Big Ears of Ireland

It’s endearing to watch the news and late night talk shows and hear just how concerned Irish people are about being inclusive to all religions in Catholic schools across Ireland. A hard core disgruntled group of do-gooders speaking out for those that fail to get into our national schools which are of course primarily Catholic…

High Hopes

Education for your children is possibly one of the most significant issues to consider when living as an expat in the Middle East.   Quite often it is the point that forms the essential part of the argument on whether people stay or go.  The focus on education may be particularly heightened for expats in the…

School Fees

On reflection, the single most thing I took for granted when living in Ireland was free primary and secondary education.   Yes, zilch, nada, nothing.  As an English speaking Irish person living in the Middle East with two school going children I can certify that paying for education puts a whole different tint on the things…