Chief Justice Frank Clarke at the inauguration of Michael D Higgins for his second term as President, at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Atheist Ireland on Sunday launched its “One Oath For All” campaign to enable conscientious atheists to hold the offices of President, judge, and Taois(...)

“It is women and girls who largely bear the burden of inadequate sexuality education,” according to the Irish Family Planning Association. Photograph: Getty Images

Weaknesses in the quality of sex education provided to pupils in the State’s schools are seen “first hand every day” in pregnancy counselling centres,(...)

 Colm O’Gorman of  Amnesty International: Sipo has requested the organisation return a €137,000 grant. The organisation said it “will not comply” with what it termed as “indefensible law”. Photograph: Eric Luke

Atheist Ireland reported the Humanist Association of Ireland to the Standards in Public Office (Sipo) commission, over a €10,000 donation made to Educ(...)

Gay Byrne and Stephen Fry. Photograph: RTÉ

A reported decision by gardaí not to prosecute Stephen Fry for blasphemy is “even more dangerous than a prosecution would have been”, Atheist Ireland (...)

Educate Together chief executive Paul Rowe said  “the fact that an increasing number of Irish parents consider that it is necessary to get their children baptised in the Catholic faith in order to access publicly funded schools, rather than out of personal religious conviction, is a shocking alarm note for a modern democratic state.”

Multi-denominational school patron Educate Together has criticised the Government’s failure to stop State-funded religious schools from giving prefere(...)

Schools are in danger of being “micromanaged” by the department of education under new legislation governing admissions policies, a leading management body has said

Schools are in danger of being “micromanaged” by the department of education under new legislation governing admissions policies, a leading management(...)

Protestors in Pakistan react to 	‘blasphemous’ Charlie Hebdo cartoons. An international coalition has just launched the End Blasphemy Laws campaign, aimed at ending legislation against criticising or ridiculing religion worldwide. Photograph: Faisal Kareem/EPA

An international coalition has launched a campaign to abolish blasphemy laws worldwide. The End Blasphemy Laws campaign has called on the internationa(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan: has stopped short of ordering the deletion of the rule.  Photograph: Eric Luke/ The Irish Times

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan is seeking to amend a 50-year-old directive to primary schools which states that religious instruction is “by fa(...)

In its latest report, the UN committee told Ireland to do more to provide non- denominational schools and Atheist Ireland said it was “self- serving for Educate Together, at the expense of possible non-denominational schools” to use this recommendation to “to plead for Government funding”.

Patron de jour Educate Together has been under attack from an unlikely quarter these days. Atheist Ireland has accused the organisation of misl(...)

Parents’ groups have welcomed an Oireachtas committee’s recommendation for a new “independent and transparent appeals process” to oversee schoo(...)

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