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# educate-together - Thursday 18 February, 2021

Plans to relocate Drogheda Educate Together school scrapped amid backlash from parents
# Drogheda Educate Together
# Drogheda Educate Together

Plans to relocate Drogheda Educate Together school scrapped amid backlash from parents

Updated Feb 18th 2021, 10:14 PM 19,747 Views 9 Comments

Earlier this month, local TDs branded the plans for relocation “ridiculous”.

# educate-together - Sunday 7 February, 2021

Educate Together raises concerns with department amid parents' dismay over plans to move school
# Drogheda
# Drogheda

Educate Together raises concerns with department amid parents' dismay over plans to move school

Feb 7th 2021, 6:45 AM 51,817 Views 18 Comments

Labour TD Ged Nash told the Daíl this week that the planned move was a “ridiculous, wrong-headed decision [that] needs to be overturned”.

# educate-together - Thursday 4 February, 2021

Parents dismayed over 'ridiculous decision' to move Drogheda Educate Together school for third time
# Schools
# Schools

Parents dismayed over 'ridiculous decision' to move Drogheda Educate Together school for third time

Feb 4th 2021, 5:01 PM 19,179 Views 10 Comments

The school is being moved from east Meath to the grounds of St Oliver’s in Drogheda.

# educate-together - Friday 31 January, 2020

'A dire situation': Two Dublin schools closed after electricity and heating failures
# Monkstown
# Monkstown

'A dire situation': Two Dublin schools closed after electricity and heating failures

Jan 31st 2020, 6:20 AM 51,060 Views 20 Comments

The two schools’ principals said they have been notifying the department about health and safety concerns since 2017.

# educate-together - Sunday 22 September, 2019

Lynn Ruane: We should all support choice in education
# Column
# Column

Lynn Ruane: We should all support choice in education

Sep 22nd 2019, 8:30 PM 16,236 Views 63 Comments

Parents need to have a choice over where they send their children to school, writes Lynn Ruane.

# educate-together - Saturday 8 June, 2019

Parents' protest leads to Dublin school cancelling plans for Catholic agency to offer sex education
# Educate Together
# Educate Together

Parents' protest leads to Dublin school cancelling plans for Catholic agency to offer sex education

Jun 8th 2019, 4:20 PM 33,487 Views 76 Comments

Parents had objected to a religious agency offering education at a multi-denominational Educate Together school.

# educate-together - 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 13,788 Views 68 Comments

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

# educate-together - Thursday 4 April, 2019

FactCheck: Do multi-denominational schools not mark Christmas or Easter with events?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Do multi-denominational schools not mark Christmas or Easter with events?

Apr 4th 2019, 4:40 PM 15,845 Views 84 Comments

It has been claimed that a move away from Catholic patronage in schools means these holidays would no longer be marked with events.

# educate-together - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

Education minister on school patronage changes: 'Just to be clear - Christmas will not be cancelled'
# Joe McHugh
# Joe McHugh

Education minister on school patronage changes: 'Just to be clear - Christmas will not be cancelled'

Apr 3rd 2019, 9:43 PM 17,045 Views 68 Comments

It was claimed that Christmas celebrations in schools could be curtailed where patronage was switched to multi-denominational.

# educate-together - 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 29,691 Views 167 Comments

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

# educate-together - Thursday 27 December, 2018

Almost 4% increase in children enrolled in multi-denominational schools
# Education
# Education

Almost 4% increase in children enrolled in multi-denominational schools

Dec 27th 2018, 11:34 AM 11,225 Views 96 Comments

Education Minister Joe McHugh said the figures reflect the changes taking place in the patronage of Irish schools.

# educate-together - Monday 27 August, 2018

Six new Educate Together schools open their doors this week
# New Schools
# New Schools

Six new Educate Together schools open their doors this week

Aug 27th 2018, 9:51 AM 31,978 Views 46 Comments

None of the schools will open in their permanent accommodation.

