in possession of knife and issue warning over ‘bogus...

Laois Gardai arrested a disqualified driver who was subsequently found to be in possession of a knife. Gardai were on patrol in Portlaoise on Monday...

Gardai arrest man aged in his 30s on suspicion of the murder of Ashling...

Gardai have announced that they have arrested a man aged in his 30s on suspicion of the murder of Ashling Murphy. The 23-year-old Offaly primary...
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Laois Book of Condolences opened for murdered teacher Aishling Murphy as Portlaoise vigil to...

A Book of Condolences has been opened in Laois County Council and a vigil will be held in Portlaoise today for Aishling Murphy, the...
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Garda appeal for information after antique water pump stolen from garden in Laois

Gardai in Laois are appealing for information following the theft of an antique water pump from a garden. The antique water pump reported stolen from...
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Garda appeal for information after cash stolen following robbery from house in Laois

Gardai in Portlaoise are appealing for information after cash was stolen following a robbery from a house in the town. The incident occurred at a...
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Community group report frightening incident where ‘armed raiders force locals off the road’

A frightening incident in a rural part of Laois was reported last night involving armed raiders and some local people. The incident in question occurred...
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Laois Gardai to take to TV to renew appeal for information following attempted post...

Laois Gardai are set to renew their appeal into an attempted post office raid on TV next week. The issue of the attempted burglary of...

Gardai appeal for information following series of burglaries in Laois

Gardai are appealing for information following a series of burglaries which took place in Laois this week. Four properties were broken into in Stradbally, Borris-In-Ossory...
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‘Substantial damage done’ to Laois church following overnight break-in

A 'substantial amount of damage' has been done to a Laois church following an overnight break-in. St Abban's Church in Killeen was the victim of...

Garda appeal for information after chainsaws recovered in Laois

Gardai have appealed for information after they recovered chainsaws during a search of car in Mountrath. The car was searched on Saturday November 27 where...

Drug needles and beer cans in hedges as Laois residents threatened by youths

Youths are leaving drug needles and beer cans in the hedges of Esker Hills, but residents of this Portlaoise estate are being threatened and...