Tuesday 17 October 2017

Cutting grants for fee schools doesn't add up

Some Labour politicians would like to squeeze fee-paying schools until the pips squeak.

Labour's Minister of State Alan Kelly has suggested that "in principle'' the days of paying 55 fee-paying schools a subsidy of almost €100m annually must end.

In the eyes of a section of Mr Kelly's party, the subsidy to private education reinforces a form of "educational apartheid".

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