Educational Isolationism With Nord Anglia, Ireland’s Newest Private School

AN SIONNACH FIONN

I spent much of my childhood attending private, fee-paying schools in the leafy – or sandy – suburbs of north county Dublin, mixing in the main with students from other affluent or socially ambitious families. Back then, the country still lacked the rigid social strata found among some of its European neighbours, notably the hierarchical United Kingdom. Consequently the only hurdle to entry was the ability of parents to pay the exorbitant annual fees. I was just as likely to mix with the son of a well-off farmer or the offspring of a prosperous shopkeeper as the pampered progeny of bankers and solicitors (though precious few women or girls, the ubiquitous cleaners and canteen-workers aside).

Those early experiences have left me with a strong aversion to private education. Instinctively, as a republican, I have a firm belief in the efficacy of universal and public education. Admittedly, I have no family…

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