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Catholic Primary Schools Management Association

Canon Thomas Deenihan appointed by Pope as new Bishop of Meath

"Catholic schools are not a notion or an ideology but, rather, Catholic schools are the schools in our own parishes that serve and are part of the local communities and that teach and welcome the local children.”


Catholic ethos in schools must be defended – Archbishop Diarmuid Martin

“What we need is variety in patronage, improvement in the quality of all schools and that is where real opportunity will arise,” the Archbishop said.


Lack of government planning causing oversubscribed schools

The lifting of the Baptism barrier is legally fraught, and will not solve problem of under supply of schools in certain areas.


Deletion of Rule 68 may result in monolithic-type state education

CPSMA AGM told that deletion of Rule 68 “may have unwittingly edged us closer to a situation whereby the State is no longer providing for education through a plurality of providers, but is itself providing a monolithic-type state education”.


“Vast majority of Catholic schools enrol all applicants”

The CPSMA, the CPS and Iona Institute react to Education Minister’s proposed changes to the school admission system.


Religious education transmits a “holistic world view”

Getting rid of religion in primary schools will not solve curriculum overload problem – Catholic Primary Schools Management Association.


CPSMA announces new General Secretary

Board of CPSMA expresses its appreciation to Fr Tom Deenihan, who has been General Secretary for almost three years, and brought enormous energy and commitment to the role.


Educate politicians on Catholic education: CPSMA

The debate on Catholic primary schools has focused more on ideology than on reality: Fr Tom Deenihan.


Catholic primary schools welcome refugee children

"The majority of schools have space to enrol children and would be happy to do so' - Catholic Primary Schools Management Association.


CPSMA pays tribute to Minister Ruairi Quinn

Council for Education welcomes forum progress report on patronage and pluralism.


Catholic schools are not selective or sectarian: CPSMA

Regrettable that debate on inclusion and inclusivity has focused on religious affiliation.


CPSMA disappointed at continued reduction in capitation grant

Reduction will exacerbate “very difficult financial situations facing many schools."


New head of Catholic Primary Schools Management Association announced

Rev Dr Tom Deenihan is diocesan secretary in the diocese of Cork and Ross.

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