2019: Volume 108

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Brian Flannery

Contents

  • A Locus of Dialogue: the Catholic School in a Pluralist World

    Brian Flannery

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    It is generally accepted that the levels of Catholic patronage in Irish education are out of kilter with the profile of Ireland’s new demographic.

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  • Catholic Education – the International Context

    Paul Meany

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    The Irish education system, like others around the world, has evolved from a combination of religious, political, philosophical and economic factors.

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  • Catholic Schools in Ireland Today – a Changing Sector in a Time of Change

    Marie Griffin

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    There is a popular narrative that sees Catholic education resting on the vestiges of a former hegemony, defending itself against all-comers and employing a siege mentality, resistant to change and totally out of line with the zeitgeist of a modern, pluralist Ireland.

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  • Faith-based Education and Religious Ethos – Some Reflections

    Michael Jackson

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    In addressing this broad area, I want to lay out a few pointers which may help in setting the context as it impacts on me.

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  • Is There a Future for Christian Religious Education in Irish Post-primary Schools?

    Amalee Meehan

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    The Irish state is committed to ensure that all children, in accordance with their abilities should have ‘formative experiences in moral, religious and spiritual education’, while maintaining due regard for the rights of the child and their parents to freedom of religion.

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  • Policy and Partnership

    Maire Céline Clegg IBVM

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    Educational policy choices made at any given time can tell us a great deal about the role of the state within a particular society and its attitude to diversity within a contemporary culture.

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  • Studies: An Irish Quarterly Review Spring 2019

    Catholic Education in a New Ireland

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    The Spring 2019 issue of Studies examines Catholic education in 21st century Ireland and discusses whether a commitment to recognising the pluralism of modern Ireland created an environment that is hostile to Catholic education.

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  • The 1918 Election and its relevance to Modern Irish Politics

    John Bruton

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    In this article I will describe the campaign in the 1918 General Election in the part of Ireland I know best, County Meath, and draw from that local contest broader national themes that marked this election and its aftermath.

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  • The Challenge for Catholic Schools in Contemporary Ireland

    Damon McCaul

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    In St John’s gospel (Jn 18:37 – 38), at his trial, Jesus says, ‘Everyone on the side of truth listens to me’.

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  • The Importance of Laws for Whistleblowing

    William Kingston

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    Since Whistleblowing was first discussed in Studies in 2001, the focus on actions from within organisations to stop wrongdoing in them has intensified.

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  • What Constitutes a Catholic School in 2019? A Legal Perspective

    Feichín McDonagh

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    What, in law, is a Catholic school? How do the Irish Constitution and the Education act 1998 regard a ‘Catholic school’ or for that matter any school with a religious patron?…

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