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Allow John Enrol

31 Signatures Goal: 100

John McCarthy, a thirteen year old traveller, has been denied enrollment into his local secondary school. The school in question is St. Patrick's Secondary School in Nenagh, Co. Tipperary. Speaking on behalf of the school, solicitor Danielle Downey, says the school is only adhering to its admission policy and is not discriminating against John because he is a traveller.  Ms. Downey said the school's admission's policy disadvantaged everyone who was not the son of a past pupil and not just Travellers.

 

However, we feel outraged and disappointed at the school's decision. We, the McCarthy family and their solicitor Liz Breen,feel the school's admission policy is discriminatory against travellers. Their arguement is that when John's father was of school-going age in 1982, only 10 % of travellers went on to secondary school. 

 

Please sign this petition to show your support for John and others who may be in the same position in the future.

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Links

Equal Status Act, 2000 : http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/2000/en/act/pub/0008/index.html

 

Schools and the Equal Status Act :

http://www.education.ie/en/Publications/Education-Reports/ge_schools_and_equality.pdf

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Signatures

  • 3 years ago
    Lauren King Ireland
    3 years ago
  • 3 years ago
    John Bonham Ireland
    3 years ago
  • 3 years ago
    Danielle Downey Ireland
    3 years ago
  • 3 years ago
    Laura Hennessy Ireland
    3 years ago
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    Niamh Quinlan Ireland
    3 years ago
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    Amy Hennessy Ireland
    3 years ago
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    Julie Hanlon Ireland
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    Deirdre Rafter Ireland
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    Ann Hoyne Ireland
    3 years ago
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    Natasha cullen Spain
    3 years ago
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    Conor O' Neill Ireland
    3 years ago
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    justin United States
    3 years ago
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    Maeve Tierney Ireland
    3 years ago
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    catriona kennedy Ireland
    3 years ago
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    Tara Healy Ireland
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