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Approval granted for extension of expanding Laois secondary school

Portlaoise College
Keith McClearn, Patricia Cullen, Mary Marum and Noel Daly.

The Government has given approval to commence construction on the new extension to Portlaoise College.

This new extension and refurbishment works will consist of a construction studies room, art room and a special education needs classroom.

Laois Minister for State at the Department of Finance, Sean Fleming, said that he is very pleased that this extension has been approved.

He particularly highlighted the importance of having the addition of enhanced special education facilities at the college.

He said: “I want to acknowledge all the work put in by the people in Portlaoise College and the Laois Offaly Education Training Board for requesting approval for this important extension.

“I am very pleased that the Government has now given approval after all stages of tendering have been completed to proceed to construction straight away.

“I look forward to the college making direct contact with the contractor to arrange to commence work as urgently as possible.”

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.