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Alcuin
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Atheism Eire
on: May 20, 2016, 20:56

In particular, there is no commitment to ending religious discrimination in schools, despite nine different sets of findings from UN and Council of Europe bodies that Ireland is breaching the human rights of students, parents and teachers.

There is also no commitment to protecting the rights of non-faith or minority religion people who want to train or take up employment as teachers in the State. The outgoing Fine Gael Labour Government committed to addressing this, but then abandoned that pledge.
Source:
http://atheist.ie/2016/05/programme-for-government/

The Irish Times has spoken to parents, teachers and students about their experiences of being non-Catholic in Catholic schools. Most have chosen to stay anonymous, to avoid repercussions.
Source:
http://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/religion-and-beliefs/non-catholic-in-a-catholic-school-1.2446488

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