# educate-together - Sunday 11 February, 2018

Why are oversubscribed Educate Together schools only taking half-stream?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Why are oversubscribed Educate Together schools only taking half-stream?

Feb 11th 2018, 9:30 AM 8,133 Views 215 Comments

If the divestment process is to be meaningful, schools must be allowed to grow to full stream intake if the demand is there, writes Ronan Moore.

# educate-together - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

'Six years on, we still have no school. I'm worried my daughter will never learn in a school building'
# Educate Together
# Educate Together

'Six years on, we still have no school. I'm worried my daughter will never learn in a school building'

May 31st 2017, 6:20 AM 13,327 Views 15 Comments

Parents and children held a protest outside the Dáil yesterday urging the government to provide them with a school.

# educate-together - Thursday 25 May, 2017

'It's not fair on our children - one classroom is so stuffy it's nicknamed the headache room'
# Looking For Space
# Looking For Space

'It's not fair on our children - one classroom is so stuffy it's nicknamed the headache room'

May 25th 2017, 6:10 AM 17,288 Views 29 Comments

Ballinteer Educate Together National School is sharing space with another school, despite having 230 pupils.

# educate-together - Friday 24 March, 2017

FactCheck: Are Catholic schools more socially diverse than other schools?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Are Catholic schools more socially diverse than other schools?

Mar 24th 2017, 10:22 AM 61,807 Views 219 Comments

FactCheck referees a dispute between representatives of the Iona Institute and Educate Together.

# educate-together - Monday 5 December, 2016

Educate Together applying for patronage of four more schools in Dublin and Cork
# Process
# Process

Educate Together applying for patronage of four more schools in Dublin and Cork

Dec 5th 2016, 6:05 AM 10,912 Views 48 Comments

Patrons are being asked to provide evidence of parental demand by 4 January 2017.

# educate-together - Monday 29 August, 2016

Nine new Educate Together schools opening this week only 'scratching the surface'
# Back To School
# Back To School

Nine new Educate Together schools opening this week only 'scratching the surface'

Aug 29th 2016, 6:10 AM 25,351 Views 275 Comments

The schools will open in Cork, Dublin, Mayo and Wicklow.

# educate-together - Wednesday 17 August, 2016

Mayo councillor objects to Educate Together, calling its schools 'elitist'
# Castlebar
# Castlebar

Mayo councillor objects to Educate Together, calling its schools 'elitist'

Aug 17th 2016, 5:24 PM 34,271 Views 199 Comments

The school is due to open in September, with seven children already enrolled.

# educate-together - Wednesday 3 August, 2016

"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 12,209 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.

# educate-together - Tuesday 2 August, 2016

'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 23,608 Views 56 Comments

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

# educate-together - Monday 1 August, 2016

'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 15,316 Views 32 Comments

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

# educate-together - Wednesday 11 May, 2016

There's a ruckus brewing in south Dublin over a mobile phone mast next to a kids' school
# Radio Waves
# Radio Waves

There's a ruckus brewing in south Dublin over a mobile phone mast next to a kids' school

May 11th 2016, 6:15 AM 21,554 Views 73 Comments

Parents say the proposed mast is a ‘risk they’re not willing to take’.

# educate-together - Thursday 27 August, 2015

'Abandoned, remote and neglected': This is the school Educate Together don't want to use
# Mayo
# Mayo

'Abandoned, remote and neglected': This is the school Educate Together don't want to use

Aug 27th 2015, 7:54 AM 31,907 Views 96 Comments

Educate Together says the school is not suitable as it is too far from the town.

# educate-together - Sunday 9 August, 2015

'Parents and teachers are scared': Why won't more schools give up their Catholic patronage?
# Lack Of Choice
# Lack Of Choice

'Parents and teachers are scared': Why won't more schools give up their Catholic patronage?

