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Portlaoise Men’s Sheds first to avail of Crime prevention initiative
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Portlaoise Men’s Sheds first to avail of Crime prevention initiative

Laois PPN Property Marker Rollout at Portlaoise Men’s Sheds

Portlaoise Men’s Sheds were the first Community Group in the Portlaoise Municipal District to be supported by Laois PPN with their Crime Prevention Initiative.

Laois PPN Property Marker Rollout at Portlaoise Men’s Shed: Dan Bergin ( Laois PPN ), Joe Grant and Billy Haslam ( Mens Shed ). Photo : Michael Scully – no reproduction fee.

The Crime Prevention Initiative features Laois PPN’s Property Marker machine. The Property Marker provides a unique identifier on property that acts as a theft deterrent and assists Gardai in the recovery of stolen property. 

Laois PPN Property Marker Rollout at Portlaoise Men’s Shed: Laois PPN Property Marker Rollout at Portlaoise Men’s Shed: Majella Moore ( Laois PPN Admin.) with John Oxley, Laois PPN Secretariat Chairperson, Dan Bergin, Laois PPN Co-Ordinator and Portlaoise Mens Shed members. Photo: Michael Scully – no reproduction fee.

Portlaoise Men’s Sheds welcomed John Oxley, Laois PPN Secretariat Chairperson, Dan Bergin, Laois PPN Co-Ordinator and Majella Moore, Laois PPN Administrator to their Shed. A tour of the shed was provided showing the different projects that are currently underway.

Laois PPN Property Marker Rollout at Portlaoise Men’s Shed: John Oxley, Laois PPN Secretariat Chairperson, demonstrares property marking with Dan Bergin, Laois PPN Co-Ordinator and Majella Moore, Laois PPN Administrator. Photo: Michael Scully – no reproduction fee. Photo: Michael Scully – no reproduction fee.

Portlaoise Men’s Sheds had a popular stand at the Live Well Expo 2024, displaying a model train track, bee boxes, bug hotels, walking sticks and much more. All products were crafted by the men from Portlaoise Men’s Sheds. 

Laois PPN Property Marker Rollout at Portlaoise Men’s Shed: Tom Jacob ( Mens Shed) chatting with John Oxley , Laois PPN Sectratariat Chairperson. Photo: Michael Scully – no reproduction fee. Photo: Michael Scully – no reproduction fee.

Dan Bergin, Laois PPN Co-Ordinator stated “Laois PPN wish to thank Portlaoise Men’s Sheds for their warm welcome. Portlaoise Men’s Shed have been involved in a wide variety of Community Projects over the last 11 years. Laois PPN were happy to support Portlaoise Men’s Shed with the roll out of our Property Marker. We wish them every success for the future.”

Laois PPN Property Marker Rollout at Portlaoise Men’s Shed: Sean Kelly ( Portlaoise Mens Shed Sect.), John Oxley, Laois PPN Secretariat Chairperson and Majella Moore ( Laois PPN Co-Ordinator. Photo: Michael Scully – no reproduction fee.

Laois PPN consists of 650+ Member Groups from the Community, Social Inclusion and Environmental Pillars. All groups registered with Laois PPN are given the opportunity to attend Laois PPN events. Any group wishing to join Laois PPN can do so by completing the application on the Laois PPN website www.laoisppn.ie