Minister for Education must remove intake restrictions on Educate Together schools

Social Democrats co-leader Róisín Shortall TD has called upon the Minister for Education, Richard Bruton, to remove restrictions on student intake at new Educate Together primary schools. Deputy Shortall said: “Parents who had expected that their children would be enrolling in five schools run by the multi-denominational patron have been devastated to learn that they […]

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Opinion: Why are oversubscribed Educate Together schools only taking half-stream?

IT USED TO be thought that Educate Together schools were niche schools for a small minority of atheist parents and immigrants. But they are not. They are multi-denominational schools that cater for parents who want to send their children into classrooms where being Catholic is not the status quo; who do not want their sons […]

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Department of Education is stunting growth of new Educate Together Primary Schools

Social Democrats’ representative Ronan Moore has accused the Department of Education and Skills of stunting the growth of recently opened Educate Together primary schools. Mr Moore was commenting on a report today that five schools under the multi-denominational patron have been told by the Department that they must reduce their new pupil intake from a […]

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