Government wont block schools ability to discriminate on the basis of religion

national schoolThe Minister for Education says he will not remove the clause that allows schools to discriminate on the basis of religion.

Richard Bruton says the law will not be changed as part of his new plans for overhauling school admissions.

The previous government's plans did not include amending the Equal Status Act, which allows discrimination on religious grounds.

Richard Bruton says he's planning his own new rules on school admissions, but he won't change the law either: