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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...

Gardai can track abusive phone calls

Menacing phone calls can be traced by gardai, even if they are made from private phone numbers. The reassurance was given by Chief Superintendent John...

Superintendent believes we have ‘no problem’ with hate crimes in Laois

Superintendent Anthony Petit has said he doesn't believe we have a problem with hate crimes in Laois. Following news of two arrests made in connection...

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...

CAB investigating suspected Laois criminals

The Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) is currently investigating two suspected criminals in Laois. A further 7 preliminary investigations are underway on people in the county...

Dramatic rise of thefts in Laois

Thefts in Laois jumped from 75 up to 132 in the last three months, when compared with the second quarter of 2017, latest garda...

‘People are coming out in their pyjamas to go and buy...

"People are going out in their pyjamas to go and buy drugs" that was the claim of Laois TD Brian Stanley, at the Laois...

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...

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...

Increase in drug seizures, drink driving and praise for Gardai

The possession of drugs for sale or supply more than doubled in a three-month period in Laois - with the Electric Picnic cited as...

Fifteen extra Gardai for Laois before end of year

There will be 15 new Gardai working in Laois by the end of the year, the Laois Joint Police Committee meeting was told today. Chief...

People should have more cop on when it comes to recreational...

Drugs being mixed by the Kinihan gang in Dublin are being used in Portlaoise, according to Deputy Brian Stanley. The Sinn Fein TD was speaking...

Concern voiced on Portlaoise burglaries and attack on woman

A woman was attacked in her own home in Portlaoise, with brazen burglars no longer concerned whether people are in a house or not,...

Dog owners warned of responsibilities during lambing season

Dog owners should be extra vigilant during the lambing season, the Laois Joint Policing Committee heard. “Dogs can do a huge amount of damage and...

Drink driving increases in Laois as arrests surge

Local gardai have sent out a warning that drink-drivers will be caught in Laois after it emerged that incidences rose in the last three...

Concerns that drones are being used to ‘case’ farms for robbery

Anyone who suspects criminals are flying drones over their property should contact local gardai who will take action, Superintendent Joe Prendergast has vowed. Concerns were...

Tributes paid to retiring Laois Superintendent

Tributes have been paid to Superintendent Joe Prendergast who is to retire shortly from his role in Laois. The announcement at the Joint Policing Committee...