Minister Charlie Flanagan announces new special school for Portlaoise

Minister Charlie Flanagan has announced a new special school is to be built on the soon to be vacated site of St. Paul’s NS on Borris Road to replace the old St. Francis school building on Timahoe Road. Portlaoise residents have long been campaigning for the replacement of the current special school with a new, modern school that can cater for the needs of the pupils.

Several new mainstream schools have been built in the last year and Special School campaigners had felt their needs were being overlooked.