POLL: Should parents be prosecuted over their children's school attendance?
YES - It is irresponsible and deserves punishment
NO - What a parent does with their child is their business
A judge in Clare has reportedly threatened parents with jail over their failure to keep up their child's school attendance record.
This has sparked a debate at whether the law should intervene in this way when children are not being sent to school regularly by their parents.
Do you think your child is none of the State's business, or do you agree that parents should be fined, or even jailed for failing to send their kids to school enough?
Scroll back up to have your say in our poll!