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25th March 2015 | News

Mary Stokes v CBS High School Clonmel

On 24 February last, the Supreme Court dismissed the appeal brought by Mary Stokes against CBS High School Clonmel (“the School”). Her case against the School had focused on the inclusion of the parental rule in its Admissions Policy.

She argued that her son, as a member of the traveller community, had less of a chance of having a father who went to the School as many travellers have not attended second level over the past few decades.

Therefore, she asserted that the parental rule was indirectly discriminatory against members of the traveller community and in breach of the provisions of the Equal Status Act 2000 (the “Act”).  

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