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Man arrested after €161,000 worth of cocaine seized in Portarlington

Gardaí have seized €161,000 worth of cocaine (pending analysis) and arrested a man following a discovery in Portarlington. The man, aged in his early 20s,...

Gardai break up noisy Saturday night rally in the Slieve Blooms

Laois Gardai broke up a major rally in the Slieve Blooms on Saturday night, as almost 100 cars gathered for a high-speed race. The Laois...

Guards on street, speeding on rural roads and a need to ‘slow down’

Gardai have been more visible on the streets over the past couple of months, something that was welcomed at the recent meeting of the...

Community CCTV remain unused as ‘scheme has failed’ says Laois TD

A long-running saga over the data on CCTV cameras continues to frustate local community groups and politicians with Laois Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley...

Gun and quantity of cocaine found during discovery in Portarlington

Gardaí have recovered a firearm and a quantity of drugs, which were discovered buried in a wasteland on the Canal Road in Portarlington today. A...

‘Teenagers hit very hard’ as details emerge of ‘shed parties’

Local Gardai are aware of a number of parties taking place in houses, sheds, fields and yards as the Coronavirus restrictions mean that pubs...

Warm welcome as IFA representative added to Laois Joint Policing Committee

Laois IFA will have a voice on the county's Joint Policing Committee (JPC) for the first time following the appointment of Brendan Birney from...

Man arrested outside Portlaoise after being found with ‘Glock handgun’

A man in his 30s is being detained in Portlaoise Garda Station having been found with a Glock handgun outside Portlaoise this afternoon. ”As part...

Overall decline in crime figures in Laois in first half of 2020 – though...

There was an overall decline in crime in Laois in the first six months of 2020, according to figures presented to today's meeting of...

UPDATED: Four men to appear in court following drug find of almost €4 million...

Two men will appear in court this morning charged charged in connection with a Garda investigation into a seizure of Cannabis in Laois on...

Four men arrested after drug find of almost €4 million in rural Laois area

Four men have been arrested and are in custody following a drug seizure worth almost €4million in the Raheen area of Laois between Portlaoise...

Laois Gardai launch campaign on dangers for children and teenagers online

Gardai in Laois have launched a campaign aimed at parents asking them to educate their children on the dangers they may be exposed to...

Gardai issue warning to public over bank card ‘smishing’ scam

Gardai, in conjunction with Bank of Ireland, have alerted the public to a ‘smishing’ scam whereby persons are being contacted by a text message,...

Minister Flanagan leads the tributes after Garda detective shot and killed last night

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has led the tributes following following the brutal murder of a member of an Garda Siochana last night. The Garda,...

Gardai report 100 incidents of spitting or coughing at their members since April

Gardai have reported that their officers have been spat at or coughed on by members of the public on 100 separate occasions since April...

Two juveniles charged in relation to fire at Mountmellick farm

Two juveniles have been arrested and charged following a burglary and fire at a farm in Mountmellick this week. "Portlaoise Gardaí received a report of...

Gardai ‘spat or coughed at’ 88 times since Covid-19 restrictions introduced in April

Members of An Garda Síochána have been spat at or coughed on 88 times since Covid-19 public health guidelines were introduced. Commissioner Drew Harris confirmed...

Two men charged following seizure of €280,000 worth of cocaine in Portlaoise and Kildare

Two men have been charged in court following the seizure of €280,000 worth of cocaine in Portlaoise and Kill in Kildare. Gardaí from the DMR...

€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...