A blog by India Fahy. India is a law student at the London School of Economics. She is secretary and a founding member of the Integrated Education Alumni Association.
At the beginning of this month Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams TD spoke out about the growing controversy in the Republic of Ireland over school patronage. Mr Adams’ sentiment was that the Irish education system must serve all children regardless of creed, and on that basis, he posited that it is not in anyone’s best interest for the vast majority of schools to remain under the control of the Church. After all, as Mr Adams rightly stated, ‘it is the taxpayers’ money, not the Church, that funds the education system, and Irish parents are demanding greater choice.’ (more…)