Staff At Private Schools Cost The State €95m Last Year

That includes Wilson's Hospital School in Westmeath and Cistercian College in Roscrea.

The state paid teachers in private schools salaries of more than 95 million euro last year.

It’s an increase of almost 4 million on the previous academic year.

Just over 25,600 boys and girls attended 52 fee-paying schools across the country during the 2018-2019 academic year.

According to freedom of information figures, the Department of Education paid their teachers almost 95.4 million euro during the year.

This compares to almost 91.7 million euro in 2017/2018. 

The top amount in 2018-2019 was paid to teachers in St Andrew’s College in Blackrock in Dublin, which had nearly 1,000 boys and girls.

Teachers in the school were paid just over 4 million euro by the department.

Teachers in three other similar-sized private schools in Dublin got more than 3.5 million – Blackrock, Wesley and Belvedere colleges. 

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