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# Multi-denominational

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# Education
Enrolments rise in multi-denominational schools, but there's been a very slight decrease in Catholic schools
Almost 940,000 pupils are enrolled in primary and post-primary schools in Ireland.
# factcheck
FactCheck: Do multi-denominational schools not mark Christmas or Easter with events?
It has been claimed that a move away from Catholic patronage in schools means these holidays would no longer be marked with events.
# Multi-denominational
New schools plan 'will reflect more diversity in 21st century Ireland'
The government want to have 400 multi-denominational schools in place by 2030.
# Education
Demand from parents leads to four new multi-denominational schools
The four primary schools expected to open in September will run under the patronage of Educate Together.
# Multi-denominational
Educate Together named as patron for five new secondary schools
The multi-denominational education body was appointed for the role in more than half of new schools.
Voices
Column: Children shouldn’t be forced into Catholic schools
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.
# Schools
System of school patronage "no longer appropriate"
A forum to diversify how schools are run has opened in Dublin and will hear submissions from education and religious groups.
# Your Say
Poll: Should all education be non-denominational?
Some Catholic schools are transferring to other forms of patronage, but should faith be a part of education at all?