Public money, much of it paid by Catholic taxpayers, underpins the cost of education in Catholic schools, Protestant schools, Educate Together schools, Irish medium schools and in Muslim schools. Public money funds the education of almost all children in Eire. Where those children are educated is left to parental choice. Please respect parental choice and the right of Catholics to be Catholics.That's been the way for a long time in the state. Public money underpinning catholic dogma in the state.