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Inside story of life as a prison officer in Portlaoise makes for riveting read

For the vast majority of people who lived in Portlaoise over recent decades, little was known about the goings on in the town’s maximum-security...
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Gardaí appeal for information after attempted burglary on Laois hotel

Gardaí in Abbeyleix are appealing for information following an attempted burglary at the Abbeyleix Manor Hotel in the early hours of Tuesday morning. It's understood...
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11 arrests and 45 charges as Gardai in Laois carry out searches under Operation...

11 people were arrested and 45 charges were handed out following searches by Laois Gardai recently. These took place on July 19 and 20 and...
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Gardai appeal for witnesses following serious assault of young woman in town on Laois...

Gardai are appealing for witnesses after a woman was seriously assaulted in Monasterevin recently. The incident happened in an area known as Moore Abbey Wood...
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Gardai arrest two and charge with 16 offences following robbery in Laois town

Gardai in Laois arrested two people recently following a burgarly that occurred in Portarlington. The arrests were made on Thursday July 14 and the two...
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to a hit and run

Laois Gardai make arrest and drug driver in stolen car detected by traffic stop

Gardai in Laois arrested a driver and recovered a stolen car following an incident yesterday. The detection came following an enforcement checkpoint which took place...
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Garda warning after number of home heating oil thefts reported in Laois in recent...

Gardai are warning people to be vigilant after a number of thefts of home heating oil were reported in the last three days. With the...
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Gardai investigating ‘alleged incident of assault’ at retail car park in Laois

Gardai are investigating followed an alleged incident of assault that took place in a retail car park in Laois this week. The incident occurred at...
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to a hit and run

Gardai make drugs seizure and arrest following traffic stop in Laois

Gardai in Laois stopped a car and made a drugs seizure following a routine stop yesterday. The Laois roads policing unit was on patrol when...
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Gardai launch investigation after man in his 60s seriously assaulted and robbed from in...

Gardaí in Carlow are investigating an aggravated burglary that happened on Saturday, July 2, in Graiguecullen. At around 11pm, a man in his 60s was...
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Criminal Assets Bureau seize vehicles, watches and cash in raids at 15 locations including...

The Criminal Assets Bureau conducted a search operation in Kildare, Waterford, Laois and Dublin today - Wednesday June 29. The search operation was conducted by...
Gardaí seized cocaine and a number of other drugs

Warning over rise in ‘drug driving’ in Laois as one town accused of being...

The top Garda official in Laois says that he is concerned about the level of drug use in the county - particularly cocaine. Chief Superintendent...
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to a hit and run

Laois Gardai pledge to clamp down on ‘boy racers’ who are causing ‘serious disturbance’

Gardai in Laois say they will clamp down on 'boy racers' who are causing 'serious disturbance' in certain parts of the county. The pledge was...
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Elderly Laois man left ‘so terrified’ after house burgled that he ‘moves to nursing...

An elderly Laois man was so terrified after his house was burgled that he moved out and signed himself into a nursing home. So a...
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‘Our friends the criminals have come out to play again’ says Laois Chief as...

There has been a significant rise in crime levels in Laois over the last 12 months, figures at a meeting of the Joint Policing...
Portlaoise Garda Station

Extra Gardai distributed to stations across the county following recent intake

Laois has benefited from recent recruitment drives as additional members of an Garda Siochana have been stationed in the county recently. At today's meeting of...
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Gardai make seizure of €100,000 of ‘suspected cannabis’ in Athy

A man and a woman have been arrested following a drugs seizure in Athy today. Gardai searched a house in the Kildare town on the...
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Two women and two men charged following money laundering operation

Gardai have arrested and charged four people following a money laundering operation from more than two years ago. On April 6 2020, Gardai arrested two...
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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...
Gardaí

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...
Sheep

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...
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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...