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# baptism-barrier - This year 2022

Dublin archdiocese saw 10% decline in christenings in the year after 'baptism barrier' was removed
# Baptism Barrier
# Baptism Barrier

Dublin archdiocese saw 10% decline in christenings in the year after 'baptism barrier' was removed

Feb 5th 2022, 12:05 AM 35,701 Views 92 Comments
  • In Dublin, the rate of baptisms decreased by roughly 10% between 2018 and 2019.
  • In that same year, Ireland’s birth rates fell from 61,016 to 59,796, according to the CSO.
  • Ireland in 2018 amended legislation to remove the so-called “baptism barrier”.

# baptism-barrier - All time

Religion to be formally removed as entry-requirement from most primary schools from today
# Baptism Barrier
# Baptism Barrier

Religion to be formally removed as entry-requirement from most primary schools from today

Oct 3rd 2018, 7:53 AM 34,307 Views 120 Comments

The so-called ‘baptism barrier’ is set to be removed by the Minister for Education today.

Baptism barrier in schools set to be lifted this year
# Baptism Barrier
# Baptism Barrier

Baptism barrier in schools set to be lifted this year

May 9th 2018, 7:29 AM 45,858 Views 223 Comments

The new rules are expected to take effect this year.

'No more baptism barrier': Catholic schools won't use religion as admission criteria, says Bruton
# Religious Reasons
# Religious Reasons

'No more baptism barrier': Catholic schools won't use religion as admission criteria, says Bruton

Jun 28th 2017, 10:29 PM 25,607 Views 169 Comments

There will still be exceptions in cases of minority schools, the Minister said.

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

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

May 16th 2017, 6:05 AM 23,082 Views 74 Comments

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

Religion in schools: 'My son comes home saying things like, 'God makes it rain''
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# Read Me

Religion in schools: 'My son comes home saying things like, 'God makes it rain''

May 7th 2017, 9:30 AM 14,805 Views 421 Comments

For many parents the real problems begin once their child has secured a place in school.

Debate Room: 'It's only fair that Catholic children are prioritised in Catholic schools'
# Baptism Barrier
# Baptism Barrier

Debate Room: 'It's only fair that Catholic children are prioritised in Catholic schools'

Jan 23rd 2017, 7:30 PM 2,970 Views 145 Comments

Minister for Education, Richard Bruton, plans to legislate on the controversial school admissions system soon. But what about the right of minority faiths to prioritise pupils of their faith?

Catholic group says 95% of their schools don't have a baptism barrier
# School Admissions
# School Admissions

Catholic group says 95% of their schools don't have a baptism barrier

Jan 16th 2017, 7:46 PM 26,116 Views 256 Comments

As it stands schools are legally permitted to select students based on their religion.