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#Patronage

From TheJournal.ie Education minister on school patronage changes: 'Just to be clear - Christmas will not be cancelled' Joe McHugh

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

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

From TheJournal.ie These 12 schools now have a patron but do not have permanent school buildings Education

These 12 schools now have a patron but do not have permanent school buildings

The patronage of the schools was recommended by the New Schools Establishment Group.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Parents need to raise their voices in the divestment debate' Read Me

Opinion: 'Parents need to raise their voices in the divestment debate'

Single-faith religious instruction and all sacramental preparation needs to be parish-based and conducted outside of school hours, writes Peter Gunning.

From TheJournal.ie Parents in four areas are being asked to express their preference about the patronage of new schools Patronage Determination

Parents in four areas are being asked to express their preference about the patronage of new schools

The process began today and it will wrap up at the end of July.

From TheJournal.ie Two new Educate Together primary schools announced for Dublin Patronage

Two new Educate Together primary schools announced for Dublin

The four new schools will be able to cater for up to 1,728 pupils.

From TheJournal.ie Educate Together applying for patronage of four more schools in Dublin and Cork Process

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

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

From TheJournal.ie New Educate Together primary school to open in Dublin this September Greenhills

New Educate Together primary school to open in Dublin this September

The Programme for Government has committed to reaching 400 non-denominational and multi denominational schools by 2030.

From TheJournal.ie Secular Schools Ireland to apply to run three new primary schools in Dublin Patronage

Secular Schools Ireland to apply to run three new primary schools in Dublin

Some 96% of primary schools are under religious control.

From TheJournal.ie The Archbishop of Dublin says parents who don't want their kids to do religion have a point Religion Lessons

The Archbishop of Dublin says parents who don't want their kids to do religion have a point

But he says Catholic education is “not poison”.

From TheJournal.ie 'Parents and teachers are scared': Why won't more schools give up their Catholic patronage? Lack Of Choice

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

Many have staunchly resisted calls to amalgamate or divest.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Catholic schools be allowed give preference to Catholic children? Patronage This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Catholic schools be allowed give preference to Catholic children?

Is it up to the state to provide non-denominational schools?

From TheJournal.ie Column: Let's take the Sacraments out of class time (and out of teachers' hands) Schools

Column: Let's take the Sacraments out of class time (and out of teachers' hands)

Instead of spending 20-30 hours of curriculum time focusing on the Sacraments, preparation should take place after school hours.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Louise O’Keeffe ruling shows Ireland's school patronage system is unworkable Column

Column: Louise O’Keeffe ruling shows Ireland's school patronage system is unworkable

The State is responsible for the rights of students in the national school system even if the schools are run by patron bodies, writes Peter Ferguson.

From TheJournal.ie Educate Together appointed patron of new schools in Dublin and Galway Patronage

Educate Together appointed patron of new schools in Dublin and Galway

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

From TheJournal.ie Quinn: I'm not an aggressive secularist Education

Quinn: I'm not an aggressive secularist

The Minister for Education launched a public consultation on inclusiveness in primary schools today.

From TheJournal.ie Education Minister: ‘Do we really need 150 minutes of religion class per week?’ Ruairí Quinn

Education Minister: ‘Do we really need 150 minutes of religion class per week?’

In a recent broad-ranging interview, Ruairí Quinn talks patronage, third-level fees, Margaret Thatcher’s funeral and his own future.

From TheJournal.ie Applications open to determine patronage of four new primary schools Patronage

Applications open to determine patronage of four new primary schools

The four schools – due to open in September 2014 – are in Cork, Dublin Fingal, Dublin South, and Galway.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning! Here’s what you need to know as you get back into the swing of things after the long weekend.

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 Archbishop Martin says the Church should not be 'gagged' Catholic Church

Archbishop Martin says the Church should not be 'gagged'

But he added the Catholic Church in Ireland needs to learn that it cannot expect people to do as they are told.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Irish primary schools be non-denominational? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Irish primary schools be non-denominational?

Parents in 38 Irish towns are voting on the type of school they want to send their children to but what do you think?

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

From TheJournal.ie Survey begins asking parents who should run primary schools Patronage

Survey begins asking parents who should run primary schools

Ruairí Quinn said the survey is a historic opportunity to parents say whether schools should be denominational, multi-denominational, all-Irish or something else.

From TheJournal.ie Parents asked who they want to educate their children Patronage

Parents asked who they want to educate their children

Surveys about local primary school patronage are being distributed in five areas today but Minister Quinn warned the process will be slow.

From TheJournal.ie Quinn: I've been caricatured as enemy of the Catholic Church Education

Quinn: I've been caricatured as enemy of the Catholic Church

The education minister said the debate around school patronage had become distorted.

From TheJournal.ie Poll indicates three-quarters of parents want change in primary school patronage Education

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should religion have a role in education? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should religion have a role in education?

Yesterday it was recommended that a rule placing religion at the heart of primary education be reviewed but should religion play any role in schools?

From TheJournal.ie Minister: Primary school system needs to "adapt to more diverse society" Education

Minister: Primary school system needs to "adapt to more diverse society"

A report on patronage and pluralism in the primary sector showed that there is increased demand for new forms of multi-denominational and non-denominational schooling.

From TheJournal.ie Teachers call for reduced Church control of schools Teachers

Teachers call for reduced Church control of schools

Primary school teachers will also vote on a motion to maintain their pay levels as set out under the Croke Park deal.

From TheJournal.ie In pictures: Dominic West at Trinity College Dublin Dominic West This post contains images

In pictures: Dominic West at Trinity College Dublin

The TCD graduate and star of the ‘The Wire’ spoke at the University Philosophical Society tonight.

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 The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things to know this morning…