If the highly-centralised Department lay the groundwork for educational policy, and it would appear that they only do so partially, the Catholics ordinarily resident in Portmarnock or Tramore could do themselves a favour by thinking about which box they tick for their ‘religion’ next April. … More Who are Ireland’s Catholics?
It is revealing to read a frank and considered account of a journey away from an institution that has let her down. It is hard to disagree with much of her assessment in the first two paragraphs. … More Common practice
In my rush to complete some class of a document that approximates a research proposal, there is one phrase that adds immeasurably to my comprehension of why we do things in the ways that we do them: self-understanding. Here’s Jurgen to give us some sense of it: In the light of a liberal constitution, well, … More Self-understanding and scapegoats
In the words of Carl O’Brien and Patsy McGarry in this morning’s edition of the Irish Times, the Murphy report says that: ..it is the responsibility of the State to ensure that no similar institutional immunity was ever allowed to occur again. Now there are some pretty big shoes to fill. Given the levels and … More Big shoes to fill