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Hardline rules on school admissions not fit for Brexit realities

The Department of Education warned Ireland’s controversial system should be reformed, private notes reveal

5th March, 2017
Ireland’s controversial school admission system should be reformed to accommodate minorities migrating from a “hostile environment” Pic: iStock

The Department of Education has been told that Ireland’s controversial school admission system should be reformed to accommodate minorities migrating from a “hostile environment” in post-Brexit Britain, private notes reveal.

According to records seen by The Sunday Business Post, a behind-closed-doors consultation was told: “Given the possible migration of minorities to Ireland from a more hostile environment in the UK, our admissions policies need to embody criteria that ensure schools are...

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