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Evidence of school segregation and/or policies of separate/distinct schooling of migrants

Key Area:
Racism, Discrimination
12/03/2012 - 19:22
Short Answer

There is little evidence that school segregation and/or policies of separate/distinct schooling of migrants in Ireland though there is concern regarding the fact that the vast majority of schools in Ireland are run by Catholic groups. This has been highlighted in the UN’s ‘Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination’ report on Ireland.

Qualitative Info

“The Committee, noting that almost all primary schools are run by Catholic groups and that non-denominational or multidenominational schools represent less than 1 per cent of the total number of primary education facilities, is concerned that existing laws and practice would favour Catholic pupils in the admission to Catholic schools in case of shortage of places, particularly in the light of the limited alternatives available” –UNCHR, CERD

Groups affected/interested Migrants, Refugees, Roma & Travelers, Muslims, Ethnic minorities, Religious minorities, Linguistic minorities, Majority, Asylum seekers, Africans/black people, National minorities
Type (R/D)
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Employment - labour market, Health and social protection, Education, Culture, Political participation, Anti-discrimination, Anti-racism, Integration - social cohesion, Daily life, Religion
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