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Irish school chairman resigns after complaints about pro-life leaflet

June 19, 2013

The chairman of a primary school in Dublin has resigned after being caught up in a controversy over the distribution of flyers advertising a pro-life event.

Eddie Shaw stepped down from his post at the Harold School, apologizing for the fact that some young students were sent home with leaflets promoting the “Vigil for Life” on June 8. Shaw said: “I want to repeat my unreserved apology to teachers and parents for the deep distress and understandable upset caused by my action.”


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  • Posted by: Defender - Jun. 19, 2013 7:23 PM ET USA

    It no longer matters what the Magisterium says, it's obvious something like this could happen here (especially when the bishop doesn't back you up). It's obvious in reading the responses to the article that there are generations lost in Ireland, too. Who's to blame and is this ignorance, sloppiness or deliberate misleading in teaching the Faith continuing?