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Gardai launch investigation following incident of attempted robbery and assault in Laois

Gardai in Portlaoise are appealing for information after an incident of attempted robbery and assault took place. The incident happened on Thursday night and occurred...
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Coast Guard Rescue 115 deployed in Laois while Gardai also make drugs seizure following...

The Coast Guard Rescue 115 was deployed in Laois at the weekend after a vehicle entered water. The incident occurred in Vicarstown on Sunday where...

‘Caught between the devil and the deep blue sea’ – Lack of law ties...

Laois Gardai have no enforcement powers when it comes to people on electric or motorised scooters. So confirmed Chief Superintendent John Scanlan at Monday's meeting...

One man arrested as more than €20,000 in drugs and a firearm seized in...

As part of Operation Tara, Gardaí in Laois made a seizure and an arrest in Portarlington this morning. The seizure was combined drugs valued at...
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Laois Gardai launch investigation after two men taken to hospital following alleged assault

Gardai in Laois have launched an investigation after two men were taken to hospital following an alleged assault in broad daylight. The incident occurred on...
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Gardai make arrests following incidents of attempted robbery and assault in Laois

Gardai in Laois have made separate arrests following incidents of attempted robbery and assault in the county recently. The first arrest related to an incident...
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Gardai appealing for witnesses following assault of man in Portlaoise on Sunday morning

Gardaí in Portlaoise are appealing for witnesses following the assault of a male on Coote Street in Portlaoise in the early hours of Sunday...
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Man charged following serious assault on the opening night of Electric Picnic 2022

Gardai have arrested and charged a man following a serious assault at the Electric Picnic festival last month. The incident occurred on the Friday evening...
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to a hit and run

Criminal damage, public order and traffic offences all increase in Laois

The figures related to criminal damage, public order and traffic offences in Laois have all increased when compared to 12 months ago. The stats were...
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Property crime more than doubles as criminals emerge after Covid-19

The figures related to property crime in Laois have more than doubled in comparison to 12 months ago. The stats were revealed at a recent...
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Gardai release further information and appeal for witnesses following serious assault at Electric Picnic

Gardai have released further information following a serious assault at the Electric Picnic festival last week. The incident occurred on Friday evening between 10pm and...
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Gardai make drugs seizure and two arrests in Stradbally prior to Electric Picnic

Gardai in Laois made a drugs seizure and arrested two men following raids prior to Electric Picnic. Gardai carried out two searched in Stradbally on...
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Gardai investigating after man hospitalised following assault at Electric Picnic

Gardai have launched an investigations after a man was seriously assaulted at the Electric Picnic Festival. The incident happened between Friday evening and Saturday morning...
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Gardai appealing for information after ‘a number’ of arrests following theft in Laois town

Gardai are appealing for information after a number of locations were burgled from in Portlaoise recently. Premises were hit by offenders in the Ballytegan and...
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Two youths arrested after teenager left in hospital following assault in Laois town

A Laois teenager was left in hospital following an assault that occurred in Mountmellick recently. Gardai were called to the Church Street area of the...
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Gardai renew appeal for information after young man assaulted in Laois border town passes...

Gardai have renewed their appeal for information following a serious assault on a town on the Laois border. The renewed appeal comes after a man,...
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Gardai appeal for witnesses following serious assault of two men in town on Laois...

Gardaí in are appealing for witnesses following the serious assault of two men in the course of an incident in Monasterevin on Sunday, August...
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Gardai continuing to investigate after menacing and threatening letter sent to Laois GAA player

Gardai have launched an investigation after a menacing and threatening letter was sent to a Laois GAA player. The letter was received by a Borris-Kilcotton...
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Gardai and Revenue combine to sieze MDMA worth €82,000 in town on Laois border

Revenue officers seized MDMA following the search of a residential premises in the Athy area of Kildare. They recovered approximately 1.37kgs of MDMA with an...
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A new look! Formal change to An Garda Síochána uniform comes into effect from...

If you're out and about today and come across a member of An Garda Síochána you'll notice that they'll be looking somewhat different than...
David McDonald Unlocked

Inside story of life as a prison officer in Portlaoise makes for riveting read

For the vast majority of people who lived in Portlaoise over recent decades, little was known about the goings on in the town’s maximum-security...
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Gardaí appeal for information after attempted burglary on Laois hotel

Gardaí in Abbeyleix are appealing for information following an attempted burglary at the Abbeyleix Manor Hotel in the early hours of Tuesday morning. It's understood...
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11 arrests and 45 charges as Gardai in Laois carry out searches under Operation...

11 people were arrested and 45 charges were handed out following searches by Laois Gardai recently. These took place on July 19 and 20 and...
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Gardai appeal for witnesses following serious assault of young woman in town on Laois...

Gardai are appealing for witnesses after a woman was seriously assaulted in Monasterevin recently. The incident happened in an area known as Moore Abbey Wood...
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Gardai arrest two and charge with 16 offences following robbery in Laois town

Gardai in Laois arrested two people recently following a burgarly that occurred in Portarlington. The arrests were made on Thursday July 14 and the two...
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to a hit and run

Laois Gardai make arrest and drug driver in stolen car detected by traffic stop

Gardai in Laois arrested a driver and recovered a stolen car following an incident yesterday. The detection came following an enforcement checkpoint which took place...
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Garda warning after number of home heating oil thefts reported in Laois in recent...

Gardai are warning people to be vigilant after a number of thefts of home heating oil were reported in the last three days. With the...
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Gardai investigating ‘alleged incident of assault’ at retail car park in Laois

Gardai are investigating followed an alleged incident of assault that took place in a retail car park in Laois this week. The incident occurred at...
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to a hit and run

Gardai make drugs seizure and arrest following traffic stop in Laois

Gardai in Laois stopped a car and made a drugs seizure following a routine stop yesterday. The Laois roads policing unit was on patrol when...
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Gardai launch investigation after man in his 60s seriously assaulted and robbed from in...

Gardaí in Carlow are investigating an aggravated burglary that happened on Saturday, July 2, in Graiguecullen. At around 11pm, a man in his 60s was...