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It is puzzling why the Government has not included amongst the forthcoming referenda what would be a relatively simple and uncontentious change to make to our Constitution.
All parties and religious leaders in our state are committed to a pluralist society and to add in an option to ‘truthfully affirm’ for those who do not wish to swear the existing religious oath in the Irish courts would surely meet with no objections from any quarter.
It would appear this issue has unfortunately been overlooked, but hopefully it is not too late for this to be rectified.
With about a quarter of a million people of no-religion in the state it can not be acceptable to discriminate any longer against them in this way.
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