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# catholic-schools - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

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

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

# catholic-schools - Thursday 19 July, 2018

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

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

# catholic-schools - Monday 28 May, 2018

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

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

# catholic-schools - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

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

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

# catholic-schools - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

# catholic-schools - Thursday 30 October, 2014

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

Aodhán Ó’Ríordáin has promised to amend Section 37.

# catholic-schools - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Senators seek to close loophole that may aid forced marriages

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.

# catholic-schools - Tuesday 2 April, 2013

Primary schools in 23 towns to change patronage following survey

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

# catholic-schools - Friday 18 November, 2011

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.

# catholic-schools - Thursday 18 August, 2011

Column: Children shouldn’t be forced into Catholic schools

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.

# catholic-schools - Friday 11 March, 2011

Ruairi Quinn plans forum on transferring schools out of Catholic patronage

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