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Canon law and controversy in the classroom.

16th March, 2014
Gerald Flynn.

Employment law can often be complex, but as a Limerick school principal recently found, matters can get especially complicated when your job is also affected by Roman Catholic canon law, with a Polish cardinal in the Vatican calling some of the shots.

Betty O'Farrell was appointed principal of St Brigid's, a large primary school in Limerick, in 2005, having taught there since 1979.

A few months after her appointment, ''issues arose following a school inspector's evaluation of...

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