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Five of Ireland’s most violent criminals set to come to Portlaoise

Five of Ireland's most violent criminals will be moved to the new high security unit in the Midlands prison, Portlaoise. They will be the first...

Victim of attempted home burglary launches appeal to catch assailants

Gardaí are searching for three male suspects in a dark grey Audi A4 after they attempted to rob a house with a lone female...

Gardaí issue renewed appeal after attack at knifepoint against two people in Portlaoise

Gardai in Portlaoise have renewed their appeal for information after two people were robbed during an attack where a knife was produced last Saturday...

Gardai appealing for information after two people attacked at knife point in Portlaoise

Gardai in Portlaoise are appealing for information after two people were robbed during which a knife was produced on Saturday evening. During the incident a...

Appeal launched to find stolen car in Laois

An appeal has been launched to find a car which was stolen in Laois. Portlaoise native Martina Graham discovered this morning that her car had...

Revenue seize drugs worth over €160,000 at Portlaoise Mail Centre

Revenue officers at Portlaoise Mail Centre seized over 7kg of herbal cannabis as a result of routine profiling at the premises today. The illegal drugs...

Revenue seize drugs worth €249,000 in Portlaoise

Revenue officers at Portlaoise Mail Centre seized over 12kg of Mitragynine powder, a controlled drug under the Misuse of Drugs Acts. The illegal drugs were...

Attempted burglary stopped in the nick of time by local efforts

One Laois resident can now add 'crimestopper' to their resume. An attempted burglary in Laois was halted last night due to the efforts of those...

Gardai can track abusive phone calls

Menacing phone calls can be traced by gardai, even if they are made from private phone numbers. The reassurance was given by Chief Superintendent John...

Indecent exposure incident in Portlaoise being investigated

Gardaí are investigating an incident of indecent exposure in Portlaoise yesterday. According to the Garda Press Office, Gardaí are investigating the incident which occurred in a...
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after all the damage to cars

BREAKING: Gardai investigating following ‘stabbing incident’ in Portlaoise

Gardai have launched an investigation after a stabbing incident in Laois last night. The Irish Independent are reporting that the incident occurred in Portlaoise last...

Laois premises searched in suspected €14.6 million money laundering scam

Gardai have announced that a major search operation is underway this morning into a money laundering operation. They have begun searching 15 premises in different...

Two charged as €50,000 of cocaine seized near Laois town

Two men were arrested at the scene of a cocaine seizure in Laois have been charged. Gardai recovered a quantity of cocaine believed to be...

Breaking: €50,000 of cocaine seized near Laois town

Gardai recovered a quantity of cocaine believed to be worth in the region of €50,000 near Abbeyleix last night, Thursday, August 16. Two men were...

Portlaoise AFC struck by vandalism yet again as fire brigade attends ‘infuriating’ attacks

A tremendously successful and enjoyable weekend at Rossleighan soccer grounds has been marred by the careless act of vandals on Sunday evening. On Sunday night,...

€150,000 worth of unstamped cigarettes, tobacco and alcohol seized by Revenue in Laois

Revenue Officers have seized over 192,000 unstamped cigarettes, 10kgs of tobacco and over 1,960 litres of alcohol worth €150,000 at a house in Laois. Officers...

Superintendent believes we have ‘no problem’ with hate crimes in Laois

Superintendent Anthony Petit has said he doesn't believe we have a problem with hate crimes in Laois. Following news of two arrests made in connection...

Man re-arrested following tragic death of Abbeyleix teenager in car accident

A man has been re-arrested in relation to the case of a young Abbeyleix teenager who was tragically killed in a car accident last...

Gardai urge young men to “Use Your Brain, Not Your Fists”

An Garda Síochána has appealed to young men to "Use Your Brain Not Your Fists” and think of the consequences for themselves and others...

CAB investigating suspected Laois criminals

The Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) is currently investigating two suspected criminals in Laois. A further 7 preliminary investigations are underway on people in the county...

Dramatic rise of thefts in Laois

Thefts in Laois jumped from 75 up to 132 in the last three months, when compared with the second quarter of 2017, latest garda...

BREAKING: Gardai charge one man following ‘homophobic attack’

Gardai have charged one man in connection with an assault in Portlaoise last month. Collie Aquino Teixeira McQuillan and his husband Gui A McQuillan suffered...
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after all the damage to cars

Gardai launch investigation following Mountmellick assault

Gardai have launched an investigation following an assault in a Laois town. Midlands 103 report that a man has been hospitalised following the incident. Gardai are...

Two men beaten with hurls victims of ‘homophobic attack’

The two men who were viciously assaulted with hurls in Laois two weeks ago say they believe they were the victims of a homophobic...

Laois town has become ‘organised crime hub’ – report

One of Laois's largest towns has become a 'hub' for organised crime, according to a report in the Irish Independent. It claims that specialist undercover...

Arrest likely after almost €10,000 of power tools discovered following robbery

Gardai in Portlaoise are investigating after almost €10,000 worth of industrial tools were stolen this week in Portlaoise - and recovered later in a...

Armed gardaí called to deal with terrifying incident in Portlaoise estate

Armed gardaí were on duty at an estate in Portlaoise over the weekend where violence erupted, resulting in one woman being hospitalised with head...

Gardaí urge people to report suspicious activities, not just mention them on social media

A local Sergeant has taken to the airwaves to urge peope to report crimes, not just share the story on Facebook. Laois/Offaly crime prevention officer...

Cash and jewellery stolen in local buglaries

Jewellery and cash were stolen in a number of buglaries across Laois yesterday. Houses were burgled in Ballacolla and Stradbally in the incidents, during which...

1 in 4 burglaries take place in the easiest way possible

Unlocked and unsecured windows and doors are the reason behind 1 in 4 burglaries. "Your typical situation is someone who's rushing out and forgets to...
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