Exemption from lobbying restrictions highlight faith school privileges

February 26, 2016

The Accord Coalition has described the faith school sector of becoming the country's biggest and most powerful state funded lobby group and of having undue influence over Government policy.

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Catholic Archdiocesan report highlights religious cheating in admissions

February 19, 2016
Catholic Archdiocesan report highlights religious cheating in admissions

An Archdiocese of Dublin commissioned report has drawn attention to a link between the number of baptisms that the Church conducts and it schools rewarding pupil places on these grounds.

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Government rejects widespread calls for mandatory SRE

February 12, 2016
Government rejects widespread calls for mandatory SRE

The Government has again rejected making the provision of Sex and Relationships Education by state funded schools mandatory, despite widespread and renewed appeals.

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Double standards bring faith school’s future into doubt

February 4, 2016

Accord has warned that a failure by government to ensure faith schools reform and abide the same standards as other schools will further undermine faith school's position in society.

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Public call to retain free school religious discrimination limit

January 28, 2016
Public call to retain free school religious discrimination limit

16 civil society groups have issued an open letter urging that the Department for Education keeps in place its rule that faith free schools do not select more than half of their pupils on religious grounds.

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