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Religion in schools: 'My son was upset - a friend told him he wasn't going to heaven'
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# LOSING FAITH

Religion in schools: 'My son was upset - a friend told him he wasn't going to heaven'

Jun 14th 2021, 9:30 PM 33,959 Views 114 Comments
  • In part two of a deep dive into the stalemate in providing choice in primary education, Peter McGuire hears from parents and teachers.
  • Families speak of being forced into Catholic schools because of hours-long daily commutes to 'nearest' multi-denominational.
  • While 'opting out' of religious instruction is facilitated by many schools, many parents say their children feel isolated and upset.
State on a go-slow in moving primary education from majority Catholic grip
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State on a go-slow in moving primary education from majority Catholic grip

Jun 14th 2021, 12:23 PM 39,958 Views 42 Comments
  • In this first of a two-part deep dive into the promised creation of better educational choice, Peter McGuire finds a process in paralysis.
  • Just 13 multi-denominational schools have been established under divestment Catholic schools in the past 8 years.
  • Completed reports and surveys on school patronage lie unpublished while the Department continues to meet with the Irish Episcopal Conference every month.
Calls for changes to school uniforms to ease sting on parents' pockets
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# A Big Hit

Calls for changes to school uniforms to ease sting on parents' pockets

Aug 4th 2016, 6:02 AM 11,616 Views 33 Comments

A new survey by Barnardo’s has shown parents of first year secondary students paying almost €800 to send their child to school.

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

'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 15,357 Views 32 Comments

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

Calls for farm safety to be taught to primary students following Cork farm accident
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Calls for farm safety to be taught to primary students following Cork farm accident

Sep 29th 2014, 3:15 PM 10,484 Views 36 Comments

A young girl was killed in a farming accident over the weekend.

There will be 70,000 more primary school children by 2019
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There will be 70,000 more primary school children by 2019

Jun 5th 2014, 6:30 AM 7,746 Views 11 Comments

But the Department of Education says that it is ready to handle the newcomers.

North Wall could be a pilot project for better education
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North Wall could be a pilot project for better education

Mar 5th 2013, 7:30 AM 5,206 Views 6 Comments

A new report will recommend driving the community approach to education in the Dublin city area.

Unemployed primary teachers can do probation through JobBridge
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Unemployed primary teachers can do probation through JobBridge

Oct 5th 2011, 10:59 AM 2,927 Views 13 Comments

Government decides to extend internship scheme to primary teaching grads who have to find 100 days of experience to register with Teachers’ Council.

Homework is of "no real benefit" in primary school
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Homework is of "no real benefit" in primary school

Oct 8th 2010, 5:00 PM 917 Views 0 Comments

Primary school principals group says effective teaching is fare more beneficial than sending children home with piles of work.