From top: Independent Alliance members earliert this month including Finian McGrath (second right); William Campbell
Finian McGrath TD, talks to journalist William Campbell of [Irish current affairs podcast] Here’sHow.ie about the Independent Alliance’s 10-point statement of principles.
William Campbell: “Does the point ;Equal rights, opportunity and access to justice for all regardless of gender, creed or age’ mean that taxpayer-funded schools run by the Catholic Church will no longer be able to discriminate?”
Finian McGrath: “Absolutely, that’s stressed very strongly in principle five, we strongly believe in equal access to education, and that’s something that applies to people that work in the education service”.
Campbell: “And an equal admissions policy for non-Catholic children?”
McGrath: “I’ll have to consult with my colleagues.”