Apr 19, 2022
In this episode, we continue our exploration of why the Pluralism and Patronage Forum didn't succeed as we move to Malahide, where the final nail in the coffin for divestment took place.
Apr 16, 2022
In this episode we focus on one of the maddest sagas in the divestment process: Castlebar. If ever there was a school that didn't think they'd see the light of day, Castlebar ETNS was it. From cowsheds to Cromwell, this was an example of why the Pluralism and Patronage Forum was never going to work.
Apr 10, 2022
Choice is always good, right? In this part I try to convince you that when it comes to schools, it is the root of all that's wrong in the system. Furthermore, I try to prove to you that unless you tick the Catholic box in the census, it's unlikely you have choice anyway.
Apr 7, 2022
On 10th April 2022, The Forum for Patronage and Pluralism Report will be 10 years old. In the first of a short series of episodes analysing its failure, I look at the history of the Irish Education System and question perceived truths about why everyone is so keen to run schools. 🎙Listen and subscribe to this podcast...
Mar 11, 2022
My frustration with reconfiguration is laid bare as the Department of Education does some shady dealings with the Catholic Church. In this episode I explain why parental choice is no more, and why the government is paying the Church compensation for not indoctrinating children.