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Cocaine is everywhere in Laois is stark Garda warning

Cocaine is everywhere in Laois. Possession of drugs offences in Laois so far this year are up by a quarter. That’s the stark warning from...

Garda alert – beware of dark evenings, bogus callers and stolen...

The good news is that thefts in Laois are down significantly in the first nine months of this year, registering a fall from 987...

Laois Gardai were diverted to Drogheda to tackle gang feud

There are extra Garda on duty across Laois, there is a greater Garda visibility and there will be additional Garda deployed in the county...

After 54 years a new Garda HQ complex confirmed for Portlaoise

A new Garda Divisional headquarters building complex has been announced for Portlaoise. The long overdue breakthrough for the development of a modern and fit-for-purpose Garda...

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...

“Anyone who thinks Laois doesn’t have a drug problem is an...

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...

Meeting hears of youth ‘beaten into a pulp’ as local assaults...

A young man was beaten into a pulp by two men and then kicked while on the ground for no reason, the Laois Joint...

Drink driving remains a challenge for gardaí in Laois

Despite a drop of almost 20 percent in drink driving offences in Laois, Chief Superintendent John Scanlon says there is still a way to...

CCTV proposed for Mountmellick Road amid abuse of gardaí

The top garda in the division has witnessed first-hand the abuse from youths causing difficulties in housing estates around the Mountmellick Road, including O’Moore...

Level of local cocaine use is ‘mind-boggling’

The level of cocaine use in Portlaoise and throughout the county was labelled as "mind-boggling" by Cllr Willie Aird at the County Laois Joint...

Criminal gangs flying in from eastern Europe to rob local businesses

Sophisticated crime gangs are flying in from eastern Europe to rob premises in Laois and other counties, the highest-ranking garda in the division has...