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# catholic-schools - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

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

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

May 15th 2019, 10:13 AM 27,487 Views 118 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jul 19th 2018, 7:00 AM 45,709 Views 154 Comments

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
# No Religion
# No Religion

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

May 28th 2018, 3:37 PM 21,461 Views 68 Comments

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'
# 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 22,928 Views 75 Comments

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

# catholic-schools - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

Admission fees, waiting lists and explicit discrimination to be banned in schools, says Minister for Education
# Education Equality
# Education Equality

Admission fees, waiting lists and explicit discrimination to be banned in schools, says Minister for Education

Jul 6th 2016, 10:59 AM 39,879 Views 160 Comments

The new laws have been given a guarded welcome.

# catholic-schools - Thursday 30 October, 2014

"Schools are not data-processing centres": Irish bishops want 'balance' in discrimination debate
# Section 37
# Section 37

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

Oct 30th 2014, 6:47 PM 9,885 Views 84 Comments

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
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

Senators seek to close loophole that may aid forced marriages

Jun 25th 2014, 9:00 AM 4,978 Views 1 Comment

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
# Patronage
# Patronage

Primary schools in 23 towns to change patronage following survey

Apr 2nd 2013, 7:48 AM 13,321 Views 86 Comments

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
# Catholic Schools
# Catholic Schools

Religious rule should be abolished and schools transferred from Church patronage

Nov 18th 2011, 8:44 AM 3,599 Views 71 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Children shouldn’t be forced into Catholic schools

Aug 18th 2011, 7:35 AM 38 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.

# catholic-schools - Friday 11 March, 2011

Ruairi Quinn plans forum on transferring schools out of Catholic patronage
# Catholic Schools
# Catholic Schools

Ruairi Quinn plans forum on transferring schools out of Catholic patronage

Mar 11th 2011, 3:09 PM 2,462 Views 22 Comments

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