Thomas Pringle TD

Dáil Qs: Is single-sex education bad for gender equality?

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For Written Answer on : 22/05/2018

Question Number(s): 224,205 Question Reference(s): 22562/18, 22290/18

Department: Education and Skills

Asked by: Thomas Pringle T.D., Charlie McConalogue T.D.







* To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his views on the continued practice of single sex education here; his plans to end single sex schooling to tackle gender inequality reinforced by gender segregation in primary and secondary schools; and if he will make a statement on the matter.


– Thomas Pringle T.D.


For WRITTEN answer on Tuesday, 22 May, 2018.







As the Deputy may be aware, all newly established schools operate on a co-educational basis.

Any school wishing to change their status to become co-educational facilities, or who wish to amalgamate to form a single co-educational facility, may contact the Schools Capital Appraisal Section of my Department for advice on how to make an application in this regard.


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