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Guards on street, speeding on rural roads and a need to...

Gardai have been more visible on the streets over the past couple of months, something that was welcomed at the recent meeting of the...

Community CCTV remain unused as ‘scheme has failed’ says Laois TD

A long-running saga over the data on CCTV cameras continues to frustate local community groups and politicians with Laois Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley...

‘Teenagers hit very hard’ as details emerge of ‘shed parties’

Local Gardai are aware of a number of parties taking place in houses, sheds, fields and yards as the Coronavirus restrictions mean that pubs...

Warm welcome as IFA representative added to Laois Joint Policing Committee

Laois IFA will have a voice on the county's Joint Policing Committee (JPC) for the first time following the appointment of Brendan Birney from...

Overall decline in crime figures in Laois in first half of...

There was an overall decline in crime in Laois in the first six months of 2020, according to figures presented to today's meeting of...

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...

13 new rural CCTV schemes approved for Laois

Good news this week for communities right across the county who have been fundraising and preparing to establish CCTV Schemes in their localities. There had...

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...

One-Man Garda stations to become a ‘thing of the past’

Garda Chief Superintendent John Scanlan has said "one-man garda stations" in Laois are set to become a thing of the past. There has been a...

Laois ‘one of the quietest places for criminal activity’ in Ireland

Laois has been heralded as one of the quietest places for criminal activity in the country. According to Chief Superintendent John Scanlan, Laois is one...

Caravans being used for anti-social behavior around the county

There are caravans being used in the Portlaoise area for anti-social behavior, it has been claimed. They are not being lived in, but being used...