Community schools boss: no religion will be given priority
More than 90 per cent of the state’s 3,200 primary schools are under Catholic patronage
Community national schools – a relatively new model of state-run school that looks set for growth under the new government – will not prioritise the needs of the Catholic Church or any other religions, the head of the body that runs them has said.
Michael Moriarty, the general secretary of Education and Training Boards Ireland (ETBI), which runs Ireland’s 11 existing community national schools, said his organisation responded first and foremost to the needs of...
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