Secular Schools Ireland

Secular Schools Ireland was a patron body for national schools in Ireland.[2] It was a voluntary organisation seeking to establish the country's first secular primary schools.[3][4]

Secular Schools Ireland
  • Ireland
ServicesPrimary Education, Secondary Education, Teacher Training, Advocacy
Key people
Jenny Lagerqvist, Aoife Harvey, Eamonn O'Leary, Lefre De Burgh[1]

They were initially refused recognition, but were later allowed government recognition after legal action.[4][5]

The organization was dissolved in January 2020.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Secular Schools Ireland Ltd". SoloCheck.
  2. ^ Ann O'Loughlin (21 July 2015). "Legal challenge over school patronage decision". Irish Examiner.
  3. ^ Órla Ryan (14 March 2016). "Secular Schools Ireland to apply to run three new primary schools in Dublin".
  4. ^ a b Ray Managh (5 September 2015). "Secular body's school patronage challenge fails". Irish Times.
  5. ^ "Secular schools best reflect reality of changing Ireland". The Irish Times. Retrieved 10 November 2023.