Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Questions (90)

Charlie McConalogue


90. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will clarify the position with regard to the ethos of a particular school (details supplied) in County Kildare. [51068/13]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The school to which the Deputy refers is a non-designated community college under the Patronage of the local Education and Training Board. Non-designated community colleges have a multi-denominational ethos and cater for pupils of all faiths and belief systems. I understand that while the school in question historically had the services of a Catholic chaplain provided by the Archdiocese of Dublin that this has not been the case in recent years.