No Catholic need apply – for a bus pass to a “Protestant” school?

A Limerick Catholic family have had the application for free bus passes for their two children to attend Villers School turned down on “religious grounds” (subs reqd). Despite the school being multi-denominational in its intake the local Vocational Education Council said:

“Villiers School is a school under Protestant management and only children of Protestant denominations have an entitlement to transport on the The Special Adare Villiers School Bus Service.”