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by dscanlon
Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:00 pm
Forum: Atheism in the News
Topic: Atheists are full of despair!
Replies: 1
Views: 2019

Re: Atheists are full of despair!

I'm certainly despairing AFTER reading this.

Beforehand, not so much :)
by dscanlon
Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:07 pm
Forum: Education and Children
Topic: Patronage Survey Results
Replies: 1
Views: 2147

Patronage Survey Results

The DoE has published the results of the recent survey on primary school patronage: http://www.education.ie/en/Publications/Policy-Reports/Report-on-the-surveys-regarding-parental-preferences-on-primary-school-patronage.pdf In brief: 23 of the 38 regions included in the results show a viable need fo...
by dscanlon
Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:21 pm
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: Visiting KSA
Replies: 1
Views: 3316

Visiting KSA

Apparently when applying for a visa for Saudi Arabia one is asked to state a religion.

Has anybody here any experience of writing "None", "Atheist", etc., and having their application approved?
by dscanlon
Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:32 pm
Forum: Education and Children
Topic: Enrolment Policies - Discrimination
Replies: 16
Views: 7714

Re: Enrolment Policies - Discrimination

Thanks @mkaobrih - the OP in that MagicMum thread is actually my wife :)
by dscanlon
Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: Education and Children
Topic: Enrolment Policies - Discrimination
Replies: 16
Views: 7714

Re: Enrolment Policies - Discrimination

OK, latest update in the saga... I contacted the Equality Authority, detailing our situation. This is part of their response: An educational establishment shall not discriminate in relation to - a) the admission or the terms or conditions of admission of a person as a student to the establishment, b...
by dscanlon
Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:30 pm
Forum: Education and Children
Topic: Enrolment Policies - Discrimination
Replies: 16
Views: 7714

Re: Enrolment Policies - Discrimination

Thanks @mkaobrih. There's an ET in Swords, which is about 5km away, but they have 70+ on their waiting list. We spoke to a regional development office from ET today, and apparently there is a new primary school earmarked for Malahide/Swords for 2014, and (depending on final location) there's a possi...
by dscanlon
Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:07 pm
Forum: Education and Children
Topic: Enrolment Policies - Discrimination
Replies: 16
Views: 7714

Re: Enrolment Policies - Discrimination

Another update on this: we've now been refused from the local CoI school, who also kindly informed us that we didn't even make the waiting list. We are apparently on a waiting list for the local RC school. We've started contacting local TDs to plead our case (it is shameful that I should have to res...
by dscanlon
Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:31 pm
Forum: Education and Children
Topic: Enrolment Policies - Discrimination
Replies: 16
Views: 7714

Re: Enrolment Policies - Discrimination

@Tulip1 and @Marks - many thanks for your suggestions. It turns out our situation has worsened: we contacted the local (5k away!) ET school and were told that there was a waiting list of 70 for this September's intake. Still have yet to hear from another school in the village, but there's 79 applica...
by dscanlon
Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:17 am
Forum: Education and Children
Topic: Enrolment Policies - Discrimination
Replies: 16
Views: 7714

Re: Enrolment Policies - Discrimination

This is timely: my wife and I received a note today from the local RC school that our eldest son would not be offered a place come September, as he neither has siblings attending, nor is he Catholic. The RC school has a large intake (c. 160), and we were kind of looking at it as our "fallback" schoo...
by dscanlon
Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:30 pm
Forum: Science and Scepticism
Topic: Homeopathy article in the Irish Times
Replies: 4
Views: 3434

Re: Homeopathy article in the Irish Times

chemicals wrote:look at some of the comments :oops:
Don't... it'll just depress you.

Enjoyed the article though... is David Grimes a member of this forum I wonder?