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

May 15th 2019, 10:13 AM 27,522 Views 118 Comments

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

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

Jul 19th 2018, 7:00 AM 45,819 Views 155 Comments

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

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

May 28th 2018, 3:37 PM 21,475 Views 68 Comments

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

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

May 16th 2017, 6:05 AM 23,066 Views 75 Comments

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

Admission fees, waiting lists and explicit discrimination to be banned in schools, says Minister for Education
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Admission fees, waiting lists and explicit discrimination to be banned in schools, says Minister for Education

Jul 6th 2016, 10:59 AM 39,932 Views 160 Comments

The new laws have been given a guarded welcome.

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

Oct 30th 2014, 6:47 PM 9,898 Views 84 Comments

Aodhán Ó’Ríordáin has promised to amend Section 37.

Senators seek to close loophole that may aid forced marriages
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Senators seek to close loophole that may aid forced marriages

Jun 25th 2014, 9:00 AM 4,990 Views 1 Comment

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.

Primary schools in 23 towns to change patronage following survey
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Primary schools in 23 towns to change patronage following survey

Apr 2nd 2013, 7:48 AM 13,345 Views 86 Comments

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

Religious rule should be abolished and schools transferred from Church patronage
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Religious rule should be abolished and schools transferred from Church patronage

Nov 18th 2011, 8:44 AM 3,693 Views 71 Comments

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.

Column: Children shouldn’t be forced into Catholic schools
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Column: Children shouldn’t be forced into Catholic schools

Aug 18th 2011, 7:35 AM 55 Views 82 Comments

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.

Ruairi Quinn plans forum on transferring schools out of Catholic patronage
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Ruairi Quinn plans forum on transferring schools out of Catholic patronage

Mar 11th 2011, 3:09 PM 2,465 Views 9 Comments

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