Thirty-two schools inflate number of pupils to get grants

The 32 schools detected had overclaimed for 582 pupils, an average of 18 each

10th June, 2018

More than 30 schools have falsified their pupil numbers to get €1 million-worth of extra teachers and grants, it has emerged.

The 32 schools detected had overclaimed for 582 pupils, an average of 18 each. Around €1.3 million was incorrectly claimed, of which €237,000 has been recovered.

There have been a series of court cases in recent years with school principals brought to court for inflating pupil numbers in their annual school enrolment return.

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Currency

What's Included

With any subscription you will have access to

  • 971569B3-2C5E-4C45-B798-CEADE16987A8

    Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps

  • 099C8662-C57C-42F2-9426-F2F90DF17C8F

    Unlimited access to our eReader library

  • 198AE43B-B9CF-4892-8769-D63C2104BA08

    Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week

  • D8F37B78-25E4-4E4A-A376-4F5789B1564A

    Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you

  • B15F2521-37CD-4E02-B898-730A20D39F7F

    Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences

  • A564FE02-1AB8-4579-AF9D-BA32A2E5ACA7

    Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine

Share this post

Related Stories

Proposal for expert panel to review capital projects over €100m

State body to reissue €28m office supplies contract

Sinn Féin open to coalition deal, but on condition of border poll

Fine Gael ‘will go to war’ if Bailey runs as independent