Monthly Archives: April 2008

Hanafin ignoring parent’s wishes

Letters to the Editor, 29 April 2008 Hanafin ignoring parent’s wishes In the Luttrellstown/Porterstown area of Dublin 15 the two existing primary schools, Catholic-controlled, restrict access for children of non-Catholics to quotas. This is one of many reasons why some … Continue reading

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Hanafin faces legal challenge over multi-faith school

Saturday April 26 2008 EDUCATION Minister Mary Hanafin faces a legal challenge over her refusal to sanction a multi-denominational primary school in an area of huge demand. The challenge is being taken by Educate Together which says that an unprecedented … Continue reading

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Parents denied a voice in schools’ controversy

By Maggie Hyland There has been much scrutiny in the national media around the changes currently taking place in primary education in Ireland. However, these changes are largely taking place in Dublin 15 and there needs to be more local … Continue reading

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Time to consult parents, minister

Time to consult the parents, minister We are a group of parents in Dublin 15 who wish to set up a local national school, a place of education for all children in the community; where every child is valued and … Continue reading

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Making an article of faith

Article by Paul Rowe, CEO of Educate Together – Tuesday, April 15, 2008 In its approach to religious instruction in primary schools, the Government is walking itself into a situation in which it will profoundly interfere with the religious rights … Continue reading

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Debate on faith teaching in school

Debate of faith teaching in schools Madam, – As a Church of Ireland priest, I was involved for some years in giving religious instruction in a secondary school run by the VEC. There were various negative aspects to the system. … Continue reading

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