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From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would you support an opt in approach to sacraments in Catholic schools? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you support an opt in approach to sacraments in Catholic schools?

A recent survey shows Catholic schools want preparations for Confirmations and Communions to take place outside the classroom.

From TheJournal.ie 'Catholic schools are the most sought after in their area, by families of all faiths and none' Opinion

'Catholic schools are the most sought after in their area, by families of all faiths and none'

A comprehensive deal with the State is in the best interests of the Church, as well as the broader education system, writes Jonathan Tiernan.

From TheJournal.ie Parents in these 16 areas to be surveyed over demand for non-denominational schools No Religion

Parents in these 16 areas to be surveyed over demand for non-denominational schools

The government wants 400 multi- and non-denominational schools in place by 2030.

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 Admission fees, waiting lists and explicit discrimination to be banned in schools, says Minister for Education Education Equality
From TheJournal.ie "Schools are not data-processing centres": Irish bishops want 'balance' in discrimination debate Section 37

"Schools are not data-processing centres": Irish bishops want 'balance' in discrimination debate

Aodhán Ó’Ríordáin has promised to amend Section 37.

From TheJournal.ie Senators seek to close loophole that may aid forced marriages Oireachtas Agenda

Senators seek to close loophole that may aid forced marriages

Senators think two sections in the Family Law Act 1995 need to be updated to protect children. They will debate this and other issues today.

From TheJournal.ie Primary schools in 23 towns to change patronage following survey Patronage

Primary schools in 23 towns to change patronage following survey

The change comes after surveys were carried out in 38 towns across the country.

From TheJournal.ie Religious rule should be abolished and schools transferred from Church patronage Catholic Schools

Religious rule should be abolished and schools transferred from Church patronage

The Advisory Group to the Forum on Patronage and Pluralism in primary schools has recommended a number of changes to the patronage of schools in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Children shouldn’t be forced into Catholic schools Opinion

Column: Children shouldn’t be forced into Catholic schools

As the Leaving Cert results sink in, we need to change the school system to give parents real options, writes John Holohan of Educate Together.

From TheJournal.ie Ruairi Quinn plans forum on transferring schools out of Catholic patronage Catholic Schools

Ruairi Quinn plans forum on transferring schools out of Catholic patronage

The new minister for education wants to establish and conclude the forum within nine months.