Wednesday 21 March 2018

Righting wrong

• Ireland signed the European Convention on Human Rights, which states that "no one should be denied the right to education", and this includes pregnant schoolgirls.

It is reassuring to see that the Education Minister is now planning legislation to place schools' admissions policies within a statutory framework to ensure that young women are not discriminated against in this matter.

Completing second-level education is important if a teenager is to have an economic future for herself and her child.

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