Paul Rowe

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Educate Together to become ‘patron partner’ for Cabra Community College iand St Kevin’s College in Crumlin. Photograph: iStock

Parents who have been campaigning for greater multi-denominational secondary education in the Dublin area have welcomed changes in the patronage of tw(...)

Some parishes have introduced programmes aimed at boosting parental involvement around the sacraments.

Schools are entitled to set aside up to 30 minutes of the school day for religious instruction, twice the amount of time devoted to subjects such as p(...)

There is a strong demand for parents and local parishes to play a much greater role in preparing children for sacraments, according to the findings of a survey by the Archdiocese of Dublin. Photograph: Getty

Catholic schools want key preparations for sacraments such as Confirmation and Communion to take place outside the classroom, according to the finding(...)

Expecting people to plump for a different model of school in the absence of any certainty shows a scary lack of insight by the Department of Education. Photograph: Christian Hartmann

The row about divestment of Catholic schools in the Portmarnock, Malahide and Kinsealy area is not about a battle between church and State, or resista(...)

Prof Áine Hyland, one of the founding parents of the   Dalkey School Project, with David Rankin (10), Dylan O’Broin (11), Emily Roarty (5), Sophie Roarty (8), Matt O’Broin (7) and Oliver Donohue (9) at Educate Together’s 40th anniversary event. Photograph: Brendan Lyon/ImageBureau

When a pioneering group of parents went about trying to set up the State’s first multi-denominational school in the mid-1970s, they quickly realised t(...)

Enrolment figures  for the 2017/2018 academic year  show  total enrolments in mainstream primary schools stood at 555,241, up by just over 5,000 or 1% over the previous year

Multi-denominational schools are the fastest growing school patrons in the State, with pupil numbers growing 10 per cent in the last year alone. Howe(...)

Mustakeem Shah (9), Theodora McDonnell (9), Zoe Brennan (9) and Fergus Linehan (9): the Humanist Association of Ireland together  with Educate Together has launched humanism lesson plans for Educate Together schools.  Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Primary pupils in Educate Together schools are to receive lessons in humanism under a new initiative. Educate Together, a non-denominational patron b(...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton and Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar with students from St Joseph’s secondary school in Stanhope Street in Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Education Richard Bruton recently chose Francis Street CBS in Dublin’s inner city as the venue to launch a new literacy and numeracy sche(...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton’s initiative aims to increase the number of multidenominational schools and will involve the State leasing properties from Catholic bishops or trusts linked to the church. Photograph: Alan Betson

Educate Together, the main provider of multidenominational education, says new plans to transfer patronage away from hundreds of religious schools are(...)

Michael Barron, director of campaign group Equate, with Minister for Education and Skills  Richard Bruton at the School Admissions seminar organised by Equate at the Alexander Hotel. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister for Education Richard Bruton maintains the Dáil “has an appetite” to deal with the ‘baptism barrier’ issue and that there is a clear timetabl(...)

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