Ireland's two main representative Muslim organisations have said there is no need for upheaval or revolution in the education system where they are concerned.

Irish schools are "very accommodating" to Muslim students and "Catholic school managements have made wonderful efforts to make their schools as inclusive as possible without losing their own ethos," they said in a statement.

The Islamic Foundation of Ireland (IFI) and the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland (ICCI) also pointed out that "many Muslim children who have passed through Irish primary and secondary schools, through to colleges and universities all over Ireland have now become an integral part of Irish society without losing their cultural or religious identity. The majority would have passed through the predominantly Catholic schools throughout the country without any issues."

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