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Time to legislate for a level playing field in our schools

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There was no great surprise over yesterday's Supreme Court ruling. Had it gone the other way, it could have resulted in a 'free for all' with school admission policies torn up all over the place.

One can't but have admiration for Mary Stokes and her determination to get a good education for her son John. She claimed indirect discrimination against Travellers when he was refused a place in the High School in Clonmel. Had his father attended the school, even briefly, then John would have been guaranteed admission as sons of past pupils are given priority.


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