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# divestment - Monday 14 June, 2021

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

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

Mon 9:30 PM 32,113 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
# LOSING FAITH
# LOSING FAITH

State on a go-slow in moving primary education from majority Catholic grip

Jun 14th 2021, 12:23 PM 38,515 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  • Completed reports and surveys on school patronage lie unpublished while the Department continues to meet with the Irish Episcopal Conference every month.

# divestment - Friday 5 April, 2019

Archdiocese postpones vote on patronage of Dublin schools, citing 'confusion' about Church celebrations
# Divestment
# Divestment

Archdiocese postpones vote on patronage of Dublin schools, citing 'confusion' about Church celebrations

Apr 5th 2019, 6:35 PM 13,800 Views 68 Comments

It was claimed earlier this week that pupils would not celebrate Christmas at Educate Together schools.

# divestment - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

Claims that children can't celebrate Christmas at Educate Together schools 'incorrect and misleading'
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Claims that children can't celebrate Christmas at Educate Together schools 'incorrect and misleading'

Apr 2nd 2019, 3:24 PM 29,722 Views 167 Comments

It has been claimed by one gaelscoil that Irish greetings like dia duit would no longer be allowed.

# divestment - Sunday 29 July, 2018

Courts Service of Ireland reduces shares in Big Tobacco, but still holds €4.5m worth in stocks
# Divestment
# Divestment

Courts Service of Ireland reduces shares in Big Tobacco, but still holds €4.5m worth in stocks

Jul 29th 2018, 7:00 AM 12,272 Views 19 Comments

Critics state the Courts Services continued investment in the tobacco industry flies in the face of the government’s Tobacco Free Ireland vision.

# divestment - Friday 1 June, 2018

'How can you cheer abortion?': Bishop 'horrified' by referendum celebrations
# Euthanasia
# Euthanasia

'How can you cheer abortion?': Bishop 'horrified' by referendum celebrations

Jun 1st 2018, 9:04 PM 84,442 Views 121 Comments

Alphonsus Cullinan said Catholic Yes voters “should go to confession”.

# divestment - Wednesday 3 August, 2016

Religion in the classroom: How other countries in the EU deal with it
# Examples
# Examples

Religion in the classroom: How other countries in the EU deal with it

Aug 3rd 2016, 9:05 PM 25,846 Views 130 Comments

Ireland is not the first country to experience these types of issues around religion and education.

"It's not something that should be up for vote" - can the problem with religion in Irish schools be solved?
# Million Dollar Question
# Million Dollar Question

"It's not something that should be up for vote" - can the problem with religion in Irish schools be solved?

Aug 3rd 2016, 9:05 PM 12,214 Views 92 Comments

96% of Ireland’s national schools are still run by religious orders with the divestment of education proceeding at a snail’s pace.

Is a religious education better for students? We took a look
# Divestment
# Divestment

Is a religious education better for students? We took a look

Aug 3rd 2016, 9:05 PM 11,260 Views 52 Comments

‘Catholic schools are more strict, the academic side of things follows in that pattern then.’

# divestment - Tuesday 2 August, 2016

'Sham baptisms': Priests struggle with reasons behind the ceremony while parents feel hypocrital
# No Faith
# No Faith

'Sham baptisms': Priests struggle with reasons behind the ceremony while parents feel hypocrital

Aug 2nd 2016, 9:05 PM 34,774 Views 194 Comments

Under the current system, children trying to get a place in a primary school can be divided into categories depending on their faith.

Unbaptised and bottom of the list - frustrated and worried parents speak out
# Enrolment Policies
# Enrolment Policies

Unbaptised and bottom of the list - frustrated and worried parents speak out

Aug 2nd 2016, 9:05 PM 16,862 Views 74 Comments

‘Baptise your child just to get into a school or don’t baptise but then fear your child may be ostracised from their class group?’

School children tell us what they think about how they learn about religion
# Lived Experience
# Lived Experience

School children tell us what they think about how they learn about religion

Aug 2nd 2016, 9:04 PM 16,789 Views 32 Comments

Here is what they had to say…

'She's coming home singing Ave Maria': Religion from the back of the classroom
# A Fine Balance
# A Fine Balance

'She's coming home singing Ave Maria': Religion from the back of the classroom

Aug 2nd 2016, 9:00 PM 23,618 Views 56 Comments

Ireland’s non-religious parents face some tough choices about how their children participate.

# divestment - Monday 1 August, 2016

Here is how Ireland's bishops responded to being asked to hand over their schools
# MAKING CHANGES
# MAKING CHANGES

Here is how Ireland's bishops responded to being asked to hand over their schools

Aug 1st 2016, 9:06 PM 76,355 Views 188 Comments

Then education minister Ruairí Quinn had high hopes when he wrote to bishops around the country back in 2013.

Religious education in schools: Two sets of rights in conflict
# Constitutional Law
# Constitutional Law

Religious education in schools: Two sets of rights in conflict

Aug 1st 2016, 9:05 PM 20,796 Views 122 Comments

‘You can discriminate, including favouring one group in particular circumstances, if it is to enable the practice of that religion.”

'It tends not to be prime property that's handed over': 8 schools opened in 3 years under divestment
# What Next?
# 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 15,337 Views 32 Comments

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

# divestment - Monday 16 May, 2016

'Like most of my friends, I baptised my children so they could go to school': The anger of Ireland's non-religious parents
# Opting Out
# Opting Out

'Like most of my friends, I baptised my children so they could go to school': The anger of Ireland's non-religious parents

May 16th 2016, 6:15 AM 59,051 Views 475 Comments

Documents released to TheJournal.ie under freedom of information show the anger of Ireland’s non-religious parents.