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From the LaoisToday Archives: Off licence worker hailed a hero after foiling armed robbery

This piece was originally published on LaoisToday on April 21, 2017. An off-licence worker in Portlaoise – who suffered a severe thumb injury requiring surgery...

Crime Prevention Officer urges Laois dog owners to comply with regulations to avoid dog...

Crime Prevention Officer for Laois/Offaly, Garda Sergeant, Graham Kavanagh joined Paul Downey for this month's Crime Prevention segment on the LaoisToday Midweek Podcast. They discussed...

Laois Gardai make arrest after car without tax for almost two years detected

Laois Gardai made an arrest and seized a vehicle following an incident this morning. The Roads Policing Unit were on patrol when they were alerted...

Gardai continuing investigation into alleged assault in Laois graveyard

Gardai say they are continuing their investigation in relation to an alleged assault at a Laois graveyard last month. The incident took place on Tuesday...

Man arrested after victim of hijacking manages to escape in Portlaoise

A man has been arrested and charged following a hijacking incident on Easter Sunday. The victim of the hijacking managed to escape the vehicle when...

Crime Prevention Officer urges Laois people to lock cars and help prevent car crimes

Gardaí are appealing to the Laois public to change their habits and ensure they are locking their cars and removing any valuable items to...

Laois Gardai: Van seizure, an injured barn owl and speeding drug driver

Gardai made an arrest and seized €6,000 worth of drugs following a speeding incident yesterday evening. They stopped a female driver on the M7 and...

Gardai investigating following attempted armed robbery in Laois filling station

Gardai have launched an investigation following an attempted armed robbery in Laois this morning. A man, brandishing a knife, entered a filling station in Mountmellick...

Gardai dealing with ‘large gathering’ at popular Laois lake

Gardai in Laois are currently dealing with a large gathering at a popular lake. Portarlington Gardai are curently at Derryounce Lake. They are appealing for people...

Laois Gardai: Drug driving, Covid-19 breaches and calls for Gardai to be vaccinated

Gardai in Laois have revealed details of two incidents of drug driving that were detected in recent days. On Monday evening, a car was stopped...

Laois Gardai: Taxi deja vu, insurance issue and National Slow Down day

It has been another very busy week on the roads for Gardai in Laois. On Thursday, it was a case of deja vu for Gardai...

Laois Gardai appeal for information following ‘dangerous driving arrest’

Gardai in Portlaoise are appealing for anyone with information to come forward following a dangerous driving incident yesterday evening. From 5.30pm to 6pm, Gardai received...

Laois Gardai and ambulance services ‘punched, kicked and spat at’ in overnight violence

Gardai and members of the ambulance service came under attack in Portlaoise last night. In a number of incidents on St Patrick's night, individuals acted...

Laois Gardai make two arrests and seize vehicles of disqualified drivers

Laois Gardai have made two arrests and seized two vehicles after coming into contact with two disqualified drivers in recent days. Laois Roads Policing Unit...

Gardai issue St Patrick’s Day warning to ‘avoid large gatherings and house parties’

For the second year in a row, there will be no St Patrick's Day parades in Laois or Ireland. 12 months on, the Covid-19 pandemic...

‘Covid-19 doesn’t take a break for house parties or social gatherings’ – Gardai issue...

Gardai have pleaded for people not to have house parties or social gatherings this weekend. They say that they are still finding groups gathering in...

Revenue dog sniffs out €108,000 of drugs destined for Laois

Revenue's sniffer dog Bailey discovered drugs worth €108,000 which were destined for five counties including Laois. The seizure was made on Wednesday at the Dublin...

Laois Gardai: Drink driving, stolen bicycle, dog theft and speeding

Laois Gardai have been very busy over the last couple of days with reports on drink driving, a stolen bicycle, dog theft and speeding. On...

Two men charged following drug seizures in Laois

Two men have been charged and are due in court following two separate drug seizures in Portlaoise yesterday. Gardai from the Laois Divisional Drugs Unit...

Three arrests made in Portarlington as part of investigation into organised crime, drugs and...

Gardaí have arrested three men following a number of searches carried out in the Portarlington area yesterday. The searches were conducted as part of an investigation into...

Laois Gardai: Disqualified artic truck driver arrested and speeding on the M7

The Roads Policing Unit of Laois Gardai have been very active over the last few days. Late on Tuesday night, they arrested a motorist who...

Laois Gardai investigating following ‘pipe bomb’ incident as car set on fire

Gardai are investigating after an incident of 'criminal damage' occurred in Portlaoise last night. Shortly after 11pm, a device, believed to be a pipe bomb,...

Laois Gardai appeal for information after dog and pups stolen

Gardai in Abbeyleix are appealing for information after a dog and three pups were stolen from a farmyard. This occurred on the Laois/Carlow border recently. The...

Drugs, weapons and cash seized in searches by Laois Gardai

Gardai in Laois made a seizure following a search on Wednesday. As part of their work to tackle anti-social behaviour in Portlaoise, they captures a...
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Gardai issue fines after group travel more than ‘100km to visit Rock of Dunamase’

Gardai in Laois issued fines to a group of people who travelled more than 100km to visit the Rock of Dunamase. Portlaoise Gardai encountered the...
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to a hit and run

Laois Gardai make four arrests following chase after ‘suspicious activity’

Gardai in Laois made four arrests yesterday after pursuing a stolen car. Gardai say they discovered a car and its occupants acting suspiciously near Junction...

Laois Gardai detain one person following €270,000 drugs seizure

Gardai in Laois have made a drugs seizure of €270,000. As part of their ongoing efforts to tackle anti-social behaviour in Laois, they searched a...

Gardai and Revenue seize €192,000 worth of drugs in Laois

Gardaí have today seized Cannabis with an estimated value of €192,000 following a joint intelligence led operation conducted with the Revenue Customs Service. This came...
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after all the damage to cars

Man charged following thefts from shops and cars in Laois town

Gardai in Portlaoise have charged a man with a number of thefts from local shops and cars. The incidents occurred recently and the man is...

Laois Gardai make one arrest after almost €190,000 in cannabis and cocaine seized

Gardai in Portlaoise have made an arrest and seized drugs worth €187,000 today. A man in his 40s was arrested following a planned search of...