John Stokes, the boy in question, failed to gain admission to the High School, falling foul of the school’s so-called parent rule, whereby children of past pupils are given priority of entry. Many schools have similar policies.
The discrimination case has been argued over the course of four years. Acting on behalf of his mother, Mary Stokes, the Irish Traveller Movement (ITM) Law Centre first lodged a complaint with the Equality Tribunal. The...
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