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LaoisToday Podcast: We chat to the producer behind the Runaway Joe series – and...

A rural area of Laois is at the very centre of a gripping RTE podcast that tells the story of Joe Maloney, the man...

Local County Councillor calls for dedicated Town Centre First Masterplan for Mountrath

Independent Cllr James Kelly has called for Laois County Council to "secure funding and appoint consultants to undertake a Town Centre First Masterplan for...
St Peter and Paul's Cemetery Portlaoise

Meeting held as response planned following attacks at Portlaoise cemetery

Politicians, gardai and community leaders came together last night to address the recent vandalism of graves at Portlaoise Cemetery. In a seemingly random attack, at...
St Peter and Paul's Cemetery Portlaoise

Gardai investigating and meeting called following disturbing vandalism at Laois cemetery

Gardai are continuing to investigate following 'disgusting' vandalism that took place at several graves in Portlaoise last week. In a seemingly random attack, at least...
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Gardai continue to investigate following shooting incident in Portlaoise

Gardai are continuing to investigate following a shooting incident that occurred in Portlaoise last week. The incident is believed to have happened on land off...
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Three arrested and brought before the courts following drug and cash seizure in Laois

Three people have been arrested, charged and appeared in court following a drug and cash seizure in Laois. The incident happened yesterday when Gardai in...
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A busy weekend around Laois for An Garda Síochána including multiple car seizures

It was a busy couple of days in Laois over the weekend for An Garda Síochána, who reported multiple car seizures across the county. Abbeyleix...
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Gardai appeal for information after two cars and a house vandalised in Portlaoise

Gardai are appealing for information an incident in Portlaoise in the early hours of Monday morning, December 18. Two cars and a house were damaged...
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Gardai investigating after windows smashed in attack on house in Portlaoise

Gardai are investigating after windows were smashed in an incident at a house in Portlaoise on Tuesday evening. The incident in question occurred around 9.30pm...

The Nobody Zone – New RTÉ docuseries on Laois serial killer, Kieran Patrick Kelly

"In a forgotten London underworld, a homeless Irishman kills multiple times without detection, unseen in a world where nobody seems to care." In 1983 Kieran...

Man due before court after drugs worth in excess of €60,000 seized in Laois

A man is due before court today following a drugs seizure in Laois on Tuesday worth around €60,000. Gardai, on routine patrol, made the seizure...
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Young men ‘savagely beaten’ and ‘individual running around with a machete’ – Troubling scenes...

A meeting of the Joint Policing Committee has heard a frightening account of some of the happenings in Portlaoise in recent weeks. Sinn Fein Councillor...
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Laois Crime Prevention Officer issues warning over increasing numbers of rental scams

Sergeant Graham Kavanagh, Crime Prevention Officer Laois Offaly, has reminded those seeking accommodation for students to be wary of rental scams. Particularly, Mr Kavanagh says,...
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Man arrested and charged in Portarlington after Gardai detect him carrying suspected firearm

A man in Portarlington has been arrested and charged after he was found to have been carrying a suspected firearm. The incident occurred in the...
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Drug crime high on the agenda as number of Gardai clarified in Laois

Two Laois TDs have had their say on drug crime policy in the county. Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs, Sean Fleming,...

Boy racer meets ‘a Garda priority’ as fines and vehicles seized in Laois

Boy racer meets are a Garda priority, the Laois Joint Policing Committee has heard at this week's meetings. Garda Superintendent Eamon Curley made the statement...
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Crime statistics across Laois have dropped against 2022 figures

The latest meeting of the Laois Joint Policing Committee has received a positive report into crime and traffic statistics. Garda representatives Superintendent Eamon Curley, Inspector...
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Concerns about falling Gardaí numbers raised in Laois

Laois PPN (Public Participation Network) representative, Bobby Delaney has raised concerns at the falling number of Gardaí in Mountmellick. The issue was raised with Garda...
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Laois PPN representatives heap praise on Garda drug awareness program

Laois PPN (Public Participation Network) representatives, Tom Jones and Sara Geraldine Rasool have commended the Garda HEED program. HEED, which stands for Health, Education, Enforcement...

Laois Joint Policing Committee warned of the rising problem of illegal money lenders

Laois PPN (Public Participation Network) representative, Bobby Delaney has warned the Laois Joint Policing Committee meeting of the rising problem of illegal money lenders...
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Public representatives call for Garda intervention into escalating violence in The Heath

People living in The Heath "are being terrorised," the Laois Joint Policing Committee meeting has heard. The issue was raised with Garda Superintendent Eamon Curley...
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Laois-Offaly ‘profoundly under-resourced’ as just one Garda assigned to the Divisional Drug Unit

The Laois/Offaly Divisional Drug Unit of An Garda Síochána has the lowest number of Garda members assigned to it when compared to every other...
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Gardai investigating after cars broken into and property stolen in Portlaoise

Gardai are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a number of cars were broken into and property stolen. The incidents occurred on Sunday night...
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Gardai appeal for information following burglary and dangerous driving in Laois

Gardai are appealing for information following an incident of burglary and dangerous driving. This occurred in Laois this afternoon and Gardai are asking for any...
Portlaoise heroin

Gardai confirm seizure of €230,000 of heroin and cocaine in Portlaoise

Gardaí have seized approximately €230,000 of suspected heroin and cocaine during a number of searches in Portlaoise this week. The searches were conducted as part...
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Gardai investigating after man arrested and soccer match abandoned in Laois

Gardai have launched an investigation after a soccer match was abandoned in Laois on Sunday. Arlington AFC and Coil Dubh AFC clashed in Castle Park,...
Togher Woods

GRAPHIC CONTENT: Local farmer urging dog owners to keep their pets on a leash...

A local sheep farmer has urged people walking in the Togher Woods area to please keep their pets on leashes while enjoying the walkways. The...
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Gardai arrest two drug drivers and carry out speed enforcement in Laois

Gardai in Laois arrested two drug drivers in separate incidents in the county on Tuesday. One driver was found to be under the influence of...
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Gardai appeal for information following house fire in Portlaoise

Gardai are appealing for information following a house fire in Portlaoise recently. The fire broke out in the early hours of Thursday morning in Esker...
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Gardai seize drugs worth €40,000 and make arrest in Laois

Gardai seized drugs worth €40,000 and made one arrest following an incident in Laois yesterday. Gardai from the Roads Policing Unit stopped a car on...