School patronage reform draws near

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn is finalising his plans for the reform of school patronage.

5th May, 2012

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn is finalising his plans for the reform of school patronage, and will present plans to enable the Catholic Church to withdraw from its role in hundreds of schools in the coming weeks.

The Church is the patron body for over 90 per cent of all primary schools, but has itself indicated its desire to reduce its role, while the government wishes to provide for more "pluralism and diversity" within...

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