Religious monopoly on schools has no place in a republic
Published 11/08/2015 | 02:30
There is a country where religious institutions have a near-total monopoly on primary school patronage; a country where parents have their children admitted to a religion just so that they may access the local school; a country where teachers feel compelled to profess certain beliefs when seeking a job or promotion.
Believe it or not, this country is a 'republic'.
This country is Ireland.