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Plans to relocate Drogheda Educate Together school scrapped amid backlash from parents
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Plans to relocate Drogheda Educate Together school scrapped amid backlash from parents

Updated Feb 18th 2021, 10:14 PM 19,824 Views 9 Comments

Earlier this month, local TDs branded the plans for relocation “ridiculous”.

Educate Together raises concerns with department amid parents' dismay over plans to move school
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Educate Together raises concerns with department amid parents' dismay over plans to move school

Feb 7th 2021, 6:45 AM 52,013 Views 18 Comments

Labour TD Ged Nash told the Daíl this week that the planned move was a “ridiculous, wrong-headed decision [that] needs to be overturned”.

Parents dismayed over 'ridiculous decision' to move Drogheda Educate Together school for third time
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Parents dismayed over 'ridiculous decision' to move Drogheda Educate Together school for third time

Feb 4th 2021, 5:01 PM 19,275 Views 10 Comments

The school is being moved from east Meath to the grounds of St Oliver’s in Drogheda.

'A dire situation': Two Dublin schools closed after electricity and heating failures
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'A dire situation': Two Dublin schools closed after electricity and heating failures

Jan 31st 2020, 6:20 AM 51,205 Views 20 Comments

The two schools’ principals said they have been notifying the department about health and safety concerns since 2017.

Lynn Ruane: We should all support choice in education
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Lynn Ruane: We should all support choice in education

Sep 22nd 2019, 8:30 PM 16,253 Views 63 Comments

Parents need to have a choice over where they send their children to school, writes Lynn Ruane.

Parents' protest leads to Dublin school cancelling plans for Catholic agency to offer sex education
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Parents' protest leads to Dublin school cancelling plans for Catholic agency to offer sex education

Jun 8th 2019, 4:20 PM 33,512 Views 76 Comments

Parents had objected to a religious agency offering education at a multi-denominational Educate Together school.

Archdiocese postpones vote on patronage of Dublin schools, citing 'confusion' about Church celebrations
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Archdiocese postpones vote on patronage of Dublin schools, citing 'confusion' about Church celebrations

Apr 5th 2019, 6:35 PM 13,804 Views 68 Comments

It was claimed earlier this week that pupils would not celebrate Christmas at Educate Together schools.

FactCheck: Do multi-denominational schools not mark Christmas or Easter with events?
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FactCheck: Do multi-denominational schools not mark Christmas or Easter with events?

Apr 4th 2019, 4:40 PM 15,907 Views 84 Comments

It has been claimed that a move away from Catholic patronage in schools means these holidays would no longer be marked with events.

Education minister on school patronage changes: 'Just to be clear - Christmas will not be cancelled'
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Education minister on school patronage changes: 'Just to be clear - Christmas will not be cancelled'

Apr 3rd 2019, 9:43 PM 17,062 Views 68 Comments

It was claimed that Christmas celebrations in schools could be curtailed where patronage was switched to multi-denominational.

Claims that children can't celebrate Christmas at Educate Together schools 'incorrect and misleading'
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Claims that children can't celebrate Christmas at Educate Together schools 'incorrect and misleading'

Apr 2nd 2019, 3:24 PM 29,750 Views 167 Comments

It has been claimed by one gaelscoil that Irish greetings like dia duit would no longer be allowed.

Almost 4% increase in children enrolled in multi-denominational schools
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Almost 4% increase in children enrolled in multi-denominational schools

Dec 27th 2018, 11:34 AM 11,232 Views 96 Comments

Education Minister Joe McHugh said the figures reflect the changes taking place in the patronage of Irish schools.

Six new Educate Together schools open their doors this week
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Six new Educate Together schools open their doors this week

Aug 27th 2018, 9:51 AM 32,011 Views 46 Comments

None of the schools will open in their permanent accommodation.

Why are oversubscribed Educate Together schools only taking half-stream?
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Why are oversubscribed Educate Together schools only taking half-stream?

Feb 11th 2018, 9:30 AM 8,328 Views 215 Comments

If the divestment process is to be meaningful, schools must be allowed to grow to full stream intake if the demand is there, writes Ronan Moore.

'Six years on, we still have no school. I'm worried my daughter will never learn in a school building'
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'Six years on, we still have no school. I'm worried my daughter will never learn in a school building'

May 31st 2017, 6:20 AM 13,368 Views 15 Comments

Parents and children held a protest outside the Dáil yesterday urging the government to provide them with a school.

'It's not fair on our children - one classroom is so stuffy it's nicknamed the headache room'
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'It's not fair on our children - one classroom is so stuffy it's nicknamed the headache room'

May 25th 2017, 6:10 AM 17,319 Views 29 Comments

Ballinteer Educate Together National School is sharing space with another school, despite having 230 pupils.

FactCheck: Are Catholic schools more socially diverse than other schools?
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FactCheck: Are Catholic schools more socially diverse than other schools?

Mar 24th 2017, 10:22 AM 61,929 Views 219 Comments

FactCheck referees a dispute between representatives of the Iona Institute and Educate Together.

Educate Together applying for patronage of four more schools in Dublin and Cork
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Educate Together applying for patronage of four more schools in Dublin and Cork

Dec 5th 2016, 6:05 AM 10,918 Views 48 Comments

Patrons are being asked to provide evidence of parental demand by 4 January 2017.

