Sunday 17 December 2017

David Quinn: We need to know how far we'll go to take religion out of schools

The forum on the future of Catholic schools has been hearing the viewpoints this week of the various stakeholders in Irish education, from the Catholic bishops to Educate Together.

The forum, established by Education Minister Ruairi Quinn, is to report back to him later this year on the best mechanism for handing over Catholic schools to other patron bodies.

The final figure could turn out to be the 50pc one touted by the Minister, or the 10pc figure mentioned by Fr Michael Drumm of the Catholic Schools Partnership.

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