The draft Report on Ireland from the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has been released from Geneva (29 Jan).
Not unexpectedly it decries the inability of a child who does not wish to receive religious instruction in a National School to not receive that instruction or faith-formation sessions.
So why the silence from our political parties (other than #AAAPBP) on this human rights issue?
Follow the proceedings by video here. Dr. James Reilly (Minister for Children) leads the delegation from Ireland. The report itself is at this URL: http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=CRC%2fC%2fIRL%2fCO%2f3-4&Lang=en