A number of arrests have been made.
Five gardaí have been assaulted in Laois.
Members of Portlaoise Garda station were punched, kicked and spat at during a number of incidents in the town yesterday.
Four officers were treated in A&E for injuries and one was kept in hospital overnight.
An individual was acting aggressively and violently towards members of the ambulance service.
A number of arrests were made.
Gardaí say substance and alcohol abuse were a key factor in each situation.