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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...

Terrifying ordeal for elderly Portlaoise couple following graveyard mugging

An elderly Portlaoise couple endured an horrific ordeal in broad daylight on Thursday afternoon as they got into their car after leaving the St...

Laois gardai arrest disqualified driver and also seek owner of bag recovered from separate...

Gardai in Laois have arrested a disqualified driver and seized their car at a Covid checkpoint today. Gardai explained how the driver also had a...

Gardai seize thousands worth of cannabis and cocaine in Laois village

Gardai in Laois have made a number of seizures of cocaine, cannabis and sums of cash in a Laois village. Clonaslee, along with Offaly towns...

Gardai make arrest and seize €4 million in cash in Laois and Kerry

Gardai made one arrest and seized €4 million in cash following searches at properties in Laois and Kerry yesterday. It is being reported that this...

Laois gardai set up unit to tackle domestic, sexual and gender based violence

A new Garda Divisional Protective Services Unit in Laois/Offaly has been created. The establishment of the unit will ensure the county has a consistent and...

License should be required for dangerous weapons, argues Laois councillor

People who own weapons like samurai swords or machetes should require a license, similar to gun owners. That was the view expressed by Laois Fine...

Laois Gardai make further arrests as part of ongoing money laundering investigation

Gardaí from Portlaoise have made further arrests and carried out a number of searches as part of an ongoing money laundering investigation. This is in...
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after all the damage to cars

Additional resources beginning to bear fruit for local Garda division as two units set...

Two units of the Laois-Offaly-Kildare Garda division are set to be beefed up or established as the additional resources that have come into the...

Gardai make arrests and issue warning as teenagers targeted to become ‘money mules’

30 people have been arrested so far as part of An Garda Síochána's Operation Ransom where €1.5 million has been stolen from bank accounts. Operation...

Gardai launch investigation after child struck by car in Laois village

Gardai are appealing for information after a young child was struck by a car in Ballylinan. Thankfully, the young girl only received minor injuries following...

Stinger device needed to deflate tyres of dangerous driver in Laois town while Gardai...

A stinger device and the Garda helicopter were needed as a dangerous driver was arrested in Stradbally on Tuesday afternoon. "Laois Roads Policing Unit arrested...

Four men due in court today following seizure of €90,000 of drugs in Portlaoise

Four men have been arrested and approximately €90,000 of suspected drugs have been seized following a number of searches in the Portlaoise area over...

Laois Gardai: Drug driving and tips for dog owners to avoid thefts

Gardai in Laois have issued a number of tips for people to help stem the recent surge in dog thefts that have been reported...

Laois Gardai: Cannabis sweets, tinted windows and drug driving

Laois Gardai have been extremely busy over the last few days and have published details on four separate incidents. On Saturday, two men were arrested...

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...