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#Patronage

# patronage - Monday 23 December, 2019

Enrolments rise in multi-denominational schools, but there's been a very slight decrease in Catholic schools
# Education
# Education

Enrolments rise in multi-denominational schools, but there's been a very slight decrease in Catholic schools

Dec 23rd 2019, 2:15 PM 14,138 Views 40 Comments

Almost 940,000 pupils are enrolled in primary and post-primary schools in Ireland.

# patronage - 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 17,060 Views 68 Comments

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

# patronage - Thursday 21 February, 2019

These 12 schools now have a patron but do not have permanent school buildings
# Education
# Education

These 12 schools now have a patron but do not have permanent school buildings

Feb 21st 2019, 10:59 AM 13,976 Views 17 Comments

The patronage of the schools was recommended by the New Schools Establishment Group.

# patronage - Sunday 8 July, 2018

Opinion: 'Parents need to raise their voices in the divestment debate'
# Read Me
# Read Me

Opinion: 'Parents need to raise their voices in the divestment debate'

Jul 8th 2018, 8:45 AM 23,594 Views 122 Comments

Single-faith religious instruction and all sacramental preparation needs to be parish-based and conducted outside of school hours, writes Peter Gunning.

# patronage - Friday 22 June, 2018

Parents in four areas are being asked to express their preference about the patronage of new schools
# Patronage Determination
# Patronage Determination

Parents in four areas are being asked to express their preference about the patronage of new schools

Jun 22nd 2018, 4:05 PM 16,565 Views 19 Comments

The process began today and it will wrap up at the end of July.

# patronage - Saturday 6 May, 2017

Two new Educate Together primary schools announced for Dublin
# Patronage
# Patronage

Two new Educate Together primary schools announced for Dublin

May 6th 2017, 3:02 PM 21,451 Views 75 Comments

The four new schools will be able to cater for up to 1,728 pupils.

# patronage - 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 10,917 Views 48 Comments

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

# patronage - Monday 27 June, 2016

New Educate Together primary school to open in Dublin this September
# Greenhills
# Greenhills

New Educate Together primary school to open in Dublin this September

Jun 27th 2016, 9:58 PM 20,108 Views 81 Comments

The Programme for Government has committed to reaching 400 non-denominational and multi denominational schools by 2030.

# patronage - Monday 14 March, 2016

Secular Schools Ireland to apply to run three new primary schools in Dublin
# Patronage
# Patronage

Secular Schools Ireland to apply to run three new primary schools in Dublin

Mar 14th 2016, 6:00 AM 20,880 Views 103 Comments

Some 96% of primary schools are under religious control.

# patronage - Monday 7 December, 2015

The Archbishop of Dublin says parents who don't want their kids to do religion have a point
# Religion Lessons
# Religion Lessons

The Archbishop of Dublin says parents who don't want their kids to do religion have a point

Dec 7th 2015, 6:09 PM 16,893 Views 88 Comments

But he says Catholic education is “not poison”.

# patronage - 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 19,419 Views 195 Comments

Many have staunchly resisted calls to amalgamate or divest.

# patronage - Wednesday 5 August, 2015

Poll: Should Catholic schools be allowed give preference to Catholic children?
# Patronage
# Patronage

Poll: Should Catholic schools be allowed give preference to Catholic children?

Aug 5th 2015, 8:00 PM 37,013 Views 284 Comments

Is it up to the state to provide non-denominational schools?

# patronage - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

Column: Let's take the Sacraments out of class time (and out of teachers' hands)
# Schools
# Schools

Column: Let's take the Sacraments out of class time (and out of teachers' hands)

Apr 22nd 2014, 1:00 PM 1,162 Views 175 Comments

Instead of spending 20-30 hours of curriculum time focusing on the Sacraments, preparation should take place after school hours.

# patronage - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Column: Louise O’Keeffe ruling shows Ireland's school patronage system is unworkable
# Column
# Column

Column: Louise O’Keeffe ruling shows Ireland's school patronage system is unworkable

Apr 3rd 2014, 1:00 PM 435 Views 130 Comments

The State is responsible for the rights of students in the national school system even if the schools are run by patron bodies, writes Peter Ferguson.

