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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

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?

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.

James Yorke

Portlaoise, Co laois

Irish Independent