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Big breakthrough as new school for Coláiste Íosagáin in Portarlington moves to planning permission...

The long-running battle to get a new school for Coláiste Íosagáin in Portarlington took a significant step forward today with the news that the...
Heywood CS Leaving Cert Results

In Pictures: Heywood Community School celebrate stunning 2021 Leaving Cert results

Heywood Community School recently celebrated their students who received brilliant results in the 2021 Leaving Cert. Spink's Mark Kehoe achieved the maximum 625 while Abbeyleix's...

In Pictures: New Meitheal team appointed and First Years begin at Laois secondary school

A Laois secondary school have appointed a new Meitheal team and welcomed a brand new batch of First Years in recent weeks. Five classes of...
Portlaoise College

Laois secondary school appoint new Deputy Principal as their growth continues

The Portlaoise College school community warmly welcomed Mary Marum - who was recently appointed as a new Deputy Principal. Mary was a Science and Biology...
Knockbeg College Official Opening Day 2021 (4)

Momentous day as Knockbeg College’s brand new school officially opened

It was a momentous day in the history of one of Ireland's oldest educational facilities as Knockbeg College's brand new school was officially opened. A...
Back to School 2021

In Pictures: Back to School as new term begins around the county

It might not have had the same historical significance of last September as primary schools around the country opened for the first time since...

Two Knockbeg students receive maximum 625 as Vicarstown trio get 1,800 points between them

Two Knockbeg College students have received the maximum amount of points in the 2021 Leaving Cert. Jack Ross and Finn Coss were both awarded 625...
Portlaoise College Leaving Cert Results 2021 (7)

Portlaoise College unique celebration of outsanding Leaving Certificate results

With students able to access results from home, Portlaoise College bucked the trend and decided to stick with tradition. The Leaving Cert class of...

History made in Laois secondary school as student records first ever 625 Leaving Cert...

History has been made in St Fergal's College in Rathdowney today as the school recorded its first ever 625 points result. Darragh Hogan, who hails...

Eight Portlaoise CBS students achieve more than 600 points in 2021 Leaving Cert

The 2021 Leaving Cert results are out and the fantastic news from Laois students continues. Portlaoise CBS have confirmed that eight of their boys have...
Scoil Chriost Ri Portlaoise

Four Laois students in Scoil Chríost Rí in Portlaoise get maximum 625 points

For a school to have one student get maximum points in the Leaving Cert is a big deal - but Scoil Chríost Rí in...

Top of the class! Mountrath CS student scores seven H1s in 2021 Leaving Cert

The 2021 Leaving Cert results are out today and we already have news of an unbelievable result. Finn Culleton of Mountrath CS is a happy...

In Pictures: Laois secondary school welcome 168 new First Years to begin new journey

On Friday last, Portlaoise College welcomed 168 first year students to the school as they begin their secondary school educational journey. Students met their Year...

In Pictures: Dunamase College and Knockbeg College welcome new batch of First Years

There was great excitement in schools across the county recently as First Years began life at second level. The incoming first years received a warm...
2020 Back to School

Send us your back to school photos as new year starts

It's a big week for students, teachers and parents as a new school year begins around the country. The 2020-21 school year was disrupted considerably...

In Pictures: New journey begins as Laois secondary school welcome new First Years

Wednesday was the start of the second level journey for the first year students in Mountrath Community School. It's an anxious day for students and...

Local Senator writes to Minister Harris calling for review into SUSI grant eligibility criteria

Senator Fiona O’Loughlin has written to the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science calling for an urgent review of SUSI...

Meet the Laois woman who came from Spain to work as an au pair...

A Portlaoise woman who first came to Ireland from Spain to work as an au pair has gone into a whole different career thanks...
Pippa Hackett Abbeyleix school

Abbeyleix school visit prompts Senator to again call for urgent action

Following a visit to Scoil Mhuire in Abbeyleix this week, Senator Pippa Hackett has again called on the Department of Education to take immediate...
Gaelascoil Thromaire

In Pictures: End of an era as Laois primary school bid farewell to 120-year-old...

Last week marked the end of an era in the small rural community of Trumera, as the local primary school students said farewell to...

Laois families encouraged to apply for Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance

Applications are now open for the Back to School Clothing Allowance and Footwear Allowance. This is a once off payment to those eligible to assist...
Newtown NS Active Flag

In Pictures: Active Flag goes up as Newtown NS bring the curtain down on...

Over the last couple of years, Newtown National School in Crettyard completed a programme of activities designed to achieve an Active Flag for the...

In Pictures: Active schools week, outdoor gallery launched and talent show – busy times...

The pupils and students in Holy Family Senior School in Portlaoise have been extremely busy recently. As a another difficult Covid-19 disrupted school year comes...

Laois school principal calls for calculated grades to remain in some form for Leaving...

With students around the country currently sitting their Leaving Cert exams, a Laois secondary school principal has called for this year's system to continue...

Warm tributes and well wishes paid as popular Laois school principal retires

Warm tributes and well wishes have been paid to Aoife Elster, Principal of Dunamase College in Portlaoise, following the announcement that she intends to...

Kind-hearted Laois school children bake delicious treats for Direct Provision

Children in the Presentation Primary School in Portarlington baked some delicious treats and donated them to residents at the Direct Provision Centre at the...

Portlaoise students encouraged to enter logo competition for low carbon project

Students in schools in Portlaoise are being encouraged to enter a logo competition as part of the Low Carbon school's project. Laois Green-Schools officers Lorraine...

WATCH: RTE News visits Laois secondary school as 2021 Leaving Cert gets underway

The 2021 edition of the Leaving Cert got underway at schools across the country yesterday. For the first time in the history of the state,...

Laois secondary school combine with local charity to raise €4,000

Portlaoise College Parents Council teamed up with Laois Offaly Families for Autism during the month of May by encouraging students, families and members of...

Laois secondary school receives approval to tender for new works

Minister of Education Norma Foley has given the green light to proceed to tender for refurbishment works for Portlaoise College. This funding will see improvements...