Nine new Educate Together schools opening this week only 'scratching the surface'
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Nine new Educate Together schools opening this week only 'scratching the surface'

Aug 29th 2016, 6:10 AM 25,380 Views 275 Comments

The schools will open in Cork, Dublin, Mayo and Wicklow.

Mayo councillor objects to Educate Together, calling its schools 'elitist'
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Mayo councillor objects to Educate Together, calling its schools 'elitist'

Aug 17th 2016, 5:24 PM 34,299 Views 199 Comments

The school is due to open in September, with seven children already enrolled.

"It's not something that should be up for vote" - can the problem with religion in Irish schools be solved?
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"It's not something that should be up for vote" - can the problem with religion in Irish schools be solved?

Aug 3rd 2016, 9:05 PM 12,224 Views 92 Comments

96% of Ireland’s national schools are still run by religious orders with the divestment of education proceeding at a snail’s pace.

'She's coming home singing Ave Maria': Religion from the back of the classroom
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'She's coming home singing Ave Maria': Religion from the back of the classroom

Aug 2nd 2016, 9:00 PM 23,627 Views 56 Comments

Ireland’s non-religious parents face some tough choices about how their children participate.

'It tends not to be prime property that's handed over': 8 schools opened in 3 years under divestment
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'It tends not to be prime property that's handed over': 8 schools opened in 3 years under divestment

Aug 1st 2016, 9:05 PM 15,341 Views 32 Comments

TheJournal.ie has spoken to the schools supposed to be offering choice to the parents of Ireland’s primary school pupils.

There's a ruckus brewing in south Dublin over a mobile phone mast next to a kids' school
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There's a ruckus brewing in south Dublin over a mobile phone mast next to a kids' school

May 11th 2016, 6:15 AM 21,598 Views 73 Comments

Parents say the proposed mast is a ‘risk they’re not willing to take’.

'Abandoned, remote and neglected': This is the school Educate Together don't want to use
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'Abandoned, remote and neglected': This is the school Educate Together don't want to use

Aug 27th 2015, 7:54 AM 31,926 Views 95 Comments

Educate Together says the school is not suitable as it is too far from the town.

'Parents and teachers are scared': Why won't more schools give up their Catholic patronage?
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'Parents and teachers are scared': Why won't more schools give up their Catholic patronage?

Aug 9th 2015, 2:13 PM 19,419 Views 195 Comments

Many have staunchly resisted calls to amalgamate or divest.

32 milestones in every Irish person's life
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32 milestones in every Irish person's life

May 20th 2015, 1:10 PM 46,707 Views 12 Comments

Growing up, growing up to be…

Four new primary schools will open in September, as Catholic Church loosens hold on education
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Four new primary schools will open in September, as Catholic Church loosens hold on education

Feb 13th 2015, 2:20 PM 14,703 Views 46 Comments

It is part of a move to diversify the patronage of schools across the country.

Demand from parents leads to four new multi-denominational schools
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Demand from parents leads to four new multi-denominational schools

Mar 12th 2014, 11:04 AM 10,447 Views 73 Comments

The four primary schools expected to open in September will run under the patronage of Educate Together.

Educate Together named as patron for five new secondary schools
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Educate Together named as patron for five new secondary schools

Nov 28th 2013, 8:14 AM 13,752 Views 165 Comments

The multi-denominational education body was appointed for the role in more than half of new schools.

Educate Together appointed patron of new schools in Dublin and Galway
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Educate Together appointed patron of new schools in Dublin and Galway

Sep 26th 2013, 10:43 AM 6,987 Views 145 Comments

The NGO aims to provide equality of access to children regardless of their cultural or religious backgrounds.

Column: The Leaving Cert poorly prepares students for the realities they now face
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Column: The Leaving Cert poorly prepares students for the realities they now face

Aug 15th 2013, 1:00 PM 1,574 Views 74 Comments

The Leaving Cert is an outdated, crude and brutal instrument that fails to prepare young people for either the realities of third level education or modern life in general, writes Paul Rowe.

Campaign to set up Educate Together secondary school in Dublin
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Campaign to set up Educate Together secondary school in Dublin

Jan 22nd 2013, 6:30 AM 7,441 Views 36 Comments

New ET secondary schools are planned for Blanchardstown and Lucan – but parents say there’s a demand in the city itself.

Multi-denominational Educate Together to run secondary schools
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Multi-denominational Educate Together to run secondary schools

Jul 25th 2012, 2:56 PM 6,169 Views 53 Comments

Educate Together will be the first new entrant to second level education since the 1930s.

Poll indicates three-quarters of parents want change in primary school patronage
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Poll indicates three-quarters of parents want change in primary school patronage

Apr 30th 2012, 6:45 AM 3,380 Views 50 Comments

The poll results also show that many parents still want religious education in schools.

Teachers dispute Quinn’s claims on new €1.5bn schools programme
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Teachers dispute Quinn’s claims on new €1.5bn schools programme

Mar 12th 2012, 1:33 PM 4,534 Views 49 Comments

The INTO says only 17 of the primary schools being built under the new programme are actually new; the rest are replacements.

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 44 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.

System of school patronage "no longer appropriate"
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System of school patronage "no longer appropriate"

Jun 22nd 2011, 12:16 PM 592 Views 3 Comments

A forum to diversify how schools are run has opened in Dublin and will hear submissions from education and religious groups.