17 September 2008
Bishops’ Commission for Education meets with the Labour Party
Bishop O’Reilly spoke about current issues in Catholic education and Deputies Gilmore and Quinn outlined the Party’s approach to these and other issues. Deputy Quinn generously acknowledged the contribution of the Catholic Church to education in Ireland, past and present.
The meeting discussed:
– the open and inclusive nature of Catholic schools in our pluralist society;
– the contribution of the ethos of Catholic schools towards the common good;
– the inequality of funding throughout the different education sectors;
– rights of parents to choose an education provider for their children.
Martin Long, Director of Communications (086 172 7678)
Brenda Drumm, Communications Officer (087 233 7797)