Majority Of Parents Want Catholic Education Says Bishop Of Killaloe

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The Bishop of Killaloe insists the vast majority of parents favour retaining a Catholic ethos in our schools.

A survey carried out in Ennis by the Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board found that there was 10% interest among parents in non-denominational education.

It follows a call from the Labour Party for religious control to be removed from our schooling system.


Bishop Fintan Monahan says the church would in theory be open to divestment from schools but it leaves questions as to where pupils would go: