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A new pluralist education system built on trust

Published 21/06/2014 | 02:30

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin

THE move to a more pluralist education system in Ireland has been slow, but a huge stride was taken yesterday.

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The coming together of St Pat's Drumcondra, which since 1875 has been preparing teachers for Catholic classrooms, and the Church of Ireland College of Education (CICE), will not mean an end to denominational education or denominational preparation for teachers in church-linked schools.

What it does is display a level of trust and an openness and a willingness to work collaboratively in a way that can only benefit the Irish education system.

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