Judge Keenan Johnson described the actions of the actions of Keith McDonagh (22), as ‘reprehensible’. File Photograph: Frank Miller

A Co Laois man who caused extensive injuries to a garda by punching him twice in the face with a knuckle-duster has been sentenced to six years, with (...)

Staff at the Center Parcs Longford Forest resort which is due to open next month. Photograph: Naoise Culhane.

Alcohol licensing rules had to be redrawn to cater for the scale of the Center Parcs resort in Co Longford, Portlaoise Circuit Court has heard. The (...)

  Joanne Kangley  leaving Portlaoise Circuit Court after she was sentenced for giving a mobile phone to a convicted rapist serving a sentence in Portlaoise Prison. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

A solicitor who gave a mobile phone to a prisoner, after he threatened to rape her child, has received a 12-month suspended sentence. Joanne Kangley (...)

Thomas McInerney, who admitted possessing stolen property at Cloncourse, Co Laois, leaving Tullamore District Court. Photograph: James Flynn/APX

A member of the Garda Armed Response Unit told a court on Tuesday that the apprehension of three men in a major operation in Co Laois last summer was(...)