Catholic school managers say it is “over-prescriptive” to have to set out details of arrangements for students who do not wish to attend religious instruction.

Campaigners are calling for children who “opt out” of religious instruction classes to have their rights properly respected. The issue has emerged as(...)

Devin Doyle and his wife Nanou with their children Juliette (2) and Valentine (6). Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Valentine Doyle (6) sits at the back of her class for 30 minutes every day and “draws”, while her classmates are taught religion. “She feels left ou(...)