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Gardaí investigating circumstances of death of man in rural Laois area

Gardai have launched an investigation after a man in his 40s was found dead in Wolfhill in Laois this evening. Close to 100 members of...

Car stopped doing almost 180 km/h outside Portlaoise found with €2k of cocaine

A driver caught doing 174 km/h on the motorway outside Portlaoise today was found to have a large volume of cocaine with him in...
The Garda helicopter was in Stradbally last night

Garda helicopter spotted in Laois as ‘house raided’

The Garda helicopter has been spotted in the skies over Portlaoise this afternoon. LaoisToday understands that it is providing assistance to Gardai who are carrying...

Gardai appeal for information after elderly man viciously assaulted in Laois

Garda in Portlaoise are appealing for assistance from the public regarding their investigation into an aggravated burglary which occurred in Laois. The incident took place...

€142,000 worth of illegal drugs found in Portlaoise

Irish Revenue officers have seized a big haul of drugs found hidden in two parcels from the USA and Canada, Portlaoise Mail Centre. Herbal cannabis...

Cannabis grow house discovered in Carlow town

Gardaí at Carlow Garda Station are investigating the discovery of a suspected cannabis grow house on the Tullow Road area of Carlow Town today. Approximately...

Calls for stricter curbs on knife crime

Calls have been made for stricter laws, such as mandatory sentences in an effort to curb knife crime. The appeal was made to Justice Minister,...

Gardai contacted following spate of criminal activity in Laois community

Gardai are investigating following two separate incidents in Ballyfin in recent days. Just last night, Ballyfin Community Alert is reporting that there was an attempted...

Two males arrested following a number of burglaries in Portlaoise

Two men were arrested following a number of burglaries in Portlaoise in the early hours of the morning on Saturday, February 16. The two males,...

A Valentine’s Day warning from the Gardaí on romance scammers

Romance Scammers steal Hearts, then Money. This is a warning issued from Gardaí this morning - as they advise people to beware of Romance Scams. "Victims...

Two men arrested following Killeshin night-time burglary

Two men have been arrested following a burglary in Killeshin, Laois. The burglary took place in Killeshin on Friday, January 11 at 2am. Following the burglary,...

Gardaí appeal to find stolen vehicle after woman assaulted by gang in Laois

A violent assault involving three men has left a woman in hospital. According to Carlow Live, the assault took place in her home in Killeshin, Co...

Gardaí issue handy tips on how to stay safe this Christmas

Over on the Garda Síochána Laois Offaly Facebook page, they have offered some easy - but often forgotten - tips on how to stay...
Gardai appealing for witnesses to the act of vandalism to contact them

Gardaí warn of rental scam doing the rounds to trick people out of money

Gardaí have issued a warning about unsolicited emails which appear to be part of a rental scam to deceive people into handing over deposits on...
Gardai are appealing for information following the robbery at a house in Portlaoise

Significant decrease in burglaries in Laois

Property crime has dropped by almost 15% in Laois according to the latest garda figures. There were 333 reported thefts and burglaries in the county...

Number of minor assaults in Laois rising

The number of minor assaults in Laois has risen, while the number of serious assaults has dropped. According to latest garda figures, the number of...

Gardai appeal for information following hit and run in Portlaoise

Portlaoise Gardai are making an appeal for information following a hit and run in the tow on Monday of this week. "At around 1pm on...

Gardai investigating after forestry workers discover body of missing man outside Portlaoise

Gardaí are investigating the discovery of the body of a man in Straboe outside Portlaoise on Tuesday morning.  At 8.55am on Tuesday, Gardaí received...

Thirteen year old girl hospitalised after alleged attack

An alleged assault on a Portlaoise teenager is now being investigated by Gardaí. The incident happened at a shopping centre in the town last Saturday. A...
Gardaí seized cocaine and a number of other drugs

“Anyone who thinks Laois doesn’t have a drug problem is an ostrich” says Chief...

408 of 447 drugs possession arrests that happened between July and September this year took place at the Electric Picnic. The popular festival also saw...

Five of Ireland’s most violent criminals set to come to Portlaoise

Five of Ireland's most violent criminals will be moved to the new high security unit in the Midlands prison, Portlaoise. They will be the first...

Victim of attempted home burglary launches appeal to catch assailants

Gardaí are searching for three male suspects in a dark grey Audi A4 after they attempted to rob a house with a lone female...

Gardaí issue renewed appeal after attack at knifepoint against two people in Portlaoise

Gardai in Portlaoise have renewed their appeal for information after two people were robbed during an attack where a knife was produced last Saturday...

Gardai appealing for information after two people attacked at knife point in Portlaoise

Gardai in Portlaoise are appealing for information after two people were robbed during which a knife was produced on Saturday evening. During the incident a...

Appeal launched to find stolen car in Laois

An appeal has been launched to find a car which was stolen in Laois. Portlaoise native Martina Graham discovered this morning that her car had...

Revenue seize drugs worth over €160,000 at Portlaoise Mail Centre

Revenue officers at Portlaoise Mail Centre seized over 7kg of herbal cannabis as a result of routine profiling at the premises today. The illegal drugs...

Revenue seize drugs worth €249,000 in Portlaoise

Revenue officers at Portlaoise Mail Centre seized over 12kg of Mitragynine powder, a controlled drug under the Misuse of Drugs Acts. The illegal drugs were...

Attempted burglary stopped in the nick of time by local efforts

One Laois resident can now add 'crimestopper' to their resume. An attempted burglary in Laois was halted last night due to the efforts of those...

Gardai can track abusive phone calls

Menacing phone calls can be traced by gardai, even if they are made from private phone numbers. The reassurance was given by Chief Superintendent John...

Indecent exposure incident in Portlaoise being investigated

Gardaí are investigating an incident of indecent exposure in Portlaoise yesterday. According to the Garda Press Office, Gardaí are investigating the incident which occurred in a...
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