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#baptism barrier

From TheJournal.ie Religion to be formally removed as entry-requirement from most primary schools from today Baptism Barrier

Religion to be formally removed as entry-requirement from most primary schools from today

The so-called ‘baptism barrier’ is set to be removed by the Minister for Education today.

From TheJournal.ie Baptism barrier in schools set to be lifted this year Baptism Barrier

Baptism barrier in schools set to be lifted this year

The new rules are expected to take effect this year.

From TheJournal.ie 'No more baptism barrier': Catholic schools won't use religion as admission criteria, says Bruton Religious Reasons

'No more baptism barrier': Catholic schools won't use religion as admission criteria, says Bruton

There will still be exceptions in cases of minority schools, the Minister said.

From TheJournal.ie 'All the children that live in our building got places in local schools - our daughter didn't' Baptism Barrier

'All the children that live in our building got places in local schools - our daughter didn't'

The family’s story sparked a debate on the controversial ‘Catholics first’ policy in many primary schools.

From TheJournal.ie Religion in schools: 'My son comes home saying things like, 'God makes it rain'' Read Me

Religion in schools: 'My son comes home saying things like, 'God makes it rain''

For many parents the real problems begin once their child has secured a place in school.

From TheJournal.ie Debate Room: 'It's only fair that Catholic children are prioritised in Catholic schools' Baptism Barrier

Debate Room: 'It's only fair that Catholic children are prioritised in Catholic schools'

Minister for Education, Richard Bruton, plans to legislate on the controversial school admissions system soon. But what about the right of minority faiths to prioritise pupils of their faith?

From TheJournal.ie Catholic group says 95% of their schools don't have a baptism barrier School Admissions

Catholic group says 95% of their schools don't have a baptism barrier

As it stands schools are legally permitted to select students based on their religion.