The Department of Education has set a target of trebling the rate of transfer of Catholic-run schools to non-denominational patrons. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The Department of Education has set a target of trebling the rate of transfer of Catholic-run schools to non-denominational patrons amid criticism ove(...)

A proposal to lease Marsh House was ratified, subject to amendments, by the Castlebar Municipal District last month.

A Mayo county councillor is objecting to the conversion of Castlebar’s former municipal building into a school to be run by the non-denominational Edu(...)

The former Burren National School is in significant disrepair.   Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

Politicians and parents in Castlebar, Co Mayo, are urging the Department of Education to find a new premises for the town’s first Educate Together (...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at the opening of St James Catholic primary school in Basin Lane, Dublin, in April 2014, whose creation – out of two merging Catholic schools – allowed Educate Together move into a former Christian Brothers school next door.   Photograph: John Mc Elroy.

Tensions have emerged at the only school to be divested from Catholic patronage to a non-religious patron over strict conditions which have been pl(...)