Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Questions (47)

Micheál Martin


47. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Taoiseach if he will report on the meeting he held with church leaders on 4 July 2019; the issues that were discussed; if there was progress on the new covenant between church and State that he announced in 2018; and if religious schools were discussed. [30015/19]

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Written answers (Question to Taoiseach)

A Plenary Meeting with Churches, Faith Communities and Non-Confessional Organisations was held on Thursday 4 July 2019 in Dublin Castle. Discussion at the Meeting focused on three main themes: effective structured dialogue; inclusive and diverse communities; and education.

The Meeting offered a good opportunity to discuss what a new relationship between Church and State might look like.

The Report of the Plenary Meeting will be finalised at a later date.

| Questions Nos. 48 to 60, inclusive, answered orally.