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 Ian Paisley preaches to the 12,000 strong congregation at the King’s Hall in Belfast on the 40th anniversary of the free Presbyterian Church. Photograph: Pacemaker

Preacher first came to prominence in a religious context via a row

 Archbishop of Dublin Dr Diarmuid Martin in April this year  in newly co-educational St James primary school, Basin Lane, Dublin. An Education Together primary school is also now running in the area.  Photograph: John Mc Elroy

Believers should fund own schools, not State, says Evangelical Alliance Ireland

Islam and Education in Ireland praised as ‘a brave step in a longer process of dialogue’

There is no need for upheaval or revolution in the education system in Ireland, according to the country’s two main Muslim representative  organisations.

Groups thank ‘all parties in the education sector, from primary schools to universities’

Cardinal Seán Brady: for the past four years the child abuse issue cast a shadow over his tenure at the top of the Catholic Church in Ireland. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Analysis: primate’s loyalty to institution cost him on abuse issue

Cardinal Seán Brady: remains a cardinal for life and may take part in papal elections until he is 80. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Primate led through ‘most turbulent period since the Penal Laws’

Catholic primate and Archbishop of Armagh Eamon Martin: Irish Catholic Church “of the 1940s and 1950s is gone and we would not want that back. It was very much tarnished gold.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Eamon Martin ‘fearful at what lies ahead but trusting in God I’ll be helped along’

Sir John Betjeman: “The bold turrets so suited in their mouldings and terminations to the beautiful granite of which they are constructed . . . ” he wrote,  “make Monkstown church one of my first favourites . . . ”

Inaugural event takes place next weekend

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