Most schools will remain Catholic, says Quinn

Education Minister Ruairi Quinn has said that, despite growing demand for alternatives to the present system of school patronage, most schools would remain Catholic for the time being.

12th April, 2013
Ruairi Quinn

Education Minister Ruairi Quinn has said that, despite growing demand for alternatives to the present system of school patronage, most schools would remain Catholic for the time being.

He said he hoped it would be possible for greater diversity to be delivered in 29 geographical areas by September of next year, in line with what Michael Drumm of the Catholic Schools’ Partnership considered realistic.

Addressing the Catholic Schools Partnership, he noted that the department's recent...

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