Thursday 8 December 2016

It's unfair some parents have no choice but a Catholic school - but don't blame the Church

Published 16/12/2015 | 02:30

'It’s not their fault the State used the existing Catholic school system as the default State school system'
'It’s not their fault the State used the existing Catholic school system as the default State school system'

This is the time of year when those of us who have young kids enjoy not only the magic of Christmas and Santa Claus but also the school rituals of nativity plays and carol singing.

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For my five-year-old and seven-year-old attending a national school on Dublin city's north side, it is especially interesting.

In their classes are children from all over Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia. Many are Muslim, some are Hindu.

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