Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Thursday, 14 July 2022

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Gender Equality

Recommendations of the Report of the Citizens’ Assembly on Gender Equality: Discussion (Resumed)

Ms Annette Honan:

I will quickly answer the Senator's question on philosophy. There is a curriculum for philosophy for the junior cycle. It is a 100-hour course. There is quite good uptake and young people are enjoying it. She might be glad to know that is available to schools. We probably need more time to fully respond to the history question and on Traveller education within the curriculum. We have done significant work on that area. We can share with the members what we are doing in those areas and how that aligns with the concerns of this committee.