On Air Now

K Drive

4:00pm - 7:00pm

  • 045 901 490
  • 0833 979797

Now Playing

Hothouse Flowers

Give It Up

Govt. Spent Over €104 Million On Salaries Of Teachers In Private Schools In 2020.

Stock image: Pixabay

That's up €7 million on 2019.

The Department of Education spent over 104 million euro on the salaries of teachers in private schools last year.

It's an increase of over 7 million on the previous year.

Eoghan Murphy reports:

Just over 26,000 boys and girls attended fee-paying schools during the 2020-21 academic year.

According to freedom of information figures, the state spent 104 million euro on their teachers' salaries - up from 97 million the previous year.

Teachers in St Andrew's College in Dublin got over 4.3 million euro - which is the highest in the country.

The second highest was Blackrock College in Dublin, at just under 4 million euro.

And teachers in Wesley College, also in the capital, were paid nearly 4 million by the department.

All three schools had around 1,000 students each during the year.

The Social Democrats' education spokesman, Gary Gannon, says the system should be overhauled.


More from National News

Stay tuned to Kfm!

Get the Kfm Apps for you phone, tablet or smart speaker...

Kfm Kildare Weather

  • Wed

    Heavy Rain


  • Thu

    Light rain


  • Fri

    Sunny intervals


  • Sat

    Sunny intervals


  • Sun

    Sunny intervals