TAXPAYERS FOOT BILL FOR PRIVATE SCHOOL SERVICE

Data released under freedom of information law reveals that 30 performance reports were issued to 21 schools and colleges by the SQA between 2013-14 and 2017-18. Seventeen of the reports (56 per cent) were bought by private schools. These included Hutchesons’ Grammar School in Glasgow, High School of Glasgow and Glasgow Academy, as well as George Heriot’s and George Watson’s in Edinburgh, Albyn School in Aberdeen and High School of Dundee. … More TAXPAYERS FOOT BILL FOR PRIVATE SCHOOL SERVICE

CENTENARY OF THE BLACK AND TANS IN IRELAND

Black and Tans: ‘Half-drunk, whole-mad’ and one-fifth Irish By Diarmaid Ferriter in The Irish Times Black and Tans guarding Dublin street after a shooting on Gloucester Road.   One of the striking developments of 1919 in Ireland was the extent to which the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC), policing Ireland since 1836, came under siege by … More CENTENARY OF THE BLACK AND TANS IN IRELAND