Michael Barron

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Minister for Education Richard Bruton is to set out four possible approaches for dealing with the “baptism barrier” issue in schools. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Minister for Education Richard Bruton will today announce plans to remove the baptism barrier from schools to ensure children from non-religious backg(...)

 Aine Hyland, emeritus professor of education at UCC. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

BIOGRAPHY Áine Hyland has been one of the most influential figures in Irish education over the past 50 years. After serving initially as a civil se(...)

A recent research poll from Equate found 46 per cent would not choose a Christian school if they had a choice locally. And one in five people knows someone who has had their child baptised solely so they could get into a school. Photograph: iStockphoto

‘I have no judgment about what anybody else does on the planet, as long as they’re not discriminating against someone else. You and I, as taxpayers, (...)

Draft proposals which could lead to a reduction in the amount of time primary schools spend teaching religion have sparked a mixed reaction from campa(...)

  US vice president Joe Biden in the Long Room Library at Trinity College Dublin  with members of his family.   Photograph: maxwellphotography.ie

The rain nearly drowned them but when the sun burst through, everyone could feel the love. Enda Kenny bounded onto the Dublin Castle platform and sai(...)

Sharp couple: Derek and Zoe McGrath at their wedding in Dublin

When Dubliner Derek McGrath got married last year, he wanted something different to the standard blue wedding suit. “I wear suits every day for work (...)

Educate Together, an equality-based patron body for 80 schools, said the comments were “deeply offensive” and not supported by any “credible research”. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Educate Together has criticised comments by the president of a school managers’ body who said dismantling the Catholic ethos of schools would leave ch(...)

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