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Man arrested and drugs seized following three days of thefts from shops and vehicles

Gardaí in Portlaoise arrested a man on Friday in relation to several thefts from vehicles and shops over the previous three days. The man in...
Cannabis

Court appearance following huge €2.1 million drugs seizure in Laois

A man, aged in his 20s, arrested in connection with a huge drugs seizure in Laois is set to appear before Tullamore District Court...
Cannabis

Gardai in Laois make seizure of cannabis worth €2.1 million

Gardaí in Portlaoise seized around 121 kilogrammes of suspected cannabis herb, with an estimated value of €2,180,000 this morning. At around 9.30am, Gardaí responded to...

Appeal for witnesses to come forward after two men stabbed in Carlow town

Gardaí in Carlow are appealing for witnesses following a serious assault incident in Carlow Town yesterday evening. Shortly after 6.45pm Gardaí were called to an...

Drugs and cash seized in raids in Laois town under Operation Tara

Laois Divisional Drugs Unit carried out searches yesterday around Portarlington resulting in the seizure of drugs and cash. €7,500 of cannabis and €7,500 in cash...

Gardai renew appeal for information on 25th anniversary of disappearance of Fiona Pender

Gardaí are again appealing for information from the public in relation to the disappearance of Fiona Pender on August 23, 1996. They are making the...

Drugs and cash seized along with three arrests following 48-hour search operations in Laois

Drugs and cash have been seized while three arrests have also been made following 48-hour Garda searches in Laois. The searches were carried out as...

Gardai seize €2,500 of cocaine following search of vehicle in Laois

Gardai in Mountmellick seized €2,500 worth of cocaine following the search of a vehicle on Sunday night. A number of men are being interviewed by...

Laois Gardai appeal for owners of recovered stolen items to come forward after man...

Gardai are appealing for the owners of stolen items that were recovered to come forward. They are particularly looking for those in the Rossvale and...

Man arrested following incident on busy Laois road where five vehicles were collided with

A man was arrested and charged with dangerous driving following a seemingly bizarre incident on Sunday afternoon. The incident occurred between the Renault garage and...
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Gardai renew appeal for information following attempted armed robbery at Laois Post Office

Gardai have renewed an appeal for information following an attempted robbery at a Laois Post Office last week. On Thursday, witnesses reported that a man,...

Gardai investigating following attempted armed robbery at Laois post office

Gardai have launched an investigation following an attempted armed robbery at a Laois post office. The incident occurred in Mountmellick at around 10am this morning. Witnesses...
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after all the damage to cars

Gardai investigating after two Laois restaurants broken into in recent night time raids

Two Laois restaurants have been the victims of crime in night time raids recently. Both restaurants are located in Portlaoise and both break-ins occurred in...

Gardai seeking information following hit and run incident in Laois town

Gardai are seeking the public's assistance following a hit and run incident in a Laois town. A cyclist and a vehicle collided this afternoon in...

Gardai urge witnesses to come forward as investigation launched following assault in Laois town

Gardai are appealing for witnesses to an assault in a Laois town to come forward. The incident occurred in Fr Breen Park in Abbeyleix on...

Laois TD issues ‘scam call’ warning after receiving phone call from fraudulent number

Laois TD Sean Fleming has issued a warning after he received a phone call from a scammer. The Fianna Fail TD answered a call from...

Man arrested following €120,000 ‘suspected’ cocaine seizure in Laois

A man has been arrested following a €120,000 suspected cocaine seizure in Laois. The incident happened on Saturday June 5 at around 2.50pm. Gardai stopped a...

Laois Crime Prevention Officer offers tips to retailers ahead of big reopening on Monday

Laois Crime Prevention Officer Graham Kavanagh has offered a number of tips to retailers to help them avoid being burgled.  From Monday, outdoor dining and...

Gardai appeal for driver ‘to come forward’ after six-year-old child injured in Laois town

Gardai in Mountmellick are appealing for the driver of a vehicle that was involved in a road traffic accident last week to come forward. The...

In Pictures: Laois Gardai seize almost €100,000 in fake bank notes

Gardai from Laois seized almost €100,000 in fake bank notes following a raid recently. Officers from Portlaoise assisted by members from the Offaly Drugs Unit...

Laois-Offaly Gardaí issue warning over cannabis sweets and jellies

Laois-Offaly Gardaí have issued a statement in relation to the increase of cannabis sweets and jellies they have recovered in drug seizures over the...

Gardai investigating following ‘a number of thefts’ in Laois in recent days

Gardai are investigating following a number of thefts around the county in recent days. Borris-In-Ossory, Clonaslee and Emo - as well as the Offaly border...
Cathal Berry

Top cyber security role can’t be filled because of low salary, says Laois TD

Portarlington-based independent TD Cathal Berry says that the position of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has been vacant for more than a year...

Gardai hit out at ‘anti-social’ behaviour at popular Laois tourist location

Laois Gardai have hit out at anti-social behaviour at a popular tourist spot. On Saturday and Sunday evenings over the May Bank Holiday weekend, roads...

Laois Crime Prevention Officer on sheep attacks and responsible dog ownership

In this week's Laois Today Midweek Podcast we had our Monthly Crime Prevention slot with Sergeant Graham Kavanagh. This month the topic of the day...

Renewed appeal for missing Portlaoise man William Delaney

Gardaí and Crimestoppers have today launched another appeal for information in relation to the murder of 56-year-old William Delaney who went missing on Wednesday,...
The Heath Golf Club

Warning to golfers after spate of robberies hit golf clubs including Laois

Gardai and golf clubs in Laois have warned golfers to be vigilant ahead of their return to the course next week. The warning comes after...

Gardai launch investigation after house broken into in Laois village

Gardai have launched an investigation after a house was broken into in Rosenallis today. The incident happened in the Lower Meelick area of the village...
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In Pictures: Anger as Portlaoise Athletic Club facility destroyed by vandals

Wouldn't this just rot you. Just weeks before they are due to welcome back juvenile members, a Portlaoise Athletics Club facility has been destroyed by...

Murder arrest man released without charge as investigation into disappearance of Laois man continues

Gardai, investigating the disappearance of a Laois man, have released without charge a man that they had arrested on suspicion of murder. Gardai, who are...