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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...

€156,000 in improvement works to be carried out at five Laois...

€156,000 in summer improvement works will be carried out on five Laois schools. Minister for State Pippa Hackett confirmed the allocation earlier this week. Roof works...

Grant funding for Laois schools and €4 million for Laois County...

The Department of Education to provide grants for every primary and post-primary school in Laois this year. In the case of primary schools, the minimum...

ASTI teachers vote for strike action unless government ‘address Covid-19 issues’

ASTI members, who are the biggest secondary school union in the country, have voted to take industrial action unless the Government immediately addresses 'key...

Reopening Our Schools: Laois principal on what students, parents and staff...

More than five months after they shut their doors to students, many Laois schools are set to open again this week.  On March 12, the...

Laois student calls on Education Minister to ‘address a number of...

A Laois student has written a letter to Minister for Education Normal Foley and called on her to address a number of concerns that...

Government announce details of almost €400 million plan to reopen schools...

The government has announced details on how they plan to reopen schools in August. The plan, which will cost €370 million, was announced by Taoiseach...

Local Senator calls on schools to allow children return ‘for their...

A Fianna Fail senator has called on the Department of Education to consider the mental health of children and try to get as many...

Reopening schools and childcare facilities ‘among the safest things we can...

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says that reopening schools and childcare facilities are 'among the safest things we can do' as the country moves its way...

€10 million fund for technology for disadvantaged students

A €10 million fund has been set up to provide technology and devices for disadvantaged students at primary and secondary level, according to Laois/Offaly...

Laois parents urged to be vigilant for ‘Swine Flu’ as school...

The HSE is urging parents in Laois and around the country to be vigilant about their children's health as schools re-open tomorrow morning. Doctors say...

Four schools in Laois set to undergo major improvement works next...

Laois/Offaly TD and Minister for Justice & Equality, Charlie Flanagan has said that four local schools will undergo major improvement works over the summer...

Host of Laois schools win Science Foundation Ireland Discover Science and...

A host of Laois schools have received a prestigious award this afternoon. Eight Laois primary schools have won Science Foundation Ireland Discover Science and Maths...

Survey underway as 400 multi-denomination planned by 2030

Laois and Offaly Education and Training Board (LOETB) welcomes the recent announcements by Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton on the ‘Schools Reconfiguration...

Calls for schools to ‘open on Saturdays’ to make up for...

A director of the National Parents' Council has suggested that schools who were forced to close due to snow last week could 'open on...

UPDATED: List of Laois schools who are OPEN as the snow...

All of the primary and secondary schools, as well as third level facilities, have been closed in Laois since Wednesday. Heavy snow on Tuesday evening...

Closed Laois schools may have to ‘open over Easter’

The Laois schools who were forced to close today may be forced to open over the Easter Holidays to make up for lost days. The...

UPDATED: The list of schools that are closed as the county...

A number of schools around the county are closed today because of the snow and ice, although more have announced that they are opening...

Presentation Primary School Portarlington announce redevelopment plan

Presentation Primary School Portarlington have announced plans to majorly redevelop the school over the summer. The Offaly border school plans to invest in three major...

Six Laois schools to undergo major improvements due to Government funding

Laois TD and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan has confirmed that six local schools will undergo major improvement works over the...

Plenty of Laois interest in All-Ireland School Cross Country Finals

The cross country season comes to an end this weekend with the All-Ireland Schools Cross Country Finals being held in Mallusk Playing Fields, Newtownabbey,...

Pressure on department to source site for new Portlaoise secondary school

Prospective parents, students and teachers were in attendance at a packed information night on Thursday for Dunamase College, the new secondary school set to open...

Laois Schools gets campaign off to a flying start

Laois Schools 6-10 Dublin North Schools 0-8 Leinster Schools Juvenile Hurling 'A' League Heywood’s Lee Maher helped himself to a hat-trick as Laois Schools junior hurlers...