Aug 9th 2015, 2:13 PM 19,402 Views 195 Comments

Many have staunchly resisted calls to amalgamate or divest.

# educate-together - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

32 milestones in every Irish person's life
# Storage Heaters
From The Daily Edge
# Storage Heaters

32 milestones in every Irish person's life

May 20th 2015, 1:10 PM 46,652 Views 12 Comments

Growing up, growing up to be…

# educate-together - Friday 13 February, 2015

Four new primary schools will open in September, as Catholic Church loosens hold on education
# Educate Together
# Educate Together

Four new primary schools will open in September, as Catholic Church loosens hold on education

Feb 13th 2015, 2:20 PM 14,703 Views 46 Comments

It is part of a move to diversify the patronage of schools across the country.

# educate-together - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Demand from parents leads to four new multi-denominational schools
# Education
# Education

Demand from parents leads to four new multi-denominational schools

Mar 12th 2014, 11:04 AM 10,439 Views 73 Comments

The four primary schools expected to open in September will run under the patronage of Educate Together.

# educate-together - Thursday 28 November, 2013

Educate Together named as patron for five new secondary schools
# Multi-denominational
# Multi-denominational

Educate Together named as patron for five new secondary schools

Nov 28th 2013, 8:14 AM 13,743 Views 165 Comments

The multi-denominational education body was appointed for the role in more than half of new schools.

# educate-together - Thursday 26 September, 2013

Educate Together appointed patron of new schools in Dublin and Galway
# Patronage
# Patronage

Educate Together appointed patron of new schools in Dublin and Galway

Sep 26th 2013, 10:43 AM 6,969 Views 145 Comments

The NGO aims to provide equality of access to children regardless of their cultural or religious backgrounds.

# educate-together - Thursday 15 August, 2013

Column: The Leaving Cert poorly prepares students for the realities they now face
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The Leaving Cert poorly prepares students for the realities they now face

Aug 15th 2013, 1:00 PM 1,509 Views 73 Comments

The Leaving Cert is an outdated, crude and brutal instrument that fails to prepare young people for either the realities of third level education or modern life in general, writes Paul Rowe.

# educate-together - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

Campaign to set up Educate Together secondary school in Dublin
# Education
# Education

Campaign to set up Educate Together secondary school in Dublin

Jan 22nd 2013, 6:30 AM 7,431 Views 36 Comments

New ET secondary schools are planned for Blanchardstown and Lucan – but parents say there’s a demand in the city itself.

# educate-together - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

The 5 at 5: Wednesday
# 5 At 5
# 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Jul 25th 2012, 4:48 PM 4,901 Views 5 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Multi-denominational Educate Together to run secondary schools
# Educate Together
# Educate Together

Multi-denominational Educate Together to run secondary schools

Jul 25th 2012, 2:56 PM 6,154 Views 53 Comments

Educate Together will be the first new entrant to second level education since the 1930s.

# educate-together - Monday 30 April, 2012

Poll indicates three-quarters of parents want change in primary school patronage
# Education
# Education

Poll indicates three-quarters of parents want change in primary school patronage

Apr 30th 2012, 6:45 AM 3,380 Views 50 Comments

The poll results also show that many parents still want religious education in schools.

# educate-together - Monday 12 March, 2012

Teachers dispute Quinn’s claims on new €1.5bn schools programme
# Education
# Education

Teachers dispute Quinn’s claims on new €1.5bn schools programme

Mar 12th 2012, 1:33 PM 4,533 Views 49 Comments

The INTO says only 17 of the primary schools being built under the new programme are actually new; the rest are replacements.

# educate-together - 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 40 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.

# educate-together - Wednesday 22 June, 2011

System of school patronage "no longer appropriate"
# Schools
# Schools

System of school patronage "no longer appropriate"

Jun 22nd 2011, 12:16 PM 586 Views 3 Comments

A forum to diversify how schools are run has opened in Dublin and will hear submissions from education and religious groups.