Category Archives: In The Press

With such demand for school places in Dublin 15 it is no surprise that the media is following our progress.

Three rights issues ‘urgent’ – judge

Article by Jamie Smith and Mary Fitzgerald – Saturday, July 26, 2008 The Swedish judge who wrote the UN Human Rights Committee’s report on Ireland has said she is confident the Government will act to meet the committee’s concerns on … Continue reading

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Hanafin under fire over local schools controversy

Following an article in the last issue of Community Voice, the start-up committee of Carpenterstown Educate Together National School held a public meeting in the Castleknock Hotel on Wednesday 30th April – after this issue of the paper had gone … Continue reading

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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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Faith in our schools

Irish Times editorial, Monday March 31, 2008 Ireland’s educational system is catching up with social change induced by migration and greater religious diversity after decades of operating with a model that delegated control of most schools to the various churches. … Continue reading

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Carpenterstown Educate Together plans hit stumbling block

7 March 2008 Members of the start up committee of the proposed new Carpenterstown Educate Together school are up in arms following indications that their proposed new school may not be sanctioned for next September. Following a massive public meeting … Continue reading

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