Dr Florian Maisonneuve  during senior science class at the Nord Anglia International School. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

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Children attending the Nord Anglia International School in a drum workshop. About €14m has been invested in the school to date. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

The arrival of the country’s most expensive school is a sign of what is likely to be a major new growth area: education targeted at children of mobile(...)

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(...)