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Garda warning over online shopping and parcel deliveries scam

With online shopping and parcel deliveries increasing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Gardaí have issued a warning to people over an online shopping and...

Laois pub faces closure after licence renewal application rejected

A Laois pub faces closure after its application for a licence renewal was rejected last week. Lennon's Bar, in Durrow in Laois, saw their application...

Laois Gardai issues fines and turn around cars for breaches of 5km travel restrictions

Gardai in Laois were out in force over the weekend - exercising powers that have been granted to them to punish people who breach...

New law ‘will break link between criminal gangs and vulnerable youngsters’

A new law will break the link between criminal gangs and the vulnerable youngsters they recruit, according to Laois TD Charlie Flanagan. Deputy Flanagan said...

Gardai granted power to hand out fines for travel restriction breaches

Gardai now have the power to prosecute breaches of travel restrictions under Covid-19 Regulations by means of a fine. The Health Act 1947 (Section 31A-Temporary...

Gardai in Laois make arrest and seize a drone, drugs and mobile phones

Gardaí have arrested a man in his 20s in Portlaoise following the seizure of a number of items recently. They discovered a drone along with...

Gardai seek owners of recovered quads and issue advice for people travelling for Covid-19...

Gardai in Laois are hoping to reunite owners with quads that they recovered recently. Following searches at properties, Gardai in Portlaoise found two Honda Quads...

Appeal for information following robbery of woman after mass in Laois village

Gardai in Laois are appealing for information following the robbery of woman after mass in Laois village. On Sunday December 20, a robbery took place...

Crime: Stolen motorbike, tools and learner driver doing 170km/h on motorway

Laois-Offaly Gardai have been busy in recent days dealing with burglaries in Clonaslee, Rosenallis and conducting speed checks as part of National Slow Down...

Gardai find ‘a number’ of Laois pubs ‘non-compliant with Covid-19 regulations’

A number of Laois pubs were found to be 'non compliant with Covid-19 regulations' over the weekend. Laois Gardai confirmed this after they visited several...

Gardai and Army Bomb Disposal Unit attend Laois house to deal with suspect device

Gardai and members of the Army Bomb Disposal Unit attended a house in Laois over night. A suspect device was left outside a house in...

Top Laois Garda praises young people and publicans for adherence to Covid-19 regulations

The Chief Superintendent of the Laois-Offaly Garda Division has praised young people in the county and our publicans for how they have acted under...

‘It is a very decent place to live’ – Top Garda defends Laois town...

"Mountmellick is a very decent place to live - full of very decent and genuine people. That is a clear message that I want...

‘Masks good for fighting Covid but not shop crime’ says Laois Superintendent

"Wearing masks are good in the fight against Covid-19 but they are also good for hiding the identities of those who commit shop crimes." So...

Gardai to take action as elderly being harassed by aggressive beggars in Portlaoise

The Chief Superintendent of the Laois-Offaly Garda Division says his force will take decisive action to stamp out aggressive begging in Portlaoise. John Scanlan made...

‘Invaluable public assistance’ crucial in returning stolen quads to Laois business

Gardai and a Laois business have paid tribute to members of the public after four stolen quads were located on their help. Late on Friday...

Laois Gardai seize €60,000 in cannabis and make one arrest following search

Laois Gardai seized €60,000 in cannabis and made one arrest following recent searches in Portarlington. Gardai say the searches were carried out as part of...
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after all the damage to cars

Almost €80,000 worth of drugs seized during Portlaoise raid

As part of an intelligence led operation into the sale and supply of drugs in Laois, Gardaí attached to the Laois Divisional Drug Unit...

Laois Gardai: Disqualified driver, speeding and a missing dog

Gardai in Laois have been very busy in recent days - dealing with a range of motor offences and trying to locate the owners...

Gardai set up checkpoints and patrols in Mountmellick following three nights of disturbances

Laois Gardai set up checkpoints and increased patrols in Mountmellick last night after an area of the town was plagued by night time public...

Six arrested following considerable Halloween public order incidents in Mountmellick

Laois-Offaly Gardai made six arrests in Mountmellick on Saturday night following considerable public order offences in an estate in the town. Multiple units from right...

Gardai dismantle potential bonfire in Laois town

Gardai and Laois County Council have dismantled a stockpile of material that appeared to be set up to become a bonfire. The duo teamed up...

Laois Gardai remind domestic violence victims that travel restrictions do not apply

Gardai in Laois are reminding people who are victims of domestic violence or come into any form of harm that the 5km Level 5...

Gardai raid suspected ‘Shebeen’ and make several seizures in Athy

Gardai raided and searched a premises suspected as operating as a Shebeen in Athy last night. Gardai say they became aware of the premises through...

Appeal for witnesses following accident which saw arrest and person airlifted to hospital

Gardai in Laois have revealed they have arrested one person following a crash in the county yesterday. The accident happened around 10am on Thursday morning...

Gardai launch major high visibility operation as six week lockdown begins

From this morning, Gardai have launched a major high visibility operation as Ireland's six week lockdown gets underway. This will see the force introduce a...

Laois Gardai: Drug driving, speeding and fireworks seizure

Gardai in Laois have been extremely busy over the past couple of days ranging from traffic offences to seizures of fireworks. On Monday, Gardai arrested...

New superintendent appointed to Laois as Petit ends three year stay

A new superintendent has been appointed to Portlaoise Garda Station. John Lawless has come to Laois after being previously assigned to Birr Garda District back...

Laois Gardai recover heroin following ‘dangerous driving’ incident

Gardai in Laois seized a quantity of heroin following an incident in Portarlington. On Monday evening, Portarlington gardai observed a vehicle being driven dangerously in...

Laois ‘Shebeen’ searched and items seized by Gardai

Gardai say they carried out a number of searches on Friday in relation to a number of 'suspected Shebeens'. One of the premises searched was...