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Garda appeal for information after chainsaws recovered in Laois

Gardai have appealed for information after they recovered chainsaws during a search of car in Mountrath. The car was searched on Saturday November 27 where...

Drug needles and beer cans in hedges as Laois residents threatened by youths

Youths are leaving drug needles and beer cans in the hedges of Esker Hills, but residents of this Portlaoise estate are being threatened and...
Portlaoise garda

Juvenile arrested following weekend ‘stabbing’ incident in Portlaoise

Gardai arrested a juvenile in relation to an alleged stabbing incident in Portlaoise at the weekend. The teenager was detained under Section 4 of the...
Alcohol

Laois TD calls for support in opposing proposed extension to opening hours

A Laois TD has called on local elected and community representatives to signal their objection to the proposed extension of opening hours for pubs...

‘No meaning’ to threats to break legs as eight menacing phone calls recorded in...

There were eight threats to kill or cause serious harm made in Laois during the period of July to September this year. Although according to...
Gardai

Laois car thefts caused by keys left in the ignition

Don't leave any valuables in your parked car that might attract thieves - and most importantly of all, don't leave your keys in the...
Portlaoise garda

Issue of knife crime raised at Garda meeting following horror weekend incident in Portlaoise

In the wake of the horrific attack in Portlaoise at the weekend, in which a knife was reportedly used to inflict serious injuries, the...
Gardaí

‘Social media frenzy’ exaggerating ‘date rape’ problem

"A social media frenzy" is exaggerating the problem of "date rape" attacks where young women are being stuck with needles in nightclubs, according to...
Portlaoise Stabbing Incident

Stabbing victim in ‘serious but stable condition’ as Gardai appeal for witnesses and ask...

The victim of a stabbing incident that happened in the early hours of Saturday morning in Portlaoise is in a 'stable but serious condition'. That...
Portlaoise garda

Garda presence in centre of Portlaoise following overnight stabbing incident

There is a considerable Garda presence in the centre of Portlaoise this morning following a reported stabbing incident over night. Parts of the town's main...
Gardaí

Man arrested and charged following robbery in Laois town

A man has been arrested and subsequently charged with burglary following an incident in Mountrath on Tuesday evening. Gardai confirmed that the man in question...
Gardaí

Garda warning after elderly Laois man tricked by bogus caller

Gardaí in Stradbally are investigating an incident involving a bogus caller in the area on Tuesday. A suspicious man called to an elderly man and...
Spiking

Young Laois people warned to be vigilant while out following ‘frightening’ increase in suspected...

Young Laois people are being warned to be vigilant while being out this weekend after what has been described as a 'frightening' increase in...

Gardai appealing for information after trailer stolen from near Portlaoise

Gardai are appealing for information after a trailer was stolen from a house outside Portlaoise late on Friday night. A 2018 model Ifor Williams tipper...

In Pictures: Two arrests made plus cash, drugs and fireworks seized following Laois Gardai...

Cash, drugs and fireworks were seized following a raid in Laois yesterday. The seizure happened following the search of a premises in Mountmellick. A number of...

Laois Gardai make six arrests following large scale multi-agency checkpoint on M7

There were six arrests made for a range of offences following a checkpoint on the M7 yesterday. Members from Portlaoise and Tullamore Garda stations, along...
Garda New

Two men arrested following terrifying ordeal for elderly men while Gardai also seize €62,000...

Two men were arrested and one has been charged following a terrifying ordeal that was inflected upon an elderly Laois man earlier this year. Back...
John Scanlon

Laois Chief Superintendent issues warning and advice as ‘sophisticated international criminals behind scam calls’

The Chief Superintendent of the Laois-Offaly Garda Division has issued a warning in relation to scam callers. For the last year or so, we've all...

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...
Post Offices

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...