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Photo credit: Facebook - Garda Síochána Laois Offaly

The Laois/Offaly Gardai are launching their annual Youth Awards today. 

The Laois/Offaly Gardai are launching their annual Youth Awards today. 

Its the second year of the event - which aims to recognise the great work being done by young people in the local communities across each county. 

Photo credit: Facebook - Garda Síochána Laois OffalyPhoto credit: Facebook - Garda Síochána Laois Offaly

Lauren Lawlor was the Portlaoise District winner in 2019. 

She says receiving the award was a great moment:


Photo credit: Facebook - Garda Síochána Laois OffalyPhoto credit: Facebook - Garda Síochána Laois Offaly

The 2nd Laois Offaly Garda Youth Awards were officially launched today 11th November 2019 in local communities.

The awards will be celebrated by the Laois Offaly Garda division, which includes Birr, Portlaoise, Tullamore and their respective sub-districts.

The awards celebrate outstanding young people between the ages of 13 and 21 years, and will recognise the good work they do throughout the communities of Laois and Offaly.

People are encouraged to nominate young people or groups who make their communities a better place to live – under the categories of Individual Award, Group Award, Special Achievement Award and Community Safety Award.

Application forms can be collected from any Garda Station or Supermacs in Laois or Offaly as and from 15th November 2019.

Forms must be completed in full and returned by post, hand delivered to your Garda Station by the 16th December 2019 for the attention of:

Garda Derek Flynn, Laois Juvenile Liaison Officer, Portlaoise Garda Station 0578674100

Garda Eoin Everard, Juvenile Liaison Officer, Portlaoise Garda Station, 0578674100

Garda Robert Fahy, Offaly Juvenile Liaison Officer, Tullamore Garda Station 0579327052

Sergeant David Scahill, Community Policing Unit, Tullamore Garda Station, 0579327052

Garda Eoin Gardiner, Community Policing, Portlaoise Garda Station 0578674100

Garda Grace Heffernan, Community Policing, Birr Garda Station 0579169710

Applications can also be emailed to Laoisoffalygardayouthawards@garda.ie

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