Irish boarding schools hope Brexit will cement a return to boom-time
Private-school pupil numbers on the rise as family incomes return to boom-time high
Many Irish boarding schools are reporting a rise in interest from Spanish and German families as the United Kingdom prepares to leave the European Union
Many private schools in Ireland struggled over the past decade with enrolment due to a combination of austerity measures, a sluggish economy and changing education trends.
But things now appear to be looking up: the economy is motoring, there is more money in families’ pockets and a new and unexpected source of pupils has emerged: continental European students.