Barbara Ennis, principal of Alexandra College in Dublin 6: “Parents have a choice and they want to invest in their children’s education.”  Photograph: David Sleator

Not so long ago, many private schools were facing falling student numbers, government funding cuts and an uncertain future. Several private schools o(...)

Dom Richard Purcell, former abbot of Cistercian College Roscrea, and former taoiseach Enda Kenny with the CSR school choir in 2011. Photograph: Frank Miller

Earlier this year student numbers at renowned boarding school Cistercian College, Roscrea were reported to be down by 45 per cent in a decade. Just ni(...)

Latest figures also show the depth of the social divide in Dublin, with pupils in schools in the most affluent areas up to five times more likely to go to third-level than those in the poorest areas.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Download the Feeder School PDFs here: http://iti.ms/2jQ8tpk Private schools dominate the top places in new league tables based on the proportion(...)

Trustees of the Co Offaly college  said that declining pupil numbers made the institution’s financial position unsustainable

Parents of students at Cistercian College Roscrea have been asked to come up with “options” to keep the Co Offaly boarding school open. The Abbot of(...)

Gonzaga’s Michael O’Kennedy with Conor Kelly of Roscrea after the game. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Gonzaga College 41 Cistercian College Roscrea 24 Gonzaga completed the quartet for the Leinster Senior Cup semi-final with a resounding seven tries-(...)

Monkstown’s Shane O’Hanrahan tackles  Conor Kelly of Roscrea during their Leinster Schools Senior Cup match at Castle Avenue, Clontarf, Dublin. Photograph: Inpho

Cistercian College Roscrea 12 CBC Monkstown 6. It took two tries in three minutes to break open this Leinster Senior Cup first-round match on the 4G(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin estimates just 5 per cent of Catholic primary schools in Dublin are oversubscribed. Photograph: The Irish Times

Up to 10 per cent of places in Catholic schools should be set aside for unbaptised children or those of minority faiths, according to a new group of C(...)

Belvedere celebrate their Leinster Schools Cup victory at the RDS. Photograph: Inpho

Belvedere College 31 Cistercian College, Roscrea 7 It takes a special team to lose two finals yet return to beat Terenure, Blackrock, St Michael’s an(...)

Roscrea’s Rob Wharton with the cup last year. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Strangely more hyped than we ever thought possible, the Leinster Schools draw took place in the salubrious confines of the House of Lords in Bank of (...)

The ongoing debate centred on the divesting of Catholic schools has received – and for good reason will continue to receive – significant attention. (...)

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