Labour education minister Jan O’Sullivan
Labour education minister Jan O’Sullivan spoke to the Irish Independent yesterday about Catholic schools giving preference to baptised children.
“I don’t think anyone should feel forced to baptise their children, if it is not something that they want. And I don’t think the church want that either.”
The paper reports that her comments prompted the following responses from her Fine Gael colleagues.
“We need to focus on the economy and job creation in the run-up to the election instead of coming up with ideas that are going to ruffle feathers in parts of the Government.”
– Fine Gael Junior Agriculture Minister Tom Hayes
“From an election point of view, now is not the time to have a debate you can’t win because you are not going to make everyone happy by doing it.”
– Fine Gael Cork North West TD Aine Collins
“The problem with enrolment in my constituency relates to bricks and mortar not the signs hanging over the door.”
– Fine Gael Dublin North TD Alan Farrell
There you go now.
Previously: Educate And Party Together
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