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Denominational schooling

Both the Protestant and Catholic churches own and manage primary and second level schools, with state support, which most of their members attend. The minority of schools which are state owned (...)

Both the Protestant and Catholic churches own and manage primary and second level schools, with state support, which most of their members attend. The minority of schools which are state owned and managed are almost entirely Catholic in pupil composition and are therefore indistinguishable in most ways from Catholic schools.

The Constitutional position on Denominational Schools is found in article 44.2.4 :
‘Legislation providing State aid for schools shall not discriminate between schools under the management of different religious denominations, nor be such as to affect prejudicially the right of any child to attend a school receiving public money without attending religious instruction at that school’.

D 21 September 2012    ARichard O’Leary

Religion in public education

An article on "Religion in public education in Ireland" was written by Paul Colton.
Source: Paul Colton, "Religion in public education in Ireland" in Gerhard Robbers (Hrsg.), Religion in Public (...)

An article on "Religion in public education in Ireland" was written by Paul Colton.

Source: Paul Colton, "Religion in public education in Ireland" in Gerhard Robbers (Hrsg.), Religion in Public Education – La religion dans l’éducation publique, European Consortium for Church and State Research, Trier, 2011, 227-256.

D 22 July 2014   

CNRS Unistra Dres Gsrl

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