U.S.-Irish Partnership Stimulates Homeschool Community
December 7, 2015: HSLDA joined several American curriculum providers to support the inaugural national homeschool conference in Ireland. One goal was to inspire Christian homeschoolers to explore faith-based methods and materials.
State Will Isolate and Question Children about Homeschooling
October 27, 2015: As part of its plan to develop new ways to assess Irish homeschoolers, a government agency recently tasked with the job wants to interview home-educated children—away from their parents.
Irish Families Lay Firm Foundations
August 31, 2015: The Prince of Wales Hotel, Athlone was the venue for the event which saw 68 parents and 35 children enjoy all that was on offer, from book stands to children's workshops.
State Prosecutes in Spite of Constitution
October 14, 2014: Two Irish families who rejected the onerous registration procedures created by a national agency have been prosecuted in court, demonstrating why even an explicit constitutional right to homeschool needs defending.
Homeschool Mom Jailed
August 5, 2014: In Ireland, a mother was jailed in a dispute with the government, saying that she shouldn’t have to apply for permission to exercise her fundamental right to homeschool—which is explicit in the Irish Constitution.
New government agency established to monitor home educators
February 20, 2014: Families face attempts to increase monitoring home educators by the National Education Board.
It’s Final in Ireland: Kids, Government Rule in Home over Parents
November 16, 2012: Pro-family groups are going on the offensive to stop an incoming barrage of internationalists’ treaties as voters approve ballot measures on “children’s rights.”
American Homeschoolers Help Out Friends in Ireland
Although the homeschool movement of Ireland is small, the right of parents to homeschool was about to be severely diminished in late 1999.