I'll give the muinteoiri 100% for consistency.The Department of Education has instructed state secondary schools to provide alternatives for students who don't want to attend religion classes, Masses and other religious stuff.
Another baby step on the way to full civil rights for non-religious citizens but one that is already being watered down and resisted by the forces of ignorance. Today teacher organisations were first out of the traps claiming they would have to be paid more if kids move from religion to maths or English or any other subject.
It's a hard struggle and all uphill.
No matter what happens its always "more money for teachers."