Patrick Kielty calls for end to segregated education in NI


Patrick Kielty calls for end to segregated education in NIPaddy Kielty has called for an end to segregation of education along religious lines in Northern Ireland.

An outsider like Good Friday Agreement peace talks chairman George Mitchell should be introduced to overhaul the country’s divided schooling system, the broadcaster and comedian said.

He criticised “casual sectarianism” and “tribalism” which characterises parts of society.

Kielty said: “I think we really have to address education, segregated education, and I think that as a society we kind of have to start calling out that casual sectarianism.

“Whenever we had peace here we thought if we move on to a Glaswegian level of sectarianism that is fine, so we only hate each other every week when we go to football.

“That is not good enough. The tribalism of that is not good enough.”

He addressed an Ulster University event in Belfast focusing on sectarianism.

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