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School chair resigns following pro-life leaflet distribution

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 19/06/2013. School chair resigns following pro-life leaflet distributionTags: Teachers News

The chairman of a Dublin school has resigned from his position and apologised for his actions following an anti-abortion row.

Eddie Shaw, chairman of the board at Harold School, left his post after coming in for criticism for being behind the distribution of pro-life leaflets at the school.

These papers - which concerned a Vigil for Life rally held in Dublin on June 8th - were handed out to children as young as five.

A statement released by Mr Shaw to the media read: "I have, after careful consultation and reflection, submitted my resignation as chairman of the board of the Harold School with immediate effect."   

Mr Shaw apologised to both teachers and parents for the distress caused by his actions, stating he understands the upset he caused and claimed full responsibility for the leaflet distribution.

The resignation came after an online petition had earlier urged Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn to remove Mr Shaw from his position as chairman. 

Written by Donal WalshADNFCR-2163-ID-801600973-ADNFCR


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