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Divestment of Catholic Primary Schools in the Republic of Ireland – A Discussion Paper


The ongoing delay in progressing the divestment of Catholic primary schools in Ireland is not in the interests of children, of parents, of the Church or of the Irish State. It doesn’t serve the mission of the Church or the demands of those who, justifiably, seek greater diversity in primary school patronage in this country. This discussion document details the key challenges and opportunities that divestment presents in an effort to move the debate towards a negotiated settlement that is reasonable and respectful towards all parties.

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