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?
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.
We cannot allow this policy to be dictated by just one person, who doesn't have an electoral mandate for such a radical change.
If we allow him to implement these policies unchallenged he will lead our children into the abyss of secularism.
Portlaoise, Co laois