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Opinion: Religion is a choice - not an obligation. Let's make religious classes opt-in
# Religious Education
# Religious Education

Opinion: Religion is a choice - not an obligation. Let's make religious classes opt-in

Feb 5th 2020, 6:20 AM 26,946 Views 252 Comments

Our schools may be Catholic, but young Irish families, increasingly, are not, writes David Graham of Education Equality.

How Well Do You Remember These Alive-O Songs From Primary School?
# Connected
From The Daily Edge
# Connected

How Well Do You Remember These Alive-O Songs From Primary School?

Sep 12th 2016, 6:00 PM 14,771 Views 2 Comments

Put those Religion classes to use, 90s kids.

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 27,333 Views 130 Comments

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

'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 23,694 Views 56 Comments

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

The State employs 154 religious chaplains in secondary schools around the country
# Religious Education
# Religious Education

The State employs 154 religious chaplains in secondary schools around the country

Jul 30th 2016, 7:30 AM 14,251 Views 183 Comments

The cost of their employment is €9.5 million.

'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 59,382 Views 474 Comments

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

Poll: Should children be allowed to go home early to avoid religion class?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should children be allowed to go home early to avoid religion class?

Apr 22nd 2014, 9:10 AM 23,309 Views 315 Comments

Reforms expected to be announced later today could make it easier for children to opt-out.

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 461 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.