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Long-serving Laois secondary school principal announces decision to retire

The long-serving principal of Colaiste Iosagain in Portarlington has announced his decision to retire. Seamus Bennett has been principal of the Laois-Offaly school since September...

Huge success for Laois athletes at All-Ireland School’s Track and Field...

There was huge success for a number of Laois athletes at the All-Ireland School's Track and Field Finals on Saturday. The showpiece of the school's...

All-Ireland basketball glory for two Laois schools following national finals

Two Laois schools are celebrating this week after claiming All-Ireland Basketball glory at the National Stadium in Tallaght. Knockbeg College were victorious in the First...

Shock at sudden death of young Portarlington teacher

There is widespread shock in Portarlington today at the sudden death of Colaiste Iosagain teacher Emily Seery. A native of Edenderry in Offaly and only...
Laois GAA 1st Year Final

Downey, Tuohy and Larkin to the fore as Portlaoise CBS see...

Portlaoise CBS 4-12 Colaiste Iosagain 2-11  Laois GAA 1st Year Football Final  A fast start proved the difference as Portlaoise CBS claimed 1st Year football glory...

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

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...

In Pictures: Paralympic hero and championship winning team visit Laois secondary...

Paralympic silver medalist Nicole Turner and the Portarlington senior footballers were the guests of honour in a Laois school on Monday. Colaiste Iosagain in Portarlington...

Cathal Berry on new school for Coláiste Íosagáin: ‘It’s absolutely our...

One of the positive things from the Celtic Tiger era is that so many new schools - both secondary and primary - have been...

In Pictures: Awards handed out as Coláiste ĺosagáin bid farewell to...

While it was a wet morning, the weather did not dampen the spirits of the Leaving Certificate students in Coláiste ĺosagáin as they gathered...

Impressive Coláiste Íosagáin video for International Women’s Day

The students and teachers of Coláiste Íosagáin in Portarlington came together to produce a very impressive video for International Women's Day, piecing together poetry,...

Remember the Game: Coláiste Íosagáin undone by a Richie Hogan-inspired St...

St Kieran's Kilkenny 2-11 Coláiste Íosagáin 3-3 2003 South Leinster Colleges JFC 'B' Final Kilkenny as a county mightn't put much emphasis on football - but...

Laois student earns prestigious Trinity College Entrance Exhibition Award

A Laois student earned a prestigious Trinity College Entrance Exhibition Award for her Leaving Cert results. Jodie Walsh, who hails from Portarlington, completed her Leaving...

Local senator throws his support behind quest for new building for...

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...

In Pictures: Laois students celebrate Leaving Cert Applied Session 2 results

Colaiste Iosagain Portarlington students celebrated their Leaving Certificate Applied Session 2 results with an award ceremony this week. LCA is an alternative to the leaving...

In Pictures: Laois secondary school end mid term with Mask Factor

Colaiste Iosagain secondary school in Portarlington finished the mid term on Friday by hosting 'The Mask Factor'. The idea was that students were encouraged to...

Local Senator to make new school for Portarlington her top priority

Newly elected Fianna Fail Senator Fiona O'Loughlin says that seeing Colaiste Iosagain in Portarlington achieve its new school building is her top priority. The former...

Studying during Coronavirus: Colaiste Iosagain student on prepping for state exams...

The Coronavirus pandemic is affecting almost every aspect of our lives at the moment. Bar those working in essential services, the rest of the population...

2019 Remembered: Controlled explosion carried out at local secondary school this...

Not just your average day in Coláiste Íosagáin. The Army Explosives team were in a local secondary school this evening to carry out a controlled...

2019 Remembered: Portarlington teacher bravely opens up about mental health journey

At the beginning of the year, we learned about Christopher's story. A very brave and powerful one at that. This is simply powerful. Portarlington native Christopher...

Portlaoise CBS hold off local rivals to claim Midlands U-19 ‘A’...

Portlaoise CBS 54 Colaiste Iosagain 52 Midlands 'A' Senior Schools Basketball Final Yesterday saw Portlaoise CBS and Colaíste Íosogaín of Portarlington go head to head in...

In Pictures: Serious style as Colaiste Iosagain Portarlington bring Debs season...

Colaiste Iosagain in Portarlington are always the last school in Laois to hold their debs and they stuck once again with their late September...

Laois student to attend UN Climate Summit in New York this...

Laois student and Climate Ambassador Jack O’Neill (17) has been chosen from 7000 worldwide applicants to attend the first ever United Nations (UN) Youth...

In Pictures: Joy and relief with Coláiste Íosagáin Leaving Cert results

Over 1,000 Leaving Cert students in Laois received their Leaving Cert and Leaving Cert Applied results today. We visited Coláiste Íosagáin in Portarlington to catch...

TD receives positive update on redevelopment of Coláiste Íosagáin Portarlington

Fine Gael TD for Laois and Kildare South and Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party, Martin Heydon, has received an update from the...

Frustration expressed over delay in new school building for Portarlington

Local TD Fiona O'Loughlin has expressed her frustration over what she says is the lack of progress being made for the new school building...

Controlled explosion carried out at local secondary school this evening

The Army Explosives team were in a local secondary school this evening to carry out a controlled explosion. Members of the Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal...

Laois students to the fore at All-Ireland Schools Cross Country Championships

A number of Laois students were in action yesterday in the All-Ireland School's Cross Country championships. Pupils from Knockbeg College, Heywood CS, Colaiste Iosagain and...

Portarlington teacher bravely opens up about mental health journey

This is simply powerful. Portarlington native Christopher Booth has opened up in incredible detail about his mental health battle. The Colaiste Iosagain secondary school teacher penned...

Cllr hits out at ‘deplorable conditions in Portarlington secondary school’

Fine Gael Cllr Tom Mulhall has hit out at what he described as 'deplorable conditions' in a secondary school in Portarlington due to over-crowding. Just...

Colaiste Iosagain gearing up for Legally Blonde – The Musical

Colaiste Iosagain, Portarlington is pleased to announce their next musical production. Legally Blonde - The Musical, is about a blonde haired girl, Elle Woods, who...