Statement by Bishop Brendan Kelly, chair of the Council for Education of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference

30 Jan 2017

On behalf of the Bishops’ Council for Education, I welcome the statements of today, and of last Friday, published by the Minister for Education & Skills, Mr Richard Bruton TD, in relation to the teaching of religion with sacramental preparation in Community National Schools, and concerning the plurality of provision of schools.  The Council for Education will study these proposals and, in the meantime, will continue to engage with Minister Bruton, his departmental officials and with the Education and Training Boards.


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