Mark Boobbyer

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Clongowes Wood College: The second most expensive boarding school in Ireland at  €19,890 a year.

Irish boarding schools are benefiting from a “Brexit bounce” as increasing numbers of overseas families choose to educate their teenage children in Ir(...)

Clongowes Wood College:  its  numbers have climbed to 450 students, the highest in more than 200 years. Photograph:  Peter Thursfield

Many boarding schools say student numbers are on the rise because parents do not want their children to be “hunched over screens” in their bedrooms, a(...)

Nicole Dickerson, a sixth-year boarding student at St Columba’s in Dublin. “There is a great support system here because we are surrounded by friends,” she says. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Not so long ago, things were looking bleak for boarding schools: student numbers were falling, Government funding for private education was being cut (...)

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(...)

Glenstal Abbey in Co Limerick, where fees are up to €19,300 for boarders, has recorded its largest enrolment in its 80-year history. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Fees and pupil numbers in private schools are returning to levels not seen since the economic boom, new figures show. Enrolment at boarding schools i(...)

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(...)