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In Dublin people of no religion in 2016 made up 48% of those in the 24 to 29 age group. File photograph: Getty

For the first time ever members of Atheist Ireland have been invited to meet a Lord Mayor of Dublin as part of the usual round of meetings that take p(...)

A recent OECD report shows that Irish primary schools are second only to Israel in the amount of time spent on compulsory religious instruction. Photograph: iStock

Most schools are not complying with legal requirements which require them to detail arrangements for students who do not wish to attend religious inst(...)

Atheist Ireland said the failure of State schools to implement these measures means non-religious students are being discriminated against. File photograph: Getty

State secondary schools are refusing to implement a directive which requires them to provide students who opt out of religious instruction with access(...)

Catholic Church representatives say principals need to know and engage with religious education programmes in State schools. Photograph: Getty Images

The Catholic Church has raised concerns in meetings with State education officials that religion is “slipping off the agenda” in their schools. In a (...)

The cross that was cut down from the top of Carrauntoohil in Co Kerry will be reinstated before Christmas

The cross that was cut down from the top of Carrauntoohil in Co Kerry will be reinstated before Christmas, after a unanimous vote to restore the cross(...)