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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.


Cautious welcome for school cost reductions

SVP members regularly visit families who put off paying bills, fall into debt, or sacrifice spending on food and other essentials to cover school costs such as events, exams, curricular-based sport and music, trips and equipment.


Focus on care for the earth in Catholic Schools Week 2017

“Catholic education has played a key role in the integration of new communities into Ireland and is one of the most valuable things we have” – CPSMA


“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.


Schools to be closed by ASTI strikes

The Minister for Education and Skills has said it is regrettable that ASTI have decided not to cooperate with contingency arrangements to keep schools open.


Archbishop and Minister open exhibition on role of Church in 1916

Exhibition gives a unique glimpse into the hearts of those who ministered and those to whom they ministered during the Rising in Dublin.


Community National Schools recognise belief & diversity

“There is still a very significant portion of Irish society who want their children to have the sacraments (taught in national schools)."


Compromise admission policy for Catholic schools

New group 'Faith in our schools' suggests allocation of up to 10% of places in oversubscribed Catholic schools to unbaptised / non Catholic children.

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