The management of a Limerick school has apologised to a Muslim pupil, who took offence when a copy of the controversial French newspaper Charlie Hebdo was produced in his classroom.

The mother of the 11 year-old boy, who is in fifth class, has spoken out about the incident to highlight her "concerns and outrage", as she claims her son was "subjected" to a copy of this newspaper being passed around the classroom, as were other Muslim children in the class.

The mother, whose four children are being brought up in the Muslim faith, all attend the Limerick School Project on O'Connell Avenue in Limerick city because of its' "educate together ethos."

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