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Laois student earns prestigious Johnson and Johnson bursary award

Two Laois women were among 11 students across second, third and fourth year at University College Cork to earn Johnson and Johnson bursary awards...

Portlaoise College embracing the challenges of online learning yet again

Here we go again. Schools across the country closed their doors to students after the Christmas break and are not set to reopen until...

Laois student honoured as accounting technicians graduate

A Laois student was honoured as Accounting Technicians Ireland conferred membership to graduates in its first virtual conferring ceremony recently. Therese Bowe, from Borris-in-Ossory, was...

Portarlington primary school students go above and beyond with feel-good art project for paediatric...

A young student in Presentation Primary school in Portarlington recently underwent a bone marrow transplant but has used her time since returning to school...

Laois student receives prestigious University of Limerick scholarship

A Portlaoise CBS student has been awarded a prestigious University of Limerick scholarship. St Mary’s CBS past pupil Jordan Ikpomwen, who did his Leaving Cert...

Two Laois projects ‘highly commended’ at BT Young Scientist Exhibition

Two Laois projects received 'Highly Commended' status following the results of yesterday's BT Young Scientist Exhibition. For the third year running, Heywood student Evan Hogg...

Glory for Laois student as first ever virtual BT Young Scientist Exhibition

Over 1,000 students from across the island of Ireland took part in the first ever virtual BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition. The event this...

Laois Leaving Cert student launches petition calling on Minister Foley to reverse 3-day week...

A Laois Sixth Year student has launched a petition calling on the Minister for Education to reverse yesterday's decision regarding a three-day week for...

Local senator throws his support behind quest for new building for Laois secondary school

Labour Senator Mark Wall has thrown his support behind the ongoing campaign to see Colaiste Iosagain in Portarlington receive a new building. According to the...

Three new classrooms on the way to Laois school as extension approved

There is very good news for a Laois school this afternoon as funding for three new classrooms has been approved. Raheen National School (Tobar an...

Teacher’s union calls for extension of school closure until ‘at least January 18’

The Teacher's Union of Ireland has called on the government to extend the current school closures until January 18 at the earliest. TUI General Secretary...

State-funded pre-schools to remain closed until January 11 in line with primary and secondary

The state-funded pre-school programme will delay its resumption until January 11, in line with the re-opening of primary and secondary schools after the Christmas...

Christmas break set to be extended following government decision

The Christmas break is set to be extended following a decision made by the Cabinet at a meeting today - it is being reported. Taoiseach...

Teacher’s union urge government to extend school closure in January

The General Secretary of the Irish National Teachers' Association has called on the government to extend school closures into January due to the increase...

Laois students put finishing touches on community projects as school ends for Christmas

Laois students in secondary schools have really played a blinder this year. With Covid-19 limiting what they can enjoy, many of them have turned to...

WATCH: Laois primary school go virtual for annual Christmas Concert

Everything seems to have gone ‘virtual’ these days and it was no different in Timahoe recently as the boys and girls of Scoil Mhuire...

In Pictures: How a small class project blossomed into a wonderful Covid community endeavour

A small class project has blossomed into a Covid community endeavour in St. Fergal's College in Rathdowney. In September, the 1st Year Religion classes were...
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WATCH: Portlaoise College ’10 Days of Wellness’ culminates in hilarious video

Christmas is a time of joy, a time for giving, and a time for making memories - and with some of the dancing in...

Laois student receives Excellence Scholarship Award for outstanding Leaving Cert results

NUI Galway hosted a special virtual Scholarship Ceremony recently for recipients of their scholarships for new undergraduate entrants 2020. And among the winners was Laois...

Second Laois primary school announces closure due to Covid-19 cases

A second Laois primary school has shut its doors before the Christmas break due to Covid-19 cases. Portlaoise Educate Together NS announced the decision over...

In Pictures: Laois school children make letters for nursing home residents

Christmas time in Shanganamore NS in Barrowhouse is a very busy time of year but this year due to Covid-19, some of the usual...

Christmas comes early to two Laois students with €3,000 bursary awards

Christmas has come early to 11 students across second, third and fourth year at University College Cork - including two from Laois. Ruth Bergin and...

Laois principal calls for schools to be allowed to close when they have confirmed...

A principal of a Laois principal who has had 11 confirmed Covid-19 cases since Saturday has called on the Department of Education to allow...

In Pictures: Young entrepreneurs at Laois school host successful exhibition

Transition Year students at Portlaoise College recently held a showcase of their enterprise creations. The small businesses included products such as caffeinated chewing gum (Go...

In Pictures: Laois school hosts annual Christmas Market

Mountrath Community School hosted their annual Christmas Market recently. The Transition Year group descended on the hall on Friday last - December 11. They set up...

Historic day as ground broken on new building for Laois school

The Board of Management, Teachers and pupils of Gaelscoil Thromaire, Mountrath are very excited by the news that construction of a brand new School premises...

Two Laois schools among 44 competing in ‘Design A Home for Everyone’ competition

Clonaslee College and Mountrath Community School will compete with over 42 schools from 22 counties nationwide have now entered the Construction Industry Federation (CIF)’s...

Laois secondary school all set to host first Literature Festival

Dunamase College will be abuzz with excitement this week as both students and teachers alike celebrate all things literature. The Portlaoise based secondary school will...

BREAKING: Laois primary school announce closure until after Christmas due to Covid-19 cases

Holy Family Senior School in Portlaoise is to shut its doors today and will not reopen until January 6 2021 due to Covid-19 cases. In...

In Pictures: Laois school gets festive with door decorating competition

Christmas is just over two weeks away and one Laois school is fully into the festive swing of things. The Christmas Door Competition took off...