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What was promised?

Here is how Ireland's bishops responded to being asked to hand over their schools
# MAKING CHANGES
# MAKING CHANGES

Here is how Ireland's bishops responded to being asked to hand over their schools

Aug 1st 2016, 9:06 PM 76,418 Views 189 Comments

Then education minister Ruairí Quinn had high hopes when he wrote to bishops around the country back in 2013.

'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 15,350 Views 34 Comments

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

Religious education in schools: Two sets of rights in conflict
# Constitutional Law
# Constitutional Law

Religious education in schools: Two sets of rights in conflict

Aug 1st 2016, 9:05 PM 20,870 Views 122 Comments

‘You can discriminate, including favouring one group in particular circumstances, if it is to enable the practice of that religion.”

In the classroom

School children tell us what they think about how they learn about religion
# Lived Experience
# Lived Experience

School children tell us what they think about how they learn about religion

Aug 2nd 2016, 9:04 PM 16,802 Views 32 Comments

Here is what they had to say…

'Sham baptisms': Priests struggle with reasons behind the ceremony while parents feel hypocrital
# No Faith
# No Faith

'Sham baptisms': Priests struggle with reasons behind the ceremony while parents feel hypocrital

Aug 2nd 2016, 9:05 PM 35,166 Views 195 Comments

Under the current system, children trying to get a place in a primary school can be divided into categories depending on their faith.

'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 23,643 Views 57 Comments

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

Unbaptised and bottom of the list - frustrated and worried parents speak out
# Enrolment Policies
# Enrolment Policies

Unbaptised and bottom of the list - frustrated and worried parents speak out

Aug 2nd 2016, 9:05 PM 16,886 Views 75 Comments

‘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?’

Does it need fixing?

"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 12,260 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.

Is a religious education better for students? We took a look
# Divestment
# Divestment

Is a religious education better for students? We took a look

Aug 3rd 2016, 9:05 PM 11,270 Views 52 Comments

‘Catholic schools are more strict, the academic side of things follows in that pattern then.’

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 26,412 Views 131 Comments

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