Educate Together challenges decision on school patronage

Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn has been challenged by an Educate Together group about the selection criteria for patrons of new secondary schools.

8th September, 2012
Ruairí Quinn: says decisions on new school patronages were based on parental demand. Photo: PA

The Minister for Education, Ruairi Quinn, has been challenged by an Educate Together group about the selection criteria for patrons of new secondary schools.

Educate Together in north Wicklow has sought a meeting with Quinn, claiming that, in the case of its own application, the key qualifying criteria changed during the selection process.

In a letter to the group following the decision to award patronage of a new secondary school in Greystones to the Church...

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