It’s an ingrained and widely known phenomenon that most of Ireland’s national schools (as much as 96%, in fact) have a religious ethos. Almost 90% of them are Roman Catholic but because the national school system doesn’t reflect the beliefs of Ireland’s population today or meet the demand for other types of schools, this is changing. However, the Irish government is struggling to bring about new developments as the Church owns most of Ireland’s primary schools. In this Would You Believe? special, reporter Mick Peelo explores these phenomena and demonstrates how the falling number of Irish citizens claiming to be Catholic is instigating change.