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Education by Sara Irvine

During the last two centuries education in Ireland has proved a very contentious issue. The question of educational provision has brought the church and state into conflict on numerous occasions and at times even had the power to threaten the stability of the Northern Irish government. From the creation of the national education system in 1831 to the development of two separate systems after 1921, it is an issue which has had an impact at almost every level of Irish society.

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