Brothers hand over running of schools to lay trust
18/06/2008 – 12:37:38
The Christian Brothers are formally handing over management of their 96 schools throughout the State today.
The move brings to an end two centuries of active involvement in the schools by the Brothers.
The Edmund Rice Schools Trust is a charitable organisation run by lay people.
It will take over the running of 59 secondary and 37 primary schools from September 1.
While it’s a start the schools will remain with a catholic ethos but it’s a start but there is a cynical part of
me that wonders how much of this is a legal move related to the abuse cases of students in those school
by christian brothers over the last 50 years.