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#divestment

# divestment - Sunday 29 July, 2018

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

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

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

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?

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

‘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

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

‘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

Here is what they had to say…

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

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

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

‘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

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

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