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    The only fee-paying primary school in Limerick is to close in June. 2013 is its 150th year.

    The school gets no funding of any kind from the state, and falling pupil numbers means that the 50 or so kids who attend St Philomena's will now have to be accommodated in state funded schools. I have been told that the Dept Education refused to take control of the school and convert it into a national school. St Philomenas had quite a good reputation for helping less gifted kids and had a very good arts and drama program, with several former pupils now working in the arts.

    Limerick fee-paying school forced to close - Education - Limerick Leader

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    Oh dear. How will the pupils manage in the public school system now ...
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    The vast majority of a schools in the State are privately owned. Teachers pay is usually paid for by the State.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Congalltee View Post
    The vast majority of a schools in the State are privately owned. Teachers pay is usually paid for by the State.
    In this case the salaries were not paid by the state.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Congalltee View Post
    The vast majority of a schools in the State are privately owned. Teachers pay is usually paid for by the State.
    Property may be privately owned but the salaries are paid, a curriculum from the state is implemented, inspections are held, teachers must be recognised primary teachers to be employed in a permanent capacity, DES circulars must be followed and capitation grants are received. In the case of St Philomena's the property is privately owned but all the other factors do not apply.
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    Ghastly, simply ghastly. How are Fuinneog, Sadbh, Leithreas and Fionn going to cope in the public school system?

    I hear that some of the children in the public schools come from one-parent families, and that several of them have nits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seabhcan View Post
    In this case the salaries were not paid by the state.
    Which is as it should be. Why should the State subsidize private industry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goa Tse View Post
    Ghastly, simply ghastly. How are Fuinneog, Sadbh, Leithreas and Fionn going to cope in the public school system?

    I hear that some of the children in the public schools come from one-parent families, and that several of them have nits.
    Rest assured I shall be complaining to the ladies at the Book Club.
    I think all those names mentioned above are already happily ensconced in a Gael Scoil which is state funded but without too many "ríff agus ráff."
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    Quote Originally Posted by stakerwallace View Post
    I think all those names mentioned above are already happily ensconced in a Gael Scoil which is state funded but without too many "ríff agus ráff."
    Gael Scoil? Damn foreigners, should be sent back to where they came from! Damned if I let little Redmond, Edward, and Carson mix with that scurrilous rabble!
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    Quote Originally Posted by realistic1 View Post
    Which is as it should be. Why should the State subsidize private industry.
    The State should pay an equal amount in respect of each and every child - regardless of the school chosen by the parents of each child. That concept is called "equality".

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