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The Irish Catholic Education Conference


Date: October 24, 2019


Merrion Road, Ballsbridge

+353 1 668 1111

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The Irish Catholic is hosting a special national conference on the future of denominational education on Thursday, October 24th.

Faith-based education has been in the spotlight for some time and some people are even questioning whether or not the State should continue to fund schools that are under a faith-based patronage.

Our conference – hosted in the Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge in Dublin 4 – will focus on the place of faith-based education in our increasingly secular society and Catholic schools in particular. The conference will be addressed by:

  • Mr Francis Campbell, Vice-Chancellor of St Mary’s University, Twickenham and a former UK Ambassador to the Holy See
  • Bishop Tom Deenihan, Bishop of Meath
  • Paul Barber, Director of Catholic Education Service of England and Wales
  • Natalie Finnigan, Secondary Education Advisor for Archdiocese of Glasgow
  • Bairbre Cahill, Columnist with The Irish Catholic

We hope that the invited speakers – drawing on the experience of faith-based education in other jurisdictions – will help stimulate a lively conversation that will make a contribution to the debate in Ireland.

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Education Conference October 24 2019



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