Clonmel school wins discrimination case

THE High School in Clonmel has won its appeal against a ruling of the Equality Authority which found that a Traveller boy had been indirectly discriminated against because he was unlikely to have had a parent in secondary school.

THE High School in Clonmel has won its appeal against a ruling of the Equality Authority which found that a Traveller boy had been indirectly discriminated against because he was unlikely to have had a parent in secondary school.

While John Stokes (13) - who took the equality action through his mother, Mary Stokes - did fulfil two of the High School’s three criteria in that he is a Roman Catholic and attended one of the local feeder primary schools, he failed in the third criterion of having a brother or had a parent as a past-pupil.

See full story on The Nationalist this Wednesday.