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Religious education is vital to our children's development

Published 05/04/2011 | 05:00

Education Minister Ruairi Quinn has proposed an overhaul of religious education in our schools
Education Minister Ruairi Quinn has proposed an overhaul of religious education in our schools

Just when we are looking for some decent leadership from our newly elected politicians, which will set the country on some sort of a sound footing, what do we get?

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The big contribution from Education Minister Ruairi Quinn is an attempt to decimate religious education in schools.

A removal of the 30 minutes of religious study daily will do very little to improve the reading or writing skills of the student but will serve to strip them of a vital life-enhancing benefit.

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