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Schools admission – make your voice heard

Posted February 3rd, 2017

Education has always been important to me, ever since I was first elected to the Dáil in 2011, and before that as a city councillor.

In particular, the question of admissions policy has been a particular focus and I have worked on the School Admissions Bill since 2012.  Some of you may have attended the public meeting on this issue that I held in Donnybrook in 2013.

Our education system ultimately belongs to the children, parents, teachers and other staff and it is vital that they all have a chance to shape it and have a real say in how it operates.

For that reason, I would encourage all stakeholders to avail of the opportunity to make their views known on the role of religion in school admissions, which is currently being considered by my colleague Richard Bruton.

His Department of Education and Skills has now extended the deadline for written submissions to March 20 – now is the time to make your voice heard.

For more details to submit feedback, go here.

The full consultation paper can be viewed here.