Should schools be allowed to give preference to children based on religion?
Approximately 96% of primary schools in Ireland are under religious patronage. In areas where schools are oversubscribed, some schools give preference to children based on their religion.
Yes, schools should be able to serve their own religious community first
Yes, but only if there are suitable alternatives (e.g. non-denominational schools) in the area
No, religion should have no place in school admissions policies for state-funded schools
None of the above
"Fianna Fáil beleives that schools should allocate places based on catchment areas. Schools may only give religious preference within the catchment area. These areas will be designated by religious size in order to ensure smaller denominations are not discriminated against."