# patronage - 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 6,980 Views 145 Comments

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

# patronage - Monday 23 September, 2013

Quinn: I'm not an aggressive secularist
# Education
# Education

Quinn: I'm not an aggressive secularist

Sep 23rd 2013, 11:26 AM 6,085 Views 182 Comments

The Minister for Education launched a public consultation on inclusiveness in primary schools today.

# patronage - Sunday 28 April, 2013

Education Minister: ‘Do we really need 150 minutes of religion class per week?’
# Ruairí Quinn
# Ruairí Quinn

Education Minister: ‘Do we really need 150 minutes of religion class per week?’

Apr 28th 2013, 7:45 AM 16,474 Views 219 Comments

In a recent broad-ranging interview, Ruairí Quinn talks patronage, third-level fees, Margaret Thatcher’s funeral and his own future.

# patronage - Monday 22 April, 2013

Applications open to determine patronage of four new primary schools
# Patronage
# Patronage

Applications open to determine patronage of four new primary schools

Apr 22nd 2013, 4:42 PM 7,234 Views 38 Comments

The four schools – due to open in September 2014 – are in Cork, Dublin Fingal, Dublin South, and Galway.

# patronage - 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 13,329 Views 86 Comments

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

# patronage - Saturday 30 March, 2013

Archbishop Martin says the Church should not be 'gagged'
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Archbishop Martin says the Church should not be 'gagged'

Mar 30th 2013, 3:19 PM 7,658 Views 142 Comments

But he added the Catholic Church in Ireland needs to learn that it cannot expect people to do as they are told.

# patronage - Monday 14 January, 2013

Poll: Should Irish primary schools be non-denominational?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Irish primary schools be non-denominational?

Jan 14th 2013, 9:45 AM 15,714 Views 286 Comments

Parents in 38 Irish towns are voting on the type of school they want to send their children to but what do you think?

Survey begins asking parents who should run primary schools
# Patronage
# Patronage

Survey begins asking parents who should run primary schools

Jan 14th 2013, 6:45 AM 6,013 Views 35 Comments

Ruairí Quinn said the survey is a historic opportunity to parents say whether schools should be denominational, multi-denominational, all-Irish or something else.

# patronage - Monday 22 October, 2012

Parents asked who they want to educate their children
# Patronage
# Patronage

Parents asked who they want to educate their children

Oct 22nd 2012, 8:20 AM 6,443 Views 44 Comments

Surveys about local primary school patronage are being distributed in five areas today but Minister Quinn warned the process will be slow.

# patronage - Saturday 5 May, 2012

Quinn: I've been caricatured as enemy of the Catholic Church
# Education
# Education

Quinn: I've been caricatured as enemy of the Catholic Church

May 5th 2012, 6:22 PM 4,980 Views 50 Comments

The education minister said the debate around school patronage had become distorted.

# patronage - 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.

# patronage - Wednesday 11 April, 2012

Poll: Should religion have a role in education?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should religion have a role in education?

Apr 11th 2012, 10:13 AM 9,119 Views 240 Comments

Yesterday it was recommended that a rule placing religion at the heart of primary education be reviewed but should religion play any role in schools?

# patronage - Tuesday 10 April, 2012

Minister: Primary school system needs to "adapt to more diverse society"
# Education
# Education

Minister: Primary school system needs to "adapt to more diverse society"

Apr 10th 2012, 7:00 AM 2,430 Views 30 Comments

A report on patronage and pluralism in the primary sector showed that there is increased demand for new forms of multi-denominational and non-denominational schooling.

# patronage - Monday 9 April, 2012

Teachers call for reduced Church control of schools
# Teachers
# Teachers

Teachers call for reduced Church control of schools

Apr 9th 2012, 1:16 PM 4,065 Views 31 Comments

Primary school teachers will also vote on a motion to maintain their pay levels as set out under the Croke Park deal.

# patronage - Tuesday 22 November, 2011

In pictures: Dominic West at Trinity College Dublin
# Dominic West
# Dominic West

In pictures: Dominic West at Trinity College Dublin

Nov 22nd 2011, 10:27 PM 8,577 Views 7 Comments

The TCD graduate and star of the ‘The Wire’ spoke at the University Philosophical Society tonight.

# patronage - 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 3,656 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.

# patronage - Monday 14 November, 2011