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Luke O’Shaughnessy, from Educate Together, writes:

“There’s been a lot of media attention this week on the Admissions to School Bill 2015 and the proposal to limit the number of children of past pupils that schools can admit to 10%… but there are still large areas of country with no alternatives to church schools, and the admissions bill does absolutely nothing to address this. The fact that Irish parents consider that it is necessary to get their children baptised in the Catholic faith in order to access publicly funded schools, rather than out of personal religious conviction, is shocking!”

Draft Admissions Bill Highlights the Need for National Network of Educate Together Schools (Educate Together)

Related: School Admissions Bill: battle looms over rules on past pupils (Irish Times)