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by BishopLenBrennan
Wed Nov 18, 2015 10:47 am
Forum: Education and Children
Topic: Educating pre-schooler about religion
Replies: 0
Views: 5149

Educating pre-schooler about religion

My child (who will be 4 in February) will start school in Sept 2016, not sure where yet, could be in a Catholic school :roll: As a pre-emptive strike, I'm thinking it would be a good idea to educate her over the coming year just a little about the VERY BASICS of what religion is, why it exists, and ...
by BishopLenBrennan
Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:21 am
Forum: Separation of Church and State
Topic: Church control of Dept of Education
Replies: 11
Views: 3916

Re: Church control of Dept of Education

Ruairi was interviewed on Today with Pat Kenny this morning. There was some discussion of third-level fees, Irish language and other education issues, and general party & government issues, but no discussion of education & secularism. :(
by BishopLenBrennan
Wed Mar 09, 2011 6:32 pm
Forum: Separation of Church and State
Topic: Church control of Dept of Education
Replies: 11
Views: 3916

Re: Church control of Dept of Education

Enda is calling out the names now. The new minister for Education is... (drum roll)

Ruairi Quinn! :D
by BishopLenBrennan
Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:08 pm
Forum: Separation of Church and State
Topic: Church control of Dept of Education
Replies: 11
Views: 3916

Re: Church control of Dept of Education

If the new government is FG/Labour and Labour gets the Dept of Ed, we might have a chance. "Fine Gael is likely to be allotted the environment and enterprise and employment ministries, with Labour filling education and social protection. ... RuairĂ­ Quinn being mentioned as a possible minister for e...
by BishopLenBrennan
Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:08 pm
Forum: Education and Children
Topic: What happens for atheist kid in national school
Replies: 5
Views: 2011

Re: What happens for atheist kid in national school

What happens if, say, the nearest school that would take your child is a long way away.

Is there a Dept of Education requirement that some school within N km of your home MUST take your child?
by BishopLenBrennan
Thu Feb 12, 2009 6:24 pm
Forum: Education and Children
Topic: Do Irish schools refuse non-baptised children?
Replies: 50
Views: 10597

Re: Do Irish schools refuse non-baptised children?

Is there a difference between cities and small towns? If you live in a small town with one (catholic) primary school, presumably it will accommodate all children from the town, whether catholic, atheist, immigrant, etc. But in a city, where there may be 5 schools in the local area (say 4 catholic an...