Elaine Byrne: Gaelscoil Moshíológ case shows unrealistic expectations of voluntary school boards

Is the voluntary nature of school governance arrangements still sustainable?

Aodhagán Ó Suird: The principal has been finally vindicated. Picture: Jim Campbell

Ireland’s 3,300 primary schools will have new boards of management this November. Their current four-year term of office will expire and a new one will begin for the thousands of volunteers who play a key role in the day-to-day running of Irish schools, which have responsibility for teaching over half a million primary students.

Are they fit for purpose?

The incredulous tone of Judge Cregan’s 140-page High Court ruling on the unfair dismissal of principal ...