Jane Donnelly

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One parent was asked questions about what religion the family was and asked for a baptism certificate if there was one. Photograph: Cesar Manso/AFP/Getty

Catholic primary schools are still requesting details of children’s baptism records despite new laws that prohibit the use of religion in their enrolm(...)

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(...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has criticised what he has described as a lack of progress on developing the Taoiseach’s proposed new covenant. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Religious leaders are expected to ask Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to elaborate on Thursday on what he meant when calling for a new covenant between church (...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton says a new  circular on the rules around religious tuition will bring clarification to schools. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

CARL O’BRIEN, Education Editor School students in State schools will be forced to study religion on foot of a new directive, it has been claimed. T(...)

Moves to changes how religion is taught in primary schools have met with resistance from many Catholic groups, who fear it will undermine the ethos of their schools. Photograph: iStock

Should primary teachers only be permitted to teach in the classroom if they pass a certificate in religious studies? With the majority of schools und(...)

New school admissions legislation will do nothing to change the ‘Catholic first’ enrolment policies of the vast majority of schools, an Oireachtas committee has heard. File photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

New school admissions legislation will do nothing to change the “Catholic first” enrolment policies of the vast majority of schools, an Oireachtas com(...)

Atheist Ireland has launched a report in which it says the State’s religious education course is breaching human and Constitutional rights. Pictured at the publication were Michael Nugent, chair of Atheist Ireland, and Jane Donnelly. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Many students in secondary schools are being forced to study religious education despite rules which state it is an optional subject, it has been cla(...)

System of denominationally controlled education in Ireland is ‘fundamentally unjust’

Many immigrants feel pressured to allow their children to be taught in Catholic schools to ensure that they later successfully apply to become Irish c(...)

Plans by RTÉ to revamp the Angelus to make it accessible to “people of all faiths and none” have been described as discriminatory because it would re(...)

Emily Logan, chief of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, who told the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, on Monday that   the  choices made by the Government since 2008 had resulted in increased poverty for adults and children, high youth unemployment and a significant increase in food poverty. Photograph: The Irish Times

Irish governments have prioritised fiscal consolidation in their budgetary policies since 2008 and disregarded the human rights implications of these(...)

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