Pact between State and religious ‘should widen school choice’


The Irish Times: Parents must get more choice for their children’s education in any new covenant between the State, churches and other ethical bodies, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said.

Greater choice for parents “through the availability of more Educate Together schools, community national schools and Gaelscoileanna” is required, he said.

“It also means the divestment of some existing religious schools to the community sector should parents want that. It doesn’t mean the complete secularisation of education,” he said. Read article

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